Netflix offers 'skip' button for Trump jokes in new Seth Meyers comedy special
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Seth Meyers's new Netflix comedy special comes complete with a feature that allows viewers to skip over President TrumpDonald John TrumpWayfair refutes QAnon-like conspiracy theory that it's trafficking children Stone rails against US justice system in first TV interview since Trump commuted his sentence Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities MORE-related jokes.

"It was a way to build in the response to anyone who would say, 'Oh, let me guess, there's going to be jokes about the president,'" the NBC "Late Night" host told CNN Business in a Monday interview about his Netflix special, "Lobby Baby."


Meyers — a frequent critic of the commander in chief on his late-night show, who quipped last week on the program that that "every minute with Donald Trump feels like a horror movie" — said he specifically asked Netflix to craft a button for viewers of the special to bypass president-related barbs.

"It dawned on me that because it was on Netflix, there would be this opportunity to put in technology that would allow people to skip it," Meyers said.

The media giant complied, with one exec telling CNN Business that the addition of the Trump joke-avoiding button is "a funny and innovative way" to "take advantage of the Netflix experience."

"I think, look, sometimes at a fancy restaurant they'll put parsley on your plate and you'll think, well, that's a nice touch, but you're not going to eat the parsley." Meyers said.

Meyers, 45, referred to the button as another "joke in the special."

The "Saturday Night Live" alum also said while he's "burned out from some politicians," he's "not burned out on politics."

"Lobby Baby" streams on Netflix starting Tuesday.