The world now knows that Kayne West took to the VMA stage last night to announce his intention to run for president in 2020. What this YouTube video presupposes is: What if instead he performed a stand-up routine about arena stages?

David Elmaleh—who previously gave the world The Walking Deadpool—recut West’s VMA speech and amplified the crowd reaction so that it now plays like a slightly odd stand-up set in which West questions stage construction and deconstruction à la a comedian asking, “What’s the deal with airplane food?” A few well-timed cuts to Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian make it seem like West is a master of comedic timing, which, to be fair, he kind of is in real life. That being said, Elmaleh’s suggestion that West’s presidential candidacy is just a joke might make Yeezy’s numerous Twitter supporters a little angry.


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