Matt Lauer Asks Time 100 Honorees to Describe Politics and If They Know Any Good, Clean Jokes


Each year, Time Magazine chooses its 100 most influential people in the world. Honorees are placed into the categories pioneers, titans, artists, leaders and icons and they each get a spot in the magazine and a fancy dinner in New York City.

This year, Matt Lauer and “Today” sat down with a few of the honorees and asked them all the same questions:

  • “In 2016 politics is _______”
  • “If you could ask God a question, what would it be?”
  • “If you weren’t doing what you’re doing, what would you be doing?”
  • “What’s your secret indulgence?”
  • “What’s your favorite CLEAN joke?”
Melissa McCarthy‘s answers were probably the most hilarious, but everyone was fairly candid and funny in their own way. Especially concerning politics.