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Netflix is getting a button to skip Trump jokes

The feature will be used in Seth Meyers' new comedy special.

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Seth Meyers' new special will reportedly have a "skip Trump jokes" button.

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Comedian Seth Meyers is partnering with Netflix to introduce a button where you can select whether to skip his jokes about US President Donald Trump, as reported earlier Monday by CNN. For his special -- Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby, which is coming to Netflix on Nov. 5. -- you'll be able to skip over all political jokes in much the same way you can skip intros, Netflix confirmed.

The comedian hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, as well as previously hosting SNL. He told CNN that because he was working with Netflix on the special, he realized there would be an "opportunity to put in technology that would allow people to skip it."

"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,'" he told CNN.

The button is a one-off and an extension of Meyers' punchline on political joke fatigue, a Netflix spokesperson told CNET, adding that Netflix supports the creative views of the artists it works with.

First published at 11:34 a.m. PT on Nov. 4.
Updated at 12:03 p.m.: Adds confirmation from Netflix.

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