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Comedian Jen Kirkman and MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin join Ari Melber for a special edition of Fallback. Jen Kirkman has a huge problem with people who think self-driving tech is an excuse to doze off at the wheel. She tells a sleep driver on a busy L.A. freeway and self-driving cars all together to fall back! She also has a bone to pick with a new culinary phenomenon of eating Italian food directly off the dinner table. Ayman wants the NCAA to fall back and allow college athletes to get paid. Aired on 10/18/19.

≫>> and now it’s time for a special edition of “fallback.” special edition of “fallback.” i’m thrilled to be joined by i’m thrilled to be joined by comedian and writer jen kirkman. comedian and writer jen kirkman. the atlantic named it one of the atlantic named it one of their favorite stand up specials their favorite stand up specials and also the author of

“The new and also the author of “the new york times” best selling memoir, york times” best selling memoir, i can barely take care of an inspiration for all of us. and an emmy winning writer for and an emmy winning writer for the series. also here our friend msnbc journalist ayman and also journalist ayman and also investigated how saudi arabia targets dissenters. >>

A big demographic there. >> a big demographic there. >> what’s on your fall back >> there was a guy driving a self-driving car recently but he self-driving car recently but he wasn’t driving it, he was i also need self-driving cars to fall back a little bit. fall back a little bit. because i’m not convinced we’re because i’m not convinced we’re

There yet with the technology. there yet with the technology. in other words, just stay awake. in other words, just stay awake. >> we have some of the footage. >> we have some of the footage. this doesn’t give you this doesn’t give you confidence, this gentleman confidence, this gentleman asleep at the wheel? >> no. most airplanes are, you know, on

Most airplanes are, you know, on auto pilot, they don’t need auto pilot, they don’t need to — it’s regulated. they’re not asleep. you still have to be awake in you still have to be awake in case something happens. case something happens. >> you’re very funny with words. >> you’re very funny with words. is this a problem with the is this a problem

With the branding and the words that some branding and the words that some people hear self-driving and people hear self-driving and they don’t hear what you’ve just they don’t hear what you’ve just said, they don’t hear auto pilot said, they don’t hear auto pilot which is a little different. which is a little different. >> yeah, auto pilot is different

≫> yeah, auto pilot is different and driving is a different than and driving is a different than self-driving. self-driving. maybe it’s a good idea for a maybe it’s a good idea for a movie, like the speed movie. movie, like the speed movie. i feel like some kid in his i feel like some kid in his basement is going to hack into basement is going to hack into the

Tesla mainframe and make all the tesla mainframe and make all the cars start going 300 miles and you have to be awake if something like that ever happens. >> have you ever seen anyone >> have you ever seen anyone fall asleep at your shows? fall asleep at your shows? >> i’m not kidding, i have >> i’m not kidding, i have someone fall asleep-in the

Front someone fall asleep-in the front row and they were drunk. row and they were drunk. so i mind say they were blacked so i mind say they were blacked out passed out. out passed out. so i wouldn’t say it’s because i so i wouldn’t say it’s because i wasn’t funny. wasn’t funny. >> my fall back this week is the >> my fall back this week is the ncaa.

These are athletes who are generating billions of dollars generating billions of dollars for their universities, selling for their universities, selling merchandise off their backs, the merchandise off their backs, the students don’t get paid. students don’t get paid. we tend to think of it as the we tend to think of it as the wealthy kind of athletes that wealthy kind

Of athletes that sell these jerseys but the ncaa sell these jerseys but the ncaa has constantly been blocking has constantly been blocking that and not letting these kids get paid. >> obviously there was a time in >> obviously there was a time in your life when you were an your life when you were an amateur comedian. amateur comedian. >> they used to pay

You in >> they used to pay you in drinks when you start out. drinks when you start out. >> people go to see real comedy >> people go to see real comedy clubs in the big city and you’d clubs in the big city and you’d only be paid in drinks. only be paid in drinks. >> you get two drinks, but they >> you get two drinks, but they don’t pay

Your parking — don’t pay your parking — >> was the guy in the front row, >> was the guy in the front row, was he a fellow comedian who was he a fellow comedian who fell asleep — fell asleep — >> you know, i don’t know >> you know, i don’t know anything about sports, but it anything about sports, but it just seems logical to me that just

Seems logical to me that especially like you said if especially like you said if you’re hurting yourself you’re you’re hurting yourself you’re going to need that money to, you going to need that money to, you know, go to the er maybe. know, go to the er maybe. >> i heard from your final fall >> i heard from your final fall back you brought some show and

We’re going to take a look at this polenta fad. let’s have a look. >> that’s polenta poured >> that’s polenta poured directly on your table. directly on your table. the chef wanted to share an old the chef wanted to share an old tradition. tradition. that’s polenta served right on a that’s polenta served right on a table wood plank, family style.

Table wood plank, family style. >> how do you feel about this >> it disgusts me, and can i take your table from you now? take your table from you now? how do they clean it up? how do they clean it up? and what about splinters. and what about splinters. you don’t know what’s going to you don’t know what’s going to happen, people swallowing wood. happen,

People swallowing wood. >> maybe like a scandinavian >> maybe like a scandinavian country. country. >> you could have an a on the >> you could have an a on the window and table will literally window and table will literally have multiple small rodents on so if the rodents are dancing that’s not where i want my that’s not where i want my polepta,

But i’m not a polenta i guess i only have one question before we go. before we go. what is this that we’re doing >> i don’t know. having some fun, giving people a having some fun, giving people a break from the munotty of the >> fall back. >> both acceptable answers. >> both acceptable answers. >> what is the real answer?

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