Comedians and talk show hosts had a field day after the massive, apocalyptic blizzard forecast to slam NYC, Philadelphia and the New Jersey shore never really materialized.
Leading up to the blizzard, many mayors and a few governors in the threatened region held press conferences to warn people about the approaching storm.
At each of these press events, a sign language interpreter was conspicuously placed to the left or right of the platform, drawing considerable attention.
This writer noticed the animated nature of some of the interpreters and tweeted about it on Monday night.
Watching all of the Gov/Mayor's press conferences...I am fascinated by the sign language interps. Some are REALLY animated. We need awards.— Mike Opelka (@stuntbrain) January 27, 2015
Comedy Central star Jon Stewart also spotted the over-the-top sign language interpretations happening from city to city and dedicated a slice of his opening monologue to it.
Stewart was particularly impressed with the interpreter for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, declaring, "That guy nailed it!"
Watch the clip:
See the entire opening segment from Tuesday's episode of The Daily Show. (The portion dealing with the sign language interpreters starts at 1:30.)
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