Comedian Lewis Black explodes on Morning Joe: 2016 is a crazy made-up story come to life
Comedian Lewis Black reads the riot act to the Morning Joe crew regarding the 2016 election (Screen capture)

Perennially cranky comedian Lewis Black made a rare appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Tuesday and blasted the hosts for their detachment from reality in covering the 2016 presidential race.

"This is fiction!" said Black. "We are living in fictional times."

If you read what's happening now in a book, he said, it would be a great book. Living through it, on the other hand, is another matter.

This is the year, he said, when political satire and reality have met, fused together and become one.

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