Ty Segall made history on Monday night (Jan. 8) when he became the first ever musical guest on Comedy Central’s new show “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.” Having someone as free-spirited as a rock & roll musician was a bit of a stretch for Klepper’s satirical character, who is basically a right-wing conspiracy-harboring, fear-mongering, snake oil salesman.
"For the first time in 'Opposition' history we have a musical guest," Klepper announced on the show. "I know, it's annoying. Apparently we haven't been putting enough culture in the show."
But before he could perform, Klepper put Segall to work trying to connect Hilary Clinton to the recent “bomb cyclone” in the Northeast. Klepper then asked Ty to test his food for poison, a reference to Donald Trump saying that he eats at McDonalds because he is afraid of being poisoned. When the singer-songwriter finally took the stage, he performed a stripped down version of “My Lady’s On Fire” from his forthcoming album, Freedom’s Goblin. Klepper then asked if Freedom’s Goblin is a reference to Jeff Sessions. You can check out the performance in the video below.
Klepper and Segall must actually be friends, as Segall composed the theme song for “The Opposition.” When Klepper asked Segall why he did it,Ty replied in true conservative fashion: “Money. Cash is King.”
Ty Segall and his Freedom Band are hitting the road in support of Freedom's Goblin, due out Jan. 26. Click here for tour dates and ticketing info to select shows.