George Clooney Draws Big Laughs by Introducing Himself as 'Amal Clooney's Husband'
BY: DAVE QUINN AND ABBY STERN
Haddish, 38, gave her own hilarious and touching speech prior to George taking the podium. Rather than launch into his own comedy routine, George kept things sincere. “You know, I’m 57 years old and I know better than following Tiffany,” he joked.
The Michael Clayton star then praised the “fearless” Gonzalez, one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and anti-violence advocates who survived the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida.
At the March for our Lives event back in March, Gonzalez famously took the stage in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. and spent six minutes and twenty seconds in silence — marking the same time it took a shooter to take the 17 innocent lives.
“She forced us to listen,” Clooney said. “Not to her words, there are none. How could there be? She made us listen to her heart. A heart that believes that we as a country can be so much better. A heart that cried out for adults to act like adults so children don’t have to. A heart that we are now honored to know is alive and beating and in this room with us today.”