Veep had to pull this joke because Donald Trump is ruining comedy

Throughout this crazy election, it has often felt like we're living in a fiction: like at any minute we could wake up, Westworld-style, and realize we're all just characters in some mad genius's dystopian satire. And in a new piece for the LA Times, the show runners of Veep, Madam Secretary and Designated Survivor agree: they couldn't make this stuff up.

"Most likely we'd all be fired if we wrote a 10th of what has happened thus far. In some ways, this year's election has become some sort of insane single-camera comedy," says Veep show runner David Mandel, who has spoken before about how Trump has made his job harder. "It comes complete with guest roles, like Ken Bone. We could call the comedy 'Misery.'"

Things have gotten so bad that Veep was even forced to cut a joke when it veered a little too close to real events. "We had a scene where a minor character gets picked up on a DUI and he's being a little mouthy to a female police officer and we sort of had a run using [the P-word]," explained Mandel. "It was pretty funny and they basically threw it in the garbage. [Trump] is ruining comedy."

Trump better not refer to anyone as "Jolly Green Jizz Face" tonight, or I'm going to lose it.

Check out more from "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the gallery below.

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Daria, Robert Blake, Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat during the monologue on November 13, 1982 -- Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as April May June, Brad Hall as Pastor Doug during the 'PTC Club' skit on September 25, 1982 -- Photo by: Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 1 -- Pictured: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Martha during the 'Calvin Klein Cream Pies' skit on October 8, 1983 -- (Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gary Kroeger as Rory, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Becky during the 'El Dorko' skit on January 28, 1984 -- Photo by: Reggie Lewis/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SEINFELD -- 'The Hot Tub' Episode 5 -- Pictured: (l-r)Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jeremiah Birkett as Jean-Paul (Photo by Barry Slobin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Season 3 -- Pictured: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

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