Rockstar and international activist Bono mulled over the idea of sending comedians to fight the Islamic State during a hearing before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, only he was not kidding.

"Don't laugh, but I think comedy should be deployed because if you look at national socialism and Daesh and ISIL, this is the same thing. We've seen this thing before, very vain, they've got all their signs and it's show business," Bono said.

"The first people Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the data and the surrealists, like if you speak violence then you speak their language, but if you laugh at them when they're goose-stepping down the street," he added. "So I'm suggesting the Senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen."

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen responded to the recommendation by telling Bono it was not the first time she's heard someone say the U.S. should fight the Islamic State by making fun of them.