Author: Klaudia

Thoughts on Stephen Colbert and the future of late-night

Ever since it was announced that Stephen Colbert of “The Colbert Report,” would be replacing David Letterman as host of the “Late Show,” countless late-night viewers found themselves asking, “Who is the real Stephen Colbert?” Who was the man behind the fictional blowhard host of the satirical late-night show? Even now, eight months since the show’s […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MAY 1 – MAY 7

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: In a recent interview with The New York Times, late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler spoke out against the repetitious structure of late-night programming. In particular, she criticized Stephen Colbert for falling into this pattern. “There are 10 or 11 […]

They don’t love you like I love you: ‘Lemonade’ takes over late-night

Beyoncé’s hour-long visual album “Lemonade” dropped last week, and it’s been the object of many music-lovers’ attention. Of course, many late-night hosts were also quick to capitalize on the media frenzy. Watch the hosts’ various hilarious attempts to bask in Bey’s spotlight: James Corden’s monologue was a (beautifully shot) visual journey.

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 23 – APRIL 30

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: An article in the LA Times begged the question, “Can Stephen Colbert get his ‘Late Night’ groove back?” In the high school cafeteria of late night, “The Late Show” is the table with the Model UN kids; “The Tonight Show” and […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 17 – APRIL 22

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: Human rights activist Cherno Biko wrote in Advocate.com about her experience behind the scenes during the trans-themed episode of “The Daily Show.” The media can be a powerful tool for changing people’s perceptions and raising awareness, and this episode of ‘The Daily […]

How the internet has changed the landscape of late-night TV

Years ago, people who wanted to hear a nightly comedy monologue and see their favorite celebrities interviewed on TV had to gather around the television set and tune in when the “Tonight Show” or “Late Show” aired. If viewers missed an episode, there was little chance they would get another chance to see it, and they would […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 8 – APRIL 16

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read:  In an article in Time magazine, Kathryn Cramer Brownell wrote about how, exactly 40 years ago this weekend, SNL debuted its first political parody. This ushered in a new era of political commentary, as well as a new perspective on the need for political […]

Can satire help restore media accountability?

In 2004, Jon Stewart — a news satirist from a comedy network — basically single-handedly derailed a CNN show by calling out its lack of journalistic integrity. “Stop hurting America,” he begged the hosts of “Crossfire,” a current events debate program that had been airing nightly since 1982. That’s right. A comedian took it upon himself to tell journalists […]