late night links

LATE NIGHT LINKS | FEB. 28 – MARCH 6

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations.

Read:

  • The Washington Post published an article that critiqued how each late-night show is faring during this insane political season. In particular, it made an effort to analyze the performances of their hosts in light of Jon Stewart’s departure from “The Daily Show”.

If only Colbert would do nothing but politics.”

  • John Oliver’s show just keeps getting better, and everyone on the internet wants you to know this. Here’s a list of five great reasons to tune in to “Last Week Tonight”.

What’s so refreshing about ‘Last Week Tonight’ is that Oliver and his team go to seemingly exhaustive lengths to build their stories, only to boil them down into easily digestible and highly entertaining segments.”

  • This article in The Interrobang takes a look at SNL’s consistent representation of black music throughout the show’s history.

Black Music Matters too, and a comedy institution — Saturday Night Live — recognizes it loudly and proudly.”

Watch:

  • If you haven’t already, you’ve really got to watch John Oliver’s now infamous takedown of Donald Drumpf on “Last Week Tonight”. #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

  • Stephen Colbert has been poking fun at the shenanigans of all the political candidates (as well as Mitt Romney) in his “Wizard of Oz”-themed series, “The Road to the White House”.

  • On “Late Night”, Seth Meyers hosted a “Demopublicratic” debate, featuring out-of-context quotes from both parties’ candidates. He also tackled Texas abortion laws and the Republican party’s disdain for Donald Drumpf in his “A Closer Look” series.

  • Trevor Noah pointed out the ways in which Hillary Clinton is starting to sound more and more like Bernie Sanders. He also made an excellent case in the argument over who, historically, is to blame for the formation of the KKK.

Don’t feed me shit and call it pizza.”

Stay tuned!

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