Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations.
- Only a few episodes in to “Full Frontal”, Samantha Bee is making an impact on the late-night scene. This Splitsider piece takes a look at the factors that have allowed her to become so successful so soon.
Bee has no problem going for the jugular. She’s always ready to attack the issues that are important.”
- This Variety headline says it all – ‘Trump & Politcal Sideshows Both a Blessing and Curse for Late-Night TV’.
The actual election is doing a great job of satirizing itself.” – Madeleine Smithberg, co-creator of ‘The Daily Show’
- Bartunde Thurston, supverising producer in charge of digital expansion for “The Daily Show,” talked to The Verge about his work and the changes in comedy amidst the current political and cultural landscape.
We should not have gotten to a world where we’re talking about Trump’s inevitableness with such seriousness.” – Bartunde Thurston
- On “Full Frontal,” Samantha Bee talked about how hundreds of thousands of rape kits are backlogged and remain untested for DNA samples, thus preventing the conviction of acquittal or suspected rapists.
- Channeling his inner John Oliver, Seth Meyers took a look at the disastrous economic consequences that emerged in Kansas following drastic tax cuts for business and the wealthy. He also broke down some recent ‘non-apologies’ in politics.
- John Oliver continued tearing down Donald Trump by dedicated an 18-minute segment to examining the feasibility of Trump’s infamous proposition to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
- Trevor Noah has been keeping it real in his new series, ‘How the F**k We Got Here,’ which examines the factors that have allowed Donald Trump to become the Republican front-runner. So far he’s blamed extensive media coverage and the GOP. Noah also had extended interviews with Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham this week. Finally, correspondent Desi Lydic weighed in on the looming Americanization of Cuba.