Tag: bernie sanders

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 […]

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 […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | APRIL 2 – APRIL 7

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read:  PopMatters took a look a the “Stewart/Colbert” effect and the role those two host have had in helping to restore truth and accountability to political and social discourse. “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee talked to NPR about her new show, her thoughts on […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MARCH 7 – MARCH 12

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: Plenty of SNL alums have appeared on the show this season to impersonate political candidates (Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Jason Sudeikis as Mitt Romney). Darrell Hammond, who is also known for his impressions of Al […]

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 […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | FEB. 21 – FEB. 27

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read:  “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, which just celebrated its second anniversary, was featured in an article in The Daily Dot this week. Michelle Jaworski praised Seth Meyers‘ understated success in the late-night landscape, making note of his “politics-laced” hot takes and ever-improving interview […]

Why do political candidates appear on late-night TV?

Senator Bernie Sanders — a presidential candidate who, until quite recently, was largely ignored by the mainstream media — received plenty of air time last week. Not only did he win the New Hampshire primary, but he also made appearances on such late-night comedy shows as “Saturday Night Live” and “The Late Show with Stephen […]