Tag: last week tonight

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 […]

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 27 – APRIL 2

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: In this article in The Brown and White, Klaudia Jazwinska talked to “Daily Show” correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepper about their upcoming performance at Lehigh University, as well as their views on the growing popularity of satire amidst […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MARCH 19 – MARCH 26

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

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 […]