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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Last week, during spring break, I attended my fifth late-night talk show taping — “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” which premiered this January on TBS. It was the first time that I witnessed not only a female host, but also a female producer and many female staff members working behind the scenes. You would think, with the […]
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 […]
Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: John Oliver, whose show “Last Week Tonight” returns tomorrow night on HBO, spoke to Esquire about finally doing more campaign coverage. I think we’ll do more stuff that has to do with the process and the personalities. I don’t think we’ll do too […]
As a journalism student and an avid news consumer, I find late-night comedy shows such as The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live and The Late Show to be a welcome supplement to my daily news consumption.