Tag: late show

LATE NIGHT LINKS | MAY 1 – MAY 7

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

What it’s like to attend a late-night show taping

Over the past two years, I have had the opportunity to attend four late-night talk show tapings. Because tapings are free and usually take place in NYC, they’re the perfect outing for a cheapskate like me who lives in close proximity to Manhattan. Each show is unique, as is each individual taping. While there are some commonalities across […]

Why it’s important to spotlight non-celebrity guests

In an article published this week, FiveThirtyEight assessed Stephen Colbert‘s performance during his first 100 episodes of the “Late Show”. What Ben Lindbergh found — among other things — is that, of the three late-night shows he analyzed, Colbert has consistently featured a more high-brow, less actor-based selection of guests on his show.

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 […]