Tag: politics

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 […]

Talking with “Daily Show” correspondents Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr.

Last week, due to an exciting coincidence, I had the opportunity to interview Jordan Klepper and Roy Wood Jr. of “The Daily Show” about their upcoming performance at my university. As a big fan of political satire, and the author of a blog that focuses on the topic, I also used the opportunity to ask the two comedians about […]

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 | 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 […]