Tag: samantha bee

Thoughts on Stephen Colbert and the future of late-night

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 | 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 […]

LATE NIGHT LINKS | FEB. 14 – FEB. 20

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: Trevor Noah appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air to talk about his career, his South African upbringing, and the way he used humor to deal with injustices of apartheid and abuse. We’ve overcome a lot because of laughter. I think that’s why I […]