Tag: the daily show

Ugh, fine — let’s talk about Trump

Donald Trump has been in the news almost nonstop since he announced he was running for president in June of last year. Since then, he has had a knack for making controversial, out-of-the-box statements that have provided plenty of fodder for news outlets and political satirists alike. And yet — despite all of his tomfoolery — Trump not only […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

#BlackLivesMatter on late night

The Black Lives Matter movement, which serves to bring attention to and raise a dialogue about the anti-black racism that permeates American society, has gained prominence in recent years. The purpose of the movement is to affirm all black lives — be they they male, female, straight, queer, etc. — and to fight systemic discrimination and […]

Late Night Links | FEB. 7 – FEB. 13

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 […]

Late Night Links | Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Each week, I will be compiling a list of late-night comedy-related articles and video recommendations. Read: Late-night talk shows are getting increasingly more politically aware. This article takes a look at just how political each show has become. This article takes a look at various late-night stats, including the number of political videos uploaded by each of the […]