The country was in mourning, and late-night comics reacted accordingly. We were all Americans back then, red state or blue. The situation today, in many ways, is dramatically different.
While most late-night shows wanted to cleanse viewers’ palette from politics, ‘The Late Show’ hosted Christie and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon announced that ‘The Tonight Show’ will go live to debrief viewers on the first DNC-hosted debates.
In the late-night wars, Jimmy Fallon might want to start looking at Stephen Colbert as more of a blessing than a curse.
Laziness is the central characteristic of the age of infotainment. Conflating news and entertainment means less effort goes into reporting and humor.
This country needs someone like him, not in a political office or to hang our hopes on, but to relax with, share a laugh with, and be reminded of the common humanity and strength of our culture.
The fact is, the idea that heavily biased political comedy shows appeal to enough people to make them viable is a fantasy.
Young adult fiction is awash in projections of a dystopian future, yet we’re still sliding into that future, and young adults are going along with it.
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