Comedy show hosts including Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jordan Klepper will be giving news channels a run for their ratings on Jan. 30.Following President Trump’s first “State of the Union” address, “The Late Show” on CBS and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and ““The Opposition” will air live episodes that Tuesday night.
“TV’s late-night programs appear ready to revive a technique that worked for many of them during the 2016 election,” said the Los Angeles Times.
“The staff of ‘Daily Show’ did live broadcasts on the final nights of both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, after the presidential and vice presidential debates and on Election Night in 2016 – six in all.”
“On Election Night 2016, Colbert hosted a live special on Showtime, and had to work furiously to engage a live New York audience … horrified by the results of the race,” Varierty said.
“At the end of the night, after juggling outraged guests and a moaning audience, he chose to deliver an unrehearsed monologue about the poisonous attitudes that America expressed during the presidential race. The moment connected.”
Early reaction to the news:
I’m so glad this isn’t going to be some comedy hour. Oh wait! It’s going to be a night of hilarity!! https://t.co/NfWZf80DA5
— Lisa prendergast (@cindyrelish) January 11, 2018
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