Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.
Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »
Following Craig Ferguson's departure, James Corden became host of The Late Late Show, with its celebrity interviews, music and sketches, as well as new features. And of course, it's all hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden.
Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
One act of each show begins with a brief still shot featuring a coffee mug emblazoned with the logo of an NBC affiliate station. The first, aired on the premiere episode, was that of WNCN in Raleigh, North Carolina, whose marketing director gave Seth Meyers the mug as a gift. See more »
Seth Prides himself on his education and literary aspirations, so I imagine that he has read Melville's Moby Dick. But is he aware that he has become a living incarnation of Captain Ahab and that Donald Trump is his Great White Whale? What started out as an amusing, often intellectually playful format has devolved into a political screed that often sinks into venomous vulgarity. The show has gone beyond painful to watch and it is clear that its host needs some form of psychological intervention. Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and David Letterman knew how to throw a good political harpoon into a politician but they never carried it to the point of dragging themselves and their shows into the abyss. Can Seth Meyer's Late Night be saved? Unless its host experiences a philosophical sea change, it seems an unlikely possibility.
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