Late-Night Comedy Shows Flounder As Hosts Openly Root For Democrats

  • If there were two things Americans could have never predicted ten years ago, it’d be the political rise of Donald Trump and the cultural demise of late-night comedy.
  • The concept of a late-night comedian remaining apolitical or jabbing both sides of the aisle is from a bygone era as now it is routine for hosts to use their opening monologue to relentlessly bash Trump and Republicans at large.
  • An early sign of this dramatic shift in comedy was in May 2017 when “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert told Trump, “The only thing your mouth is good being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.”
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