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Comedy Shows Use Hunter Verdict To Push Gun Control, Attack GOP, Trump

June 12th, 2024 2:41 PM

All five of the late night comedy talk show hosts managed to acknowledge the existence of Hunter Biden’s guilty verdict on their Tuesday shows, but mentioning something is not the same thing as joking about it. Instead, the quintet used the verdict to go after Donald Trump, Republicans, and lament the lack of gun control in America.

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Late Night Celebrates Trump Verdict With Whiskey, Blu-Rays, And More

June 4th, 2024 11:25 AM

Monday provided many of the late night comedians with their first opportunities to react to former President Trump being found guilty in his New York trial. They invoked everything from advent calendars holding whiskey to Blu-ray recorders to bad Hunter Biden analogies to applaud the verdict and attack Republicans for condemning it.

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Late-Night Panic: Biden Could Lose to Trump!

April 13th, 2024 1:03 PM

Late-night television changed forever after Donald Trump descended that escalator in 2015.

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Fallon, Clinton Implore People To Back Biden: 'Get Out There And Vote'

April 2nd, 2024 10:00 AM

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon welcomed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Monday’s edition of The Tonight Show to not only promote her new Broadway play about the women’s suffrage movement but also give those watching who may not be fans of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden a pep talk on the need to fall in line behind the latter.

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Late Night Hosts 'Cannot [Bleep] Believe' SCOTUS Took Trump Case

March 1st, 2024 10:48 AM

For the men of Thursday’s late night comedy shows, if the “MAGA justices” on the Supreme Court hand Donald Trump a victory by announcing they will hear arguments on his claim to have presidential immunity, it is “terrible news for democracy” because, for them, only when a court rules against Trump is it legitimate. They simply “cannot [bleep] believe” any other version of events.

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Late Night Shows Celebrate 'Off-Putting' DeSantis Ending Campaign

January 23rd, 2024 10:24 AM

The late night quintet spent their Monday shows celebrating the news that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has decided to drop out of the Republican primary by mocking his appearance and making fun of his Winston Churchill blunder by claiming that is what happens when you “ban textbooks.”

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STUDY: 81% Of Late-Night Political Jokes Mocked Conservatives In 2023

January 5th, 2024 10:00 AM

Throughout all of 2023, the late night comedians told a total of 9,518 political jokes, and of these 7,729 or 81 percent were directed at someone or something on the right side of the political spectrum, an MRC study has found.

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Late-Night Comics: Colorado Kicking Trump Off 2024 Race Is SLAM DUNK!

December 21st, 2023 5:25 PM

On Wednesday night and overnight into Thursday, the three liberal network comedians working this week — CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon of NBC’s Tonight Show, and Seth Meyers of NBC’s Late Night — were bursting at the seams in excitement (as were their audiences) at Tuesday’s decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to throw Donald Trump off the 2024…

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Tonight Show Hypes 'Gender-Inclusive Beard Care'

December 8th, 2023 2:00 PM

Jimmy Fallon is the host of The Tonight Show on NBC, but Thursday’s show might as well have been one of those cable shopping shows where products that exist, but don’t need to are pitched to the audience. Specifically, Fallon welcomed the finalists of Netflix's Squid Games: The Challenge and took the occasion to have one of those finalists—Sam Lantz— hype his “gender-…

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Late Night Loves Trump and Santos Jokes, But Not Biden and Menendez

October 26th, 2023 10:00 AM

In the first three weeks after the writers’ strike, the late night joke tellers picked right back up where they left off: telling Trump jokes at the expense of almost everything else, including comedy gold mines in Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption scandal and Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulling a Congressional fire alarm, a NewsBusters study has found. At the same time, jokes about Republican…

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'Almost Crossed The Picket Line,' Comedy Hosts Cheer Trump Indictments

October 3rd, 2023 10:35 AM

The men of late night returned from the writers’ strike on Monday and other than CBS’s Stephen Colbert no longer censoring Donald Trump’s name, not much changed as the hosts were eager to get back to their Trump jokes.

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O'Brien: Trump And Liberal Reaction To Him 'Hurt Comedy'

September 13th, 2023 2:45 PM

As the late night comedy shows remain on strike, former late night host Conan O’Brien joined Kara Swisher of New York Magazine on her podcast to discuss the future of the format. During their long discussion, O’Brien argued that Trump and the angry reaction to him from current comedy hosts “hurt comedy.”

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Good Riddance: 95% of Late Night ‘Comedy’ Show Guests Are Liberals

May 19th, 2023 9:00 AM

With the Writers Guild of America going on strike, it is likely that America has seen the last of the first half of 2023’s late night comedy shows. Whether America wants them to return is another question as 95 percent of their guests were liberal, a NewsBusters study has documented.

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Late Night Responds To Carlson, Lemon With 16x As Many Carlson Jokes

April 25th, 2023 11:37 AM

The Monday news media news surrounding Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon provided the late night comedy shows a golden opportunity to show they aren’t just liberal partisans. However, they would fail this test as individual jokes about Carlson outnumbered jokes about Lemon 32-to-2 with five additional jokes about both men.