On Thursday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon and the GOP presidential nominee traded jabs on Trump’s hair and his childhood home, which is now on the market. But when it came down to the serious stuff, Trump couldn’t even seem to answer a standard job interview question.
Viewers expecting a biting satire or commentary on Donald Trump’s political candidacy — and his incendiary remarks — were disappointed, as the show punted rather than risk alienating their host.
There wasn’t much in Trevor Noah’s childhood in Johannesburg to suggest that he would one day host America’s preeminent satirical program, starting with apartheid-era South Africa having virtually no tradition of professional comedy — nor, for that matter, free speech.
The friction between being in on the joke and stuck in a bad one doesn’t exist with Colbert, which is perhaps why the debut episode of his new show was such a weird and wonderful hour, rough and rowdy and full of contradictions and promise.
One of the greatest attributes of The Daily Show is its unwillingness to talk down to audiences. Jon Stewart became the voice of a generation because he didn’t parody the news — he pulverized it.
David Letterman did something special: He brought weirdness to mainstream TV. With his show now truly over, after 30 years and two different networks, let’s take a look at just 10 of his greatest moments.
Bandleaders are the vice presidents of the talk show world. They don’t have a lot to do, but when needed, they step up and support the talk show party in any way asked.
Washington (AFP) – Talk show icon Jay Leno bid farewell to his remarkable 22-year run at the top of the late-night U.S. television heap on Thursday when he signed off from NBC’s “The Tonight Show” for the last time. “I want to thank you guys. You folks have been incredible,” an emotional Leno, 63, told […]