Late night comedian hacks have used Donald Trump as the butt of every joke since his announcement to run for president.
But the old tired not-so-funny jokes aren’t working anymore.
“At a Beverly Hills “Has Politics Made Late-Night Great Again?” panel, a writer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee whined that there just may not be a way for late-night comics to reach “the other side,” acknowledging the industry’s left-wing bias.
One of the panelists, Ashley Nicole black, said:
“I truly do not know if there’s a way to reach the other side…Not in terms of content but in terms of straight eyeballs. People only watch certain channels and read certain outlets. We’re not going to put a ‘Full Frontal’ commercial on Fox. The real problem in our country is people in our country, their media diets are so separated.”
“And according to Variety the general theme of the whole panel of writers was, “I don’t really want this job” who complain they are so exhausted trying to win over Trump supporters with there not-so-clever writing.”
Quite frankly late-night shows have become dull and boring.
What Nicole and these other panelists so blatantly miss is people tune into late-night comedy for comedy. They tune in to escape from their stressful week and expect to be entertained.
Since Donald Trump became president practically every episode of every late night show bashes Trump. Trump may have his idiosyncrasies, but after you’ve seen them 1000 times, the comedy grows stiff.
Recall former late-night host and Daily Show contributor Larry Wilmore joked about suffocating Trump during a segment on his Comedy Central show The Nightly Show.
“Anyway, since we’re talking about bigotry, we have to mention Donald Trump,” Wilmore said. “Sorry everyone, I don’t wont to give him any more oxygen. That’s not a euphemism by the way; I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill Scalia, and I’ll do it. I’ll do it!”
Wilmore then gave a demonstration of what suffocating Trump to death might look like. Unfortunately for Wilmore, the only thing suffocated was his career.
Stephen Colbert would have no show, if he couldn’t bash Trump. What will this little man do when Trump can no longer be his “uncomedic” fodder?
In one episode of his show, Colbert tried to be clever writing:
“You’re the presi-dunce, but you’re turning into a real prick-tator.”
“you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine.”
“You have more people marching against you than cancer,”
“the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c**k holster.”
And what of Alec Baldwin. He seems to have taken on a second career, as he donned the Trump wig throughout SNL’s 42nd season.
Trump chimed in via Twitter about Baldwin and the show:
“Time to retire the boring and unfunny show,” Trump tweeted in October. “Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks.”
Late night TV much like the rest of the lame stream media is nothing more then a hit job on the president. Their obvious bias reporting and comedy skits have become unwatchable and Americans deserve better.