Late Night Shows Play an Important Role in Resisting Trump

Late night shows are a satire, trying to make fun of almost anything that is going on around the world. With the rise of fresh faces like James Corden, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert (with his new image), late night shows have become more relevant than ever. It has even added one woman to the field, Samantha Bee, who is also gaining huge attention.

Normally, late night shows would feature some rambling about various issues. The hosts also interview stars and make them do crazy things or talk about awkward stuff. Jimmy Fallon is still a master of doing funny games with big stars. Most of them end up becoming viral. Even James Corden and his carpool karaoke segment has become a huge sensation. He even featured former First Lady Michelle Obama, Adele, and Mariah Carey.

Others late show hosts though have become a lot more serious and focused on Trump. Stephen Colbert for instance was known for his conservative image during the Stephen Colbert Report. As he was tapped to host the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he has drastically changed and became more liberal. At first, he struggled getting attention, falling behind Fallon in ratings. However, after Trump’s election, Colbert has become even more focused in hammering Trump. This has made him gain a huge bump in ratings, closing off the gap with Jimmy Fallon. Obviously, Fallon would still prefer his brand as the goofy host who doesn’t venture into political issues that often.

Trevor Noah is a fresh face who was given an extremely difficult responsibility of replacing Jon Stewart, who was the master of late night shows. Some people even suggested that if Stewart was still on air when Trump ran for president, he could have enlightened a lot of people. Noah used to struggle both in terms of delivering funny lines and achieving huge ratings. After Trump’s election, Noah also went all out in bashing Trump. His lines are now more cut-throat than ever. Considering that he is still young, he takes a huge share of the key demographic.

Seth Meyers’ monologue has always been about Trump. He has always been hard on Trump since he first ran for office. As he is hosting a very late night show, Meyer’s audience share was not really expected to be that high. Again, with Trump doing crazy stuff almost every day, even very late night show hosts have seen increased ratings.

Perhaps, the most effective of them all is Emmy award winner John Oliver. His show has a very simple format where he focuses on one issue and talk about it for 20-30 minutes. With Trump as president, he has tons of things to discuss, making him even more effective as a comedian.

Generally, these late night show hosts deliver daily dose of news using comedy. Considering that they are up against Trump, they have made sure that they don’t just provide funny punch lines, but make people come up to a realization. There is no wonder why these late show hosts have become really popular these days. They can say the truth without fear for backlash.

If you want to see a comedian with a more aggressive style of comedy, check out Daniel Tosh. He is not a late night show host, but his brand of comedy is just as strong as these late show hosts. Buy Daniel Tosh tickets now and see him live.

Even Musicians are Now Standing Up Against the Politics of Trump

Musicians were not supposed to mix entertainment with politics. Although several songs were created related to politics in the past, they were not necessarily used in a big stage like the awards ceremonies. Times have changed though, especially with the current situation in American politics.

Musicians have started using their voices to collectively fight hatred, bigotry and racism under the Trump administration. Throughout the awards season this year, several musicians did not have second thoughts in expressing their hatred towards the current administration.

The loud statements during the Grammys

The Grammys is usually meant for musicians to have fun and celebrate music in general. Usually, the biggest hits of the previous year are played during the awards night. This year’s Grammys was turned into a mini political rally. Throughout the night, musicians have rebuked Trump and all his policies.

They have highlighted his immigration executive order banning people from 7 Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. Some performances were really targeted towards Trump. A Tribe Called Quest with Busta Rhymes even took the stage for a performance where they have called Trump President Agent Orange.

Other performers have also expressed their anger using their speech. Even celebrities who were in attendance that night have also used the stage to further their causes. Laverne Cox for instance asked people to be more supportive of Javin Grimm who will head to the Supreme Court for the hearing of the controversial bathroom bill.

There were also statements against the Dakota Access Pipeline and in support of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

Trump has united the musicians

Not only did these musicians express their sentiment against Trump during the Grammys. Even Katy Perry who was invited to perform at the Brit Music Awards also became political with her performance. During the Grammys, she also wore a band that says PERSIST in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren who was shut up during the confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

The general sentiment is that Trump is a bad president and the American people have to resist. There was never a statement as loud as this in the history of music. Let’s not even begin to talk about the acting awards ceremonies, where some celebrities were even louder in using the stage to rebuke Trump.

Let your voice be heard

It is indeed special to be a musician where you can use the platform to create changes in the society. You may not be among the big stars right now, but you can be performing in a big stage soon. Just keep working hard to achieve your dreams. A lot of other artists who have performed in Grammys and other big stages have also started in a small stage before.

Due to their hard work and patience, they have gradually made their way to the top. Start by joining cover bands Adelaide. Constantly practice with other people and be open for criticisms. This is how you become somebody in the music industry.