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.