LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU LAUGH

1b. Comedy in Politics

AMBER RUFFIN HAS THINGS TO SAY

Amber Ruffin continues to be one of the strongest black voices in late night TV in America (in addition to being the only black woman on a major show’s writing staff). Here she is telling her story about an encounter with the police, while skipping no less, on her first day back from Boom Chicago.  …

SETH DOESN’T PULL ANY PUNCHES

What a Late Night with Seth Meyers! After a week off, he tackles the protests in America in three interesting and thoughtful segments. Seth takes a closer look at the countless instances of violent police escalation in response to the protests over the murder of George Floyd. First of all, Seth is funny and serious…

THE CHECK IN

Seth Meyers is famous for ‘A Closer Look’, his daily deep dive. But sometimes he goes more in depth into an important but less urgent issue like John Oliver and Arjen Lubach.   This funny and insightful episode of ‘The Check In’ explores Opportunity Zones. That program was supposed to help low income neighborhoods with…

CRITICISM OF TRUMP IS ALWAYS A HOAX

President Trump says criticism of his handling of the Coronavirus is the latest Democratic ‘hoax.’ Seth Meyers isn’t having any of it in this top episode of A Closer Look.      

DONALD TRUMP IS A GREAT STAND-UP!

Comedian Donald Trump was on fire this week at the Conservative convention CPAC, skewering his Democrat rivals just before Super Tuesday. He was biting and mean and serving it up cold. He delivers lines like a pro, working the crowds, earning his howls of delight. The standout moments were a physical dis on ‘Mini Mike’…

BILL MAHER SHOWS THE PEE TAPE!

The Democrats are somewhat decent by nature, but that doesn’t win elections (or get a judge considered for the Supreme Court or a corrupt president removed from office). Many are saying it’s time to ‘play dirty’ like the Republicans, but what does that mean? Bill Maher presents a very funny and possibly successful way forward….

BILL MAHER IS BACK!

It’s been a long 8 weeks, but America’s best and most thoughtful political talk show host is back from vacation. Bill Maher’s first guest is a Democratic superstar: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Comedy is not central, but if you’re following the impeachment, this interview shows why Pelosi is the only person proven to be able…

TRUMP TALKS ON FOX AND FRIENDS FOR AN HOUR NON-STOP!

Are you behind on Trump’s latest crimes, his corrupt enablers and his low-quality hangers on? Once again, Seth Meyers puts it all into funny perspective. Follow his breakdown and the latest lies on Fox and Friends and learn exciting details like Trump is grumpy in the morning. This funny, 14 minute piece will bring you…

JOHN OLIVER STRIKES BACK AFTER LAWSUIT

Two years ago, John Oliver was sued by coal baron Bob Murray over an unflattering, comedy piece he did on him. Oliver could not comment on the ‘pending litigation’ and many views promptly forgot about the issue. Last week on Last Week Tonight, however, the host brought us up to date. He explained the process of how (usually)…

A CLOSER LOOK – ‘IT’S LIKE A HORROR MOVIE!’

‘It’s like a horror movie!’ Almost every night, A Closer Look by Seth Meyers is excellent, but this was extra funny funny and insightful. Halloween may be gone, but the American Trump horror continues! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 30%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute;…