Monday’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon could have easily been mistaken for a Kamala Harris campaign rally. Being granted a generous portion of the show, Senator Harris pleaded the case for her presidential aspirations to viewers at home and the in-studio audience filled exclusively with college students.
The Washington Post knows a thing or two about being partisan as a business strategy. So the paper brought a rare level of expertise to a Friday article about how super-charging late night comedy shows with anti-Trump shtick is good for business and gaining a more loyal fanbase. According to The Post, being woke doesn’t work for all entertainers, but for many willing to commit to the political routine, Trump is the gift that keeps on giving.
Yes, liberal America can’t stand Roseanne. The mere existence of a different political viewpoint on popular television offends them. Some are freaking out that the half of the nation that voted for the president of the United States is being normalized. The horror!
With all the hostile rhetoric against Donald Trump going around these days, it’s not surprising that people in the entertainment industry have made the Republican president one of their favorite targets. The most recent example of this trend is an animated video released by a musician called “Moby” -- though his real name is Richard Melville Hall -- who displayed his hatred of Trump by depicting him as “a Nazi-esque leader” who dies in an explosion while in the form of a swastika and then a dollar sign.
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up. In an unbelieveable Tonight Show skit Thursday, NBC literally treated Education Secretary Betsy DeVos like she was a disobedient pet or a mentally challenged child. An actress playing DeVos repeatedly mispronounces her own name, eats paper, and says she’s getting rid of textbooks because “they’re too heavy,” all the while speaking in a baby-like voice. This audacious sketch comes after NBC smeared DeVos as an idiot on Wednesday night’s Tonight Show and Late Night.
Jimmy Fallon’s back at his Trump act. But this time, the Tonight Show host was joined on stage by avid Hillz supporter Barbra Streisand for an evening of musical Trump bashing. Parodying the Annie Get Your Gun song “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better,” Fallon crooned: “Any wall you can build, I can build taller.” Later, he sang “I can build casinos and deport Latinos,” to which Streisand parried: “I can vote for Hillary … she’s going to win, and she’s going to win HUUUGE.”
As NewsBusters reported almost a month ago, Stephen Colbert -- CBS's new late-night talk-show host -- has been losing ground to Jimmy Kimmel on ABC and NBC's Jimmy Fallon, a drop that includes many Republicans and has sent him to third place among late-night viewers.
However, David Poltrack -- chief research officer at CBS Corp. -- has stated that a more dire threat The Late Show faces is not from other late-night programs but is the play-back of prime-time episodes recorded earlier in the evening.
While interviewing former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday's NBC Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon argued that if the Netflix documentary Mitt about the GOP candidate had been released before the 2012 election, voters may have made a different choice: "Because gosh, it was fantastic. And I was telling you, if you could have had that out, you know, while you were running, I think it would have been a different outcome almost....who knows?"
Jimmy Fallon is now the newly minted host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show”, replacing long-time host Jay Leno as the network’s newest late night comedian. Unfortunately for Fallon, the NBC host took an unnecessary swipe at former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) this week.
During his monologue on Monday March 10, Fallon mocked Palin’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech, specifically her comparison of Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” to ObamaCare. During her speech, Palin used Seuss’ poetic language to comment that “I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.” [See video below.]