Larry Wilmore’s show on Comedy Central was cancelled. I found out by catching up on all those episodes I should have been watching live. Wilmore took all kinds of risks and maybe that was too much for a mainstream audience. It was clearly a lot of work to do four shows a week. Jon Stewart’s other alumni HBO’s John Oliver and TNT’s Samantha Bee are knocking it out of the park by doing only one show a week. CBS’s Stephen Colbert’s new show was struggling until he fell back on his strengths of being the old Stephen Colbert. NBC’s Seth Meyers also fell back to sitting at a news desk and delivering the sharpest commentary of his career. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and NBC’s Jimmy Fallon seem to competing directly for the mainstream audience.
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I liked Stephen Colbert’s show on Comedy Central. It was a tightly written half hour. Whereas David Letterman’s show had clearly run out of steam, Colbert’s new late show tries to too hard to be a party show. The things I like about the new show are the the things I see in bits of the old show: the interviews and filmed sketches. It took awhile to work out the details on the old show and the new show is only in its third month. I will check back later.
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By Samantha Bee
Best known for her performances on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Samantha Bee has a series of funny essays about growing up in Canada and finding love and work. Think of it as a companion piece to Tina Fey’s book Bossypants.
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