Several Comedy Shows Will Go Live After Presidential Debates

The Daily Caller | 6/26/2019 | Staff
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Several late shows will compete for viewers by going live after a major political event Wednesday.

NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will air live for its entirety at 11:35 p.m. following the first Democratic presidential debate Wednesday for the first time. CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will air at the same time.

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Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” and NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” will both air live for two consecutive nights following both debates on Wednesday and Thursday — “The Daily Show” at 11 p.m. and “Late Night” at 12:35 a.m. It will be the first time “The Daily Show” has gone live for two consecutive nights.

Typically, commentary following major political events does not appear on late-night comedy shows until “some 25 hours” after the events take place, The New York Times reported Wednesday.



Producers’ decisions to go live will not only create a more candid response to the first 2020 presidential debates but more competition between the shows when people across the country are tuned in to late-night TV.

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“That’s the urgency that this event calls for,” Jim Bell, executive in charge of “The Tonight Show,” told The NYT. “And that is rather striking that’s where...
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