Remember when late-night comedy used to be funny? Maybe I would if I self-identified as an AARP member. Shows have been on a steady decline since the orange man took office. Now, they’re little more than leftist cry-ins with a laugh track.
When asked about the treatment President Trump has been getting, Leno observed that late-night has “always been pretty topical…The only trouble is now everyone has the same topic.” Leno compared the ribbing he would give presidents who served during his time at the Tonight Show– saying, “When I did the show, Bush was dumb and Clinton was horny and it was human problems. Now it’s all anti-women, anti-LGBT, anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Salvadoran; it’s such a negative thing.”
He also sounded a little different than the current late-night hosts: “People are so incensed by Trump and what he does. But the country is actually OK — unemployment is down, people are working — so ultimately some good will come out of it.”
Wait just a minute. Comedy is supposed to be a form of escapism that makes you laugh?
If I were a newcomer to the TV-viewing game, I’d have thought late-night was just MSNBC in front of a live studio audience. Colbert and Kimmel’s shows play like a grandstanding anti-Trumpfest. An extra opportunity for leftists to sell us on gun control or socialist healthcare. I’d rather watch Rachel Maddow just dry-heave set to music. Name that nineties’ sitcom.
It took an old-timer to remind us how things used to be. Slugs at the president were lighthearted with space between them. If the ratings are any indication, Leno’s not the only person who’s had enough of their leftist emo party-pooping.
Speaking of that: