Late night talk shows have been around for multiple generations to enjoy. With humor full of satire, sarcasm, and silly, late night talk shows provide humor often when its viewers need it most. But are late night talk shows completely innocent and accurate in who and what they make jabs at? Have their satiric takes on events and news become relentless and soft? Is their humor building up or tearing down its subjects? We have a lot to discuss this!
Links to things mentioned on the show:
- Jokes help us cope with horrifying images
- How late night is becoming prime-time online
- Can late night TV hosts influence the way we Vote?
- TED Talk – Political common ground in a polarized United States
Study finds brain confusion causes us to laugh at the misfortune of others http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/08/study-finds-brain-confusion-causes-us-laugh-misfortune-others