The 411 on College and Life Around Campus
The Ultimate Beach Playlist: 95 Tracks For the Summer
Eric Frisch Balances New & Nostalgic Sounds With...
A Fresh Breath of Music: Turnover (Artist Spotlight)
Will Claye Returns with Two-Track Playlist, 'Karmony': Watch
After the Passing of XXXTentacion, the Internet...
Wit Blu Scores a Hit With New Song, "Burgundy": Listen
Mehcad Brooks Boards Debuts New Hit, "Train": Listen
Sam Hunt: The Story of Montevallo
Premiere: Love At First Sound's New Song is...
The Dehumanization of our Icons
Sauce Walka Goes at Future with "Mask On": Listen
Indiana's Kevin Krauter Releases New Album, 'Toss Up': Listen
Album Review: Jorja Smith's Debut Album 'Lost & Found'
Review: NOS Primavera Sound Proved Tyler, The Creator...
NASIR: The Truth in a Review
Rebelution Releases New Album, 'Free Reign': Listen
Alessia Cara is Back with New Single, "Growing Pains": Listen
Is Tidal Ever Going to Compete with the Major Streaming Services?
Surprise! The Carters (Jay-Z & Beyonce) Drop...
Seouless & Brodee Get the "Money Right" in New Music Video: Watch
Adam Levine Takes on Women Empowerment in "Girls Like...
Shawn Mendes Releases Music Video for "Nervous": Watch
E5QUIRE & SIIGHTS "Always" Make the Best Song For the...
5 Fresh New Sounds to Kick Off Summer 2018
15-Year Old Singer/Songwriter Angelo David Releases...
Thoreau Enters the Hip-Hop Scene on New Single, "In For": Listen
Rich the Kid Hospitalized After Home Invasion in LA
"Ocean's 8" Makes for a Satisfying, if Not Entirely...
A Reflection on Anthony Bourdain's Legacy
Movie Review: "Deadpool 2" is a Garrulous, Charismatic Sequel
The comedy of late night TV is always known for its various takes on the political world. If there’s one thing that was needed throughout this election, it was laughs. With the heavy topics that were being covered on a daily basis, it was relaxing to be able to sit down at the end of the day and watch people make fun of it all.
On the night of voting, some shows went live, such as The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Because these were being recorded during the counting of the votes, it was captivating to watch the reactions of the hosts as some very unexpected results unfolded.
Other shows waited until after the results to broadcast their take on it. Seth Meyers, who is known for his segment “A Closer Look”, which gives commentary on recent affairs, gave a lengthy speech on how he felt about all of this.
8 Television Shows to Binge on Netflix this Summer
Binge Watching: Because It’s Just That Amazing
ABC Cancels “Roseanne” After the Star’s Racist Tweets
While Seth adds his usual witty flare to the serious occurrences being described in the segment, he also gives us some moments of raw emotion. At one point, he states, “I felt a lot of emotions last night and into today. Some sadness, some anger, some fear, but I’m also aware that those are the same emotions a lot of Trump supporters felt, emotions that led them to make their choice, and it would be wrong for me to think my emotions are somehow more authentic than their emotions.” He speaks about how we should all have empathy for one another, and that is how we can be on the way to creating a better society. Even though Seth offered us some good laughs, he also offered some important ideas for us to keep in mind going forward.
The Late Late Show’s James Corden also gave his take on the election results. He kept it mostly lighthearted, which is definitely an accomplishment based on how high the emotions have been running lately.
Towards the end, James gets a bit sentimental. He tells us to keep in mind, “Now is the time, more than ever, to remember our values. This country isn’t about one election result; this country is about the people who live here. It’s you, it’s how you treat one another, it’s the tone you set that will define who we are.”
This is a critical message to live by in this time of seemingly constant battling, and although James made us giggle by recalling that “no matter who you voted for, the important thing is that you all got stickers”, his point about being kind and accepting is the one that should stick with us.
Of course, Saturday Night Live had their say about the outcome. Their approach differed from most others, partially because it was done through the medium of song.
Some may say this interpretation is too dramatic, but it was an emotional farewell to Kate Mckinnon’s Hillary character as well as Leonard Cohen, who recently passed away. At the end, Kate (Hillary) declares, “I’m not giving up, and neither should you.” This is yet another vital message to keep in mind at this time.
Even though we know that we can count on late night comedy to bring us amusement, it is now also apparent that it can offer some uplifting insight to those who are feeling down.