Writers Strike Yields Lack of Late-Night Laughs

  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/16923938/16923930" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Listen to this 'Talk of the Nation' topic

If a political candidate makes a gaffe and comedy writers aren't around to make fun of it, does it make a sound? Bill Sheft, a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, talks about the impact of the lack of late-night laughs, and how we are affected by the absence of political humor.

Guests:

Paul Farhi, writer for The Washington Post

Bill Sheft, writer, The Late Show with David Letterman

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.