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Writers Strike Yields Lack of Late-Night Laughs

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Writers Strike Yields Lack of Late-Night Laughs

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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