Desus & Mero Writer Josh Gondelman On Making A Late Night Talk Show During COVID : Pop Culture Happy Hour Television production changed practically overnight when COVID-19 began to spread in the United States in March 2020. One corner of TV that's carried on is the late-night talk show. There have been no live audiences — and in some cases, no studios in use — but projects like Showtime's Desus & Mero have carried on nonetheless. Comedian and writer/producer Josh Gondelman sits down to talk about creating a talk show remotely during a pandemic.
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Making A Late Night Show During COVID-19 With Josh Gondelman

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Making A Late Night Show During COVID-19 With Josh Gondelman

Making A Late Night Show During COVID-19 With Josh Gondelman

Making A Late Night Show During COVID-19 With Josh Gondelman

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Comedian Josh Gondelman is a writer and producer for Showtime's Desus & Mero. Mindy Tucker hide caption

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Comedian Josh Gondelman is a writer and producer for Showtime's Desus & Mero.

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Television production changed practically overnight when COVID-19 began to spread in the United States in March 2020. One corner of TV that's carried on is the late-night talk show. There have been no live audiences — and in some cases, no studios in use — but projects like Showtime's Desus & Mero have carried on nonetheless. Comedian and writer/producer Josh Gondelman sits down to talk about creating a talk show remotely during a pandemic.

The audio was produced by Candice Lim and edited by Jessica Reedy.