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Neauxla_Tiger
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re: David Spade new late night show
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2) At this point there's simply nothing new or fresh regarding "political humor". It all boils down to "trump bad! Did you see this tweet? LMAO!!" There's no thought or effort in crafting a joke, it's simply pointing at the president and rehashing jokes that have been said 100 times already


I feel the same way. It's exhausting. It's like watching the same movie 100 times in a row...even if it's a funny movie, you just get burnt out on it and want something new and original eventually. I also agree that it's not very witty usually. It's usually low-hanging fruit that only works because half the country will automatically like it because it aligns with their views, not because it was a "good joke". Not to mention you can turn the channel to literally any of the half-dozen late night shows and they're all cracking the exact same joke about the exact same tweet.

Additionally, I think political humor is just not a smart brand for comedians... you're going to cut your audience in half the second you start diving into politics. Then you cut your audience down even further when the joke is lame.

I used to like the old SNL sketches of presidential impressions, i.e., Carvey doing Bush, Sr., Darrell Hammond doing Clinton, Ferrell doing Bush, Jr. But those were funny because it was light-hearted making fun of their mannerisms and goofy way they talked. Today it's just so mean-spirited and basically tries to make you feel like you're a retard if you align with one of the parties (goes both ways, obviously heavily Trump/republican slanted these days)


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vandelay industries
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re: David Spade new late night show
It used to be a little more even-handed...I remember SNL lampooning Clinton a good bit, and I also remember a sketch (also on SNL) where Reagan, once the cameras were off him, morphed into a badass who could think on his feet. Definitely different nowadays, not that some of it isn't earned tho, but it's all the lowest hanging fruit.


Cousin Key
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re: David Spade new late night show
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where can someone find this mainstream political "humor" directed at Democrats/liberals?


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It's out there. Unfortunately none of it is funny.



Link? I can't think of one mainstream show that is directed at Democrats/liberals.
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Tactical1
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re: David Spade new late night show
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I can't think of one mainstream show that is directed at Democrats/liberals


Last Man Standing

The show nobody cared for then pretended to be a longtime fan when it got canned.
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vandelay industries
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re: David Spade new late night show
If there's an audience and money to be made, someone will air it. If Murdoch was willing to hold his nose in the air for The Simpsons, I'm sure he happily would've green-lit something coming from the other side of the aisle, if the content was strong and the viewers were there...


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Lsujacket66
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re: David Spade new late night show
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As long as he stays off the political jokes (either side) I will watch...



In all his promo he’s specifically said he’s not doing political stuff because too many are doing it and it’s boring


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Lsujacket66
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re: David Spade new late night show
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watched and thought it was a whole bunch of meh. Some funny bits but not appointment viewing. It was about the same level of funny as Kimmel or Fallon



The ear piece stand up bit had me dying laughing


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Lakebound
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morphed into a badass

SNL Reagan sketch


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pevetohead
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re: David Spade new late night show
I'd just like to point out that the OP made a thread about David Spade's new show and how there's no political talk, and every single reply is talking about politics. If that isn't a microcosm for modern western society, then I don't know what is.


teke184
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re: David Spade new late night show
IMHO, the “golden age” of political humor was probably the 1992 election when you had well developed versions of Bush 41, Bill Clinton, and Perot on TV and all of them could be considered reasonably fair and definitely funny.

Carvey and Hartman did a great job of sending up their targets without outright demonizing or calling them retarded, unlike Alec Baldwin (Trump), Tina Fey (Palin), or Will Ferrell (W).


Ssubba
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re: David Spade new late night show
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Carvey and Hartman did a great job of sending up their targets without outright demonizing or calling them retarded, unlike Alec Baldwin (Trump), Tina Fey (Palin), or Will Ferrell (W).


Ferrell's Bush was awesome and seemed to make people like Bush more. Bush was dumb like Clinton was horny, but neither felt spiteful. Fey's Palin was great because she would take Palin's dialogue almost word for word and sale it with a over the top Alaskan accent and a funny naive approach.

Baldwin's Trump was ran into the ground too fast. It didn't help that the actor who was doing the portrayal was an active critic of the President.


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Tridentds
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re: David Spade new late night show
Nothing wrong with political humor. Something wrong with humor... often nasty... pointed at only 1 party. Don’t play stupid... You know what the frick we are talking about.


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ManBearTiger
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re: David Spade new late night show
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It's out there. Unfortunately none of it is funny.

Most comedy aimed at Liberals and Democrats come off as corny in which the joke is painfully telegraphed and the punchline can be seen a mile away.


Provide a link to a single joke that aired in the past 10 years on network or cable television making fun of liberal policies


AHM21
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re: David Spade new late night show
There’s a lot of snowflakes in this thread. They aren’t liberals, though.

As for the original topic, I won’t watch but good luck to Spade.


dallastiger55
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re: David Spade new late night show
I have this on the DVR

Part of the reason Spade won’t talk politics is that he’s an independent and has said in the past he has voted Republican. He would probably get grilled as a late night host if he defended Trump

Best to stay away


AHM21
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re: David Spade new late night show
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He would probably get grilled as a late night host if he defended Trump


...or he doesn’t want a political based show.

From Fox News:

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The host of the upcoming "Lights Out with David Spade" told The Daily Mail that he'd leave the political skewering to his fellow late-night hosts, including Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

"They are funny and smart and have good jokes about it," he said. "At this point, it would be just piling on."

"I don't think it'll be as rough on celebs like I was on ['Saturday Night Live']," he admitted. "Now I'm kind of one of them. I will think of being funny against them, but I don't want to take anyone's legs out too hard. It is a bad pitch."

As for what fans can expect from "Lights Out," Spade joked, "We are trying to do the coldest thing. We want to do stuff that no one wants to see."



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Napoleon
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re: David Spade new late night show
Because Trumpkins can't take a joke


Weekend Warrior79
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re: David Spade new late night show
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I'd just like to point out that the OP made a thread about David Spade's new show and how there's no political talk, and every single reply is talking about politics. If that isn't a microcosm for modern western society, then I don't know what is.


Was thinking the same thing. Spade even made it clear in some of the commercials leading up to his show that he doesn't want to get political. Apparently, not wanting to get political just gets everyone else to be political for you.


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BCLA
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re: David Spade new late night show
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Provide a link to a single joke that aired in the past 10 years on network or cable television making fun of liberal policies


Ever watch South Park?


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Neauxla_Tiger
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Member since Feb 2015
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re: David Spade new late night show
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Because Trumpkins can't take a joke


Sure, some really get their jimmies rustled. But anybody would get annoyed when it feels like they get more than their fair share of ribbing. If you were with a group of friends and you're all teasing each other, you don't get too mad when you get your dose. It's all part of the fun. But if all of a sudden they are exclusively roasting you, you'd be like WTF guys?

I consider myself independent. So even from a neutral point of view it's pretty obvious how one-sided the late night shows get


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