Late-nite comics have abandoned trying to be funny.
Instead, they’ve become corporate press news hosts with slightly better writers.
And one anti-Trump late nite host got triggered after one thing he said backfired.
British comedian John Oliver uses his HBO news recap show to bash Donald Trump and Republicans using the most vulgar language possible.
Oliver will occasionally give the Democrats a love tap, but the show is a hate machine aimed toward the right.
But the machine backfired when Oliver got hilariously mocked by one of his targets.
For some reason, Oliver has an ax to grind with the town of Danbury, Connecticut.
On more than one occasion, he’s engaged in profanity-laced tirades against the city.
Oliver once said:
“If you are going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury because, and this is true, f*** Danbury…Danbury Connecticut can eat my whole a**.”
Remember when British comedians were known for their wit?
“I know exactly three things about Danbury, ‘USA Today’ ranked it the second-best city to live in in 2015, it was once the center of the American hat industry…And if you’re from there, you have a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver, children included, f*** you.”
Oliver also took umbrage at the fact that Danbury courted Amazon to build a facility in the town and bring jobs.
But Danbury got the last laugh.
Mayor Mark Boughton announced that Danbury would be naming a sewage facility after the hate-filled comedian.
Boughton said in a Facebook video, “We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant…Why? Because it’s full of crap just like you, John.”
John Oliver, “good sport” that he is, replied to the news, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, f*** Danbury. Babies. Elderly. Pets. Buildings. All of you can go f*** yourselves.”
Leftism has killed comedy.
It’s an embarrassment that this is supposed to be considered insightful and humorous political commentary.
Late-nite comics have become nothing more than attack dogs for the left.
And they train their audiences on when to laugh and when to cheer.
For example, Stephen Colbert was once taken aback when his audience cheered the firing of James Comey by Donald Trump.
He quickly corrected them and recalibrated them to “Orange Man bad” messaging.
Every once in a while, slivers of truth leak out on the shows.
While doing press for one of Hollywood’s hit pieces on Fox News creator Roger Ailes, Russell Crowe said Ailes realized that there was a huge audience that wasn’t being served by the press.
A similar void has opened up in the realm of late-nite comedy.
One of the networks would clean up if they had a late-nite comedy show that was right-of-center, or at the very least not completely in the bag for the Democrats.