Late-night comedians barely even try to be funny nowadays.
Comedy is secondary to political propaganda.
And one liberal comic just got some devastating news about his show’s ratings.
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is back after many years away from the game, but the game has apparently passed him by.
He blazed a trail for liberal comics to host boring shows that parrot the talking points of the Democratic Party.
But now the market is crowded, and nobody is watching his new show ‘The Problem with Jon Stewart.’
From The New York Post:
“Jon Stewart is struggling to gain traction on his new talk show…’The Problem with Jon Stewart,’ which launched on AppleTV+ in September, appears to be a flop, as it trails far behind its competitors on broadcast and cable TV…The show’s first episode was seen by just 180,000 US homes in the first week it debuted last fall, measurement firm Samba TV said. That number dropped to 78% to 40,000 by its fifth episode, which aired in early March. Stewart’s comic rival John Oliver, meanwhile, pulled in viewership of 844,000 US homes for a March episode of his HBO show, ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ Samba TV reported.”
The real “problem” for Stewart is that he’s competing with John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, and James Corden for the same leftist talk show lane.
Even if people were starved for left-wing comic shows, there are too many options, and they’re all regurgitating the same talking points.
For instance, Stewart recently had a segment on his show called “the problem with white people” where he went on a tirade about systemic racism and oppression and all the talking points regurgitated by every other leftist over the past five years.
Stewart had on centrist political commentator Andrew Sullivan, and Stewart and his co-panelists berated Sullivan for several minutes, portraying him as a racist.
Sullivan later wrote of the experience, “[I]t became clear that Stewart was not conducting a televised debate, but initiating a struggle session. The point of the session was not to discuss anything, but to further enforce the dogma he had pronounced. So I found myself in the equivalent of one of those workplace indoctrination seminars — in which any disagreement is regarded as a form of ‘hate’ or ‘ignorance.’ But worse: I was in a struggle session with a live mob sitting in, cheering and jeering, which Stewart led and orchestrated. For good measure, Stewart called me a racist and told me I was not ‘living in the same f*cking country as we are,’ and went on to angrily call me a ‘motherf*cker.’”
Perhaps Stewart’s niche is calling his guests “motherf*cker.”
That would be a departure from the other conveyor belt of leftist hosts.
Maybe then his ratings wouldn’t be so abysmal.