Three shows that have been able to keep me sane add a bit of humor. I think most people are familiar with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO as there seems to be a weekly viral video of one of their very well thought out segments highlighting an issue in our country. His show showcases the benefit of having the week versus the 24 hour news cycle scramble to put together content. Also, I'm sure having the power of HBO behind you opens a lot of doors such as being able to interview the Dalai Llama. It's great to highlight all these issues but my beloved liberals have a tendency to get very aware when one of these shows highlights an issue and then letting it fizzle out once it's not in the news. FYI, Flint is still without clean water. Stay tuned in!
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal on TBS is on Wednesday nights provides a much needed female perspective in the late night ring. She comes from The Daily Show, which I sadly have not grown fond of Trevor Noah's humor. While at The Daily Show, Sam did excellent abroad pieces and has done a few at her new show. Full Frontal showcases the benefit of having the most diverse writing staff in late night (but still unfortunately with a white woman as the host - more voices!). She's currently keeping all the white women who marched in the Women's Day marches feet to the fire, which I think other shows are lacking. Another recent piece that I thought was really great and not something I'm seeing elsewhere was interviewing former Civil Rights activist to talk about how they made progress in this country. Spoiler alert: It didn't happen in one night.
What shows are you watching?