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Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Dave!Why I won't be watching The Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

(Hint: It's the same reason I stopped watching Ellen)

Time Breakdown of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

I just don't get it.

I mean, yeah, I get it. It's a live show and you want to remind the television viewers that it's a live show so you have to break in with the studio audience every once in a while... but this is fucking ridiculous. It's almost a full hour of people screaming, yelling, and chanting which completely overwhelms the actual show. Sure it's annoying on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but at least there it's tolerable. On Colbert it absolutely is not.

And now that The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is starting up with the stupid-ass name chanting as well ("LARRY! LARRY! LARRY!"), I'll probably stop watching it too. I know his fucking name is "Larry," I don't need the audience fucking screaming it every ten minutes WHEN HIS NAME IS IN THE TITLE OF THE DAMN SHOW!

Next up? Laugh tracks. If you have to tell your audience when to laugh, YOUR SHOW ISN'T FUCKING FUNNY!


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  1. Omaha Carl says:

    Same story with Conan O Brien on TBS. Took forever to start the show. But what really turned me off to late night TV is when applause replaced any genuine laughter, or lack of it, at the end of each monologue joke. Carson used it to react to the audience. Now it’s just polite applause each time, funny or not. Leno and Letterman started that at about the same time.

  2. Michelle M. says:

    Exactly! I was hoping his show would deviate from the tired, standard late night show model. We record Conan so I can fast forward through all the clapping, monologue and “we have a great show tonights!”. Will do the same with Colbert. Hope his show improves as he settles in.

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