Jimmy Kimmel’s heart-wrenching, personal message about the need for health care access. Stephen Colbert’s lengthy, graphic tirade about the relationship between the U.S. and Russian presidents. Seth Meyers’ scathing take down of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

In a political climate where late night TV’s serious takes get just as much attention as its comedic ones — and when the nation’s leaders are very publicly paying attention to what is being said about them — is laughter still the main mission?


  • Jo Miller Executive producer, head writer and showrunner, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
  • Jeffrey Jones Professor of entertainment and media studies at the University of Georgia; director of the Peabody Awards; author of "Entertaining Politics"

Political Late Night Monologues

Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue About His Son

Colbert's Controversial Trump-Putin Comment

Seth Meyers' Response To Paul Ryan's Email

Samantha Bee's Ivanka Trump Monologue

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