The new politics of late-night talk

Point-counterpoint: So far Silverman has interviewed guests including Senator Al Franken and activist DeRay Mckesson

BY THE TIME THE CLOCK HITS 11 P.M. each day, it can feel as if you’ve been through a week’s worth of news. This acceleration has divided late-night hosts into two classes. It’s not really political vs. apolitical, but rather agile comedy that crystallizes the moment vs. the kind of comedy that worked best before recent rapid cultural change. Three new TV shows

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