Late-Night Comedians Would Be Lost Without Trump

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert all went after the president's Monday night rally in Pennsylvania (you expected differently?)

by Zachary Leeman | Updated 13 Mar 2018 at 1:02 PM

The president drives an alarming amount of the material of today’s so-called comedians night after night. Makes you wonder what they did before he ever began his political career.

At this point, you could grab just about any leftist troll on Twitter and have that person write the majority of the opening monologues for late-night comedians — and there would likely be very little drop-off in quality.

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert all predictably went after the president’s rally in Pennsylvania yesterday.

Fallon jumped on a line Trump threw at the crowd in an attempt to fire them up: “Is there any more fun than a Trump rally?”

Fallon’s take was: “Well, it turns out, there are actually a lot of fun things that are more fun than a Trump rally, which brings us to our new segment: ‘Things that are more fun than a Trump rally.'”

Fallon’s examples included warts and soggy popcorn.

Turns out, though, that Fallon played softball with the president compared to the routines of Kimmel and Colbert.

Kimmel asked about the rally: "Does Trump know it's not time to start campaign-rallying yet?"

He also said, "At this point, it seems his entire governing philosophy boils down to: 'Will it fit on a hat I can sell to people?'" This was in response to Trump's announcing his 2020 campaign slogan: "Keep America Great." The slogan is unfortunately identical to the tagline for the horror film "The Purge: Election Year," which concerns a future America where crime is completely legal for one day out of the year.

The late-night host also said Trump doesn't enjoy being president, but that "loves running for president."

Meanwhile, Colbert asked on his late-night show, "Does he [Trump] think that acting like a buffoon is necessary?"

It's clear that this three-headed monster — call it Fal-Kim-Bert — and other late-night comics seem to think it's mandatory to be less and less funny every week.

PopZette editor Zachary Leeman can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter

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