While the following bit of news may not be particularly surprising to many people out there, it is certainly nice to have some confirmation: “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” is moving into the live format for some coverage of the upcoming Presidential debates.
Today, it was announced that Noah’s show will be airing live at 11:00 p.m. Eastern time following both the September 26 and also October 19 debates featuring candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and then also following the Vice-Presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine taking place on October 4.
There is a reason why “The Daily Show” is going the same route as “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers”: They know that the ratings are going to be huge for some instant reactions to what is likely to be a show stuffed full of all sorts of assorted craziness. Also, what also works for it is that “The Daily Show” will get a chance to come in and comment before the other shows even officially begin. “The Late Show” and “Late Night” do not begin until after 11:30 p.m. Eastern, and by that time who knows? Maybe after Noah’s show airs some people will already have their fill.
Oh, who are we kidding? We feel like there are probably going to be some people out there who lap up all of this late-night coverage of politics down to the last drop. That’s certainly what we’ve seen for the most part through this entire cycle.
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