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An Alternative to Trump-Bashing Comedy?

USA TODAY recently hailed nine TV comedians who specialize in mocking President Trump. Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Bill Maher, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Fallon, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Michelle Wolf all identify as outspoken liberals, but that doesn’t mean 100% of the late-night TV audience wants to see him reamed every night. Alternative programming from conservative comedians could earn great success by capturing just 10% of the late-night comedy audience, the same way Fox News wins ratings wars by offering an alternative to left-leaning networks.

The purpose shouldn’t be to defend Trump–he can fend for himself and defense isn’t funny. Instead, a conservative comedy show could go after laughable libs like Pelosi and Schumer, Bernie and Hillary, while mocking politically correct comics and their predictable mockery of Trump.

If a network embraced this obvious opportunity, they could laugh all the way to the bank.

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    Michael Medved
  • Michael Medved specializes in talking about pop culture and politics on a daily basis. Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

Michael Medved specializes in talking about pop culture and politics on a daily basis. Michael’s columns on politics and media appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and USA Today, where he is a member of the Board of Contributors.

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