Comedy-less Central: Late Night Hosts Join Forces to Do Podcast While Writers Strike Continues

Nick Kangadis | August 30, 2023
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Have you watched a late night talk show in the last six or seven years and thought, ‘Man, I’d really love it if all these people joined forces?” Well, now you can watch five people be unfunny at the same time!

“Strike Force Five” is on the way to exacerbate your boredom.

If you’re wondering, ‘What in the blue hell is ‘Strike Force Five,’ strap in, because it’s as uninteresting as these people are without their teams of writers.

Late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and John Oliver are starting a podcast with the aforementioned title while the Writers Guild of America is still on strike.

In one of the most low energy promos ever witnessed, Kimmel tweeted out a preview of all five announcing the new podcast.

“It’s the five of us together for maybe an hour a day,” Fallon said, looking like someone just kicked his dog.

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Ooooo, “maybe an hour day.” “Maybe.” The top podcasters do hours a day with different guests every single episode. The way Fallon said the above statement would make most people reach for a cup of the strongest coffee they could find, because he literally looked depressed having to say it.

You might be, too, if you went from hosting “The Tonight Show” to co-hosting a podcast with four other equally unfunny people.

Oh, and just as an aside, where's the left's cries of "white supremacy" and a lack of diversity watching five corny white guys ruin comedy?

With podcasters like Joe Rogan, Russell Brand, Steven Crowder, Patrick Bet-David, Bill Maher, Adam Corolla, Theo Von and others dominating the podcast market by doing it the right way with a little enthusiasm — not just so they have something to do in order to cash a paycheck — people might be interested in what they have to say.

But when you combine the biggest political dividers in the entertainment industry and have them work together to provide whatever they think entertainment is supposed to be, it could fall on deaf ears.


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