Yes Jon Can.
Filed Under Late Night, Satire
The past couple of days have seen more than a few stories talking about how the new incoming Obama administration will not be great fodder for American’s comedians. But any one of those who talk about The Daily Show hasn’t been watching the show for the past eight years. Because while George Bush was a frequent target for the show, an almost equally bigger target has been the mainstream media which asks questions like, “Can ‘The Daily Show’ survive Barack Obama?”
Modern news, with its obsession with balanced punditry, data overload and technological tricks isn’t going anywhere. Anyone who watched CNN coverage last night where Wolf Blitzer talked to Dana Bash via “holographic projection” knows that the news media will give the Daily Show plenty of grist for building jokes in the future. The only question I have is if Comedy Central will give the Daily Show the budget to make fun of such brazenly inane technological innovation.
Well, that hologram stuff was really the most jaw-dropping waste I have ever seen. But honestly, that Stewart/Colbert election day special? If that’s any bellwether of the future, my lord is that whole Daily Show franchise in trouble. I can’t imagine anyone enjoying any of that on any level. Sooooo bad.