If there’s one good thing to come out of Donald Trump‘s presidency, it’s the high quality of talk and sketch shows using comedy to comment on his dysfunctional administration. Gold Derby recently spoke with six variety hosts, including previous Emmy winners and possible first-timers. Follow the links below to be taken to their full interviews.
James Corden (“The Late Late Show”): Corden hosts this nightly talk series featuring popular sketches like “Carpool Karaoke” and “Drop the Mic.” He already has three Emmys on his shelf for “The Late Late Show” (Interactive Program in 2016 and Variety Special for “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” in 2016 and 2017). And he won one more for the “70th Annual Tony Awards” (Special Class Program in 2017). He has been nominated four other times in his career thus far. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Jim Jefferies (“The Jim Jefferies Show”): Jefferies hosts this weekly Comedy Central talk show covering politics and pop culture. He received a Writers Guild nomination for the series earlier this year. Before this he was known for his work as a stand-up comic, and he created and co-starred in the FX comedy series “Legit.” (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Jordan Klepper (“The Opposition”): Klepper hosts this satire of conservative and conspiracy-minded media such as “Info Wars.” Prior to becoming the “Opposition” Klepper was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” from 2014-2017. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Seth Meyers (“Late Night”): Meyers took over this long-running NBC series from Jimmy Fallon in 2014 and launched segments like the current events-skewering “A Closer Look.” He earned an Emmy nom last year for writing the series. And he previously won a songwriting Emmy for “Saturday Night Live” in 2011 (“Justin Timberlake Monologue”). Overall he has been nominated 18 times. (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Trevor Noah (“The Daily Show”): Noah took over as host of this long-running news satire after Jon Stewart left the anchor’s desk in 2015. He won an Emmy last year for “The Daily Show: Between the Scenes” in the Short Form Variety Series category. And he’s also a co-creator and producer of “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.” (Click here to be taken to his full interview)
Sarah Silverman (“I Love You, America”): Silverman hosts this Hulu series in which she travels the world and performs sketches. She has been nominated for eight Emmys and won two thus far: Music and Lyrics for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” for the song “I’m F*cking Matt Damon” (2008) and Variety Special Writing for “We Are Miracles” (2014). (Click here to be taken to her full interview)
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