Late-Night Comedy Is No Laughing Matter (Public Affairs Council)

You’re right, and in Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency, Stephen J. Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington and S. Robert Lichter of George Mason University analyze a political culture in which comedians play an increasingly influential role. What does their role mean, and what does it portend for the future? The answers below are Farnsworth’s.

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