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“The Right Stuff”—Why Conservative Comedy is Booming

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 12, 2021
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Fox News launched a late-night talk show earlier this year hosted by conservative comedian Greg Gutfeld, and it’s become the most-watched show of its kind in the country. Political satire on TV has long been left-leaning, whether it’s Saturday Night Live or The Daily Show. Why has that been the case? And what does the success of Gutfeld! on Fox tell us about the state of humor in America? Colorado State University film and media studies professor Nick Marx is writing about this phenomenon in a book called “That’s Not Funny: How the Right Makes Comedy Work for Them.” (Segment produced by Keeley Gibson) Show More...