Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night | Episode 2 - The Format 1

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night | Episode 2 – The Format

 

Episode 2: The Format

The monologue, the desk, the guests, the band. The ingredients of the late night TV formula are familiar, yet fickle. Get them just right and a show can last for decades. Make one mistake and your career is over – fast. In this episode, we explore the alchemy that turns a late night TV show into ratings and social media gold. Jimmy Kimmel, Desus and Mero, David Letterman producer and The Daily Show co-creator Madeleine Smithberg, Tonight Show regular Byron Allen and more give us insights on the hardships of mastering the formula perfected by Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.

Produced by CNN Audio and Cream Productions
Hosted by Bill Carter

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23 comments

  1. tRump tried to stop late night hosts from making fun of him ol racist ex-president Karen

    1. @Peter P she was killed by a corrupt policeman hired by the democrats

    2. @Peter P biden is still alive, and all the other traitor democrats are still alive, but it won’t be for long

    3. @Александр Курбатов keep telling yourself that. Wasn’t Trump supposed to be reinstated in March? That didn’t happen either stop worshiping Donald Lump before I send the Babbitt slayer to go get you

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