Donald Trump Is No Laughing Matter to Some Late Night Comics | NBC New York
Decision 2016

Decision 2016

Full coverage of the race for the White House

Donald Trump Is No Laughing Matter to Some Late Night Comics

Viewers who tune into the likes of Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee and John Oliver are more likely to see Trump getting condemned

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Getty Images
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at Briar Woods High School August 2, 2016 in Ashburn, Virginia.

    There appears to be a growing consensus among some of the leading voices in American late-night comedy that Donald Trump just isn't funny anymore, according to NBC News.

    Viewers who tune into the likes of Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee and John Oliver are more likely to see Trump getting condemned instead of politely mocked.

    Late-night comics typically pride themselves on being equal-opportunity offenders who take shots at anyone in power, regardless of their political persuasion. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has certainly received her share of ridicule, but this election cycle has evolved differently.

    With Trump's racially charged rhetoric about Muslims and Mexicans, coupled with his controversial statements about the U.S. military and his critics, several popular comedians are more overtly taking sides and imploring their viewers to vote against him.

    Clinton Blasts Trump on Birther Lie

    [NATL] Clinton Blasts Trump on Birther Lie
    Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump for repeatedly claiming that President Obama was not born in America. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016)