End Of Government Shutdown Is Horribly Timed For Comedy Shows

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The end of the partial government shutdown was poorly timed for the late night talk shows, which have made the political impasse part of their commentary for the last month.

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced that he and congressional leaders had agreed to reopen the government until Feb. 15 even though no money is being allocated to pay for a border wall.

On Fridays, the late night shows generally offer reruns or shows compiled of segments taped earlier in the week. But that didn’t mean there was total silence on the deal.

The “Late Show” put together a new cold open acknowledging that Trump was folding to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the government shutdown.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” tweeted its thanks to furloughed government workers who had appeared on the show in recent weeks.

And Comedy Central tweeted that the reopening of the government was “the feel-good story of the year,” adding #TrumpCaved.

Expect to hear more about the reopening of the government next week. 

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2019-01-26 06:21:00
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