NEW YORK — In the point of view of late-night joke authors, just 1 man is running for president.
A staggering 97 percent of those jokes Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon told concerning the candidates in September targeted President Donald Trump, a study published Monday found.
That does not even rely on 64 jokes made about Trump’s household or government, the analysis stated.
He has been studying late-night comedy and politics since 1992. Republicans are often targeted greater than Democrats from the humor authors, but the gap has never been so stark. The nearest was the 2016 effort when Trump was the punchline for 78 percent of these jokes to Hillary Clinton’s 22 percent, ” the center said.
That is fantastic news if, such as Biden, you intend to make Trump the fundamental issue in the campaign. It might pose a true challenge for those comics when Biden defeats Trump in next month’s election, nevertheless.
What will they need to poke fun at?
“I believe that they will find a way to keep making jokes about Trump, even when he leaves office,” Lichter said.
There is precedent for it. In 2001, late-night comedians made former President Bill Clinton that the topic of jokes than his successor, George W. Bush, Lichter said.