David Letterman lost his comedic luster decades ago in my opinion. His reign on late night at CBS was always overshadowed and relegated to second rate status by Jay Leno. Why? Because Letterman as many others, failed to understand the comedic success of the comic genius of Johnny Carson. Leno understood it. Carson was the template to follow and Leno did. Carson was the elder statesman of late night television for thirty years and Leno's reign lasted over twenty five on the Tonight Show.
Carson was king because he understood the people and he realized that partisan politics had no place in comedy, as did his successor Jay Leno. You are funny because you are an equal opportunity humorist or jibist, or you are just another second rate partisan hack with a leftist political agenda like Letterman. Will Rogers understood this premise back in the days of radio, as did Bob Hope and a long list of successful legends in radio, television and entertainment who followed them.
If the elevation of Steven Colbert to the seat soon to be vacated by David Letterman represents anything, it represents the continued attempts by leftist controlled media in America to control the thoughts of Americans via the continued hustle of leftist basal humor. That gut aching rib splitting humor of the greats remains absent from the routines of the left's star personalities of today, because they have never understood what true marketable humor really is and they still don't.
I could go on concerning the all stars of today's leftist comedy, but most people are familiar with these personalities and they already know why they don't like them. If Jimmy Fallon intends to wear the crown of the recently departed king of late night? He too had better understand that there is both method to madness and method to late night humor. The method is simple. "Be funny at the expense of all."
Colbert's "Shtick" presently is derived exclusively from his faux conservatism. His false persona as a slicked down, button down conservative pitch man. Colbert is just the most recent example of the left's continued hacks at conservative and Christian values in America via the leftist preferred versions of comedy. If there is an overt and underlying consensus of dark thinking in the board rooms of major media in America, it does not involved racism or sexism. What it does involve is leftism. At all costs, the forced perspectives of socialist egalitarianism will be packaged and sold to the people via American media, regardless of their retching refusal to swallow the pablum that egalitarian controlled media hustles daily.
A better choice to challenge Fallon would have been Jon Stewart. Stewart actually tries to balance his comedic "Shtick" with regular jibes and jokes aimed at the left. If there is any comedian in today's world capable of easily wearing the mantle of across the board marketable humor, Jon Stewart is best capable of being the Johnny Carson or the Bob Hope of this generation. With that said, even his Daily show tends to be counter weighted toward the left on most days, but at the least they do recognize the absurdities of the left on a regular basis and rightly poke fun at those also.
No ladies and gentlemen, there is no lack of diversity in race or gender in late night television, but there is a significant lack of diversity as it concerns balanced humor and sadly that appears to be the future of late night comedy as far as can be seen into the immediate future.
Before the announcement that comedian Stephen Colbert would take over the ‘Late Show’ post, television critics had come up with a number of candidates who are female or black or both.
“Looking at the hilarious women across the rest of the TV dial – in sitcoms, Comedy Central shows, and Saturday Night Live – the idea that there are no women funny and likable enough to helm a TV show past 11:30 p.m. is increasingly absurd,” Esther Breger wrote in The New Republic before Thursday’s announcement.