Is Seth Meyers Positioning Himself As Late Night’s Political Kingmaker? Bruce Fetts of Vulture certainly thinks so.
As he explains, there are nearly as many late-night talk-show hosts as there are presidential candidates these days, so players in both arenas need to do whatever they can to distinguish themselves from the pack. Over at NBC’s Late Night, Seth Meyers may have found his hook: politics. With Late Show’s David Letterman off the stage and The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart soon to follow, the genre’s two highest-profile political voices are going silent.
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Before Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah can try to fill the power vacuum, Meyers is stepping up his game, most notably by booking presidential candidates in the run-up to 2016…