Late-Night Laughs: Diversity, The Debate & ‘Desus & Mero’

Late-Night Laughs: Diversity, The Debate & ‘Desus & Mero’
Late-Night Laughs is Deadline’s weekly look at the business of jokes after dark. We focus on the biggest topics in the world of late-night, the people who make these shows tick and the moments that go viral. Drop me a line at pwhite@deadline.com with tips or suggestions.

This week, we look at on-screen diversity in the genre, speak with Desus & Mero about being picked up for a third season, take a look at how late-night hosts dealt with the screamo dumpster fire that was the presidential debate, and profile The Amber Ruffin Show writer Shantira Jackson.

Is Late-Night TV Becoming More Diverse?

The question of on-screen diversity (we’ll tackle the topic of off-screen diversity in a separate column) is not a new topic. But it came into focus this week with the news that Saturday Night Live writer Sam Jay scored a weekly late-night talk show on HBO,
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