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Seth Meyers Taking Late Night Live After Republican National Convention

Seth Meyers vs. Stephen Colbert: Which late-night host will throw the ultimate Republican National Convention after party?

NBC on Friday announced that Late Night With Seth Meyers will air a special live episode at 12:35 am on July 21, following the final night of the RNC, which is expected to feature the announcement of Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee. This is quite a change of pace for Meyers, who traditionally tapes Late Night at 6:30 pm; as far as NBC can recall, this is the first instance of the show going live.

“I’m assuming that convention will be one of the most watched, and that night will, I imagine, break quite a few ratings records, if the debates were any indication of how much we like watching this person speak,” Meyers, who recently banned Trump from appearing on his show, tells The New York Times.

Of course, Meyers isn’t network TV’s only late-night host offering up post-convention commentary — Colbert’s Late Show will go live at 11:35 pm after each convention, Republican and Democratic.

And then there’s cable: HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher will air live specials to cover the RNC (on July 20 and 21) and DNC (July 27 and 28), while Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Trevor Noah will travel to both Cleveland and Philadelphia for its own convention coverage.

So here’s the question: With all these voices screaming into the late-night void, to whom will you give your attention? Cast your vote below, then drop a comment with your thoughts.

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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7 Comments
  1. elf says:

    Anyone who has not been watching Meyers’ post-monologue “A Closer Look” segments have really been missing something. Some of those bit have been as good as Jon Stewart in his prime. Even his non-political desk bits have been great recently, especially “Jokes I Can’t Tell” where a black woman and a lesbian tell jokes that, for obvious reasons, Seth just can’t tell.

    • DreamRose311 says:

      I was going to say the same thing about A Closer Look! I actually ended up being disappointed when I read the article, because I was hoping from the headline he’d be live all week.

  2. theatrechik says:

    Why isn’t “all” a possibility? My PVR will be full, but all of the above have an interesting viewpoint

  3. Piers says:

    They’re all jerks, so NOTA.

  4. Jill says:

    Seth has been amazing this election cycle. He really came into his own when he chose to sit behind his desk during the monologue. I can not miss his monologue or his “A Closer Look” When people ask what’s so good, I can’t put into words, I just tell them to watch. He has easily become my favorite host.

  5. Rich says:

    Talk smart? Before I start its “smartly” which is an adverb describing the verb talk. Well then that leaves that pothead atheist Bill Maher out of the conversation. You people have the perfect opportunity to poke fun at the biggest idiot on stage,Hillary Clinton. I could even write great material about her but you show Donald on Playboy talking about him not being a monk. Guess what? Most men like having sex so what’s your point Seth?