'Tonight Show' Producer: Late Night Hosts Becoming Political Commentators

5:28
 
Share
 
Manage episode 178355040 series 1193758
By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers.
On Wednesday's edition of Trending Today USA, host Ernie Brown spoke with Dave Berg, a former executive producer of "The Tonight Show." Among other topics, the two discussed how late night hosts (specifically Stephen Colbert) are becoming less comedic and more political. Berg compared Colbert's ratings with those of Jimmy Fallon on NBC. Brown also asked Berg how night after night, Jay Leno could come up with great material and how they would do it in the writer's room. Berg has written a book titled "Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show." Like us on Facebook! Image credit: Peabody Awards/Flickr

1969 episodes available. A new episode about every 4 hours averaging 22 mins duration .