From sobbing to superhero spoofs: Late-night hosts review the virtual DNC


The comedians of late-night TV on Monday reviewed what they did and didn’t like about the opening of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, which this year is being held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On the plus side, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah said he enjoyed not having to see the crowd “cheering every other sentence.”

But “we all have to admit that a convention that takes place over Zoom, it just doesn’t have the same juice,” he admitted, imagining how former President Barack Obama’s famous speeches would have gone down online.

Check out Noah’s monologue here:

On “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon joked that “nothing quite fires up Americans more like long speeches over Zoom” and said he missed seeing people on both sides of the aisle “dancing like idiots” in the audience.

Check out Fallon’s monologue here:

“The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, said he “definitely cried” at various points and following Michelle Obama’s address, during which the former first lady said Donald Trump is the “wrong president for this country.”

It was “great to see people sincerely wanting to make a change toward decency,” said Colbert.

Check out Colbert’s comments here:

And his lengthier analysis of the convention here:

Colbert’s show also aired this “Avengers: Endgame” spoof:

And this DNC-themed parody of John Legend’s hit song “All Of Me.”

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