Listen: Seth Meyers on Trump’s Lack of Humor, Giving Voice to Women Writers

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera.

In this episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum sat down with late-night television show host and “Saturday Night Live” alum Seth Meyers to talk about the women in his writing staff and the realities of being a television comedian in the age of the Donald Trump presidency.

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Meyers pointed to the outrage from the right toward Michelle Wolf’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner comedy set as expected, but he was surprised when the White House Correspondents’ Association apologized on behalf of Wolf.

“I was very disappointed by that element of it,” Meyers said. “Michelle said it great on ‘The View’ when she got asked about. It’s a terrible job as a comedian, and I say this as someone who’s done it. It’s a terrible room, you don’t get paid, you’re on C-SPAN the worst you’ve ever looked on camera. The least you would think the people who asked you to do it could do is have your back.”


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