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Are We Going To Mars?

We have been to the moon, thanks to NASA, but never to Mars. Going to Mars is something that humanity has envisioned ever since it set foot on the moon. However, decades ago we lacked the means and the power to facilitate safe passage to Mars, one of the many planets in our solar system. With the recent technological advancements, plans are underway to have some of us travel to Mars. Due to President Trump’s directive for NASA to take people to Mars by 2033, the space agency has been on its toes to come up with a detailed plan for the expedition. According to NASA, their plan will encompass five phases. Although the project is expected to experience severe challenges, the space agency is determined to bring President Trump’s directive to fruition. Currently, there are ongoing tests to determine how best NASA can take people to Mars. Besides, launching and testing of rockets is expected to be held in the coming year so as to deliver vital components to the Deep Space Gateway. NASA’s move has come as a challenge to other companies that deal with space exploration. Whereas NASA projects to safely take us to the moon by 2033, other corporations guarantee an early Mars arrival, presumably by the year 2022. Thus, such a scenario will force NASA to work around the clock, because any challenge will deter it from its initial course. If it so happens that we arrive on Mars by 2033, we will have done what previous generations failed to do.

 

Will Late Night Television Show Hosts Be Speechless?

Many people like to believe their favorite late night television show host is incredibly talented and funny. This belief is often justified. However, people shouldn’t forget that late night television show hosts stand upon the shoulders of giants. Behind the scenes, writers work tirelessly to craft jokes for late night television show hosts to use. In fact, without all of these writers, many late night television show hosts would be about as entertaining and funny as your typical class clown. Late night television show hosts know this, and they are getting nervous.

 

Why are the hosts getting nervous? It is because of an upcoming contract deadline. The Writer’s Guild of America protects all of the professional writers in Hollywood. This includes the writers for late night television shows. If the contract isn’t renewed, the writers will go on strike. This hasn’t happened for almost a decade! If a strike occurs, the late night television show hosts will have nothing to stay. Rather than attempting the stage without the help of professional writers, late night television shows will air repeats. This should give many late night television show fans pause regarding exactly how talented many of their favorite hosts are.

 

Thankfully, many experts think it won’t come to this. May would be a bad time for a strike from professional writers. A lot of big television events are scheduled for May, and writers will be needed to help make them happen. Let’s hope our favorite late night hosts won’t be speechless!

 

Two Late Night Television Show You Should Check Out

Most late night television show fans probably think they have seen it all. However, did you know there are more late night television shows out there than the ones advertised by the big networks? It’s true! If you looking for something more than the standard late night television show fare, one newspaper recently highlighted two shows for people to check out.

 

Desus & Mero showcases a pair of Bronx comedians. You can check out this late night television show on Viceland. This duo is able to riff off of the popular headlines of the day. To match the duo’s street cred, the desk on the show isn’t squeaky clean. Instead, it is covered in graffiti. The show was recently described as “loose, cheerful, and profane.” Jessie Williams and Chris Hayes have both made recent appearances on the show.

 

If you want to watch a late night television show where the stakes are low and celebrities lay back a bit, you should change the channel to Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. This late night television show is aired on Bravo, and you can catch it Sundays through Thursdays. Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lawrence have made appearances on the show. Thanks to an open bar policy on the set, the guests are often a bit tipsy and willing to talk loosely about their lives. The show can be a refreshing change from the sometimes overly scripted interviews of traditional late night television.

 

What are you waiting for? Check out these shows!

The closest we have to state TV

The comic, including Seth Meyer, and Samantha Lee, were discussing President Donald Trump’s close with the network and his daughter in White House. They also took close at the relationship between Trump and Bill O’Reilly to talk about the role of his daughter Ivanka in the White House. Stephen Colbert, on the last show, talked about how the president stuck his finger into O’Reilly’s situation in the media. As a matter of fact, the media is aware that Trump dislikes Bill. For this reason, he will answer these questions with stakes. According to the recent statistics, the network settled to the tune of not less than $13 million.

 

When Trump was asked about Bill, he claimed that he was not guilty of the alleged charges. On the other hand, Colbert was so ironical when he enquired about the $13 million found with Bill. He also added that that amount could be just a tip of the iceberg about more money channeled into the media to portray a good image of the worst political rule. Trump also declared April as the month of Sexual Awareness. According to this statement, the bill has been charged with more than two incidences of sexual assault.

 

To be fair, Trump was not elected by the American people the electorate only elected him. For this reason, he will not own all the allegations subjected to him. Samantha also questions the role of Ivanka in the White House. She also claims that she might be there to act as her father’s eyes and ears.

Late Night TV Host Holds Her Own White House Correspondents’ Dinner

One of the funniest and smartest faces of late night television had a lot to say about the conspicuous absence of President Donald Trump at the first White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Samantha Bee, star of the late night hit show Full Frontal, decided to hold “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” a very funny skit that featured celebrities and plenty of sarcastic humor pointed directly at Trump.

 

Samantha Bee’s decision to hold a comedic version of the event was prompted not just because of the President’s absence but also from the fact that the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner took on a demure tone this year.

 

During the Obama administration, the President was not only roasted but also invited to laugh and even participate with a few jokes. Since former President Obama was very popular, the Correspondents’ Dinner became a glitzy affair that attracted many A-list celebrities from the showbiz industry.

 

This year, comedian Hasan Minhaj was in charge of roasting Trump, but the roasting was minimal since the focus is to have the President there and in person to catch and absorb the jokes. Instead, the organizing committee invited legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein to present awards.

 

Samantha Bee’s counter show was a comedic success with very strong roasting of President Trump, who would have likely not been very comfortable with. The journalism industry in general was also heavily roasted by Samantha Bee and her fellow comedians, but proceeds from the event went to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

 

Late Night Television Show Hosts Blast Ivanka Trump

Famous people often hope to be mentioned on a late night television show to increase exposure. That is exactly what members of the Trump family used to wish for. However, now that the Trump family is leading the most powerful country in the world, Trump family members are not always mentioned positively. This is exactly what happened to Ivanka Trump recently. After being jeered at a conference in Germany, the late night television world has been merciless.

 

It started when Ivanka Trump spoke at a German conference on women’s issues. She told the crowd that her father was a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” Naturally, the crowd didn’t seem to believe Ivanka’s claim, and they let her know through a series of boos and jeers. Later, late night television show hosts quipped all about it. Stephen Colbert joked that it was the first time a Trump family member participated in a women’s conference that didn’t involve swimsuits. Conan O’Brien told his audience that Ivanka Trump was surprised she got booed after being told she should open up her remarks with a joke. Another joke reminded audience members that the Trump family has a long history of inspiring women. However, that inspiration involved inspiring women to march, to sue, and to flee from a dressing room.

 

This wasn’t the first time the Trump family has been openly mocked on late night television. With over three and a half years until Trump’s presidency can be challenged, it certainly won’t be the last either!

 

 

Pixies Perform “Bel Esprit” on CONAN

Legendary alt-rock band The Pixies showed off their new single, “Bel Esprit,” on Conan Thursday night, April 27, 2017.

 

“Bel Esprit” is a verbal pas de deux between Pixies frontman Black Francis and the group’s bassist, Paz Lenchantin. Lenchantin stepped in to replace Kim Shattuck, whose brief tenure as a Pixie spanned June-November 2013. Shattuck had been hastily brought in to fill in for original Pixies bassist Kim Deal.

 

The Pixies have released two studio albums since the group re-formed in 2004. A previous album, 2014’s “Indie Cindy,” was almost universally panned by fans and critics. The group released their album “Head Carrier” on September 30, 2016.

 

“This was feeling very much like our comeback record as opposed to ‘Indie Cindy,’ which felt like a transitional moment even when we were making it,” Francis said to a reporter for Rolling Stone. Music critics, including NPR’s Jason Heller, agree.

 

Originally formed in Boston in 1986, the original Pixies lineup of Francis, Deal, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering played together off and on through 1993. That year, Kim Deal reached some of her greatest commercial success not as a Pixie, but as the lead singer/guitarist of The Breeders with her twin sister Kelley Deal. The Breeders’ album “Last Splash” reached platinum status thanks in part to lead-off single “Cannonball.”

 

Although never very commercially successful, the Pixies have been greatly influential on other hard rock, pop-rock, and indie-rock groups through the 1990s and beyond. One pop culture claim to fame is the appearance of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” on the soundtrack to the 1999 film “Fight Club,” played over the movie’s ending credits.

 

Conan O’Brien and Vicente Fox: A Comedy Dream Team

Conan O’Brien’s show took its act on the road recently, and the resulting Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico episodes have had everyone talking. Especially considering the recent political climate, it has been interesting to see America’s favorite late-night redhead bonding with friends across the border. In one of his most talked-about segments from south of the border, O’Brien interviewed former Mexican president Vicente Fox.

Right off the bat, it immediately became clear that this would be no standard interview. Vicente Fox presented Conan O’Brien with a pair of beautiful leather cowboy boots with a humorous epithet etched into them. From then, the two went on to talk about Fox’s well-known Twitter war with President Donald J. Trump. While O’Brien joked that he probably wouldn’t be allowed back into the United States, Fox went on to praise all of the many ways in which the Mexican people have been an asset to the United States.

As the audience cheered him on, Fox compared the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico to that of roommates. He also made claims that undocumented Mexican workers had worked for both the Bush family and the Trumps. When Fox joked about how white O’Brien looked, O’Brien made a humorous quip about how he had starred in a telenovela.

All in all, O’Brien’s trip down to Mexico seems to have been exceptionally fortuitous. Not only do the Mexican people seem to love him, but he’s also filmed segments with some of their favorite folks—including Gio Dos Santos. During Fox’s visit to the show, O’Brien also mentioned that it is impossible to walk around Los Angeles without noticing all of the wonderful cultural contributions that have been made by Mexicans.

Once again, some of the “guy/gal on the street segments” proved to be comedy gold for O’Brien. Also, it should be noted that O’Brien accomplished an outstanding, incredible feat when he performed his opening monologue entirely in Spanish. It’s difficult to think of any other late-night hosts who could have taken on this tremendous task, and O’Brien was able to come through the entire experience with flying colors.

Late Night Television Ratings Skyrocket Thanks to Trump

The landscape of American late night television is enjoying the Trump administration, at least from a ratings point of view. Thanks to the rhetoric, gaffes and surrealism of the White House under President Trump, the late night hosts who are more in tune with political affairs are seeing their ratings soar.

Stephen Colbert, the successor to David Letterman on the Late Show, is the current leader of the late night race. For months, Colbert struggled to surpass The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon; ever since Trump was controversially elected, however, the former Comedy Central star has been shining thanks to his incisive and extremely funny political analysis.

When Colbert was still at Comedy Central, he incessantly made fun of the conservative and right-wing movements in the United States. Members of the Republican party were not very happy with Colbert’s comedy, but television viewers loved it. Now that he has moved to a national network, Colbert has been on a roll with regard to making fun of the current administration.

Even Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, which has always been political and silly, is enjoying excellent ratings thanks to the Trump political machine, which is being portrayed as being highly dysfunctional. On HBO, John Oliver and Bill Maher are also getting higher ratings; furthermore, Samantha Bee is working wonders with her show on TBS, a network that was never before associated with late night television.

Producers of late night TV shows believe that there is actual anxiety among Americans who believe that things are bound to get worse with Trump as their leader. This anxiety requires the release of tension, which can explain the higher ratings of late night television during the first quarter of 2017.

The consensus by television critics and industry observers is that late night shows will continue to enjoy high ratings as long as Trump remains in office.