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!