Late-Night Comedy Roundup: Chapter '9 Mile' Bankruptcy in Detroit

Plus: The return of everyone’s favorite frequent non-flyer, Edward Snowden — and more.

More

As Michigan’s largest city and center of the American auto industry, Detroit was a major economic center for years. However, the city’s downward trajectory continues as Detroit became the largest American city to file for Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy this week. The Tonight Show, host Jay Leno compared Detroit’s troubles to the troubles of the federal government and The Daily Show’s John Oliver examined who, exactly, is to blame.

On Conan, a new Transportation Security Administration program was comedy fodder. Host Conan O’Brien said the PreCheck program is decreasing the efficacy of the TSA.

The Daily Show also looked at the status of National Security Administration leaker Edward Snowden. After applying for temporary asylum via a handwritten request, Snowden will likely get out of the Russian airport soon. Oliver wondered, though, if Russia might not be the best place for temporary asylum, thanks to Vladimir Putin’s disposition.

Fast forward to 2:30 to see Oliver explain just how Putin reminds him of “an actual cartoon villain.”

Read more from Government Executive.

Jump to comments

Ross Gianfortune is a senior web producer at Government Executive. He previously worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, and WXRT Radio.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In