If you are one of those people who believe that climate change is a hoax, then maybe you’re going to want to skip your favorite Late Night Show this Wednesday. By switching the TV off you’ll actually be doing something positive for the environment. That would be totally ironic! In any case, eight of the most-watched late-night shows on television are joining forces to shed light on the climate change dilemma. Sorry for the spoilers that we’re about to give out to all of those who tune into late-night shows hoping for a surprise.
7 Shows + 1 Are On Board With The Initiative
The promo for the special event features 7 hosts of the most popular late-night shows on TV. Including the Jimmy’s Kimmel and Fallon, Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers. The promo for the “event” even reads,
“7 shows one planet, hot enough for you?”
Somewhere along the line though Andy Cohen’s show hopped on board the initiative. Yet, his face didn’t make it on the poster. Also, they had already come up with the cool line to promote the shows. So, he just got cut out of the promos!
What do these seven hosts have in common? They're turning Wednesday night into #ClimateNight 🌍🌎🌏 @FullFrontalSamB @LateNightSeth @FallonTonight @TheDailyShow @JimmyKimmelLive @latelateshow pic.twitter.com/0DRIpvoi6r
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 21, 2021
How This Initiative Started
The idea was championed by Steve Bodow who was the showrunner for the Daily Show and Patriot Act once upon a time. This Wednesday is being dubbed climate night, and date was set to coincide with the Climate Change Week summit that is currently taking place in NYC. Bodow said about coming up with the idea to pitch this initiative to Late Night show hosts,
“[I]saw a unique opportunity to harness the power of late-night comedy to advance the climate conversation with humor and even optimism,”
What We Can Expect To See
What viewers can expect to see is still a bit up in the air. It’s not going to be a telethon type of event where all of these hosts take turns talking about the environment. From what we know it seems like each host will do their own show as usual. It’s just that the show is going to pretty much be all about climate change. It wouldn’t be odd to see some shared segments and appearances from different show hosts on different shows! Here are the time slots in which, each show is going to be airing,
- The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs at 11:35 p.m ET on CBS
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central
- Late Night with Seth Meyers airs 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC
- The Late Late Show with James Corden airs at 12:37 a.m. ET on CBS
- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee airs at 10:30 p.m. ET on TBS
- What Happens Live with Andy Cohen airs at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo
An exciting night ahead!
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) September 22, 2021
Making A Joke At Climate Change’s Expense
By now most people agree that climate change is a very serious issue. Bringing comedy into the mix to elevate the awareness of the problem seems like a good idea. It could go sideways though if not executed properly. Many of the hosts that are going to be using their show to push the initiative cracked a few jokes while promoting the event. With Kimmel saying, “I don’t want to die,”, Fallon came in with an assist to say, “”In the interest of recycling, please use whatever Jimmy Kimmel said,”
The other hosts got more serious and put out statements about how honored they were to be part of the initiative.