David Spade’s New post-“Daily Show” Program will Trend Away from Politics
by Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter
Both The Nightly Show and The Opposition were hosted by Daily Show veterans and focused heavily on politics. Spade’s as-yet untitled show is a conscious effort to follow The Daily Show with lighter material and cut down on what Comedy Central executive vp and co-head of development Sarah Babineau called “political fatigue.”
“As we’re talking about developing a new 11:30 show, we’re focusing more on the pop-culture space and what we’re calling a palate cleanser,” Babineau told The Hollywood Reporter in November.