‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Team Pleased To Have Live Laughs Back, Planning For Midterms – Contenders TV: Docs + Unscripted

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah For the first time in more than two years, he has returned to his old studio with a live audience, and the team is enjoying it.

comedy Central The show returned to its previous studio at 733 11th Avenue in New York, which spent much of the pandemic filming out of Noah’s apartment, with a short stint at its parent company’s headquarters on Broadway.

Showrunner and Executive Producer Jane Flanzo Contenders of Deadline said during the show’s panel at the Television: Documentary + Unscripted event that they are happy to have the energy of a live audience back. Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. said comedians thrive on lively laughter.

“When he finally told us we were going back to the old building, he was like ‘Thank God,'” he said. “You get confirmation on the spot, which is the dopamine that every comedian needs and lives for. I was watching all the other late night shows to bring back the audience and I was jealous.

likewise lead author Dan Amira Said that the writing team also appreciates the validation brought by the audience. “Artists like to hear laughter; Writers also like to write a joke which makes them laugh. ,

Wood said that 12 months into the Joe Biden presidency, he and his fellow reporter are enjoying making jokes about policy rather than behavior, focusing on the fact that Donald Trump can’t open an umbrella.

“I don’t think that’s any less a disaster by any stretch of the imagination because Trump is gone, you still have MTG doing what she wants to do, Ted Cruz is still talking crazy, Ron DeSantis in Florida to do magic every month. going, a new policy. But even within it, Trump spinoffs, even much of his work is rooted in policy and ridiculous things whether they will vote as active politicians or not,” Wood said. “It gives you the idea of ​​being able to come back to comedy being able to really open people’s minds to what’s going on in the country.”

Flanz said the team is now “cooking up” the stories ahead of the November midterm elections. “old school daily show The bread and butter is covering the elections and we have a big midterm coming up so we are excited about it. ,

Check back on Monday for the panel video.