The Epitaph

Celebrity involvement impacts community positively during COVID-19

IN THIS TOGETHER: Popular talk show hosts, like Trevor Noah, issue comedic relief and promote unity within the community.

By Shreya Partha

April 23, 2020

From helping those who are most affected by COVID-19 to streaming free concerts online, celebrities like Trevor Noah and John Legend are helping aid social distancing efforts.  Despite the fact that the hardest hit by the outbreak are the homeless, the people working in the entertainment industry a...

Finding comedy, humor amid pandemic

Late-night TV hosts are delivering a unique take on comedy in their living rooms and backyards following concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic in early March. Clockwise, from top left, segments from “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah (interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci).

By Melody Chen

April 6, 2020

A heavily bubbled bathtub in a 4-star bathroom commences the scene as we hear a tooting rendition of The Late Show theme song in the backdrop. A few seconds in, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert emerges in a suit and a tie behind a massive bubble tower — kicking off his second monologue at his home...