The Epitaph

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...