The Daily Show Down: Why John Oliver Is The Best Thing To Happen To Late Night Since Colbert [Video]

I’ve long had a theory about why The Colbert Report is funnier than The Daily Show, and it has nothing to do with the conservative persona that the former’s host lampoons. It’s in the different approaches to comedy by those coming from a stand-up… In general (in general!), sketch performers are also sketch writers and are trained on the art of participatory comedy–the famous “Yes, And…” model being more open and less egocentric than that of the lone-wolf stand-up, which attracts personalities that are “less cooperative and more suspicious in real life,” according to one study published in Psychology Today.

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