Seth Mey­ers: Na­ture of We­in­stein al­le­ga­tions makes jokes hard

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - KICKOFF -

NEW YORK — While Seth Mey­ers doesn’t shy away from the big­gest news sto­ries of the day, the on­go­ing al­le­ga­tions against Har­vey We­in­stein make it more chal­leng­ing.

The “Late Night with Seth Mey­ers” host said it’s a del­i­cate bal­ance to joke about We­in­stein as the avalanche of sex­ual ha­rass­ment and as­sault al­le­ga­tions con­tinue to roll in against the fallen mogul.

“I don’t think the tragedy ever ends. That’s one of the chal­lenges — try­ing to find a way to talk about it that is also com­edy,” Mey­ers said this week. “We, as a whole staff, had to process it. And it’s very hard when you’re talk­ing about things like sex­ual as­sault to think, ‘I have the per­fect joke for this.’ So, yeah, it’s a con­ver­sa­tion. I think all the shows have con­ver­sa­tions about how do we talk about this in a way that re­spects the vic­tims, while also mak­ing sure we’re not ig­nor­ing a big story.”

Mey­ers spoke be­fore par­tic­i­pat­ing in a dis­cus­sion at the Pa­ley Cen­ter for Me­dia.

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