Seth Meyers: Nature of Weinstein allegations makes jokes hard
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.