End Of Government Shutdown Is Horribly Timed For Comedy Shows

Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden may have more to say next week.

The end of the partial government shutdown was poorly timed for late-night talk shows, which have made the political impasse part of their commentary for the last month.

On Friday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced that he and congressional leaders had agreed to reopen the government until Feb. 15, even though no money is being allocated to pay for a border wall.

On Fridays, the late-night shows generally offer reruns or episodes compiled from segments taped earlier in the week. But that didn’t mean there was total silence on the deal.

“The Late Show” put together a new cold open acknowledging that Trump was folding to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the government shutdown.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” tweeted its thanks to furloughed government workers who had appeared on the show in recent weeks.

And Comedy Central tweeted that the reopening of the government was “the feel-good story of the year,” adding the hashtag #TrumpCaved.

Expect to hear more about the reopening of the government next week.