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Late Night Comedians Plan Exodus As Trump Closes In On GOP Nomination

Kimmel, Fallon, and Colbert have applied for joint asylum in Barbados, Lithuania and other working democracies

Allan Ishac
2 min readFeb 15, 2024


Photo of 3 late night comedians Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert. Satire. Humor. Television. Comedy. Political Asylum.
Suits are off, common man clothes are on, as funny men ready their escape. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

After Donald Trump promised revenge on his enemies—starting with late-night hosts who have mocked him mercilessly for years—the three most prominent network comedians have initiated their exodus.

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon filed a joint asylum application last week with several working democracies including Barbados, Lithuania, Portugal and Norway.

Two other late-night hosts, John Oliver and Seth Meyers, are not included in the Big Three’s joint application, but have a separate evacuation plan to Estonia, which is considered a satire-friendly nation.

Bill Maher was labeled a “pariah” by all the other funny men as well as “way too hot to handle” and “a casualty of acidic comedy directed at Trump.” Jimmy Fallon added, “Bill’s a nice guy, but he was a marked man years ago when he did that Trump-Orangutan bit. We wanted to include him, but he’ll be hunted down by Trump’s private police force on day one of the new dictatorial regime, and the farther he is from us, the safer we’ll be.”

The last show for all the late-night comedians is schedule for November 4, 2024.


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