Want to Be President? Book Your Late Show Appearances Now

April 22, 2015 9:29 PM

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Want to Be President? Book Your Late Show Appearances Now

As politicians throw their hats in the ring for the 2016 presidential race, they may want to consider booking John Oliver as well as John Dickerson. According to 22-year Tonight Show veteran writer Jon Macks, late-night talk shows are key podiums for ambitious candidates.

As Macks explains in his new book Monologue: What Makes America Laugh Before Bed, late show appearances can go a long way in establishing (or improving) a politician’s image. Take Bill Clinton’s 1988 appearance on the Tonight Show with David Letterman. He wasn’t a candidate yet, but he had just give...

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