Thursday, November 12, 2020

Tiresome similes about adultery on Seth Meyers and other late-night shows in the US

Last night, Seth Meyers discussed Republican calls for "patience": "All they can do is ask for patience. This is like if you came home late from work with lipstick on your collar and your wife asked, 'Are you having an affair?' And you said, 'Look, I can get you a cover story tomorrow, but right now I am dead tired due to some very strenuous extramarital sex.'" This could be funny if it weren't for the tiresome frequency of adultery similes on Meyers's show (and on Stephen Colbert's and Trevor Noah's, too). They're always about a man and "your wife" – and I'm sure I've never heard such similes from Samantha Bee. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 12 November)


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