Late-night comedy’s 5 largest hosts are starting a podcast. Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, John Oliver and Jimmy Fallon will host Strike Power 5, a weekly chat about “the complexities behind the continuing Hollywood strikes.” All proceeds will go to out-of-work employees from the hosts’ 5 discuss reveals.
“The hosts deliver their distinctive insights, opinions, and humor to the present as they navigate the Hollywood strikes and past,” a Spotify weblog submit reads. The 5 comedians will take turns moderating the episodes. Spotify’s Megaphone is producing the collection, and the streaming service is the podcast’s sole gross sales associate — however the collection isn’t unique to the platform. “[It’s available on] Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts,” Meyers stated in a video Kimmel posted to X (previously Twitter). “However Spotify, you fucks,” Oliver aggressively deadpanned.
The collection launches on August thirtieth (day 120 of the strike, as noted by TVLine). It can run for at the least 12 episodes.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) have been at odds with out a lot discernible progress because the WGA started putting on Might 2nd. The WGA described the edges’ newest assembly final week as extra of a “lecture” than a negotiation. “We had been met with a lecture about how good their single and solely counteroffer was,” the WGA negotiating committee wrote to members. “However this wasn’t a gathering to make a deal. This was a gathering to get us to cave, which is why, not 20 minutes after we left the assembly, the AMPTP launched its abstract of their proposals. This was the businesses’ plan from the start — to not discount, however to jam us. It’s their solely technique — to guess that we are going to activate one another.”