Sometimes you read a piece of news and you think, you know what, good for them. That’s something I can and will support. And though we wouldn’t have exactly expected it of Jimmy Fallon, we did kind of expect it from Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Joh Oliver and Jimmy Kimmel.
Deadline reports that all five will be launching a limited podcast series to discuss their experiences during the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The podcast, which will be called Strike Force Five, will be available on Spotify. All the proceeds from the show are set to go to out-of-work late-night staff from their shows.
As a group, the Late-Night hosts have been more than helpful. They’ve sent snacks to the picket lines, and most of them have been confirmed to be paying staff out of their own pockets during this strike. So we are more than happy to support an initiative that puts the people working BTS at those shows first.
The series is set to launch on August 30th and run for at least 12 weeks, with all hosts participating in each episode and rotating who leads the conversation.
Kimmel, Colbert, Meyers and Fallon united earlier this year for a video goodbye to James Corden, and the Late Night hosts are said to be keeping in contact since the strike, which sparked this idea.