Friday, October 17, 2014

Photoshop & The Daily Show

One instance where I see obvious Photoshops used extensively is the trifecta of comedy news shows, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Often this isn't really brought up in conversation about these shows, but the photoshops that go along with each host's monologues are responsible for some of the shows' funniest moments. If it wasn't for these hilarious and absurd, often pun-filled photoshops, I think a lot of the jokes on these shows could go by without a laugh. This is one of the only instances I can think of where simple photo editing is a gigantic part of a show's structure.

Full episodes of these shows are available online for anyone to view, and each episode is a great example of how photoshop is used to comedic affect. Just google The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, or Last Week Tonight for plenty of examples. Just for good measure though, here's a collection of 15 photoshops related to the last election that a website called put together:

Also, another blog where some random guy shows off his photoshop skills, trying specifically to get the attention of the people at the Daily Show:


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