The Daily Show and The Nightly Show Discussed Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Win

Tonight we’ll return to the seemingly never-ending sideshow that is our nation’s presidential campaign, but until then, let us talk Beyoncé and only Beyoncé. The black women of late night convened Monday to hash out the one thing you and everyone else on the planet have been talking about: Who exactly is buying all these Coldplay albums? (Aunts? Middle managers? Vice-principals?) No, they really discussed the political and racial implications of Beyoncé ’s Super Bowl halftime performance of “Formation.” The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams analyzed the conservative response, particularly complaints that Beyoncé’s statements on race tainted the hallowed American tradition of the Super Bowl. Keke Palmer joined Larry Wilmore and Nightly Show contributors Robin Thede and Franchesca Ramsey to scrutinize Beyoncé’s new, more overtly political artistic leanings. Eventually we as a society will agree that professional football is not worth the unavoidable traumatic brain injuries, and the Super Bowl will consist entirely of fun, heavily choreographed political pop songs. We cannot wait.

Late Night Breaks Down Beyoncé’s Halftime Show