Chat show comedy’s jokes fail to land

Late Night, a timid, rather stale fish-out-of-water comedy that runs out of ideas fast, mostly wasting an engaging set-up and a talented cast

9th June, 2019
Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson in Late Night

There are few things in cinema more dispiriting than a comedy that isn’t funny. A film can have everything else going for it: a sparkling cast, an interesting situation, a point to make, and yet if the jokes aren’t there, it doesn’t work. Late Night, written by its star Mindy Kaling and directed by her TV sitcom showrunner Nisha Ganatra, is a case in point; a timid, rather stale fish-out-of-water comedy that runs out of...

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