Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, Meyers & Oliver star in ‘Strike Force Five’ launches Aug 30: Late Night Stars Bring Voices to Spotify for Out-Of-Work Staff
Late Night Stars Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver are coming together to support their out of work staff by launching a limited podcast series on Spotify. The series is about their experiences navigating the writers and actors strike.
The 5 super star late night hosts were some of the first to put down their creative tools when the WGA called its strike in early May.
Proceeds from the show, sponsored by Mint Mobile and Diageo, will go to the out-of-work late-night staff from their shows.
‘Strike Force Five’ launching Aug 30 is the latest venture by the hosts of The Late Show, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night and Last Week Tonight to help those hurt by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
The super star late night hosts have provided on-going treats, such as ice cream and lunches, to the picket line walkers and many of them were paying out of pocket for their staffs that have been unable to work for the last four months.
The series ‘Strike Force Five’ will run for at least 12 weeks and all 5 late night hosts will participate in each episode — with the “lead role” being filled on rotation.
The late-night hosts started speaking on Zoom once the WGA strike started, meeting every week to discuss the stoppage.
This shows a continuing comradery by current hosts that strongly contrasts the 80s and 90s wars between Leno and Letterman.
Earlier this year, all the hosts also joined forces – Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel and Meyers – to participate in a video for exiting Late Late Show host James Corden.