Three of the “Strike Force Five” are taking their show on the road. Late night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel will host a one-night-only event, dubbed “Strike Force Three,” at the Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas on Saturday, September 23 — marking the first time the trio have been on stage together at the same time.
Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, John Oliver and Seth Meyers recently launched the podcast “Strike Force Five,” as a way to help support the staffs of their respective shows. Proceeds from the “Strike Force Three” event will go to the currently out-of-work people on the hosts’ shows, just as has been the case with “Strike Force Five.” That funding is coming via presenting sponsors Mint Mobile and Diageo (Aviation American Gin, Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, Casamigos and Ketel One Vodka).
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“Strike Force Five” premiered Aug. 30 as the No. 1 Podcast on both Spotify and Apple in the US. The first four episodes are on Spotify and everywhere podcasts are available.
In the press release announcing the event Oliver quipped that he couldn’t make it because “I’m not allowed back in Vegas until I’m cleared of all charges,” while Meyers said, “I WILL be in Vegas but unable to attend as I gotta play my slots.”
Tickets will be available starting Friday, September 15 at 10 a.m. PT at Ticketmaster.com.
“Strike Force Five” was announced as a limited series that will run for at least 12 episodes, and was inspired by a regular gathering on Zoom to discuss the issues the work stoppage created. Per Spotify, what happened instead “was a series of hilarious and compelling conversations. Now, Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, Meyers and Oliver invite you to listen in on their once-private chats on this all-new podcast.”
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