Striking late-night comedy writers have some serious issues—no jobs and, worse, no creative outlet. When the jokes went from "60 to zero," in the words of a "Colbert Report" staffer, many aimed new blogs and videos squarely at the studios on the other side of the picket line. The result? A platform and a growing audience, reports the LA Times.
Says a Letterman writer of LateShowWritersOnStrike.com, "It's all the fun of working on the show, without the stress or the pay." The sites, a stark contrast to professional publicity machines, may have contributed to the studios' agreement to resume talks. Negotiations today went so well that an end to the 4-week job action is near, reports Deadline Hollywood Daily.