But do hosts like Trevor Noah ever crave a breath of creative fresh air?
No, he insists.
"I think the first mistake people make is that they think of it as a Trump story; I don't," Noah told CNN in a recent interview. "I think of it as the American story, and Donald Trump is one of the characters in the American story."
As Noah sees it, President Trump is the "antagonist" ("we don't know if he's the villain or the hero") and a "force in the story." But he works hard to keep the show's focus on everything affected by the president, as opposed to the man himself.