Republican firebrand Candace Owens is getting ready to gab — launching a new talk show that she vows will be a “space for conservatives to feel heard.”
“Candace,” debuting March 19 on conservative media brand The Daily Wire, will be taped in front of a studio audience in Nashville.
“I guess the best way to describe it would be like a late-night talk show,” Owens tells ITK. “It’s going to be funny. It’s going to be lighthearted. I think the most important adjective is it’s going to be hopeful,” she promises.
When ITK questions if “lighthearted” and Owens — who’s generated headlines for controversial remarks and criticism involving everyone from singer Harry Styles, to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), to the Black Lives Matter movement — really go hand-in-hand, she replies, “I think people that follow me know that I have a great sense of humor.”
“I’ve always been a person that thinks that you can best communicate an idea through humor,” adds Owens, who gained a following over the years with her YouTube videos and through her social media accounts.
The weekly series will feature the hallmarks of a TV talk show, including a panel, an interview segment and a monologue penned by its host.
Crafting a monologue was how the “Blackout” author says she got started with the idea for the show.
“I just think that people feel lost right now in this moment, not just in America but in Western civilization, everything that’s being covered is so depressing,” Owens says, noting how ITK inquired about COVID-19 prevention measures being taken for the show’s live audience.
“Even the late-night talk shows, everybody is obsessed with bad news. And so it becomes very easy to insert yourself as someone that says, ‘Look, this is bad. But here is the silver lining.’ And ‘The Silver Lining’ could have been another name for the show, because that is really what we’re focused on, giving people the silver lining,” she says.
The launch of the new show comes a month after Owens seemingly floated another potential career move: a 2024 White House bid.
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SOURCE: The Hill, Judy Kurtz