PrimeTime: Do Late-Night Shows Require Agent-Only Submissions? By: Chad Gervich | October 24, 2011 | Comments 1 There was a time when late-night shows accepted unsolicited jokes and packets. Those days are gone. PRIMETIME: What Should I Write to Break Into Late-Night Talk Shows? By: Chad Gervich | October 1, 2010 | Comments 2 Joke/sketch packets should ALWAYS be up-to-date with your best topical material… nothing feels more stale than jokes about last year's news.