Intelligence might have something to do with the successes of late night talk show hosts, but it strikes me as odd when Jimmy Kimmel used his sick child as a "human shield" when he pontificated on the subject of healthcare. An intelligent person might want to use the power of his ideas to persuade people to support his opinions. I also don't think it's not a good sign of "intelligence" when one is being spoon fed talking points from the DNC.
My idea of "intelligence" would be to do my own research on the topic, leave my son at home and Senator Chuck Schumer in D.C, and begin my opening monologue with what I think is right.
Also, it's not a sign of intelligence when EVERY late night talk show host, or comedian for that matter, comes to the exact same conclusion. It's a sign of laziness and ideological possession.