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John Oliver Identifies 'Stupidest Possible Reason' We Could Die

A Trump tweet about Kim Jong Un, he said on season finale of 'Last Week Tonight'

(Newser) - John Oliver outlined "the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die" in the season finale of Last Week Tonight on Sunday, and it involves a specific tweet by President Trump. "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell... More »

Kimmel-Cassidy Feud Over 'Indefensible' Bill Hits Night 2

And Kimmel calls Fox host Brian Kilmeade a 'phony little creep'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel's tirade against GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy for his new health care bill reached a second night on Wednesday. Kimmel, whose son was born earlier this year with a serious heart condition , railed on Cassidy for lying "right to my face" on his show in May about... More »

Fallon Blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Shameful'

Late-night host said seeing white supremacists made him 'sick to my stomach'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon once caught a lot of flak for mussing Donald Trump's hair, but now that Trump actually is president, Fallon is getting a lot more serious, Mashable reports. On Monday's Tonight Show, Fallon addressed the violence in Charlottesville, Va., leading to the deaths of Heather Heyer and... More »

What Late-Night Hosts Had to Say About N. Korea

Americans fail Jimmy Kimmel's test to find the country on a map

(Newser) - With North Korea again topic No. 1 in the news, Jimmy Kimmel did one of his man-in-the-street stunts asking Americans to locate the country on a map. The results were, literally, all over the map. Of course, these get edited to provide the worst answers, notes Mashable , but the results... More »

Colbert to Trump on Russia Leak: 'Please Resign'

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah also weigh in

(Newser) - A high-profile Washington Post story Monday alleged President Trump leaked classified info to the Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week, sending DC, the internet, and late-night TV into a new tizzy. Highlights from Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert, via the Week , the New York Daily ... More »

Colbert Hits Back at Trump After 'No-Talent' Remark

'I won,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump is now openly feuding with Stephen Colbert, and the Late Show host is loving it. Colbert opened his monologue Thursday by reading quotes from Trump's Time interview, in which the president called Colbert a "no-talent guy," the Washington Post reports. "The president of the... More »

Late Night Reacts to Comey Firing With Disbelief, T-Shirts

Jimmy Kimmel is hawking 'Comey Is My Homey' attire

(Newser) - It was no joke that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on Tuesday, but there were plenty of them on late-night TV in response to the news, mixed with shock and disbelief. What some of the hosts had to say, via CNN and Newsweek :
  • Stephen Colbert: "That
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'Dead Animal on Head,' Stewart Returns to Rip Trump

'Every instinct ... calls me to abuse of power'

(Newser) - "We have never faced this before: purposeful, vindictive chaos," Jon Stewart said Tuesday, summing up President Trump's first 10 days in office during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Impersonating Trump with a "dead animal on head" and a tie reaching the floor,... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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Late Night Skewers Trump's Sniffles

And more, via Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Seth Meyers

(Newser) - Donald Trump's sniffles, "Ghost Abraham Lincoln," and even the candidates' initial salutations all made star appearances on Monday's late-night roster as hosts tackled the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, per the Hollywood Reporter . Some takes from the after-prime-time set:
  • Stephen Colbert's
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Jon Stewart's Strong Words on Larry Wilmore's Last Show

'You took something and got better every [expletive] day'

(Newser) - Comedy Central may have been disappointed with how Larry Wilmore's late-night show performed, but one high-profile person certainly wasn't: Jon Stewart, who showed up to the final Nightly Show on Thursday to bid his former Daily Show correspondent adieu, USA Today reports. Calling Wilmore's show a "... More »

No Joke: Comedy Central Cans Larry Wilmore

Network president says ratings just aren't there

(Newser) - Larry Wilmore is no more in Comedy Central's 11:30pm slot after Thursday night, Wilmore informed his staff Monday, per Deadline . The Nightly Show, which debuted in January 2015, didn't grab young adults and hadn't had much impact on social media, Comedy Central President Kent Alterman tells... More »

Colbert Is Turning Off Conservative Viewers

And that's bad for his ratings and CBS

(Newser) - Ten weeks after his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert is falling behind in the late night race, Mediaite reports. And the answer why seems obvious: "Old Comedy Central habits die hard." Colbert is alienating conservative viewers with jokes at the expense of such targets... More »

Post-Super Bowl Slot Goes to Colbert in Historic Move

First time the coveted TV slot has gone to a late-night show

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on CBS this winter. The network said Wednesday that a special edition of Colbert's Late Show will air directly after the Feb. 7 game, the first time that distinction has gone to a late-night show. Late local news will... More »

Colbert: He's Not Letterman, but He Doesn't Need to Be

Critics give new 'Late Show' host a thumbs-up for energetic start

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert's long-awaited takeover of The Late Show took place last night , and the critics are weighing in. The overall consensus: He may not be David Letterman's clone, but that's probably not what we want anyway. The consensus is Colbert looks to be a solid addition to... More »

What Happened to Our Lovable Coco?

5 years after 'I'm With Coco,' Conan O'Brien is a bore: Troy Patterson

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien was racking up support on Twitter and Facebook with his "I'm With Coco" slogan? So does Troy Patterson, though it's been five long years since scores of fans got behind the "rallying cry" and helped the TV host land a gig... More »

Was That ... Jimmy Kimmel in Manny Pacquaio's Entourage?

Yep, and he even managed to mock the Biebs

(Newser) - It's a fair enough question: "What the hell was Jimmy Kimmel doing walking in behind Manny Pacquiao?" Huffington Post follows with another seemingly legit question: "No seriously, what in the flying f--k was Kimmel doing right behind Pacquiao" at one of the year's top sporting events... More »

Wiig Can't Keep it Together as Khaleesi, er, 'Karen'

Though she didn't really resemble Khaleesi

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig went on the Tonight Show last night dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, though the resemblance pretty much stopped after Wiig's blond wig, Khaleesi-like outfit, dragon prop, and hugely inconsistent accent. "Remind me again, what is your real name?" asked a laughing... More »

Letterman: No One Consulted Me About Replacement

But he thinks Stephen Colbert is a good choice

(Newser) - In an extensive new interview about his impending sign-off from late-night TV, David Letterman reveals to the New York Times that he had no say in choosing his replacement. "Not my show," he explains. "When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always... More »

Daily Show Has Its New Host

Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart

(Newser) - Those who called for " not another straight white male " to succeed Jon Stewart at the helm of The Daily Show are getting their wish: Trevor Noah, a biracial South African comedian, will be the next host. Noah's first appearance on the show was in December, and the... More »

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