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Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job... More »

Beer, Blackouts, Brains: Late Night Takes on Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Hosts take on the 'big showdown'

(Newser) - President Trump praised his Supreme Court nominee Thursday evening, after both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had a chance to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late-night hosts had slightly different takes after the dust had settled on the day:
  • Trevor Noah addressed the "big showdown,
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What Late-Night Hosts Have to Say About Trump Op-Ed

'I have to say, I'm surprised by how good a writer Ivanka is'

(Newser) - Wednesday's anti-Trump op-ed in the New York Times by an anonymous member of his own administration gave late-night hosts plenty to talk about. A sampling, as rounded up by the Hollywood Reporter and Variety :
  • Jimmy Kimmel: "I have to say, I'm surprised by how good a writer
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Trevor Noah on Why Jon Stewart Left: 'Too Angry to Laugh'

'I'm angry all the time. I don't find any of this funny,' 'Daily Show' host says ex-host told him

(Newser) - Jon Stewart has long said he'd tired of the grind on The Daily Show and that his "dissatisfaction" led to his 2015 departure. But in a recent behind-the-scenes chat with Stewart's replacement, Trevor Noah, and other show staffers, Noah reveals Stewart was facing a stronger emotion than... More »

Late-Night Hosts 'Don't Believe Trump Can Run'

Stephen Colbert wonders if he would 'stab them with bone spurs'

(Newser) - President Trump's claim that if he'd been present at the Parkland school shooting, he'd have "run in there even if I didn't have a weapon" met with deep skepticism from the nation's late-night hosts Monday, as did his suggestion of arming the teachers with... More »

Robin Roberts Said 'Bye, Felicia' to Omarosa. Now, a 'Civil War'

According to Omarosa, that is

(Newser) - Omarosa was booted from (or left) the White House, Robin Roberts dismissed her with a "bye, Felicia" on Good Morning America, and now Omarosa has declared a "black woman civil war" against the morning show host, Fox News reports. Omarosa had appeared on GMA Thursday to offer her... More »

Trump Slurs a Word, and Late-Night Pounces

The White House blamed dry mouth

(Newser) - There was no shortage of reaction to President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday, but one word that was floating around was an unexpected one: dentures. There was much social media chatter over the president's apparent slurring of the word "states" at... 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 »

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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Daily Show Gives Sean Spicer a New Career

He's a natural at being a kindergarten teacher

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has already become the whipping boy for Saturday Night Live , but now another late-night show is taking a crack at him. Wednesday's Daily Show analyzed clips of the famously combative press secretary interacting with reporters and wondered : "Does @SeanSpicer treat the press like a bunch of... More »

Meet Tomi Lahren, Rising Star of the Right

She's been getting quite a bit of attention since 'Daily Show' appearance

(Newser) - Ann Coulter is so yesterday. Meet Tomi Lahren, whom the New York Times recently called "the right's rising media star." Lahren is a 24-year-old conservative who has an impressive social media following and hosts a show on the Glenn Beck-founded network The Blaze. One of her most-viewed... 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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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 »

Daily Show Sans Stewart Just Isn't Cutting It

Slate critique: Trevor Noah is a little too 'milquetoast'

(Newser) - The Daily Show and new host Trevor Noah are the subject of an in-depth critique at Slate , one that Noah surely won't be happy about. After four months in the job, he's not bad, he's just nowhere near the insightful host Stewart was, writes Willa Paskin. As... More »

Jon Stewart Returns With Poignant 9/11 Shove

He slams Congress over 9/11 bill

(Newser) - Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to the Daily Show, where he made a push to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who became ill after the 9/11 attacks. On the Daily Show With Trevor Noah Monday night, Stewart, as a field correspondent for a segment, urged,... More »

Trevor Noah Picks Up Where Jon Stewart Left Off

New 'Daily Show' host makes smooth debut

(Newser) - The Daily Show is back—and critics say that judging by Trevor Noah's debut, it appears to be in safe hands. The 31-year-old South African thanked Jon Stewart in his opening monologue, promising to make him "not look like the crazy old dude who left his inheritance to... More »

Trevor Noah's First Daily Show Guests Revealed

Kevin Hart, Chris Christie are among them

(Newser) - Some of Trevor Noah's first guests as host of the Daily Show will combine much of what the show focused on under the reign of Jon Stewart: comedy and politics. Comedian-actor Kevin Hart will appear on the show's premiere on Monday, followed by GOP presidential contender and New... More »

Trevor Noah Gets Daily Show Debut Date

Mark your calendars: Sept. 28

(Newser) - Comedy Central says Sept. 28 will be opening night for Trevor Noah as the new host of The Daily Show. The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999. The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6. The parody newscast... More »

After Tweet Mess, Comedy Central Backs Trevor Noah

Critics go after old jokes as racist, misogynistic

(Newser) - Yesterday, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would be taking over the Daily Show , a fresh, biracial—albeit male—face to add to the late-night pantheon. But that was yesterday. Today, there's a tempest brewing over Noah's Twitter account, in which he says things like this, as spotted... More »

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