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This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2020 9:31 AM CDT
Updated Mar 18, 2020 9:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Like almost every other part of daily American life, late-night TV has been sent into a tailspin, though its hosts seem to have settled into their work-at-home routines. Today notes that even though most late-night programs have put production on hold, several hosts posted their monologues online Tuesday, keeping the laughs coming during a nerve-wracking time. Escape the turmoil for a few minutes with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon:

  • Just because the remnants of his Late Show took place Tuesday around a super-chill fire pit, don't think Colbert is letting up on President Trump over the pandemic, Mashable reports. "Even as cases mounted, he said it was under control," Colbert said. "He told us to relax. He said warnings about it were a Democratic hoax. He said infection rate would go to zero. He said it would miraculously go away on its own. Now that things are undeniably bad, he has a new strategy—and it's his same old strategy." He had a message for the president: "You don't get to do that! Everything you ever said is on camera, or on Twitter. You can't gaslight us."

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  • Kimmel also went after Trump, addressing the perfect "10" the president gave himself Tuesday on how he has handled the coronavirus. "Gave himself a 10," Kimmel said while trying to hide from his kids. "Which, incidentally, is the same amount of testing kits that are currently available in the United States right now."
  • Fallon's wife played cameraman for his monologue, which included a COVID-19 drinking song in honor of St. Patrick's Day. "So kiss me I'm Irish, but stay 6 feet away / 'Cause no one wants to get a virus on St. Paddy's Day," Fallon crooned.
  • Meanwhile, Conan O'Brien has posted a hand-washing tutorial, using what Today calls "interesting ingredients": Guinness beer, Jameson whiskey, and Lucky Charms cereal.
  • Moving to the morning hours, Savannah Guthrie has a more compelling reason to stick to her domicile—she's exhibiting symptoms of illness, per People. "I'm going to be anchoring TODAY from my house!" she posted on Instagram on Tuesday. "In an abundance of caution, and to model the super vigilance the CDC has asked of all of us, I'm staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose."
(Read more coronavirus stories.)

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