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Kimmel, Fallon Pull Off Ultimate April Fools' Joke

The 2 Jimmys swapped coasts, and shows, on Friday night, to the surprise of their audiences

(Newser) - For two years, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have been cooking up an April Fools' Day scheme, and on Friday night, the late-night hosts pulled it off, in an epic way. Per The Hollywood Reporter , the comedians swapped shows, with Fallon heading to Los Angeles, and Kimmel heading to New...

Cringe or Applaud, Madonna Deftly Took Over Tonight Show

Fallon appeared flustered during 'off the rails' interview

(Newser) - Madonna did what she does best Thursday night on the Tonight Show. Not singing, not dancing, but giving people something to argue about. How a person feels about her quoting writer and activist James Baldwin is likely to be how that person feels about Madonna altogether. "Artists are here...

Late Night Jokes Flow Over This Presidential Photo

They 'look like a ventriloquist act,' quips Seth Meyers

(Newser) - To mark President Biden's 100th day in office, he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to a couple who know a lot about what they're going through: Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Last Thursday's meeting at the Carters' home in Plains, Ga....

Late Night Takes Shots at J&J
Late Night Takes Shots at J&J

Late Night Takes Shots at J&J

News on rare development of blood clots after vaccination catches attention of Colbert et al

(Newser) - On Tuesday, the FDA and CDC recommended a "pause" of the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine amid reports of rare blood clotting. Six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed clots within a few weeks after receiving the J&J dose, out of nearly 7 million doses...

Late Night Responds to Biden's First Presser

President, compared to an 'old-timer football coach,' takes flak on immigration

(Newser) - Late night hosts joked about the president's age and finger guns as well as his predecessor Thursday following Joe Biden's first press conference since taking office. "Normally, when a 78-year-old answers an hour of questions, they're getting a physical," quipped Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon....

Late Night on the Georgia Shootings: 'We Saw It Coming'
Late Night
Got Somber
on Wednesday
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Late Night Got Somber on Wednesday

Hosts speak about the Georgia shootings, racism

(Newser) - There wasn’t much to laugh about Wednesday as late night hosts took on the Atlanta-area shootings that left eight people dead, including six Asian women. The Daily Show 's Trevor Noah noted his frustration at the shooter's claim that he wasn't motivated by racism . "Your...

Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub
Late Night Has
Some Thoughts
on Royal Hubbub
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Late Night Has Some Thoughts on Royal Hubbub

Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, and Meyers tag-team against Buckingham Palace, Piers Morgan

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace finally spoke up on Tuesday after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah , noting the royals were "saddened" by the Sussexes' claims of racism and other challenges they'd faced. The palace also assured the public that those claims would be taken "very seriously"...

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op
Late Night Blasts
Ted Cruz Photo Op

Late Night Blasts Ted Cruz Photo Op

'Most people just drove away when he tried showing them his vacation photos'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts who were on vacation during Ted Cruz's Cancun trip last week couldn't have been happier with the Texas senator's weekend photo op. Cruz had shared photos showing him meeting with first responders and putting water in people's vehicles with the hashtag #TexasStrong, which only...

'Anyone Else Feel Like They Just Lost 280 Pounds?'

Late night bids farewell to the Trump presidency

(Newser) - "So that's what it feels like when you're not grinding your teeth." So declared an upbeat Seth Meyers on Wednesday after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president. Meyers took some time stressing the phrase "former President Trump." He "concluded...

For Late Night, It's 'the End of an Error'
Late Night Goes to Town
on 'End of an Error' 
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Late Night Goes to Town on 'End of an Error'

The takeaway: 'Take him away'

(Newser) - Late night hosts made no attempt to hide their glee on Tuesday night, with hours left in Donald Trump's presidency. Jimmy Kimmel called it "the end of an error" and questioned whether the presidency was worth it for Trump. "Six years ago, we were all perfectly fine...

Late Night Not Wowed by Trump's Social Media Bans

'Guess who doesn't want to ban TikTok anymore'

(Newser) - Late night hosts had a lot to unpack Thursday, from Joe Biden's certification as the next US president to President Trump's bans from social media. "And yet, compared to yesterday , it's a slow news day," remarked Jimmy Fallon, who called out resigning White House officials...

Mike Pence's Big Day Gets Late-Night Preview

Jimmy Fallon says VP's role at election certification is glorified 'bingo caller'; others have own takes

(Newser) - All eyes will be on Mike Pence on Wednesday, when the vice president will preside over a joint session of Congress to certify Joe Biden's election victory. With President Trump putting the squeeze on him to block that certification—which legal experts widely agree Pence doesn't have the...

Late-Night Hosts Rip Trump Over COVID

Seth Meyers jokes that hospital suite cost more than president's tax bill

(Newser) - Late-night hosts skewered President Trump on Monday over a staged photo op meant to show him working inside Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital; his decision to ride past supporters in an SUV, potentially exposing Secret Service members to the coronavirus; and his assurance that Americans are "gonna beat" the...

Fallon Talks 'Biggest Crime' of White Guys

'Tonight Show' host vows to end the silence on racism

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon promised a "different kind of show" in returning to the Tonight Show after a weeklong hiatus on Monday—and he delivered. Days after tweeting an apology for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock in blackface, Fallon opened with a somber monologue...

Fallon Pulls Off 'Under Pressure' With a Toaster

Brendon Urie, the Roots help out in 12-part performance

(Newser) - Give yourself an excuse to shout, "Let me out!" with Jimmy Fallon and Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie. The pair joined the Roots in remixing Queen and David Bowie's classic, "Under Pressure," on Tuesday's at-home episode of The Tonight Show. Fallon covers...

Fallon Picks Perfect Sting Song for a Quarantine Remake

Used in the making of this 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' video: sneakers, scissors, and Connect 4

(Newser) - Like many late-night hosts contending with the coronavirus, Jimmy Fallon has been fulfilling his Tonight Show duties from the comfort of his own home , daughters and dog by his side. And like many Americans getting cabin fever, the 45-year-old is desperately seeking a bit of cheer amid the more sobering...

Late-Night Hosts Show Off Their Work-From-Home Skills
This Is What Late-Night
TV Hosts Are Doing at Home
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This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully

(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...

Late Night Gets 'Deeply Weird' Amid Coronavirus

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon went without studio audience; Pete Buttigieg did, too

(Newser) - Thursday was "one of the longest days ever," per the Washington Post , capped off with late-night TV with no studio audiences—just staffers, friends, and family. After a seeming avalanche of cancellations and closings across the nation due to the new coronavirus, Stephen Colbert hosted his CBS Late ...

A Confession About That Game of Thrones Coffee Cup

Emilia Clarke says Varys actor Conleth Hill admitted cup was his

(Newser) - Don't blame Emilia Clarke for that rogue coffee cup that had to edited out of a final-season episode of Game of Thrones. "It was Conleth's coffee cup," the actress announced Wednesday on The Tonight Show , referring to actor Conleth Hill, who played eunuch Varys in the...

Fallon, Rudd Revisit the '80s— and 'Boy, It's Glorious'

Pair pose as Dead or Alive from 1985, eyepatch included

(Newser) - Crimped hair is back thanks to Paul Rudd. He's the eyepatch-sporting cherry on top of Jimmy Fallon's music video remake of Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," which aired Thursday on the Tonight Show. Rudd hides behind crimped hair, heavy makeup,...

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