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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...

Late Night's Take on Wednesday Was Pretty Bleak

Colbert calls it 'a horrifying day that will go down in US history, however much longer that is'

(Newser) - Wednesday's events were no laughing matter for Jimmy Fallon, who on the Tonight Show reviewed what unfolded at the Capitol with guest Dan Rather and had this to say: "Being here tonight and talking to you at home and reassuring you that we’re going to be OK...

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...

Colbert to 3 Ex-Presidents: Come 'Drop Trou' on My Show

Late-night host extends offer for Obama, Clinton, Bush to receive COVID vaccine on the air

(Newser) - Three former US presidents have offered to ease concern and get publicly inoculated to prove the safety of vetted COVID-19 vaccines. Now, at least one-late night host is taking them up on that offer. "President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is," Stephen...

Late-Night Hosts Mock Trump's Refusal to Concede

'Welcome to Day 9 of Squattergate,' Kimmel says

(Newser) - President Trump's refusal to concede the election may be bad news for American democracy, but it's providing plenty of material for late-night hosts including Jimmy Kimmel, who has labeled it "Squattergate." Kimmel joked Thursday night that one solution could be to make Trump the president of...

Stephen Colbert: My Heart Is Broken

Late-night hosts rip Trump's speech, lawsuits

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert couldn't find much to laugh about Thursday following President's Trump speech . Two minutes into his monologue, the Late Show host was fighting back tears. After summarizing Trump's "nonsensical" rant about the election being stolen from him, Colbert aired an old clip in which Trump...

'Anxious' Jon Stewart Unloads on The Late Show

With Election Day looming, Stewart has a lot to tell Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart popped up on The Late Show Friday night and described himself as a little stressed—and then some, the Huffington Post reports. "I'm terrified. I'm anxious, I'm lonely, I'm wishing it was 2010 again," he told host Stephen Colbert. "An election...

Jokes About 2020 Race Are a Wee Bit One-Sided

Of 469 late-night jokes, 455 were about Trump

(Newser) - What on earth will late-night hosts do if Joe Biden wins in two weeks? An AP story illustrates the problem. A study out of George Mason University counted jokes told about the 2020 race in September by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. Out of 469, 455 were about Trump, leaving...

Kaling Makes 'Extraordinary' Reveal on Colbert

'Office' actress welcomed 2nd child, a son, last month

(Newser) - Mindy Kaling popped in remotely on the Late Show on Thursday, and host Stephen Colbert prodded her to tell his audience about "something extraordinary that nobody knows." The big reveal from the 41-year-old Office actress: She's a mom again, People reports. "I'm telling it for...

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...

Bolton to a Mocking Colbert: 'I Couldn't Believe It Was That Bad'

'Late Show' host grills former national security adviser, pokes fun at how 'naive' he was on Trump

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton popped in Tuesday for a guest appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, and it probably didn't go as he'd envisioned it. Bolton, who's been making the rounds to promote his upcoming tell-all book , was grilled by an "unimpressed" Colbert,...

As Coronavirus Upends Life, Colbert Uncovers the 'Truth'

'That this is one great nation, united by our belief in, and our need for, each other'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert was "live on tape from a safe distance" Wednesday, keeping up his streak of working remotely while the novel coronavirus continues to spread. And as Mashable notes, his "self-isolation monologues are getting more and more ambitious." The late-night host spoke for a full 15 minutes-plus...

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 ...

'Rudy Giuliani' Stops by Colbert. There Was Wine. And Ranting

John Lithgow's impersonation of President Trump's personal attorney is going viral

(Newser) - On Tuesday night's Late Show, Stephen Colbert addressed how bad things are starting to look for President Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, in the Ukraine scandal. And wouldn't you know it, "Rudy" was there for a chat, in the form of a "wild impression" by...

In One Way, Colbert Is New King of Late Night

'Late Show' beat NBC's 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon for the adults-under-50 set

(Newser) - Not since David Letterman's early days at CBS as host of the Late Show has the network reigned over a key segment of the late-night domain. That just changed, according to Nielsen's newest ratings. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the Late Show With Stephen Colbert just assumed the No....

Late-Night Hosts Pounce on Mueller Report

'If Bill Barr were the president’s lawyer, he’d be in prison right now'

(Newser) - Thursday night was Mueller Time for America's late-night hosts, who wasted no time in diving into the special counsel's long-awaited report. Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked Attorney General William Barr's press conference in one of two full monologues on the Mueller findings, Mediaite reports. He noted...

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...

Colbert, Kimmel: Fire Sarah Sanders

They accuse her of sharing doctored video, though its creator has a technical explanation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have weighed in on the controversy swirling around a White House video and arrived at the same conclusion: Both say Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired. The late-night hosts cited media reports accusing Sanders of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta'...

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