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On a live, post-debate Late Show, AOC names the winners, which Trump staffer gets jailed next On a live, post-debate Late Show, AOC names the winners, which Trump staffer gets jailed next

Stephen Colbert introduced his first guest, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as a “superstar,” and, judging from his audience’s extended standing ovation and spontaneous chants of “AOC!,” he appears not to be just blowing smoke. With the Bronx representative sitting down for a two-segment chat about…

Late-night makes up for media silence on the latest Trump sexual assault accusation Late-night makes up for media silence on the latest Trump sexual assault accusation

Donald Trump once claimed he could publicly shoot someone and his supporters wouldn’t care. Apart from that sounding like dialogue from a supervillain cult leader running for mayor of Gotham City, the sentiment that the MAGA crowd is so on board with Trump’s agenda of racism, sexism, homophobia, plutocratic thievery,…

On Late Night, Ramy Youssef explains the insult of being called a moderate Muslim

It’s disappointing but perhaps not surprising that Ramy Youssef’s career didn’t really take off until he took matters into his own hands. For one thing, as the shaggily likeable comedian told Seth Meyers, auditioning for available roles in Hollywood meant going out for stereotypical terrorist parts. Not that the Ramy…

John Oliver skewers the Mt. Everest of empty achievements, scaling Mt. Everest John Oliver skewers the Mt. Everest of empty achievements, scaling Mt. Everest

Sometimes you get the sense that John Oliver needs a break. Not from Last Week Tonight necessarily, or his reliably skillful vivisection of the farcical horrors of the Trump administration, but from facing down the world’s most intractable problems with seemingly indefatigable cheeky British comedy. That’s when we get…

On The Late Show, Naomi Watts shows off her scream queen pipes, stays mum on the Game Of Thrones prequel On The Late Show, Naomi Watts shows off her scream queen pipes, stays mum on the Game Of Thrones prequel

Stephen Colbert welcomed multiple Oscar nominee Naomi Watts onto Friday’s Late Show by introducing her as a “scream queen.” And while that designation is more likely to bring to mind the reliably imperiled likes of Jamie Lee Curtis, Adrienne Barbeau, the late Marilyn Burns, or, if you’re in a Troma mood, Debbie…

Seth Meyers takes Rihanna day drinking, day singing, day [unintelligible] Seth Meyers takes Rihanna day drinking, day singing, day [unintelligible]

Booze and late night go together like tequila and hollow chocolate bunnies. Or at least that’s been the experience of Seth Meyers in his reliably amusing series of tandem day drinking Late Night bits. Whether it’s with The Barefoot Contessa, Kelly Clarkson, Retta, or members of his family, Meyers relies on the boozy…

Tig Notaro shows Stephen Colbert that she genuinely doesn't know who anyone famous is Tig Notaro shows Stephen Colbert that she genuinely doesn't know who anyone famous is

“Why would any celebrity come on your show, by the way?,” asked Stephen Colbert of Tig Notaro on Wednesday’s Late Show. And while that sounds a little rude—since Notaro just agreed to be on his show and all—Colbert had a point, as Notaro’s Funny Or Die webseries Under A Rock With Tig Notaro is built around the sort of…

Willie Nelson tells Jimmy Fallon, "Marijuana saved my life" Willie Nelson tells Jimmy Fallon, "Marijuana saved my life"

In addition to being Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson has long been the most out-front celebrity champion of recreational marijuana ever. (Sorry Seth Rogen, but Willie’s got you beat by about a half-century.) Appearing on Tuesday’s Tonight Show to promote his new release Ride Me Back Home (his astonishing 98th studio…

Jon Stewart emerges on The Late Show to rip Mitch McConnell on behalf of 9/11 first responders Jon Stewart emerges on The Late Show to rip Mitch McConnell on behalf of 9/11 first responders

Since his retirement from the late-night wars, you never know where Jon Stewart is going to pop up. Cow on the loose in Queens? Stewart to the rescue. Congress is dragging its feet on reauthorizing funding for ill 9/11 first responders? Hi Congress, Jon Stewart is here, and he’s pissed off. And, on last night’s Late…

John Oliver on Dems' impeachment debate: "Every asshole wins until, finally, they don't" John Oliver on Dems' impeachment debate: "Every asshole wins until, finally, they don't"

Impeachment. It’s the heavily hashtagged Congressional process (see: #Impeach45; #ImpeachTrumpNow; or, for followers of Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, #ImpeachTheMotherfucker) that many other Democrats are approaching with all the gung-ho patriotism of Alexander Hamilton making an exhaustive pros and cons…

On The Late Show, Aubrey Plaza talks playing her first mom, really wanting to be Catwoman On The Late Show, Aubrey Plaza talks playing her first mom, really wanting to be Catwoman

Well, that finally happened. After spending much of her time at Parks And Recreation playing de facto weirdo mother figure to boyfriend/husband/human Labrador Retriever Andy Dwyer, Aubrey Plaza has been cast as her first ever onscreen mother in the Child’s Play remake. In the clip shown on Friday’s Late Show, Plaza’s…

Tom Hanks flips out, spills Disney secrets, shoplifts Tom Hanks Tom Hanks flips out, spills Disney secrets, shoplifts Tom Hanks

“In The Bachelor vernacular, I think I’m pretty awesome,” bragged Tom Hanks genially on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! It’s hard to argue, what with the multiple Oscars, playing literally every notable white man who’s ever lived, and not being Tim Allen. Still, Kimmel had a test for his esteemed guest, challenging…

Pose's Billy Porter teaches Stephen Colbert about the political power of a man in a dress Pose's Billy Porter teaches Stephen Colbert about the political power of a man in a dress

“Hey everybody, prepare yourself,” is how Stephen Colbert welcomed Kinky Boots and Pose star (and “fashion icon”) Billy Porter to Wednesday’s Late Show. And while that might smack of old-school timidity in the face of one of the most gloriously outrageous and talented performers out there, Colbert was more than game…

Rachel Maddow tells Seth Meyers the Democrats needs to stop overthinking and impeach already Rachel Maddow tells Seth Meyers the Democrats needs to stop overthinking and impeach already

Just in case you were thinking that the national discourse was too darn well-informed and responsibly witty, Rachel Maddow stopped by Late Night to talk through the current political mess with Seth Meyers. Well, messes, as Donald Trump is in the White House, the GOP is allowing/abetting him in trampling over the rule…

Lin-Manuel Miranda aids Desus and Mero's EGOT quest with Babe Ruth: The Musical Lin-Manuel Miranda aids Desus and Mero's EGOT quest with Babe Ruth: The Musical

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have been using their rapidly expanding Showtime talk show platform to scan the horizon for more worlds to conquer. Specifically, the rarified air of the planet EGOT, as the duo have used Desus & Mero to rope various award-winning guests into assisting them in their quest for glory. In the…

John Oliver tries to rally just one of the 13 states needed to ratify the ERA John Oliver tries to rally just one of the 13 states needed to ratify the ERA

“It’s been an especially rough few years for women in America,” began John Oliver in his main story on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. “Yeah, no shit, Zazu” responded fed up American women everywhere. And fair enough. But Oliver’s got a very obvious point, as unavoidable realities like attacks on abortion rights, the…

Stephen Colbert challenges champion weeper Elisabeth Moss to a cry-off Stephen Colbert challenges champion weeper Elisabeth Moss to a cry-off

Trading her all-concealing crimson-and-white “work clothes” for a sunny canary dress, The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss nonetheless came to Friday’s Late Show ready to get down to business. Quizzed by Stephen Colbert about her career-long facility with onscreen waterworks, Moss sensed a challenge coming when…

Mindy Kaling and Stephen Colbert swap Late Night advice, like turning off your damn watch phone Mindy Kaling and Stephen Colbert swap Late Night advice, like turning off your damn watch phone

Thursday’ Late Show saw Mindy Kaling assuring host Stephen Colbert that, yes, while she did talk to Colbert’s writers in preparation for writing her own late-night talk show movie Late Night, they all said really nice things about him. And while a couple of big stars (in addition to Late Night, Kaling feigned humility…

Sophie Turner and Conan O'Brien play tequila slaps, which is just what it sounds like Sophie Turner and Conan O'Brien play tequila slaps, which is just what it sounds like

While it may be true that Dark Phoenix isn’t doing especially well in either the critical or box office realms, everyone’s favorite Queen Of The North Sophie Turner seems to be having the time of her life. Appearing on Wednesday’s Conan, the current screen Jean Grey delightedly regaled Conan O’Brien with some…

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