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Stephen Colbert and Robert De Niro share Trump talk, a minute's silence, ice cream sundaes Stephen Colbert and Robert De Niro share Trump talk, a minute's silence, ice cream sundaes

Taped on Tuesday but broadcast as part of Friday’s show (as is Stephen Colbert’s sneaky way), last night’s Late Show interview with guest Robert De Niro was enjoyably halting, if that’s a thing. Colbert was upfront about what he was expecting from the infamously terse and no-bullshit De Niro, prefacing his questions…

After a speed-read, Stephen Colbert gives his extended take on the Mueller report After a speed-read, Stephen Colbert gives his extended take on the Mueller report

The Late Show tapes around five in the afternoon, so that gave Stephen Colbert and his staff (who one can only hope got at least an office pizza party) just six or so hours to obtain, read, and somehow find humor in the just released (if heavily redacted) Mueller report. You know, the one that Donald Trump has been…

On The Late Show, the Avengers answer all your Endgame questions, steal toasters, kill a guy On The Late Show, the Avengers answer all your Endgame questions, steal toasters, kill a guy

What with Avengers: Endgame coming out on April 26 with a guaranteed box office take of every human penny in the known universe, you can understand why Marvel/Disney is sending out its flagship superhero team on an all-out publicity blitz. After all, there might be some couch-pennies unaccounted for. Regardless, the…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Seth Meyers talk shop about making politics funny in a Donald Trump world Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Seth Meyers talk shop about making politics funny in a Donald Trump world

Say what you want, but Seth Meyers can pull. On Tuesday’s Late Night, Meyers welcomed a pair of pop culture legends to his couch, and while it’s tempting to highlight Mark Hamill simply for being delightfully and unassumingly Mark Hamill (yes, he still does the best Harrison Ford impression in the world), sometimes a…

Trevor Noah takes Stephen Colbert's job, asks about how badly Colbert originally sucked at it Trevor Noah takes Stephen Colbert's job, asks about how badly Colbert originally sucked at it

Call it inside baseball, genially insular, or even incestuous, but late-night hosts Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert got together for a funny and compelling extended bit of shop talk on Monday’s Late Show. Noah, taking over the Late Show desk, played guest host for the segment, introducing his host-guest Colbert, who…

John Oliver recruits Batman, Walter White, and Omar Little to portray opioid kingpin Richard Sackler John Oliver recruits Batman, Walter White, and Omar Little to portray opioid kingpin Richard Sackler

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver profiled the Sackler family. And if that sounds familiar to you, it’s because Samantha Bee profiled the multi-billionaire Purdue Pharma clan on Full Frontal not too long ago. But, before anyone starts with the copycat claims, there’s plenty of late-night televised comedic…

Michael Keaton drops by as Julian Assange to help SNL roast the latest celebrity jailbirds Michael Keaton drops by as Julian Assange to help SNL roast the latest celebrity jailbirds

Last night’s Emma Stone-hosted Saturday Night Live saw Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump sabbatical continue, with a cold open instead focusing on some other high-profile miscreants played by visiting celebrity royalty. In a sketch parodying MSNBC’s roster of behind bars reality voyeurism, the kickoff sketch saw Kate…

In his second episode, Wyatt Cenac looks at the Problem Areas in the education system, on Facebook In his second episode, Wyatt Cenac looks at the Problem Areas in the education system, on Facebook

The second season of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas premiered last week, with the former Daily Show correspondent once more taking a whole season to go deep into one particularly problematic area of American life. Last year, it was policing. This year it’s education—which, as Cenac’s signature brand of sonorously funny…

Desus and Mero take Anna Kendrick on a cultural tour of the Bronx: lobster, dice, and a strip club Desus and Mero take Anna Kendrick on a cultural tour of the Bronx: lobster, dice, and a strip club

With Desus & Mero (and Desus Nice and The Kid Mero) bringing the podcast and talk show duo’s Bronx vibe energetically to Showtime, the Thursday late-night beat has gotten a bit more colorful. With the exuberantly funny pair effortlessly swapping between high-profile (and no-bullshit) politics talk—last night saw the…

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Fox News, telling Stephen Colbert she's in Congress to make "good trouble" Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out Fox News, telling Stephen Colbert she's in Congress to make "good trouble"

Sometimes your booking becomes timely for all the wrong reasons. Stephen Colbert introduced Wednesday Late Show guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by saying that he’d been trying to get the first-term congresswoman on his show for a long time, and, while the two never brought it up in their wide-ranging interview (extended…

Stephen Colbert asks a legal expert what happens if Trump defies SCOTUS, as this is the Bad Place Stephen Colbert asks a legal expert what happens if Trump defies SCOTUS, as this is the Bad Place

Stephen Colbert reached all the way back to his former television persona for some legal advice on Wednesday’s Late Show. Bringing on Yale fellow, New York Times Magazine writer, host of Slate’s Political Gabfest podcast, and “go-to legal expert on The Colbert Report,” Emily Bazelon, Colbert started out by asking his…

The Avengers read the Thanos children's book, split on whether Star-Lord or Thor blew it The Avengers read the Thanos children's book, split on whether Star-Lord or Thor blew it

With little indie film Avengers: Endgame coming out on April 26, unholy alliance Marvel-Disney is doing everything in its power to ensure that the film makes essentially all the money in the universe. With several of the (remaining) super-team ganging up on Jimmy Kimmel on Monday, the superhero franchise continued to…

D'Arcy Carden helps John Oliver expose the terrifying trap of the mobile home industry D'Arcy Carden helps John Oliver expose the terrifying trap of the mobile home industry

As funny as John Oliver’s initial news recap salvo is on each Sunday’s Last Week Tonight (his takedown of Trump’s picks for the Federal Reserve, Herman Cain and Stephen Moore, will make you laugh uproariously as you convert your life savings into emergency rations and composting toilets), it’s his signature…

Marge and Lisa do Hamilton, but a plodding Simpsons doesn't do much at all Marge and Lisa do Hamilton, but a plodding Simpsons doesn't do much at all

“We got the highest rating in TV history—a 0.6!”

SNL posits HBO's post-Game Of Thrones programming rests on spinoffs, Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay SNL posits HBO's post-Game Of Thrones programming rests on spinoffs, Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay

While Game Of Thrones’ Jon Snow proved he didn’t know nothing about sketch comedy, exactly, last night’s Saturday Night Live worked to find ways to fit the game Kit Harington into the fun. Naturally, there was some Game Of Thrones material for him to fall back on, with co-stars Emilia Clarke, John (Samwell Tarly)…

Kit Harington gives his all in an uneven but moderately ambitious Saturday Night Live Kit Harington gives his all in an uneven but moderately ambitious Saturday Night Live

In his monologue, Kit Harington took questions (since it was another one of those monologues) from Game Of Thrones co-stars Emilia Clarke, John Bradley, and real-life wife Rose Leslie. It was funny enough, as “let’s get this over with” Q&A monologues go, with the joke being that even his fellow cast members can’t…

Let Jeff Goldblum do your taxes!* (*Do not let Jeff Goldblum do your taxes) Let Jeff Goldblum do your taxes!* (*Do not let Jeff Goldblum do your taxes)

Fridays on The Late Show are a sneaky grab-bag of laughs, where Stephen Colbert plugs in some leftover or stored-up bits from previous shows and skives off after the monologue, that sly boots. On Friday’s show, Tuesday’s guest Emilia Clarke miraculously popped back in to play some Game Of Thrones-themed Friday puppy…

In Las Vegas, Seth Rogen shares his long trail of Vegas misadventures with Jimmy Kimmel In Las Vegas, Seth Rogen shares his long trail of Vegas misadventures with Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel has been doing his show from his hometown of Las Vegas all week, wrapping up on Thursday with a typically garrulous appearance from Seth Rogen, who, as it turns out, has something of a history with the city. Whipping out a list of Las Vegas memories for the occasion, Rogen ran down a number of…

Chris Hayes tells Seth Meyers how Tucker Carlson just gave him the best day of his life Chris Hayes tells Seth Meyers how Tucker Carlson just gave him the best day of his life

It’s been a weird week for MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. Speaking to Seth Meyers on Wednesday’s Late Night, the All In host explained that, while every damned day in the past few years of covering the news feels like an “entire lifetime,” Monday was an especially odd, strangely refreshing change of pace. That’s when Fox News…

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