On The Late Show, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks Puerto Rico, his new book, and closing Hamilton's loop

Hamilton creator and one of the last pure, good things left in this world Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by The Late Show on Tuesday. Sure, he’s got a new book out, a typically delightful-looking collection of his Twitter aphorisms and original drawings (because of course the noted polymath can draw, too), but he and host…

John Oliver lays the smackdown on Saudi Arabia's relationship with Trump, John Cena

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver continued his weekly public service of processing seven days’ worth of hateful, dispiriting bullshit into a half-hour of expertly modulated, laugh-punctuated comic outrage, as he took a look at the United States’ long and morally queasy relationship with the oil-rich…

Bob Saget helps Jim Jefferies play the Kavanaugh-themed rape-culture game, Who's The Real Victim?

In another late-night comedy post-mortem of the cultural car crash that was the eventual confirmation of perjuring, conspiracy-spewing, flush-faced accused sex criminal Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Jim Jefferies played the molar-grinding clips of other rich and powerful white guys apologizing that Kavanaugh…

John Oliver appeals to Brazilians not to elect yet another home-grown Donald Trump

Sure, it seems lazy to brand every right-wing authoritarian blowhard candidate [Country X’s] Donald Trump, but, as John Oliver revealed on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, Brazil might just be on the verge of electing the Trumpiest Brazilian Trump possible. Indeed, as Oliver went to air, he was unsure which way Brazil’s…

Lady Gaga toasts to the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on The Late Show

On Thursday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert was clearly impressed with his first guest, singer and now movie star in the making Lady Gaga. Colbert, who’s seen a preview of Bradley Cooper’s Lady Gaga-starring A Star Is Born, was actually more like awestruck by the first-time lead actress’ performance and the film itself,…

Nick Kroll is Brett Kavanaugh's drinking buddy as Stephen Colbert gets to the bottom of boofing

Nick Kroll, on The Late Show to promote the Friday release of Big Mouth’s second season on Netflix, lent his talent for portraying obnoxious douchebags (like The Douche) to Stephen Colbert’s interview with a former Yale drinking bro of embattled Supreme Court nominee and truth-challenged rage-monster Brett Kavanaugh.…

Sarah Paulson can't tear herself away from Stormy Daniels' Trump tales on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The last time adult film star and unlikely topic of high-level political debates Stormy Daniels appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she was still bound by the various non-disclosure payments and other legal considerations surrounding her alleged affair with now-president Donald Trump. Things are . . . different now. As…

Kenan Thompson tells Seth Meyers about skipping out on Kanye West’s SNL “circus” on Late Night

Kenan Thompson joined old Saturday Night Live pal Seth Meyers on Monday’s Late Night, with the two SNL veterans swapping the requisite stories from the live comedy trenches. Meyers, who’s hosting SNL for the first time on October 13, praised Thompson’s recent Emmy nomination for his unprecedented 16th year on the…

On Late Night, Ted Danson talks The Good Place's Cheers homage and being a terrible bartender

Partway through his interview with Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night, The Good Place star and TV legend Ted Danson called it a “a bizarre, strange, sad day” to be there. He was referring to the fact that now-convicted rapist Bill Cosby is headed to jail, noting that it was the overwhelming popularity The Cosby Show…

On The Late Show, Flight Of The Conchords unveil a new song, beg for a state dinner

New Zealand’s “fourth most popular folk duo,” Flight Of The Conchords, popped by Monday’s Late Show to explain just where they’ve been since shutting down their enduringly delightful HBO show back in 2009. Short answer: intermittently touring, getting grayer, having a couple of kids (collectively but separately), …

John Oliver runs down the specific ways in which "Facebook is a toilet" on Last Week Tonight

After a blisteringly funny opening spent compiling all the new shapes into which conservative commentators are contorting themselves in their frenzied mission to excuse yet another powerful accused Republican sex creep (Jeanine Pirro really needs to stop trying to make “Democratic demon rats” happen), John Oliver…

On The Late Show, Hillary Clinton won't say "I told you so" despite being right about everything

Introducing former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, First Lady, author, and person who won the popular vote by three million votes Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert had to wait for his audience’s extended applause to die down. And, sure, losing an election to a buffoonish bigot reality show host and confessed sex…