Wyatt Cenac's examination of policing in America delves wrenchingly into police sexual violence

Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas usually rides its host’s measured, wry comic sensibility over some equally smooth transitions. On Friday’s show, for example, Cenac started out with a bit about the massive student debt crisis (complete with a loan officer’s grasping arm emerging from his viewer mail bag), to a goofy filmed…

Jimmy Kimmel reminds Sam Bee about interviewing "thirsty" Kellyanne Conway on The Daily Show

It was a mini-summit of people who professionally do not like Donald Trump on Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, as Kimmel welcomed Full Frontal host Samantha Bee. While Kimmel took the traditional nightly late-night host shots at Bee’s but once-a-week round of Trump-bashing, they both commiserated over how the current…

Stephen King tells Stephen Colbert which of his fictional monsters Donald Trump most resembles

Ever-folksy master of horror Stephen King is no fan of Donald Trump, as any one of King’s nearly five million Twitter followers can tell you. On Wednesday’s Late Show, the best-selling author of more than 50 best-selling books and fully 40 percent of all your nightmares touted that day’s court ruling that Trump can’t…

Stephen Colbert asks the "failing" New York Times executive editor about when Trump came calling

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert asked New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet if noted Times critic and foot-stamping baby-man Donald Trump has ever called him personally to complain about the paper’s coverage. “Yes,” responded Baquet succinctly, before admonishing the curious Colbert, “But I’m not going to…

John Oliver shows how sketchy rehabs can be about as useful as "pissing money up a fucking wall"

After a brief up-front recap of the week in Trump administration lunacy—congrats, John Bolton, for being so hair-trigger irresponsible that Donald-fucking-Trump had to walk back your latest foreign policy blunder—John Oliver spent most of this week’s Last Week Tonight exposing yet another shady, scam-happy group. In…

Tina Fey returns to her Chicago improv roots for SNL's Chicago Improv (a Dick Wolf production)

On last night’s underwhelming Saturday Night Live season finale, former SNL head writer/star/Weekend Update anchor Tina Fey gave the people what they wanted to see, stepping back into the Alaskan accent and pageant hair of former Vice Presidential candidate and current Bass Pro Shop shill Sarah Palin. (If you wanted…

On another day of gun horrors, Wyatt Cenac and Jimmy Kimmel look for sense in different places

On his show, Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas, the comedian and former Daily Show correspondent has dedicated himself to an entire season of trying to truly understand policing in America. Like Cenac himself, the series is wry, thoughtful, and rational, as well as deeply pissed off, with Friday’s installment looking at the…

Terry Crews talks Deadpool 2, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and toxic masculinity on The Daily Show

Human-shaped charm mountain Terry Crews was typically delightful in his sit-down with Trevor Noah on Wednesday’s Daily Show. Noah ran down Crews’ seemingly endless list of accomplishments (former NFL player, painter, furniture designer, sitcom star, former-future POTUS) as the two talked over what’s arguably Crews’…

Deadpool leaps into The Late Show’s continuity to take over Stephen Colbert’s Trump jokes

Fans of the Marvel not-quite superhero Deadpool know that the wise-cracking, Looney Tunes-immortal “merc with a mouth”’s real superpower is cheeky self-awareness. After Wade Wilson’s initial conception as yet another 1990s “extreme” antihero (and Deathstroke knockoff), Deadpool’s popularity grew in proportion to his…

On The Late Show, Anthony Anderson talks Dre and Bow's odds and getting shafted at the Kentucky Derby

On Monday’s Late Show, Anthony Anderson addressed the online ire of jittery Black-ish fans unsettled by the ongoing, genuinely wrenching marital troubles of his Dre and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow Johnson. The animated Anderson seemed perversely delighted at the all-caps warnings from Black-ish viewers on his Instagram…

John Oliver enlists Wilmer Valderrama to profile a country more fucked up than ours

Considering what Last Week Tonight host John Oliver termed the “hurricane of shit” we in America have to deal with on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget that there are world governments even more corrupt, insane, and dysfunctional than the Trump administration. Take Venezuela, the subject of Oliver’s main story on…

Melissa McCarthy is Michael Che's exceedingly proud stepmom on a Mother's Day SNL

Last night’s Mother’s Day-themed, Amy Schumer-hosted Saturday Night Live may have played it too safe with all those actual cast members’ moms around. (The cold open jettisoned the show’s traditional Trump material for a charming parade of star’s mothers asking why they do so much Trump material.) But it was the one…

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Donald Glover reveals Billy Dee Williams' advice about being Lando on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

On the same day of his series Atlanta’s season finale and the Hollywood premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Donald Glover was Lando-cool on Jimmy Kimmel Live! All the more impressive since Glover’s also coming off a fine hosting turn at Saturday Night Live, has the most buzzed-about song and music video in the world,…

Michelle Wolf assures old boss Seth Meyers that the right people will hate her new show

Back in her old stomping ground as a now sought-after guest, former Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Michelle Wolf spent an enjoyable evening stomping all over both old boss Meyers and those still squealing after Wolf’s foot-stomping at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. After Meyers congratulated Wolf for her…

On The Tonight Show, Michael Shannon talks skipping the Oscars, playing the first feline Bond villain

On The Tonight Show to promote his upcoming role as the scariest person in HBO’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, scariest person in any room Michael Shannon was actually sort of adorable. Weird and intense, but adorable. Sort of like seeing a bear playing around with a puppy, Shannon goofed around with host Jimmy Fallon…