Stephen Colbert bids farewell to Aretha Franklin by shutting up and letting her sing

After Stephen Colbert and bandleader Jon Batiste expressed their sorrow at Thursday’s news that singing legend Aretha Franklin had died, Colbert followed up with the only appropriate tribute—stepping aside and letting the lady sing. Introducing his desk piece with an anecdote about making an ass of himself backstage…

Trevor Noah spends 18 minutes talking to Omarosa, as life is now the worst reality show ever

You remember back when it started to look nauseatingly possible that Donald Trump would become president? Of the United States, even? When all the jokes about a reality show White House started flooding your social media feeds, like how Trump would staff his cabinet with contestants from Celebrity Apprentice? Well,…

Topher Grace assures Seth Meyers David Duke's BlacKkKlansman racist improvs aren't his

Spike Lee tapped into the banality—not to say blandness—of evil in casting usually amiable That ’70s Show star Topher Grace as BlacKkKlansman’s 1970s-era racist asshole David Duke. On Monday’s Late Night, Grace explained the insight he got into that casting process when he watched the former KKK leader’s shiftily…

From paid protestors to Dr. Evil, John Oliver spotlights corporate-funded "astroturfing"

The Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight has made its comedy bones by exposing bottom-feeding charlatans, bigots, and the unjust. And that’s even before Donald Trump became president—and host John Oliver’s bottomless, soulless well of apoplectically delivered exposé comedy. So, in Sunday’s examination of the practice of…

Kanye West talks to Jimmy Kimmel about being bi-polar, supporting Donald Trump

After wife Kim Kardashian appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, Kanye West followed suit with a wide-ranging, 20-minute interview with Kimmel on Thursday. Actually, “wide-ranging” is selling the scope of their talk short, as Kimmel followed West’s conversation through the multi-hyphenate star’s discussion of his…

CNN's Jim Acosta tells Stephen Colbert what it's like being Trump's go-to "fake news" target

Coming out to a standing ovation and wearing some snazzy red, white, and blue socks, CNN’s chief White House correspondent and journalist singled out for perhaps the most abuse from the Trump administration (although it’s a footrace), Jim Acosta sat down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s Late Show. Noting that…

On The Late Show, Joe Manganiello and Stephen Colbert go off-quest, talk D&D for nine minutes

Giant, happy tree-man Joe Manganiello might technically have been on last night’s Late Show to talk about his upcoming quest to save the floundering Justice League franchise (sorry about that pun, Aquaman) as kickass, one-eyed assassin Deathstroke, but that all went out the studio window once Stephen Colbert whipped…

Rob Corddry and Stephen Colbert sex pastries for Jeff Sessions' holy task force

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert caught up with some of the weekend white nationalist dog-whistling perking up the ears of Trump supporters, as he addressed the announcement of a “Religious Liberty Task Force” by Attorney General and “man who even he wants to punch,” Jeff Sessions. Colbert pointed out that…

John Oliver explains how prosecutors remove justice from the system on Last Week Tonight

Last Week Tonight continued host John Oliver’s Emmy-winning formula last night. You know the one, where Oliver attempts to make the week’s unendingly grim and terrible events go down easier with intermittent asides of humorously exaggerated reactions that only make you feel worse when he gets back to the awful stuff.…

On The Late Show, Rob Reiner has acting notes for the Archie Bunker in the White House

On Friday’s Late Show, Rob Reiner came out to a standing ovation. Which is what you get when you’re responsible for a handful of stone-cold beloved movie classics one supposes, although, as ever, the garrulous comedy legend remains a reliably entertaining talk show guest in his own right. He also got a second,…

On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Mark Hamill tries to get in on some of that sweet memorabilia cash

It’s hard to imagine anyone not being happy for Mark Hamill’s perhaps unlikely return to big-screen stardom. After all, being the central figure in the biggest movie trilogy of all time and then watching your movie career peter out has to be a real kick in the pants. And yet, Hamill—who became a legendarily lauded…

Terry Crews and Sam Bee's Full Frontal PSA explains why your male rape jokes suck

Explaining that even she needs to do better when addressing the issue of male sexual assault, Samantha Bee brought on a surprise guest to help out on last night’s Full Frontal. And, sure, Bee’s un-ironic #MenToo hashtag is meant more to redress the fact that she talks more about “lady stuff” than, say, making those…

John Oliver takes on sexual harassment with the help of all-time expert Anita Hill

John Oliver returned from a mini-hiatus with an extra-long Last Week Tonight on Sunday. After an abbreviated roundup of several weeks’ backlog of Donald Trump’s toilet tweets, the host launched into his main story about workplace sexual harassment, touched off by the fact that CBS President Les Moonves was just outed…

On Late Night, Amber Ruffin takes down R. Kelly for pedophilia, crappy rhymes

Whether in her recurring segment “Amber Says What,” trying to bait her boss into saying the n-word, or last night’s “Amber’s Minute Of Fury,” Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and onscreen joy machine Amber Ruffin has a way of combining righteous indignation, sharp social commentary, and undeniable adorableness…

Today's Trailer Happy Hour has a soapy floor, Gilda Radner, and a submarine

Welcome to Trailer Happy Hour, the big bucket where we dump in some of the day’s teasers for new movies and TV shows, stir it all up with a big stick, and then dare you to drink the entire unholy mixture. Today we’ve got trailers for Roma, Hunter Killer, Operation Finale, and more, so just hit “play” on each one and…

 Samantha Bee tries to out-crazy the NRA's Dana Loesch on Full Frontal

After ripping America’s gun-lovin’, race-baitin’, late-night host-attackin’ gun lobby shills the National Rifle Association for—among other things all but guaranteed to leave a blood trail—using their army of relentless right-wing propagandists to “make a bunch of people in pussy hats look like Vietnam,” Samantha Bee…