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…

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…

On border security, Seth Meyers talks to a journalist who—unlike Trump—has actually been to the border

Hey, remember how the Trump administration is locking kids in fucking cages? It’s been a week where the signature Trump strategy of swamping yesterday’s hateful, ludicrous, racist, unstable, dangerous gibberish with a new day’s fresh presidential toilet tweets about, say, nuking millions of people, has proved…

Amber Ruffin can't force Seth Meyers to replicate Papa John's racial slur on Late Night

Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and regular onscreen delight Amber Ruffin has a few funny recurring bits where she routinely makes her New Hampshire-raised boss comically uncomfortable. Alongside fellow writer Jenny Hegel, Ruffin gleefully pokes at Meyers’ white privilege in “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell,” and, in…

Late-night scorecard: "Holy shit, the president's an actual Russian agent" edition

Hey, remember how everyone on the internet with an eagle in their Twitter avatar made fun of you for suggesting that Donald Trump was acting like a Russian sleeper agent? Yeah, those particular treasonous goalposts were irrevocably moved this weekend, as the—let’s still call him “president,” for tradition’s sake—met…

Jake Tapper tells Seth Meyers he's shocked Bill Clinton isn't better prepared, is less shocked about Trump 

Whenever comic news junkie Seth Meyers pulls in a real newsperson to appear on Late Night, the war is always between talking shop and just swapping bewildered Trump putdowns. Meyers is therefore always happy to welcome CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper. Especially as Tapper, pulling the Sunday morning…

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…

Former boss Seth Meyers trashes the WHCA's cowardice in not backing Michelle Wolf

After the White House Correspondents’ Association and its president Margret Talev spent all of Monday standing up for the sacred trust spelled out in the First Amendment by cringingly apologizing for comedian Michelle Wolf hilariously exercising her First Amendment rights at the White House Correspondents’ dinner on…

On Late Night, Patton Oswalt talks about the capture of his late wife’s nemesis, the Golden State Killer

Booked to promote his beleaguered turn as A.P. Bio’s “authority figure with no authority” Principal Durbin, Patton Oswalt instead spent much of his time on Wednesday’s Late Night telling Seth Meyers about a killer. On the same day that authorities revealed they had arrested Joseph James DeAngelo as the notorious…

The Avengers split forces, deploy clips, and dodge spoilers on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Late Night

With Avengers: Infinity War poised to, Thanos-like, slay fully half of the world’s box office starting Friday, the Marvel movie juggernaut (no, not that one, thankfully) dispatched two teams of heroes into the late-night fray on Monday. Makes sense, since all the trailers suggest the rapidly multiplying superhero team…

Aubrey Plaza comes clean about Legion and her Neanderthal heritage on Late Night

On Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, Legion star Aubrey Plaza had a very April Ludgate-esque answer to host Meyers’ request for a rundown of just what the hell is going on on the show that our reviewer calls “weird and wondrous.” Others might claim to be baffled and lost in this trippiest outpost of the Marvel…

People can’t shut up about A Quiet Place—even Seth Meyers, when he should be interviewing John Krasinski

On Wednesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, newly minted, unlikely horror movie top dog John Krasinski played at some Jim Halpert-style aw-shucks humility. Host Meyers read off a selection of the appreciative tweets from celebrity fans of Krasinski’s new film (as co-writer, star, and director), A Quiet Place. Coming…

On Late Night, an emotional Seth Meyers relates the twisting tale of his new son's arrival 

Seth Meyers got to work at Late Night late on Monday, he explained, a fact that also helped explain the absence of his usual “A Closer Look” segment. Since Monday saw the afternoon bombshell that Donald Trump’s personal attorney, porn star fixer, and RNC Deputy National Finance Chair Michael Cohen’s home, office, and…

On Late Night, Scott Thompson talks Buddy Cole's return and crushing on Seth Meyers

On Wednesday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, once and forever Kids In The Hall star Scott Thompson had a confession to make right off the bat. Calling host Meyers (who wrote the forward to the upcoming Kids biography) “handsome, but not too handsome,” Thompson told Meyers that he’s been crushing on him for a long time.…

Even the negative reviews of John Oliver's Marlon Bundo book are positive

Yesterday, we reported on the success of John Oliver and the Last Week Tonight writing staff’s latest viral stunt, which involved them producing a fully realized children’s book about Mike Pence’s family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, falling in love with another male rabbit and getting married. Given the rabidness of Oliver’s…

On Late Night With Seth Meyers to talk Python, John Cleese is grumpily delightful, delightfully grumpy

At the end of their interview on Thursday’s Late Night, legendary comedian, actor, writer, and all-around funny person John Cleese asked host Seth Meyers, “Where are we going to dinner?” Meyers informed his guest that everything was all set, a public airing of private dinner plans that, considering the now 78-year-old…

On The Late Show and Late Night, the Designated Survivor cast compares improbable White Houses

Sure, maybe ABC’s Designated Survivor—where Kiefer Sutherland’s low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman is stuck with the job of president only after literally every other qualified human being preceding him in the line of succession gets blown up—operates on a level of improbable melodrama. But, as Stephen Colbert put…

Late-night hosts have a memo for Trump, Devin Nunes, and Sean Hannity: Your “bombshell” memo is horseshit

Since it was the start of a new work week, the late night comedy hosts all had a weekend’s worth of Donald Trump’s crap to sift through on Monday. Sure, there was that speech in Cincinnati where Trump said Democrats who dared to not applaud for his typically mendacious State Of The Union address were guilty of “treason

Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert wring laughs from this week’s second-most recent constitutional crisis

So it turns out Donald Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller back in June. You know, Robert Mueller, the guy in charge of investigating Donald Trump both for collusion with Russia in order to win the presidential election and for obstructing justice—with regard to that investigation about collusion with…