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…

A tongue-twisting Seth Meyers navigates the depths of Donald Trump's ignorance on Late Night

On a night where Fire And Fury author Michael Wolff, continuing his ID badge-burning White House tell-all tour on The Daily Show, called Donald Trump straight-up “stupid,” the late-night comedy-scape was awash in similar sentiments. Following the weekend-long government shutdown—just in time to commemorate Trump’s…

As the DACA deadline looms, Seth Meyers finds the horror in Trump's easily manipulated racism 

While his late-night colleagues went for the low-hanging yet irresistible comedic fruit that is the story that Donald Trump paid over a hundred grand to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to hush up the sexual encounter the two had just months after Trump’s wife Melania gave birth to their son, Seth Meyers spent his “A…

Seth Meyers asks women to lead us into the future in searing Golden Globes monologue

Leading up the ceremonial duties for the largest Hollywood gathering since the revelations of just how deep the culture of sexual harassment (and misogyny) runs in the film and TV industry—and really, anywhere—was going to be a tough task for anyone. And while handing over that kind of platform to a white man again…

After Alabama, Late Night's Amber Ruffin has one message for white America: "You're welcome"

After black voters in Alabama voted for Democrat Doug Jones and against bigot and accused child molester Republican Roy Moore to the tune of 98 per cent, Late Night With Seth Meyers’ writer, performer, future sitcom star, and general force of charm and delight in the world Amber Ruffin took to the stage for an Alabama…

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On election eve, Seth Meyers urges Alabamians to reject someone as wildly unfit for office as Donald Trump

With the special election for an Alabama senate seat coming down to the for-some difficult choice between an alleged child molester, outspoken bigot, and twice-fired disgraced judge on the one hand, and someone who is none of those things (and who, among other accomplishments, successfully prosecuted the KKK) on the…

This Thanksgiving, Seth Meyers says we can at least be grateful the Trump-Russia conspirators are so stupid

On Wednesday’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers used his “A Closer Look” segment to express some thanks for the likes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump son Donald Jr. For noted Trump administration critic and comic assassin Meyers, that might sound overly generous,…

Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert have different, equally angry advice after yet another mass shooting

In what’s become a soul-sickening side job for late-night comedy hosts, both Seth Meyers on Late Night and Stephen Colbert on The Late Show had to shift gears on their Monday shows to find some way to address another horrifying act of gun violence. After yet another semiautomatic weapon-wielding asshole murdered 26…

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at Fox News’ desperate Trump-Russia distraction tactics

If there’s one principle a good political comedian like Seth Meyers operates on, it’s intellectual honesty. Which makes Fox News—cable news’ black hole of intellectual dishonesty—a prime source of material. On Thursday’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, the host employed Fox News’ kryptonite—Fox News broadcasts—to show…

Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson talk sexual harassment at Fox News on Late Night and The Late Show

In a week in which former Fox News conservative foghorn and serial sexual harasser Bill O’Reilly has desperately tried to fend off the onslaught of disastrous news, completely deserved mockery, and bile-inducing details of his apparently Mr. Hyde-like past behavior, two former colleagues took to the late-night…