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…

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…

All the famous people who helped rescue Brooklyn Nine-Nine are now friends

Stars—They’re just like us! They publicly complain when their favorite shows get cancelled, lead the vanguard for the campaign to renew said show, and then form lasting bonds of friendship with their fellow stars in an ultra-secret group chat. Just like we all do! As Mashable reports, that’s exactly what Lin-Manuel…

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…

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…

Seth Meyers and senator-elect Doug Jones talk Roy Moore—and not being Roy Moore

After narrowly winning the recent Alabama senatorial special election against still-ranting sore loser, overt racist, and accused child molester Roy Moore, Senator-elect Doug Jones appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Thursday, and was the very picture of “not-insane, creepy, and horrible” that the good people…