Late-night hosts return from hiatus to address the Parkland shooting—and its righteous survivors

Last week a gunman stalked the halls of a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Many late-night hosts were on hiatus at the time, meaning they were saved from delivering another round of despairingly de rigeur monologues in which they are forced to process grief—and make comedy—in the wake of a…

Late-night hosts call bullshit on the GOP and NRA and decide now is exactly the time to talk about gun violence

The night after the day of the (current) worst mass shooting in American history is a tough fucking room if you’re doing a late-night comedy show. Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, Seth Meyers on Late Night, and the hosts of The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and …

James Corden praises the “strong, proud, caring” people of Manchester after attack

On last night’s episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden delivered a short monologue dedicated to the people of Manchester, England following news of the deadly terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in the city. When Corden recorded the message after the taping of his show, details of the incident were still…

All James Corden wants for Christmas is this Mariah Carey sing-along

It doesn’t matter that The Shins have replaced Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” in the favor of mall proprietors with their cover of Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime.” Carey’s 1994 track is still the gold standard for “new“ Christmas music, whose enduring appeal has been attested to here at …

Michelle Obama kills it on Carpool Karaoke with some help from Missy Elliott

Michelle Obama does not half-ass a rendition of “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” She belts, she dances, she does hand gestures. It’s a marvelous thing. The First Lady joined James Corden for a round of Carpool Karaoke to promote Let Girls Learn. So while the two jammed to the aforementioned “Single Ladies” and some…