This year's midterm elections were a big win for Stephen Colbert, too

After years of battling with late-night rival Jimmy Fallon for the fabled “demo”—i.e., adult TV viewers beneath the age of 50, whose life-giving attention is succor and solace for advertisers everywhere—Stephen Colbert finally rode that ol’ Blue Wave to victory this week. Vulture reports that, for the first time in…

Tiffany Haddish deploys her Lady Of Rage to trounce Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

Tiffany Haddish continued her mission to make even this benighted world just a little bit brighter when she showed up on The Tonight Show on Thursday. Always game for whatever, the comic, actress, Emmy winner, and all-around happiness factory started out by taking control of one of host Jimmy Fallon’s most well-trod…

The Tonight Show just canceled tonight’s Norm Macdonald appearance 

History repeated itself tonight, as an NBC late-night program abruptly booted comedian Norm Macdonald from a high-profile gig. This time, it wasn’t Saturday Night Live and “Weekend Update,” though, but The Tonight Show, which announced just a few minutes ago that it was killing Macdonald’s planned appearance on…

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…

"Lucky motherfucker" Pete Davidson confirms his engagement and plugs someone else's movie on The Tonight Show

Saturday Night Live star, standup, and, as he confirmed on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, Arianna Grande’s forever “plus-one,” Pete Davidson brought the traditional late-night movie clip to promote. Except the first clip he brought wasn’t for the new Netflix comedy Set It Up (which Davidson claimed he’s in for “like, ten…

Conan talks about the evolution of late-night, from Johnny Carson to viral videos

In the current stable of late-night hosts, no one has been in the game longer than Conan O’Brien. That feels weird to say because, once upon a time, he was the sweaty, wide-eyed rookie in a field of veteran showmen. But after 25 years behind the desk at Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan on TBS—which will soon…

On The Tonight Show, Michael Shannon talks skipping the Oscars, playing the first feline Bond villain

On The Tonight Show to promote his upcoming role as the scariest person in HBO’s adaptation of Fahrenheit 451, scariest person in any room Michael Shannon was actually sort of adorable. Weird and intense, but adorable. Sort of like seeing a bear playing around with a puppy, Shannon goofed around with host Jimmy Fallon…

On The Tonight Show, Tiffany Haddish reveals her career as a once and present "energy producer"

On The Tonight Show to promote her new book (The Last Black Unicorn), new series (The Last O.G.), and herself (the last person you want to mess with Beyoncé in front of), Tiffany Haddish filled two solid segments with her signature joyful exuberance. She even made a pair of host Jimmy Fallon’s inevitable party games…

Cardi B to serve as Jimmy Fallon's first-ever co-host on The Tonight Show's next week

Cardi B has quickly become one of the new delights of the talk show circuit, coming at late-night with the same enthusiasm and genuine energy that she brought to her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow.” (Also, sometimes she just makes expressive little sounds instead of actually saying anything, which is pretty fun.) Now—and…

Last O.G. Tracy Morgan pitches his own black superhero movie to old pal Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show

On The Tonight Show ostensibly to promote his new comedy series The Last O.G. (premiering on TBS on Tuesday at 10:30 Eastern), star Tracy Morgan, instead, spent much of his time complaining to host and former Saturday Night Live co-star Jimmy Fallon that he got to that whole “black superhero” thing long before Black…

On The Tonight Show, Sterling K. Brown talks Black Panther, hosting SNL, and a major This Is Us twist

There aren’t many actors on a bigger roll at the moment than Sterling K. Brown. A pivotal role in the worldwide smash Black Panther, his first Saturday Night Live hosting gig this weekend, and an award-winning triple play (Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG award) for his role as Randall in everyone’s destination ugly-cry…

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Weird Al, and Jimmy Fallon geek out over "The Hamilton Polka" on The Tonight Show

For all their individual achievements and talents, there aren’t three bigger goofballs than Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jimmy Fallon, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, as shown on Friday’s Tonight Show. Sure, Miranda is one letter short of an EGOT, Al is a quadruple Grammy winner and musical human joy machine, and Fallon... has his…

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