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'Anxious' Jon Stewart Unloads on The Late Show

With Election Day looming, Stewart has a lot to tell Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart popped up on The Late Show Friday night and described himself as a little stressed—and then some, the Huffington Post reports. "I'm terrified. I'm anxious, I'm lonely, I'm wishing it was 2010 again," he told host Stephen Colbert. "An election...

Jokes About 2020 Race Are a Wee Bit One-Sided

Of 469 late-night jokes, 455 were about Trump

(Newser) - What on earth will late-night hosts do if Joe Biden wins in two weeks? An AP story illustrates the problem. A study out of George Mason University counted jokes told about the 2020 race in September by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon. Out of 469, 455 were about Trump, leaving...

Bolton to a Mocking Colbert: 'I Couldn't Believe It Was That Bad'

'Late Show' host grills former national security adviser, pokes fun at how 'naive' he was on Trump

(Newser) - Former national security adviser John Bolton popped in Tuesday for a guest appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show, and it probably didn't go as he'd envisioned it. Bolton, who's been making the rounds to promote his upcoming tell-all book , was grilled by an "unimpressed" Colbert,...

Kimmel Shares Big News, Followed by Surprise Guest

Late-night host is taking summer off to spend time with family; Matt Damon is perturbed

(Newser) - If you're a Jimmy Kimmel fan who tuned in to his show last night, you'll be glad you did, as it was his final one for a while. "Tonight is my last new show for the summer," he said in a surprise announcement, per People . "...

Fallon Picks Perfect Sting Song for a Quarantine Remake

Used in the making of this 'Don't Stand So Close to Me' video: sneakers, scissors, and Connect 4

(Newser) - Like many late-night hosts contending with the coronavirus, Jimmy Fallon has been fulfilling his Tonight Show duties from the comfort of his own home , daughters and dog by his side. And like many Americans getting cabin fever, the 45-year-old is desperately seeking a bit of cheer amid the more sobering...

As Coronavirus Upends Life, Colbert Uncovers the 'Truth'

'That this is one great nation, united by our belief in, and our need for, each other'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert was "live on tape from a safe distance" Wednesday, keeping up his streak of working remotely while the novel coronavirus continues to spread. And as Mashable notes, his "self-isolation monologues are getting more and more ambitious." The late-night host spoke for a full 15 minutes-plus...

Late-Night Hosts Show Off Their Work-From-Home Skills
This Is What Late-Night
TV Hosts Are Doing at Home
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This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully

(Newser) - Like almost every other part of daily American life, late-night TV has been sent into a tailspin , though its hosts seem to have settled into their work-at-home routines. Today notes that even though most late-night programs have put production on hold, several hosts posted their monologues online Tuesday, keeping the...

John Oliver Hosted a 'Definitely Weird' Show on Sunday

HBO host says this was the week coronavirus went from 'an abstraction to a very real threat' in US

(Newser) - Late-night TV shows have nixed studio audiences or canceled production altogether during the novel coronavirus outbreak, and John Oliver noted how bizarre it all was during his own Sunday night broadcast. In a special episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight—aired from an unknown studio, with its host sitting...

Late Night Gets 'Deeply Weird' Amid Coronavirus

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon went without studio audience; Pete Buttigieg did, too

(Newser) - Thursday was "one of the longest days ever," per the Washington Post , capped off with late-night TV with no studio audiences—just staffers, friends, and family. After a seeming avalanche of cancellations and closings across the nation due to the new coronavirus, Stephen Colbert hosted his CBS Late ...

Conan Wings It After Star Guest Cancels at Showtime

The talk show host chides Kumail Nanjiani over the no-show

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien was forced to improvise Friday when one of his guests canceled at the last minute, People reports. O'Brien said in his monologue that he was told a half-hour before showtime that Kumail Nanjiani, star of Stuber, was held up at another show. "I was having...

In One Way, Colbert Is New King of Late Night

'Late Show' beat NBC's 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon for the adults-under-50 set

(Newser) - Not since David Letterman's early days at CBS as host of the Late Show has the network reigned over a key segment of the late-night domain. That just changed, according to Nielsen's newest ratings. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the Late Show With Stephen Colbert just assumed the No....

Late-Night Hosts Pounce on Mueller Report

'If Bill Barr were the president’s lawyer, he’d be in prison right now'

(Newser) - Thursday night was Mueller Time for America's late-night hosts, who wasted no time in diving into the special counsel's long-awaited report. Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked Attorney General William Barr's press conference in one of two full monologues on the Mueller findings, Mediaite reports. He noted...

A YouTuber Will Replace Carson Daly on NBC
NBC Names a New
Late-Night Host

NBC Names a New Late-Night Host

YouTube star Lilly Singh will be only female late-night host on major network

(Newser) - Hugely successful YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving on in a big way: with her own late-night talk show on NBC. Best known for her "Superwoman" persona on YouTube, a platform she left in November, the Indian-Canadian actress-comedian with 14 million subscribers can be found on NBC at 1:35am...

Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job...

Beer, Blackouts, Brains: Late Night Takes on Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Hosts take on the 'big showdown'

(Newser) - President Trump praised his Supreme Court nominee Thursday evening, after both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had a chance to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late-night hosts had slightly different takes after the dust had settled on the day:
  • Trevor Noah addressed the "big showdown,
...

A 4th Woman Is Coming to Late Night TV

Busy Philipps is getting her own talk show

(Newser) - Just three women currently host late-night talk shows (Samantha Bee, Sarah Silverman, and Robin Thede), but a fourth will soon join their ranks: Busy Philipps. The actress and, as the Cut calls her, "social media phenom" will host a late-night show on E!, the network announced Tuesday. It's...

Gwyneth 'Consciously Couples' With Colbert to Mock ... Herself

And her lifestyle brand, Goop

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert says he's a "huge fan" of Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop, and on Thursday night's Late Show he proved it. Colbert previously launched a parody brand called Covetton House, and on Thursday he teamed with Paltrow to pitch an "exclusive line of...

John Oliver Identifies 'Stupidest Possible Reason' We Could Die

A Trump tweet about Kim Jong Un, he said on season finale of 'Last Week Tonight'

(Newser) - John Oliver outlined "the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die" in the season finale of Last Week Tonight on Sunday, and it involves a specific tweet by President Trump. "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell...

Kimmel-Cassidy Feud Over 'Indefensible' Bill Hits Night 2

And Kimmel calls Fox host Brian Kilmeade a 'phony little creep'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel's tirade against GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy for his new health care bill reached a second night on Wednesday. Kimmel, whose son was born earlier this year with a serious heart condition , railed on Cassidy for lying "right to my face" on his show in May about...

Fallon Blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Shameful'

Late-night host said seeing white supremacists made him 'sick to my stomach'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon once caught a lot of flak for mussing Donald Trump's hair, but now that Trump actually is president, Fallon is getting a lot more serious, Mashable reports. On Monday's Tonight Show, Fallon addressed the violence in Charlottesville, Va., leading to the deaths of Heather Heyer and...

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