What Late Night Has Planned After Trump’s First State of the Union
The very first State of the Union Address will be delivered by President Trump tonight live at 9PM EST/6PM PST.
Of course, late night will not miss an opportunity to get right in on the aftermath as soon as POTUS finishes attempting (maybe) to speak like an adult.
So, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will air immediately after coverage ends on CBS (meaning it’ll be primetime here on the West Coast). He’ll have the hosts of Pod Save America: Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau & Jon Lovett, 2 Dope Queens’ Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson as guests.
Trevor Noah and Jordan Klepper will go for a one-two punch by both going live after the State of the Union with The Daily Show and The Opposition at 11PM EST/8PM PST & 11:30PM EST/8:30PM PST respectively.
Oh, don’t forget that Jimmy Kimmel will being interviewing Stormy Daniels, the porn star that is making claims to have had an extramarital affair with Trump tonight as well at his normal time of 11:35PM.
“Superior Donuts” Is Taking Over the Laugh Factory for a Night (and We’re Got Tickets If You Want ‘Em)
Next month, the cast of CBS’ Superior Donuts (we’d hope as a TCB reader, that you’re a big fan of Jermaine Fowler) will take over the Hollywood Laugh Factory for a few hours and we have a handful of free tickets for you (i.e. all you have to do is enter the password “Williams1979“ here on Eventbrite).
We do have more than a pair for all of you, but way less than a hundred, so get in on this ASAP.
*Laugh Factory’s 2 drink min. still applies
2017 Emmys Winners in Comedy
Outstanding Comedy Series–Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series–Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover as Earn Marks
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series–Saturday Night Live, Host: Jimmy Fallon, Directed by Don Roy King
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series–Master of None-Thanksgiving, Written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series–Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Written by Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series–Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon
Take note of the following:
-Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth consecutive time
-Veep won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive time
-Lena Waithe is first African-American woman to win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
-Donald Glover is first African-American man to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
See full list of last night’s Emmy winners here.
Colbert Announces “Russia Week” for The Late Show
When you saw that mysterious picture of one Stephen Colbert in Russia, it was unclear as to what exactly Colbert was up to.
We have no doubt that there will be some gem remote segments of Colbert being let loose around Russia, so keep a close eye to see what exactly Stephen got away with starting next Monday and going through Friday.
H. Jon Benjamin, The “Jazz Daredevil” Who Still Doesn’t Really Know How to Play Piano, Jams Out with Stephen Colbert and Jon Batiste and Stay Human
One of the silliest things that H. Jon Benjamin has ever done in his illustrious career as a professional silly person is recording an entire jazz album with real jazz musicians without really knowing how to play jazz (or an instrument for that matter).
The album was called “Well, I Should Have…* Jon Benjamin-Jazz Daredevil” and the session players really didn’t know what was going on before they started recording.
On last night’s Colbert, Benjamin did a rare live performance from the album with Colbert’s house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human as well as Stephen Colbert himself on trumpet*.
*Stephen also says he doesn’t know how to play the trumpet.
Enjoy some top shelf goofing around here.
Ratings Wise, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” Continues Ascent and Colbert Now Edging Out Fallon
Holding the Trump Administration’s feet to the fire is finally taking precedence over non-topical games.
Since her debut on TBS, Samantha Bee has almost tripled her ratings with her weekly show “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee”. Though trailing Fallon and The Tonight Show since taking over The Late Show from David Letterman, Stephen Colbert has taken a slight nightly ratings lead over Jimmy in these recent weeks after Trump’s inauguration and the whirlwind insanity of executive orders, overturned bans, resignations, etc. have dominated the news. Stephen has not wavered in taking Trump to task and didn’t jostle his hair when Trump went on The Late Show.
That being said, The Tonight Show has got a bit edgier recently with having Jo Firestone play Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Additionally, there seem to be an uptick in Colbert dropping F-bombs in the opening monologue as an appropriate expression of his feelings about what’s going on in The White House. There might not be a correlation with the new ratings lead, but it’s a shift in tactics from when Stephen used to just make fun of sidestepping explicit language because of being on CBS at 11:35PM.
Going forward, Bee will undoubtedly get more latitude to do even more of what she wants and Colbert might just increase his lead with being a more defiant Colbert. We’re sure that’s the Colbert that will be hosting when The Late Show goes live after the February 28th Trump address to Congress.
For Bob Odenkirk’s Latest Meta Late Night Bit, He Makes a Movie Where He Trades Places with Stephen Colbert
For every Bob Odenkirk late night appearance, it isn’t satisfactory enough to just do a straightforward panel interview.
The co-creator of Mr. Show has to sneak in some mischief in some way, shape, or form and Odenkirk opted for taking the idea of “trading places” and adding a Mr. Show-With Bob & David twist to it while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Watch Jen Kirkman’s Interview on Colbert Which Includes an Update to Her Tattoo
Jen Kirkman is on the talk show circuit in promotion of her new Netflix special, Just Keep Livin’?, and is making it damn fun while doing so.
Samantha Bee Reminisces with and Talks Wanting the Election to Be Over with Stephen Colbert
These Daily Show with Jon Stewart alums, Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert, seem to be in the highest of highs with comedy hosting their own big time shows.
As such, when Bee stopped by on Colbert they got a bit nostalgic for both their time at The Daily Show and the days of their lives that didn’t have to focus on the election.
Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, and Seth Meyers Are Going Live Tonight After Debates
In case you need an immediate palate cleanser, just wait an hour (give or take a few or more extra hours depending on what side of the country you live on).
In order to get the very first jokes on TV about the first 2016 presidential debate, three late night programs will be going live after the debates.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 11:35PM on CBS
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 11PM on Comedy Central
Late Night with Seth Meyers 11:35PM on NBC
For the East Coast, these will actually be live as opposed to West Coast delay, so if you have access to an the EST feed of CBS, Comedy Central and NBC, try and watch it at 8PM PDT.
Also, keep in mind that Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is airing on Wednesday this week in order to fully soak in the debate for their episode. #CUNW
Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden Play a Late Night Host Version of Truth or Dare with Revolting Food
When it comes to what late night hosts think of each other, there is, currently, a very thick cloud of mystery. Publicly, most will say that they have camaraderie with each other like any other profession even though ratings technically pit them against each other on a nightly basis.
Will we ever know what they really think of each other like we kind of did between Jay Leno and David Letterman?
Well, The Late Late Show’s Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts is a somewhat heightened version of truth or dare backed with food that’s normally reserved for Andrew Zimmern. Jimmy Kimmel was a guest and got to play the game with James Corden, which really shows how much both are dedicated to keeping up appearances.