Contempt for brunch is persistent, but a new show on HBO Max approaches the meal with ambition and optimism.
No one knows what an egg yolk omelet is, but we all know that TV hosts should be relatable. Or should they? That didn’t do Ellen DeGeneres any favors.
The “Late Late Show” host said he shouldn’t have been rude to a server at Balthazar in New York. “I hope I’m allowed in again one day,” he said.
In an interview to promote his coming series, “Mammals,” the actor and late-night host dismissed a flap stemming from an Instagram post accusing him of boorish restaurant behavior. “I think it’s so silly,” he said.
Big changes are coming to the longtime staple of television programming, as the genre struggles to make the leap to the streaming world.
The British-born host, who was a successful actor and comedian before joining the network’s late-night lineup, has been signaling for some time that he was considering leaving.
Stephen Colbert joked that he hoped “they locked the doors to keep him in.”
“Trump endorsing Palin is like paste eating endorsing glue sniffing,” Kimmel joked.
“The only time there should be a seven-hour gap is when you’re trying to remember what happened on St. Patrick’s Day,” Jimmy Fallon said.
A poll found strong support for the judge’s Supreme Court nomination, but “speechmaking and hissy-fitting” continued in the Senate, said Jimmy Kimmel.
“It’s funny listening to the same people who let the president get away with trying to overthrow the government call anyone ‘soft on crime,’ but that’s how it goes,” Jimmy Kimmel said.
Kimmel said Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings could make the G.O.P.’s worst nightmare could come true: “Having this decided by two Black women whose names they can’t pronounce.”
Trevor Noah warned viewers not to get their hopes up: “Not only did Russia not agree to end the war; it wouldn’t even admit that it started a war.”
“Gas prices are so high, the Indy 500 was just changed to the Indy 5,” Fallon joked.
Meyers said the former president’s suggestion that the U.S. paint Chinese flags on planes and bomb Russia was “a slightly stupider version of Bugs Bunny dressing up as a sexy lady to distract Elmer Fudd.”
Trevor Noah joked Biden’s speech was “like a birthday card from a 4-year-old: A lot of words didn’t make sense, but you got what it was trying to say.”
“Many lawmakers wore the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow,” Colbert said. “It’s a show of solidarity not seen since the last ‘Minions’ movie.”
If bringing back the Soviet Union is Putin’s goal, the “Daily Show” host joked, long lines are a good start.
Hosts did their best to bring levity to their shows on an otherwise somber day.
“It’s like getting divorced on Christmas Eve,” Jimmy Kimmel joked.
“Hey, don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here doing my thang — a long monologue,” Colbert joked.
Jimmy Kimmel joked that only Giuliani would attempt to overthrow the government “and then try to rehabilitate his image by singing ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ dressed as a pineapple.”
The hosts didn’t think much of the N.F.L. team’s long-awaited new name. Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that it’s also the name of the president’s dog.
“You know you’ve been around a long time when you debuted the same year as ‘The Thong Song,’” Jimmy Fallon joked on Tuesday.
“A year ago, Biden pledged to address Covid, the economy, climate change and racial injustice. And good news — after 12 months of tireless effort, we’re all getting three free masks,” Jimmy Fallon said.
“The walls appear to be closing in on Trump — big, beautiful walls,” Kimmel said, as new details emerged from an investigation into the ex-president’s family business.
“We’re just going to test ourselves for antigens? Is that before or after we mess up the directions on an Easy Mac?” Noah said.
Advisers told the former president to push his Jan. 6 news conference to a date that would draw less attention to a low point of his presidency. “So, every day of his presidency?” Stephen Colbert joked.
With the return of remote learning, Colbert says to bring in the mothers-in-law.
Seth Meyers said that living in a world with the Republican congresswoman’s “insane” screaming was “like trying to have a conversation with a friend on the street next to a jackhammer.”
A late-night target throughout his time in office, the former president remained a favorite subject, along with Covid’s ongoing impact and President Biden’s first year in the White House.
The two-hour video call was a hot topic on late night Tuesday.
Late-night hosts weighed in on Donald Trump’s initial results just three days before his debate with Joe Biden.
Jimmy Kimmel said conservatives like Ted Cruz have some bizarre beliefs: “The elections are rigged, the deep state runs the world, and Big Bird is working for Merck now.”
Noah did an impression of Trump posting on his new social media site: “OK, I shared my truth, now I dare you to hang Mike Pence.”
Stephen Colbert proposed names like “Aunt Brenda’s Three-Paragraph Rant-a-torium” or “Best Fun Times America Website.”
“The Daily Show” host joked that jobs are “how Americans prove that they deserve health care.”
“I’m warning you, Steele. If this turns out to be a false report again, ‘urine’ trouble,’” Colbert said.
Colbert joked that the former White House press secretary had titled her Trump tell-all “I Just Recently Grew a Spine.”
“It was just baseball, no politics, until the Republican catcher went nuts about having to wear a mask,” Jimmy Fallon said on Thursday night.
The “Late Show” host broke into song to tell viewers about budget reconciliation and other works of “legislative wonder.”
A new book by a former White House press secretary said that the former president feared late night hosts would poke fun at him if he went under for the medical procedure.
Seven hosts dedicated their Wednesday shows to raising awareness about the urgent need to slow global warming.
Trevor Noah referred to the U.N. event as “the annual gathering that honestly could just be a Zoom.”
The rapper’s tweets about her cousin’s friend, who she said had swollen testicles after taking the Covid vaccine, set off a flood of commentary.
Seth Meyers, James Corden and Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to the stand-up comic and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member on Tuesday.
“Vaxxed and waxed. He wants his mailmen smooth,” Kimmel joked of President Biden’s new vaccine requirements for federal employees on Thursday.
“Meanwhile, these poor horses are like: ‘Hey, I have worms — I need that stuff. There are worms in my butt, do you understand?’” Kimmel said.
“In the trailer, Spider-Man visits Dr. Strange and asks him to turn back time. Then President Biden shows up and asks for the same thing,” Fallon joked on Tuesday.
“It’s about time,” Fallon said. “Their statement started with, ‘Hey, sorry, I just saw this.’”