This week’s episode, hosted by John Mulaney, began not with a comedy sketch but with a performance by a Ukrainian chorus.
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.
A nomination for a lightweight Netflix comedy and the omission of Ethan Hawke’s John Brown were among the few shockers.
Colbert joked on Monday night about a forthcoming book on the former president’s pandemic plan: “The main detail: There wasn’t one.”
“Biden’s message at these meetings has been simple: America is back. You know, like the McRib, America’s back for a limited time only, offer not valid in Florida,” Meyers joked.
O’Brien said the last episodes of “Conan” will feature special guests and clips of his favorite moments on the show before he moves to HBO Max.
Stephen Colbert was puzzled by the British monarchy’s concern about being seen as out of touch: “Because if there’s one thing the palace surrounded by iron spikes looked like before, it was ‘in touch.’”
Trevor Noah says the end of Donald Trump’s term is no reason not to impeach him: “If you get fired at Best Buy, they don’t just let you steal a TV on the way out.”
This year late-night hosts took their shows remote during the pandemic, got serious about America’s biggest problems and prepared to say goodbye to President Trump (eventually).
“I guess this explains why Trump has been passing the MAGA hat around, asking his fans to donate to his legal defense fund,” Kimmel said of Rudy Giuliani’s alleged request to be paid $20,000 a day.
The podcast boom has produced plenty of star vehicles in audio form, and these celebrity-hosted shows are a cut above the rest.
In an emotional speech, the “Late Show” host accused President Trump of trying to “poison American democracy” by claiming the election was being stolen.
On Monday night, hosts talked about the protests, police brutality and racism. Jimmy Fallon started by addressing the fact that he’d worn blackface on “Saturday Night Live.”
Stephen Colbert joked that lawmakers might ease shutdowns after hearing “some sound policy ideas from Lady Flag Screamer and Guy in a ‘Purge’ Mask.”
“So get ready for new director of allergy and infectious disease, Kid Rock,” Stephen Colbert joked on Monday night.