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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Amber Ruffin: Bill Maher, "go f*ck yourself"
The Late Night writer/performer, in her monologue as host of the Writers Guild Awards last night, praised her boss Seth Meyers as "the first woke late-night host" and called BET host Robin Thede "the most woke late-night host." She also name-dropped Jordan Klepper and John Oliver for also being "woke." As for Bill Maher? He can go "f*ck himself," she said.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Comedian Michelle Wolf lands a weekly Netflix late-night show
After working on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show, Wolf is ready to star in her own talk show, which Netflix is billing as a break from the seriousness of late-night TV. "You can expect the types of jokes my former bosses would tell me we couldn’t do on TV,” she joked in a statement. The announcement comes two months after Wolf's critically acclaimed HBO stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Seth Meyers spoofs The Post and All the President's Men with "Newspaper Movie"
Meyers goes blonde to spoof the films inspired by Nixon-era investigative journalism.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Late-night hosts had fun reacting to Philadelphia’s chaotic Super Bowl victory celebration
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” said Stephen Colbert.
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Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Seth Meyers and Kelly Clarkson go day drinking
“With all the crazy stuff going on in the world these days, sometimes you just need to take a break and drink during the afternoon,” explained the Late Night host.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
James Franco’s grilling at the hands of Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers shows how much late-night has changed in the #MeToo era
“In previous eras,” says Alison Herman, “a host like Meyers would be much more unambiguously on the side of his fellow public figure rather than his skeptical audience. Smoothing over scandal, after all, is part of the image-burnishing job. The fact that late-night hosts are even in this position speaks to the growing reach of Hollywood’s anti-harassment groundswell, which began with Weinstein, a man whose influence had finally waned enough for accusations not to be immediately suppressed. The movement has since spread to encompass celebrities still enjoying the spotlight and the protection it affords — so much so that they’re asked to answer for alleged indiscretions at the same time as they’re attending fancy galas and fronting multibillion-dollar enterprises.”
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Seth Meyers responds to President Trump’s “sh*thole countries” remark by walking off his Late Night set
“This brings us to a new segment titled, ‘Seth Has to Walk Away for a Minute,’” Meyers said on Thursday’s Late Night, responding to Trump’s reportedly asking, “Why are we having all these people from sh*thole countries come here?” in reference to immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 9:34AM EST
James Franco accused by five women of “inappropriate and sexually exploitative behavior”
The Los Angeles Times spoke to five women about Franco’s alleged sexual misconduct, including those who raised the allegations on Twitter following the actor’s Golden Globe win for The Disaster Artist on Sunday night. Four of the five women were Franco’s students, with the other saying he served as her mentor. Some said they felt that Franco abused his power dynamic with them, believing that he could offer career advancement by acquiescing to his wishes. Sarah Tither-Kaplan, one of the women who tweeted about Franco, said that she and other actresses appeared fully nude in an orgy scene. But she was shocked when he removed protective plastic guards covering her and other actresses’ vaginas while simulating oral sex on them. “I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable,” said Tither-Kaplan. Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed all of the women’s allegations and directed The Times to Franco’s comments on Tuesday's The Late Show. Plonsker added that “the allegations about the protective guards are not accurate.”
ALSO: Seth Meyers gave Franco another late-night grilling on Wednesday night: “Does this Time’s Up movement and this moment we’re having right now, does it make you look back at all and question any of your behavior in the past based on this new perspective we’re getting on how women have perceived things for so long?” asked Meyers. Franco responded: “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in, you know, these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will, you know, hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. And if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to, you know, try and, you know, actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Twitter has become superior to late-night TV when it comes to hilarious political comedy
Unlike late-night TV, Twitter isn’t dominated by white male comedians trying to appeal to the masses. “The Twittersphere can provide humor and commentary from all walks of life, provided you follow a diverse enough set of users,” says Inkoo Kang. “Twitter’s comic advantages over late night are myriad, insuperable, and perhaps obvious,” adds Kang. “If you’re the kind of person who needs to laugh about politics to stay sane, especially during the past two years, the social network can supply funny takes densely, immediately, and practically speaking, ad infinitum. Without the standards of middlebrow taste enforced by a mass viewership or corporate sponsors, Twitter’s political jesters are free to be arcane, absurd, nihilistic, or (sigh) cruel. They also enjoy freedom from the monologist’s setup-punchline, setup-punchline structure; many of the platform’s most iconic joke structures hinge purely on images, fake dialogue, text that’s better read than spoken aloud, or any number of variations on how people make one another laugh through the internet.”
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Seth Meyers says “we’ve got a lot to talk about” in his first Golden Globes promo, alluding to the Harvey Weinstein scandal
The Late Night host also was played off in his second promo for the Jan. 7 event.
Posted Thursday 12/21/17 at 10:23PM EST
Seth Meyers had a big year on Late Night, but so did Amber Ruffin
“As good as Meyers is at delivering Late Night’s topical bits...the show this past year has also made me wonder if he’s going to end up a footnote in the Amber Ruffin story,” says Tara Ariano, noting that Ruffin has broken out this year on Late Night’s “Amber Says What?” and “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” segments.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 9:22PM EST
Alabama's Doug Jones to visit Seth Meyers
The Democratic U.S. senator-elect who upset Roy Moore will be a guest on Thursday’s Late Night.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. explains why it’s hard for black standup comics to be political on late-night shows
Comedian Amanda Seales’ “unflinchingly political” standup routine this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers inspired The Daily Show’s Wood to explain how hard it is for comedians to even get their jokes on network television. Wood says the typical late-night show booker, the producers and even the lawyers play a role in what jokes make it to air, resulting in a watered-down routine.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel calls FCC chair Ajit Pai a “jackhole” for the “absolutely despicable” repeal of net neutrality
Kimmel, whose production company is called “Jackhole,” said in last night’s monologue: "The FCC did something absolutely despicable today: They voted to put an end to net neutrality. Now this is the rule that says everyone gets equal access to the internet.” PLUS: Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers also slammed the repeal of net neutrality.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
Reese Witherspoon on Amber Ruffin: “Why doesn’t this woman have her own talk show?!”
Witherspoon tweeted a link to the Late Night writer/performer’s piece from last night hailing black women for voting for Roy Moore's opponent and “saving America,” calling her “amazing.” Ruffin responded: “I take your tweet as a proposal of lifelong friendship!”