Late-Night Lately: Colbert's "Werd," Matt Damon's Body Double, Britney Spears' Prank

8:00 AM 8/6/2016

by THR Staff

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.

Courtesy of Stephen Colbert; James Corden; Jimmy Kimmel

The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you each Saturday morning to ease you into your weekend.

So fill up your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments you can't afford to miss.

— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman

  • Stephen Colbert Revives "The Werd," Calls Donald Trump a "D-Bag"

    Stephen Colbert mocked Donald Trump in a myriad of ways on Monday's The Late Show. In the cold open, Colbert wondered if there was "anyone Donald Trump won't attack," parading out an elderly woman and a kitten to insult Trump. He also interviewed Cartoon Trump about his scheduling conflicts for the debate and Election Day, eventually leading into his "The Werd" segment which he recently brought back and revamped from his Colbert Report days.

    Monday night's "Werd" was "What the F?" "For space considerations we've had to shorten it to What the F?, but know that it means What the Family?" said Colbert, poking fun at CBS' censorship.

    He spoke about Trump's controversial comments about DNC speaker Khizr Khan and his wife, the latter of whom was criticized by Trump for staying silent, when in reality she says she was too overcome with grief to speak at the convention. "Trump knows a good husband allows his wife to say something," said Colbert, as the words "That Michelle Obama already said" flashed on the screen.

    Colbert said he has met Donald Trump so he's on solid ground when he says Trump is being a "Dad-bag." "Which again, due to space we've had to shorten," said Colbert, smiling as "D-Bag" is written next to him. He also called Trump a "P.O.S.," meaning "part of society," Colbert explained, of course.

     

  • Matt Damon Makes James Corden Play His 'Jason Bourne' Stunt Double

    Courtesy of The Late Late Show with James Corden

    There's acting with Matt Damon, and then there's acting as Matt Damon. The Jason Bourne star delivered laughs in a Late Late Show bit that saw James Corden excited to act opposite the Damon, only to learn that he'd actually be in for a rough day as his stunt double.

    Corden then spent his scenes taking a punch, getting hit by a train and jumping off a rooftop — with no safe landing in sight. "The action is gritty and real — we don't use crash pads," explained Damon. "If you know there's a crash pad there, then I know there's a crash pad there, and that means the audience knows that you know that I know that you know there's a crash pad there, and it's all just kind of ruined."

    After the fall, Damon confessed, "I don't think we're gonna end up using that shot but he was really good."

  • Britney Spears Pranks Jimmy Kimmel With Rihanna-Inspired Bedroom Concert

    ABC/Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Oops, the pop superstars have done it again. Taking a page out of Rihanna's playbook, Britney Spears decided to prank the ultimate prankster, Jimmy Kimmel, with another late-night bedroom performance.

    On Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Spears revived Rihanna's April Fool's Day prank, again with the help of his wife, who Kimmel says "conspired against me."

    "You decided to become a part of the group?" the late-night host asked her after she performed her new single, "Make Me," with her own gaggle of shirtless dancers — who gyrated on top of a confused Kimmel as he hid under the covers — and strobe lights at 1:43 a.m.

    "I'm a lover of pranks," he told the audience before playing the video, "mostly when they're on other people."

  • James Corden, Denis Leary Sing "Trump's an Asshole" Dressed as the Clintons

    CBS

    Denis Leary reimagined his famous "Asshole" song with a little help from James Corden on CBS' The Late Late Show on Wednesday.

    Dressed as Bill and Hillary Clinton, respectively, Leary and Corden paid musical tribute to Donald Trump with an updated version, titled "Trump's an Asshole."

    "Folks, I'd like to sing a song about the American dream," said Leary in the DNC-inspired sketch. "About me, about you and about Donald Trump and that special feeling we get whenever he speaks."

    The pair then broke into tune with politically inspired lyrics of the things Trump has done that the Clintons haven't, with the chorus (bleeped with American flags): Trump's an asshole/He's an asshole/He's an asshole/He's the world's biggest asshole. They ended the number with a smooch — and balloons, much to Bill Clinton/Leary's excitement.

  • Jared Leto Surprises Jimmy Fallon With Gift From the Joker

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    Sometimes a role just really takes a hold of you and is hard to shake. Case in point: Jared Leto and the Joker. 

    While the tales of Leto's unhinged, bizarre behavior on the set of Suicide Squad have already become legend, the Oscar-winning actor is clearly having a hard time stepping out of the iconic bad boy persona, as evidenced by his trickster appearance on The Tonight Show on Monday night.

    "The Joker is a big giver of gifts," Leto explained to host Jimmy Fallon while seated on the couch holding a small black box with a big red ribbon on it. "And he was thinking of you and wanted to pass off this gift especially for you."

    Fallon was suspicious, noting that he'd read and heard about things the Joker has done (such as gifting rats), so he approached the box with great caution. Spoiler alert: Fallon did not like his present. Thankfully, they smoothed things over with a game of "Pup Quiz."

  • Late-Night Lineup: August 7-13

    Many late-night shows are on hiatus this week, but come back next week to see who is slated for your favorite shows! In the meantime, check out past editions of Late-Night Lately below:

    July 30: Late-Night Lately: Colbert's Farewell to 'Colbert', Kimmel's Couples Therapy, Cartoon Hillary's Interview

    July 23: Late-Night Lately: Jon Stewart Returns, First Lady Karaoke, Hosts Take on the RNC

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