Late-Night Lately: Corden's Crosswalk Musical, Colbert's Maddow Mockery, Meyers' Faux Trump App

8:00 AM 3/18/2017

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.

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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

  • James Corden Performs a Crosswalk 'Beauty and the Beast'

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    James Corden took his love of musicals to the street again on Wednesday for the latest edition of "Crosswalk: The Musical," the Late Late Show host's homage to musical theater performed in between green lights. This time his traffic-dodging crew was joined by actors Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens for a run through some beloved tunes from the live-action Beauty and the Beast remake.

    "To be invited by James to perform at the crosswalk outside of CBS — that's what we call a dream come true," said Gad. 

    Corden got into character by comparing his take on Belle to Daniel Day-Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln and Meryl Streep performing as Margaret Thatcher. "In many ways, those three will always be regarded as similar, if not the same," he predicted.

  • Stephen Colbert Mocks Rachel Maddow's Lengthy Trump Tax Form Tease

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    Stephen Colbert poked fun at MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday's Late Show, following Maddow's show when she revealed two of President Trump's tax forms.

    Colbert, dressed in Maddow's signature blazer, rambled on, poking fun at the nearly 20-minute-long preamble intro before revealing the tax information, an act that made Maddow the subject of much Twitter mockery

    "Why did the chicken ...," Colbert teased before adding, "but first a word on chickens" with a lengthy informational rant on the fowls. When it finally seemed as though Colbert would deliver the punchline, he tossed to commercial. 

  • Seth Meyers Presents Fake "Trump Mingle" Dating App

    Seth Meyers and his team have a dating app for Trump fans who are "ready to tear down that wall" around their hearts: Trump Mingle.

    Late Night aired a commercial for the fake dating service, proclaiming that other dating apps are "sad" and "pathetic." Trump Mingle only allows users to list their dislikes, so they can talk about how overrated Meryl Streep is and the failing New York Times.

    "I just started kissing her; I couldn't even wait. When you're a Trump Mingle user, they let you do it," said one man in the ad. Trump Mingle includes extreme vetting and has a temporary ban on Muslim love-seekers.

  • Hosts Criticize Trump for Proposed Budget Cuts

    Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers both took Donald Trump to task for his proposed budget cuts, including cutting funding for PBS, the National Endowment for the Arts and Meals on Wheels.

    "The guy who has three oil paintings of himself in his bathroom wants to cut the National Endowment for the Arts," said Kimmel. "How can you cut Meals on Wheels? Meals on Wheels is out, but don’t worry, the golf trips to Mar-a-Lago every weekend, those will not stop.”

    Kimmel also said he thinks Trump should watch Sesame Street before cutting funding for PBS. "That show teaches so many things he needs to know: which thing is bigger than the other, how to spell, the importance of telling the truth and sharing, listening to others. Maybe throw in some Schoolhouse Rock, and he can find out how government works.”

    Seth Meyers said he wasn't surprised by Trump advocating for cuts to the EPA or the National Endowment for the Arts. "The only environments you care for are fairways and greens and that endangered marshland you call a haircut," said Meyers. "The only art you like are paintings of yourself where they take out the neck fat."

    But Meals on Wheels shocked Meyers. "How dead inside do you have to be to not want old people to get food? Your heart is so small it makes your tiny hands look like catcher mitts."

  • John Oliver Compares GOP Healthcare Plan to 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Sequel

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    "The American Health Care Act: You may not have wanted it. It looks awful. But it's here anyway," said John Oliver this Sunday. "Try to think of it as the legislative equivalent of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5: The Curse of Johnny Depp Getting Divorced and Needing the Money.'"

    He said that the AHCA looked dead by the time it was introduced in Washington D.C., "much like the life behind Melania Trump's eyes." However, there is still a chance it could pass.

    "OK, so the older you get, the more money you get, that's easy to understand. Think of it as the exact opposite of being a woman in Hollywood," said Oliver, explaining tax credits under the AHCA. Oliver turned to Trump, saying he can't believe the president won't put his name on the healthcare bill, given that the president has "put his name on some of the shittiest products in human history."

  • Late-Night Lineup: March 19-25

    Monday, March 20 
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The King of Pop's daughter Paris Jackson sits down with Fallon, fresh off her acting debut on Star. 

    Tuesday, March 21
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Ryan Reynolds joins the CBS show to (hopefully) share some more details about Deadpool 2. 

    Wednesday, March 22
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: Following up on their successful crosswalk musical version of Beauty and the Beast (above), Josh Gad (LeFou) joins Corden on the couch to talk about the live-action remake. 

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