Late-Night Lately: 'Game of Thrones' Rap, Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' Trump's "Woman Card"

8:00 AM 4/30/2016

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.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; The Late Late Show with James Corden; The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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

  • 'Game of Thrones' Gets Rap Treatment From The Roots

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    Did you miss the season six premiere of Game of Thrones? If so, worry not. Black Thought can get you up to speed.

    With support from The Roots, Black Thought (real name Tariq Luqmaan) skillfully rapped his way through the intricate storyline of the hit HBO drama’s season opener for Wednesday's episode of The Tonight Show. And he nailed it under a minute. 

    This should go without saying: spoiler warning! 

  • Late-Night Hosts Mock Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

    Courtesy of YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Monday's late-night programs were full of jokes about Beyonce's Lemonade visual album. Each host tackled the album in a different way, parodying it, using Donald Trump to parody it or getting some assistance from emojis. 

    Stephen Colbert donned an all-yellow outfit and armed himself with a bat named "Mayonnaise," a nod to Beyonce's "Hot Sauce" bat. Colbert pranced around in slow motion, smashing everything in his way. James Corden made his own visual album called "Lemonjames." His spoken-word entry talked about his monologues and how he's tired of Trump jokes, all while copying Beyonce's outfits and wearing a curly blond wig.

    Daily Show's Trevor Noah spoke about the intense reaction people had to Beyonce's album, saying that every time she "drops" something everyone has to analyze it. He even used Donald Trump to spoof the album, creating "Orangeade." Seth Meyers claimed that Lemonade "affected the women here," showing a quick rundown of Beyonce's effect on his staff. 

    Jimmy Kimmel tackled all of the gossip and backlash after Beyonce released her HBO special and subsequent album, explaining why Beyonce's fans harassed Rachel Roy and Rachael Ray as they sought out "Becky with the good hair." Kimmel did this all with the help of emojis. 

  • Trevor Noah, Stephen Coblert Respond to Trump's "Woman Card" Remark

    Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah were full of Donald Trump jokes on Wednesday as they talked about Trump's comments in his Tuesday primary victory speech, when he accused Hillary Clinton of playing the "woman card."

    "Hillary does play the woman card, because she's a woman," said Trevor Noah. Addressing Trump, he added, "It's the same way you play the racist douchebag card. It's just who you are." Noah continued, saying the other cards Clinton plays are the "legislative experience card" and the "secretary of state card."

    Looking ahead to a potential general-election battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert called the race the "matchup America did something to deserve" before turning his attention to Trump's "woman card" comments about Clinton.

    The Late Show host turned it around on Trump, saying he's playing the "man card — all of us guys get one of these," he said. "They're great. It gets you paid more, allows you to explain things to women about women and as a white man, mine's also a get-out-of-jail-free card." 

  • Ariana Grande, Jimmy Fallon Have a Lip-Sync Conversation

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    Jimmy Fallon has done the lip-sync thing to death.

    So, on Monday night's Tonight Show he kicked things up a notch by having an entire conversation with guest Ariana Grande entirely in lip-sync.

    The host visited Grande in her dressing room to make some small talk, and things got weird when they ended up mostly communicating through snippets of hit songs by Adele, Rihanna, Mike Posner, Frank Sinatra, Twenty One Pilots, Justin Bieber, Sia and many others.

  • Jane Krakowski, Stephen Colbert Sing for All the Unsung Heroes

    Courtesy of YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Jane Krakowski and Stephen Colbert took a moment of Tuesday's Late Show to finally sing a song for all the unsung heroes out there.

    "There are nonfamous people out there who are doing things for people all the time," said the host. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress, who is currently showcasing her pipes in Broadway's She Loves Me, then shook her head and noted, "Not in New York City." 

    The two then saluted salespeople at Gap, Times Square costumed characters and "whoever drew a penis on that windshield's dirty glass / it was kind of childish, but I have to admit, I still laugh off my ass." 

  • Late-Night Lineup: May 1-7

    Monday, May 2
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Louis C.K. joins Fallon to talk standup and his latest Emmy contender, Horace and Pete

    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Bill O'Reilly sits down with Colbert in what could be a very lively debate about the current election. 

    Tuesday, May 3
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Captain America (Chris Evans) is likely to get competitive with Fallon and his Tonight Show games, before a special late-night performance by the kids from Little Big Shots.

    Thursday, May 5
    Late Night With Seth Meyers: Fellow SNL vet Dana Carvey joins Meyers to talk about their days at Studio 8H. 

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