Late-Night Lately: Hosts Spoof Kanye's "Famous," Kimmel Auditions for 'Siegfried and Roy,' Samantha Bee Mocks Brexit

8:00 AM 7/2/2016

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.

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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

  • Colbert, Kimmel Spoof Kanye West's Star-Studded "Famous" Video

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    We've already heard from Ray J, Chris Brown and former president George W. Bush, but what do the late-night talkers thinks of Kanye West's controversial "Famous" video?

    Well, frankly, Late Show host Stephen Colbert was just offended that West left him out of the clip. "The consensus is that most of the celebrities in the video aren't real, just wax or silicone imitations. So... celebrities," Colbert joked on Monday night. "It's unclear if the celebrities agreed to have their likenesses in the video."

    Noting that 'Ye jokingly tweeted "Can somebody sue me already?," Colbert said he's ready to sue right now. But only because he did agree to appear, and Kanye allegedly cut him out of the final version. Luckily, Colbert kept the footage.

    Jimmy Kimmel had similar thoughts on the star-studded orgy scene, and when the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host played his uncut footage yet another unfamiliar face made it under the sheets. "How did Bill Cosby put all those people to sleep?" Kimmel quipped before unveiling yet another big name who got cut.

  • Christoph Waltz, Jimmy Kimmel Debut 'Siegfried and Roy' Audition

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    Legend of Tarzan star Christoph Waltz and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel revealed that they both auditioned for the upcoming Siegfried and Roy biopic — in fact, they even auditioned together.

    On Thursday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel showed the faux audition tape, which featured the two of them side by side in matching glittery costumes and wigs. After some confusion about which one of them was Siegfried and which was Roy, they compromised. “I guess we’re both Roy," said Kimmel.

    They were so in character that when asked their real names for the audition, Kimmel answered, “we don’t have real names."

    "We’re in character," added Waltz. "We’re method magicians."

    Waltz had some notes on Kimmel's attempt at a a German accent too, but in the end, the host got distracted in his audition by singing "99 Red Balloons" instead of the audition piece, so his chances of getting the part are pretty slim.

  • David Tennant Helps Samantha Bee Mock Trump and Brexit With Scottish Mean Tweets

    Samantha Bee spent her show on Monday discussing the Brexit referendum, inviting Doctor Who's David Tennant to read a selection of mean tweets aimed at Trump after his controversial comments about the event.

    The presumptive GOP nominee praised the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, calling out Scotland for taking "their country back" — except Scotland had overwhelmingly voted to remain in the EU.

    "They voted remain you wiggy slice," said Tennant, as he read the tweets "with pleasure." One audience favorite was, "They voted remain and they hate your guts, you ludicrous tangerine ballbag." 

    Bee compared the Brexit decision to the current state of United States politics. "The Brexit vote was driven by angry, less educated, older white voters who feel screwed by globalization and the establishment and have been fed a chip butty of xenophobia slathered in slogan sauce,” said Bee. 

  • John Cena Aggressively Endorses Jimmy Kimmel for VP

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    Jimmy Kimmel unveiled his plans to run for vp in May and has been trying to gather every endorsement possible since then. The host boasted Wednesday that he’s already been endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, Rob Gronkowski and Courtney Love, when WWE star John Cena joined him at the podium for an enthusiastic speech. 

    Cena strongly endorsed Kimmel, proud that the host has "100 percent of the vote with no opponents!"

    "I don’t think this audience or the people at home realize what a big-ass accomplishment this is!" he yelled. "This man entertains millions of people, pays his taxes, eats hot dogs and lights off fireworks with his teeth! It doesn’t get more American than that!"

    And finally, before overturning the podium in a fit of excitement, Cena yelled, "If you don’t vote for Jimmy Kimmel for vp, I will personally give each and every one of you the attitude adjustment that you deserve!”

  • Stephen Colbert, Sturgill Simpson Debut Waffle House Anthem

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    Just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, Stephen Colbert and country star Sturgill Simpson debuted their new American national anthem on Thursday's Late Show: "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads."

    After finding out that his beloved Southern chain, Waffle House, has jukeboxes that play songs about the Waffle House, Colbert said he became obsessed with recording an original that would be worthy of late-night spins by the bleary-eyed Waffleheads stumbling in after bar time. "So I reached out to alt-country superstar Sturgill Simpson and said, 'Sturg, do you want to do a Waffle House song with me?' And he said, 'Hells to the yeah!," Colbert revealed.

    Waffle House loved it, so Colbert and Simpson took a trip to the Charleston, South Carolina, Waffle House where the host spent his misbegotten youth and attended the red carpet debut of their song on the jukebox. "No spitting, no yelling, no slip and slide / And if you're gonna get sick better head outside," Simpson sings on the down-home ditty. "No sleep in the booth, save it for your bed / No shirt, no shoes, no knuckleheads."

  • Late-Night Lineup: July 3-9

    Many late-night shows are on hiatus this week for the Fourth of July holiday, 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:

    June 25: Late-Night Lately: Selena Gomez's Coaster Karaoke, Anna Kendrick's Love Story, Seth Meyers' Faux Trump Show

    June 18: Late-Night Lately: Hosts Respond to Orlando Shooting, Kevin Hart Rap Battle, Trump's Birthday

     

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