Late-Night Lately: Hosts Take on Trump, Kevin Hart Gets Spooked, Kimmel Goes to Springfield

8:00 AM 10/15/2016

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 Courtesy of Samantha Bee/TBS; Andrew Lipovsky/NBC; Jimmy Kimmel Live

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

  • Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers Take on Trump, Billy Bush

    Courtesy of Samantha Bee/TBS

    The leaked audio of Donald Trump's lewd conversation on the Access Hollywood bus and Sunday night's debate were hot topics of discussion on Monday's late-night shows. Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers all weighed in on Trump's vulgar 2005 comments and throughout the week, they responded to mounting allegations against the candidate. 

    Bee called Trump and Billy Bush "two leering dildos" having a disgusting conversation on "an adolescent boner bus." The Full Frontal host did have one commendation for Trump, though: "Take a Tic Tac and grab them by the pussy is the closest thing to a plan Donald Trump has described this entire election."

    She also fired back at Trump's "locker room talk" defense for what he said on the Access Hollywood bus, telling him, "You weren't in a locker room, you sleazy pair of sweatsocks, you were at work." 

    Trevor Noah used his own biting humor to take on Trump's comments. He said he'd never heard the phrase "grab them by the pussy" in his life, and joked that "maybe it's a tiny hands thing" and Trump needed something to grab on to "like a baby holding a grapefruit."

    He joked about what kind of locker rooms Ben Carson has been in, since Carson defended Trump's comments, and said that Trump supporters like Carson are "conflating sex talk and sexual assault talk." Later in the week as more women came forward with unsettling stories about Trump, Noah observed it seems like Trump does in fact "tell it like it is," sarcastically wondering aloud, "Who would've thought the guy who said he forces himself on women, actually forces himself on women?"

    On Late Night, Seth Meyers referred to Donald Trump as the "pervert on the bus" in his "Closer Look" segment about Trump's weekend. On Billy Bush being suspended from Today, he noted there's "currently a higher standard for host of the third hour of the Today show than there is for Republican nominee for president." 

    On Thursday, Meyers said that throughout the week Trump had been "lashing out like a wounded badger at the end of a three-day coke binge." Meyers called Trump "his own Deep Throat," nicknaming him "Creep Throat," since he himself talked about kissing and groping women without their consent. "Trump literally explained in specific detail how he got away with exactly the kind of sexual assault these women are now describing." 

  • Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon Get Spooked by a Haunted House

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    After recently enduring a raging roller coaster, Kevin Hart and The Tonight Show host decided to attempt an even scarier feat, by visiting a haunted house in honor of Halloween. 

    "Blood Manor" is famously known as the scariest haunted house in New York City and Fallon was clearly not looking forward to finding out why. "Roller coasters are okay, I can do it for a little bit, but I do not like being scared, I am for real scared." 

    The pair begin their trek into the darkness, where they were grabbed, harassed and tossed about and one point Hart even admitted, "Jimmy, I farted!" 

    In the end, Hart cautioned viewers, "If at any point you guys watch this and it looks like I am afraid, its because I am an actor." 

  • Jimmy Kimmel Gets the 'Simpsons' Treatment

    Screengrab/courtesy of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Jimmy Kimmel has crossed over to the world of The Simpsons. On Thursday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! the late-night host visits the Simpson house in Springfield, where he meets Homer and Maggie.

    When Kimmel asks how old Maggie is, Homer replies: "I never ask a lady her age."

    Says Kimmel, referencing that the Simpsons characters never age: "Yeah, but she's been a baby for a while. Have you ever cleaned this pacifier?"

    Replies an indignant Homer: "Hey, don't judge me just 'cause I never washed a pacifier or know how old my daughter is."

    The bit aired three days ahead of The Simpsons' 600th episode (8 p.m. Sunday on Fox).

  • Blake Shelton Tries to Teach Jimmy Fallon How to Milk a Cow

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    Jimmy Fallon is great at a lot of things: musical impressions, not keeping a straight face in sketches and performing hip-hop medleys with pal Justin Timberlake. Milking cows, though? Not so great.

    In a bit of down-home revenge for making Blake Shelton try sushi during his last appearance on The Tonight Show, the country singer turned the tables on Fallon on Monday, when he forced the host get his hands dirty doing some basic farm chores.

    "Still having nightmares about that," Shelton said of the first time he had raw fish. He also blasted his pal for dressing "very disrespectful," slamming Fallon's overalls and cowboy hat as very "Howdy Doody" and a bit like Woody from Toy Story, warned Jimmy that milking the cow (named Oreo) was no joke.

    "Whoa, you don't just reach out and grab a teat!" Shelton warned Fallon after the comedian got handsy with Oreo. It got better after that ... but not much.

  • Joe Biden Denounces Trump's "Outrageous Behavior" on 'Late Night'

    Lloyd Bishop/NBC

    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Wednesday and, as expected, most of the conversation revolved around Donald Trump. 

    Meyers asked him if he was itching to debate the embattled presidential candidate, to which Biden responded: “I think it would be too easy. I want someone like Sarah Palin." 

    The Late Night host queried Biden about his take on the debates and asked what he thought about Trump’s latest declaration that he was “a blue-collar worker." Biden responded with a hearty laugh: “You watch it and think it can’t be happening. It’s a bunch of malarkey, he hasn’t the slightest notion of what it means to be a blue-collar worker.”

    On the subject of Trump’s sexual assault allegations, Biden didn’t hold back in describing Trump’s “outrageous behavior” and sharply criticized the “locker room” language by defining it as the “language of sexual assault.” He added: “I can’t understand how anyone can justify the abuse of power.” 

  • Late-Night Lineup: October 16-22

    Monday, October 17
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: The late-night host teased on Twitter a special appearance by President Obama on Monday's show with the caption: "Hey, if you're hiring, this guy's looking for a new gig." 

    Wednesday, October 19
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: In a political episode, Colbert is joined by FiveThirtyEight's statistician Nate Silver who may have some thought on the current election. 

    The Late Late Show With James Corden: Tom Cruise joins Corden on the couch, and perhaps a "Cruise films in 8 minutes" sketch? 

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