Late-Night Lately: John Oliver's Warning, Emma Watson's Mix-Up, Hosts Defend Obama

8:00 AM 4/29/2017

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.

Courtesy of NBC (Watson)

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

  • John Oliver Warns People Against Trusting Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

    Courtesy of YouTube/Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver looked into the idea that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are moderating influences on Donald Trump.

    He summed up that thought as, “Basically if Trump is thinking about pressing a button labeled 'Nuke Earth,' they will, on behalf of all of us, guide his hand toward the button labeled 'Hey Maybe Don’t.'"

    He's not convinced that Ivanka is very different from her father (the "apple doesn't fall far from the orange") before speaking about whether or not Jared Kushner has anything in his background that "justifies such a gigantic White House portfolio," including trying to achieve peace in the Middle East. 

    Later in the week, Oliver told Andy Cohen his idea for Ivanka Trump's Real Housewives tagline

  • Emma Watson Once Confused Jimmy Fallon With Jimmy Kimmel

    Courtesy of NBC

    On Thursday, Emma Watson was blushing and embarrassed with the "post-traumatic stress" of her last visit to Jimmy Fallon's show.

    "Before we even start the interview I just dove straight in there with, 'I love that Halloween candy thing that you do,'" said Watson, laughing. "And there was just silence."

    Fallon jumped in: "You go, 'When you get kids [and] you trick them' and I go, 'That's Jimmy Kimmel.'"

    The Circle actress said she appreciated Fallon letting her leave the room and re-enter to start the interview over again. "I get that all the time," Fallon reassured her of the mix-up.

  • Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Take on Obama's Reported $400,000 Speech

    On Thursday night's Daily Show and Late Show, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, respectively, addressed the backlash against Barack Obama cashing in on his recent speaking engagements.

    Noah had no patience for critics of Obama. "I know people may say that it weakens public trust when politicians cash in immediately after leaving office, but at least Obama waited until he left office, unlike this guy," said Noah, showing a picture of President Donald Trump, "who's using the White House as an ATM machine."

    The Daily Show host said that while he agrees the system must change, he doesn't think it's Obama's responsibility to change it. "I'm sorry, no. So the first black president must also be the first president to NOT take money after office? No, no, no, my friend. He can't be the first of everything. F— that and f— you. Yeah, I said it."

    Stephen Colbert, meanwhile, celebrated Obama's return to the spotlight. "Hillary [Clinton] wasn’t able to continue Obama’s legacy — but at least Obama was able to continue hers," he said. "I mean, good for him."

    "With that kind of money you could join Mar-a-Lago."

  • Seth Meyers Calls Trump Out for Hypocrisy on His Executive Order Stance

    Seth Meyers taunted Donald Trump by using his words against him during his "Closer Look" segment Wednesday night regarding Trump's executive orders and tax cuts.

    On Late Night, Meyers played a string of Trump clips from the past in which Trump criticizes Obama for signing too many executive orders. "He doesn't want to work too hard. He just wants to go back and play golf," Trump said in one of the clips.

    "It is, at this point, like a law of physics: For every Trump action, there's an equal and opposite Trump clip," joked Meyers. He interspersed multiple Trump clips when talking about president's first 100 days.

    Teasing Trump for backtracking on "signature issues," like his stance on NATO, Meyers slipped into his Trump impression and said, "You see, I'm stupid, so I lied. Why is that problematic?" 

  • Leslie Jones and Dr. Phil Play "Truth or Lie" on 'The Tonight Show'

    Courtesy of NBC

    Leslie Jones and Dr. Phil delighted Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show audience on Wednesday when they played a game of "Truth or Lie."

    Earlier in the show, Dr. Phil had showed off his human lie-detector skills with the host, correctly guessing which of Fallon's statements was a lie. His options were, "I attended the final taping of Seinfeld," "I have never seen the movie Titanic" and "My pickup truck has a working popcorn machine in the back."

    Fallon invited Dr. Phil to sit with him and Leslie Jones, telling Jones that Dr. Phil is "the best" at figuring out whether people are lying or not. "I got chased through a drive-through by a car," she said, adding, "on a date." 

  • Late-Night Lineup: April 30-May 6

    Monday, May 1
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Watch Colbert and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Chris Pratt geek out when they come face to face with Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

    Tuesday, May 2
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Fallon try to resurrect his Chris Rock impression when the comedian stops by his show? 

    Thursday, May 4
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: Jennifer Lopez comes by the couch, leaving fans to hope for a musical interlude with Corden and J. Lo. 

     

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