Late-Night Lately: Lonely Island Sings With The Roots, Demi Lovato's Karaoke, Seth Rogen's Stand-Up

8:00 AM 5/21/2016

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

  • The Lonely Island Performs "I'm on a Boat" With Classroom Instruments

    Courtesy of YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    The Lonely Island has always been hard to take seriously. More so when they're dressed as sailors.

    The comedy crew joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a performance of "I'm on a Boat" with classroom instruments.

    The Tonight Show host displayed his talents across the wood block, bass drum, Casio keyboard and kazoo while the Lonely Island's Andy Samberg got to work with the rubber duckie and Akiva Schaffer played a dolphin (really). Jorma Taccone was the quiet party, reading from a book, The Joy of Land, while wearing a dunce cap.

  • Watch Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas Blast the Hits in 'Carpool Karaoke'

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    Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have shared many rides in the 10 years they’ve been friends. None, however, have been quite like their trip with James Corden.

    The Late Late Show host was at his singing and probing best as he took the wheel for a "Carpool Karaoke" session through Los Angeles with the pop star pair. When Corden wasn’t grilling Lovato and Jonas about their luck in love, the trio was belting out Lovato’s "Heart Attack" and "Stone Cold," Jonas’ "Close" and "Jealous," even DNCE’s "Cake By the Ocean."

    Lovato teased Jonas about his dating history with Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez. The timeline was "Cyrus, Gomez, Cyrus, Gomez, and then I don’t know what else happened," she said, as a clearly embarrassed Jonas asked to change the subject. Tough luck. Corden also used the occasion to audition for a part in Jonas and Lovato’s joint Future Now tour, which kicks off next month. 

  • Seth Rogen, Jimmy Fallon Perform Kid Jokes as Stand-Up Acts

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    The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon and Seth Rogen returned to their comedy roots on Thursday to perform "Kid Stand-Up."

    Both originally sketch and stand-up performers, Fallon and Rogen took to the stage in their '90s stand-up blazers to recite jokes that real kids had written for them. The Neighbors 2 star opened the set: "What did one lawyer say to the other lawyer? Answer: We're both lawyers."

    Another audience favorite was Rogen's Star Trek joke. "How many ears does Captain Kirk have? His left ear, his right ear and his final frontEAR."

    Fallon headlined the evening: "Where does the president keep his armies? In his sleevies." Closing out the show together, they told a few knock-knock jokes as a comedy team.

  • James Corden Steps Into 'Dancing With the Stars' as Arrogant Choreographer

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    On Thursday's episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden stepped into the role of choreographer for Dancing With the Stars. "Am I about to meet the cast or is the cast about to meet me?" said Corden during the bit.

    The video saw him disgruntled when he learned that he's only responsible for a brief bumper — the seconds before and after a commercial break — and not the entire episode. "I am a lot of things, but I am not quick and I am not fun, not when it comes to dance, or sex for that matter," said Corden.

    He was a bit upset that he wasn't given his own trailer for the guest stint either. "He can't dance, he can't choreograph, it's a joke," said DWTS' Len Goodman.

  • Stephen Colbert Teaches Kids About the Presidential Election

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    Stephen Colbert's newest installment of his "Road to the White House" series checks in with "the key under-7 voting demographic" out of necessity.

    "The anger, the fighting, the all-around Trump-iness of this race has created an interesting problem for parents and teachers who want to educate their kids about democracy," said Colbert on Wednesday night, as the race has been full of "mean nicknames and throwing tantrums."

    The Late Show host spoke to a classroom of elementary school kids about the current presidential election. Colbert highlighted the race's notable candidates: Bernie Sanders "believes people don’t share enough" and Hillary Clinton "seems like a grandma who gives you candy, but it’s not the kind of candy you like, but you eat it anyway because it’s all the candy that there is."

    When it came time to discuss Donald Trump, one child noted that his hair resembles "a creepy creature that crawled on top of him," while the rest went on to imitate his facial expressions.

  • Late-Night Lineup: May 22-28

    Monday, May 23
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Lawrence heads to NBC to further charm Fallon while promoting X-Men: Apocalypse. 

    Tuesday, May 24
    @Midnight: The Muppets' Fozzie Bear joins Chris Hardwick's game show to share his signature joke style with late-night TV. 

    Wednesday, May 25
    The Late Show with James Corden: Corden meets up with WWE tough guy/ESPYs host John Cena on CBS. 

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump returns to chat with Kimmel for the third time. (Bernie Sanders appears on Thursday's show.) 

    Thursday, May 26
    Watch What Happens Live: The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) enter Andy Cohen's clubhouse for a musical episode. 

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