Late-Night Lately: Samuel L. Jackson's Films in 10 Minutes, Colbert's Chalkboard, The Hosts on Women's Day

8:00 AM 3/11/2017

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 CBS; Courtesy of TBS

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

  • Samuel L. Jackson, James Corden Act Out His Film Career

    Courtesy of The Late Late Show with James Corden

    Eleven minutes really isn't enough for a man who has over 100 film credits on his IMDb page, but Samuel L. Jackson, with a little help from Late Late Show host James Corden, attempted to act out the best bits from his greatest hits on Wednesday night.

    All the Jackson classics were there, of course, including: "Hold on to your butts!" (Jurassic Park); "Yes, they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell" (A Time to Kill); and "They call me Mr. Glass" (Unbreakable). 

    There are a lot of guns and a lot of yelling. 

  • Stephen Colbert Draws Another Diagram to Explain Trump's Ties to Putin

    Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Just before Cooper came out on stage, Colbert brought out his chalkboard to talk about Putin's ties to Trump. He connected Putin by writing the letter "P" next to different links between Trump and Putin including Paul Manafort and Jeff Sessions. 

    "There's just so much 'p'," said Colbert. "All of these 'p's are coming off of Putin right now." He said Trump was "drowning in 'p'" and told the audience to "drink it in."

  • How Late-Night Hosts Celebrated International Women's Day

    Courtesy of TBS; Courtesy of Comedy Central

    Late-night hosts, like many Hollywood stars, celebrated International Women's Day on Wednesday, along with "A Day Without a Woman," in which women took the day off work and refrained from making purchases to show their impact on the economy. 

    Full Frontal's Samantha Bee, for one, imagined a show without women on her staff. It wasn't pretty. Noticing that her audience was empty, her wardrobe was questionable and her monologue was full of sports jokes she didn't find funny, she questioned the remaining four men on staff who showed up to work. 

    Trevor Noah said Trump celebrated International Women's Day by "not inappropriately grabbing a woman for 24 hours. He calls it Lent except harder." The staff of The Daily Show, meanwhile, spent the day retweeting posts by President Trump over the years targeted at women. 

    Jimmy Kimmel told his audience that he stands in solidarity with the women who took off work for the day. He even asked Siri what the day was all about, to understand it all better, but it turned out she took the day off too. 

    Stephen Colbert struggled with his cold open on Wednesday night because all of The Late Show's women staffers were gone. Footage, props, research, hair, makeup are all run by women. He decided instead to run a script written by only the male writers, and it involved Chewbacca.

    James Corden finds out just before the curtain rises that he can't start The Late Late Show because he told his female employees they could have the day off. His plan instead? "Everybody, on the count of three, just press all of the buttons." 

  • Trevor Noah Sings About Trump's "Forgotten Man"

    Screengrab/Comedy Central

    On Thursday's Daily Show, Trevor Noah played clips of Trump's promises and performed a song that suggested that Trump's policies may be at odds of the interests of these "forgotten" people.

    “That’s right,” Noah said. “Trump and his people will not forget you, unless you’re a Russian ambassador. Then, that never happened.”

    He then donned a cowboy outfit and sang a country song with the chorus, "The forgotten man, the forgotten man, Donald Trump is your friend," adding "You'll never be forgotten again."

    "I would have started with the people myself, but lobbyists are people too," Noah sang. He also sang, "More pollution, means more coal, more coal means more jobs, so who cares if they poison the streams?"

  • Anderson Cooper Tells Stephen Colbert He Muted Donald Trump on Twitter

    Screengrab/CBS

    Anderson Cooper visited Stephen Colbert's Late Show on Monday and informed the host that he has taken active measures to keep from seeing President Trump's tweets on his newsfeed.

    "I’ve actually muted the president on Twitter," said Cooper. "Don’t tell him."

    Colbert pressed Cooper on how he can mute the president of the United States while being a serious journalist, and Cooper said he gets updates on what Trump says via his staff instead. "I just don’t want to have that drama in my life," said the CNN anchor. "Listen, I have friends who have mania, I don’t want to be around them all the time."

  • Late-Night Lineup: March 12-18

    Monday, March 13
    Conan: Carl Reiner chats with Conan O'Brien a few weeks before he, along with his son Rob, are honored by TCM with a hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood.

    Wednesday, March 15
    Watch What Happens LiveBeauty and the Beast's Josh Gad stops by ahead of the live-action remake's premiere, perhaps to address certain theaters refusing to show the film because of his gay character of LeFou. 

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