Late-Night Lately: Colbert Talks Moonves, Anita Hill Interview, Mark Hamill Surprise

8:00 AM 8/4/2018

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.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube; Last Week Tonight/YouTube; Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

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.

This week: Just days after Ronan Farrow's latest New Yorker exposé published, CBS host Stephen Colbert spoke about his boss Leslie Moonves, who was accused of years of sexual harassment and misconduct: "Accountability is meaningless unless it's for everybody, whether it's the leader of a network or the leader of the free world." On Sunday, John Oliver sat down with Anita Hill to speak about comparisons between this year's #MeToo movement and her testimony in the '90s. And after learning that big-ticket Star Wars items were going on the auction block, Mark Hamill stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to offer up his own auction ideas. 

— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman

  • Stephen Colbert Addresses Leslie Moonves Allegations

    Screengrab

    CBS' Late Show host Stephen Colbert wasted no time in addressing the sexual harassment controversy surrounding network CEO Leslie Moonves on Monday's show.

    Colbert began his monologue by jokingly questioning the story's validity, before noting that it was written by Ronan Farrow, who previously helped expose Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and assault in a New Yorker article. "That’s not good," Colbert said, performing a spit take. "Ronan isn’t exactly known for his puff pieces about GLAMPing." 

    Colbert then moved on to other topics but promised, "I’ll have some more to say about this over there at the desk later, assuming we make it past the commercial break."

    When the show returned from its first break, Colbert continued to address Moonves and the #MeToo movement at large. "Its strange to have to say this, but powerful men taking advantage of relatively powerless employees is wrong," he said. "We know it's wrong now, and we knew it was wrong then. How do we know? Because the men tried to keep the story from coming out then."

    Speaking to his personal relationship with Moonves, Colbert said, "I believe in accountability. Everybody believes in accountability until it’s their guy, and make no mistake: Les Moonves is my guy."

    He went on to recount how Moonves was responsible for his position as host of the late-night show, but "Accountability is meaningless unless it's for everybody, whether it's the leader of a network or the leader of the free world."

  • John Oliver Interviewed Anita Hill on #MeToo

    Screengrab/Last Week Tonight

    John Oliver interviewed Anita Hill about the #MeToo movement on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, which aired just two days after CBS CEO Leslie Moonves became the most recent prominent figure to be accused of sexual misconduct.

    In 1991, Hill gave testimony about her experience of harassment with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee for eight hours. Oliver compared the current #MeToo movement to similar feelings in the past, such as after Hill's experience, before showing their interview.

    "There has been a tremendous amount of change in public attitude and there has been a change in the information we have about sexual harassment," Hill told Oliver. "Even a few years ago, people were ambivalent about what the consequences should be concerning behaving incredibly badly in the workplace."

    Oliver asked if men are needed in the movement to stop sexual harassment. "You are needed," she said. "We need you to step up. There are no innocent bystanders."

    The two also talked about "intent" and how that plays into the argument, for some, over what constitutes sexual harassment. "If you're a victim, it doesn't matter so much if they intended," Hill said. 

    Oliver then asked if men need to be afraid, which he highlighted by playing clips from assorted Fox News males personalities saying they, or others they knew, were afraid to be alone with women. Oliver asked if that was normal. 

    "Not if they are not harassers," Hill said. "If you are a harasser, then you should be terrified."

  • Mark Hamill Auctions Off His Pants After Learning of Big-Ticket Han Solo Memorabilia

    YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Mark Hamill was stunned to learn that the jacket worn by Harrison Ford in The Empire Strikes Back will likely go for more than $1 million at auction this fall — and he wanted to get in on the action. 

    Dropping by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, the Star Wars icon attempted to sell a pair of bright-colored capri pants Hamill swore he wore in two of the sci-fi franchise's films. 

    Kimmel, not buying it, asked for proof, to which Hamill showed doctored pictures of Luke Skywalker wearing the pants in Empire and Return of the Jedi. Hamill was only asking for $100,000, which he argued was a bargain compared to other Star Wars memorabilia on sale. 

    "I think the price is a little steep," Kimmel told Hamill, to which the actor responded by cutting the price in half and throwing in a Chewbacca hairball.

  • Kate McKinnon Performs Hungarian Rap

    Renowned for her English-language impressions, Kate McKinnon showed off her foreign-language skills on The Tonight Show on Wednesday, when she rapped a few verses of the Hungarian song "Jozsefvaros" by Animal Cannibals.

    The Spy Who Dumped Me star told Jimmy Fallon that she attempted to pick up the language while filming in Budapest. "Hungarian is the second-most difficult language for native speakers of English to pick up, so I studied every day so hard for three months, and at the end I could not order at a restaurant," McKinnon joked.

    Instead, she picked up one version of the rap song, named after the Budapest neighborhood Jozsefvaros, from her driver in the country. McKinnon then proceeded to perform the song, singing one verse and leading The Tonight Show's audience in the refrain.

    This media is not available on this platform.

  • Samantha Bee, Terry Crews Team for PSA on Sexual Harassment Jokes

    Screengrab/Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

    Samantha Bee enlisted help from Terry Crews during Wednesday's Full Frontal to urge the public to take male sexual assault and abuse seriously amid the #MeToo movement. 

    After emphasizing that one out of 33 men have been victims of attempted or completed rape, Bee premiered a mock PSA with Crews, where both called out people who joke about topics like "prison rape" and "boys being molested." 

    "Stop telling those f--king jokes," Crews said. "You're a hack and everybody knows it. But here's the good news: Lots of things are funny that aren’t rape."

    For example, spit takes," Bee says, as she and Crews showcased other examples of appropriate jokes. "Something not funny: Acting like high schoolers who get assaulted by teachers are lucky," Crews says, as he then explains that something "funnier" would be two kids stacked in a trench coat to get into a movie, or a pie to the face ... that's full of bees. 

    The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star's appearance follows having his testimony to Capitol Hill about sexual assault in June. 

  • Late-Night Lineup: August 5-11

    Monday, August 6
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Becca Kufrin and her chosen Bachelorette winner chat with Kimmel about the most recent season. 

    Wednesday, August 8
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: CNN's Jim Acosta takes time out of his press briefing run-ins with Sarah Huckabee Sanders for a sit-down at CBS. 

    Thursday, August 9
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Legendary comic Bob Newhart visits ABC ahead of his audio series, Hi Bob.