THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.
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
Some of Hollywood's biggest names are sharing blasts from the past for a good cause.
It all started Wednesday on The Late Show, when the host and his guest Nick Kroll shared self-professed awkward pictures of themselves with the hashtag #PuberMe, with a call to action.
"For every celebrity that puts up a puberty picture from when they're 13 and [uses] #PuberMe — and I'll decide what a celebrity is, thank you — I'll give a donation to AmeriCone Dream Ice Cream Fund to Puerto Rico hurricane relief," Colbert explained. Kroll promised to match that pledge.
On Thursday's show, Colbert confirmed that, for every celebrity tweet using the hashtag, the AmeriCone Dream Fund will donate $1,000 to One America Appeal, adding this plea to his fellow celebrities: "I want you celebrities to step up and tweet those photos. I want to see bowl cuts, I want to see brace faces, a constellation of acne across your T-zone."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) September 28, 2017
— nick kroll (@nickkroll) September 28, 2017
Watching NBC's hit drama This Is Us is an emotional experience for viewers and, as Jimmy Fallon joked on Tuesday's Tonight Show, perhaps even the show's crew members can't get through those intense scenes without choking up.
In a sketch, Fallon played This Is Us sound guy Dale who keeps crying as Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz try to do a scene in character as Randall and Kate. During the scene, the actors become distracted by the sound of crying off camera. The director, played by Saturday Night Live's Mikey Day, discovers that the crying is coming from Dale. After the crying interrupts the first two takes, the actors try to talk Dale through the emotional moment. Throughout the first 21 or so takes, Dale tries to Metz with the boom mic, crying on the floor and swallowing his own vomit.
The sketch comes to an end when costar Milo Ventimiglia witnesses the emotional cast and crew members. While at first the actor is annoyed by the constant emotion he witnesses on set, he then softens and begins to cry.
On Wednesday night, James Corden checked a huge one off his bucket list when he got a chance to audition for Channing Tatum's Magic Mike Live show.
Surrounded by a room full of experienced dancers, Corden was overly confident that he was right for the part. "It's the Magic Mike Live auditions. I'm here for my audish, unless you want to save yourself some time … just gimme the job right now, eh fellas?" a smiling Corden said. Trying to be gentle, Channing wondered if Corden was, you know, "Magic Mike material."
A clearly upset Corden then listened as Tatum explained the role's requirements: stamina, sexiness and … abs. "I've got stamina, I've clearly got sexiness and I've got an ab," Corden shot back. He eventually got his chance to try.
Tom Cruise caught a ride with Conan O'Brien in a pretaped segment for Tuesday's episode of Conan.
Joining the host in London, Cruise hit the road with O'Brien behind the wheel. "We’re going to do 'Carpool Karaoke,' right?” Cruise asked, confusing O’Brien with James Corden. Then Cruise inquired if they would be getting coffee together, as seen in Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
O’Brien had something bigger planned. “We’re going to blow up the internet. You want to do that?” the host asked. Cruise, a team player, was on board. “Everyone else has done bells and whistles,” O’Brien explained. “My thing is we take it back to basics: We just drive.”
Eventually, O’Brien got around to asking some questions of Cruise. Unfortunately, he confused his travel companion with Richard Gere in 1982's An Officer and a Gentleman.
Jimmy Kimmel has been outspoken about his opposition to the GOP's latest Obamacare repeal attempt, the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. So after the Senate said it wouldn't move forward with a vote on the measure, Kimmel celebrated on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
"On behalf of my family, especially my son Billy, I want to sincerely thank those who called your representatives, made your voices heard and got involved to help smother this cruel piece of legislation," he told the cheering audience. "I bet the walls of the Oval Office are filled with dozens of tiny little fist holes today," Kimmel joked, as he segued into talking about President Donald Trump taking to Twitter to criticize John McCain for saying he wouldn't vote for the bill.
The president shared a number of clips on his personal account of McCain speaking against Obamacare in the past. The video was accompanied by the caption, "A few of the many clips of John McCain talking about Repealing & Replacing O'Care. My oh my has he changed-complete turn from years of talk!"
Kimmel responded, "'My oh my?' He's so mad he turned into Scarlett O'Hara."
Monday, October 2
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Joining guest Adam Sandler is Miley Cyrus, who kicks off her week-long residency at the NBC late-night staple.
The Late Late Show With James Corden: The CBS host sits down with Debra Messing (to get her thoughts on Will & Grace and that Megyn Kelly interview) and Jay Pharoah (to get his thoughts on SNL's first season premiere since his departure).
Wednesday, October 4
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Hillary Clinton continues her book tour with The Tonight Show, after stopping by The Late Show earlier this month. Next stop: The Daily Show.