Late-Night Lately: Cyndi Lauper's Anthem, Kimmel's "Knife Guys," VP Announcement

8:00 AM 5/14/2016

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

  • Cyndi Lauper and James Corden Sing "Girls Just Want Equal Funds"

    Cyndi Lauper never shies away from fighting the good fight, whether it’s donating her earnings to an LGBT charity or getting behind National Women's Equality Day. 

    The award-winning singer has rolled up her sleeves again to go into battle over equal pay for women in the workplace. The veteran artist teamed up with James Corden overnight to belt out a parody on her signature hit, reworked as “Girls Just Want Equal Funds.”

    Take this opener: "I come home, in the morning light my mother says ‘why don’t you make the same as a guy/Oh mama, dear, we’re not the fortunate ones/’cause girls, they want equal funds."

  • "Knife Guys" Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling Carve Up Donald Trump on 'Kimmel'

    Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling stopped by Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! to peddle their wares as the fictitious sales duo, the Knife Guys.

    The QVC-esque bit mostly focused on mocking Donald Trump and his business ventures, including Trump Steaks. The fake salesmen even broke out some Trump Knives, which were gold with "Trump" in bold black letters on the blades.

    The pair, wearing "Make Knives Great Again" hats, said the likely GOP presidential nominee was unaware they were selling the items. "And no, Mr. Trump doesn't know about this because he's super busy making America great again," Ferrell said. The pair got big laughs when the Trump Knife failed to cut through a gold, gross-looking Trump Steak, which Ferrell made Gosling try. 

  • Jimmy Kimmel Announces He's Running for Vice President

    Jimmy Kimmel has a big announcement.

    During his Thursday episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host jokingly revealed to audiences: "Tonight, I am humbled to announce that I am officially running for Vice President of the United States."

    His reason for throwing his hat into the ring of politics? "The promise of America has been broken. The future of our democracy is slipping through our fat, buttery hands." The ABC host was joined by New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski for the humorous announcement in front of his tour bus, which sports the slogan "A good, solid #2."

    Kimmel explained to Wolf Blitzer in a scripted edition of CNN Live, "I love this country so much if it was a woman, I would have sex with it."

  • 'Famous Face-Off': Jada Pinkett Smith Struggles to Guess Bono (But Easily Gets Will Smith)

    Jimmy Fallon engaged a trio of stars in a new round of "Famous Face-Off" on Wednesday's Tonight Show. 

    Fallon was paired up with Jada Pinkett Smith, while Andy Cohen played with The Roots' Tariq Trotter. The rules: Each player takes turns holding up a celebrity mask and, based on clues from their teammate, has to guess who that person is before time runs out. 

    While some proved a little harder than others (Smith struggled to guess Vladimir Putin and Bono), others were downright gimmes (the actress easily named Will Smith when given the clue of "your husband").

  • Jimmy Fallon Dunks on Drake in Close Game of "Faceketball"

    Jimmy Fallon is a very competitive "Faceketball" player. 

    Drake joined Fallon on Thursday for a friendly Tonight Show game after discussing the Mini-Drake meme, with Fallon even gifting a real-life Mini-Drake to the artist, who put him on his shoulder. "Oh, Drake on Drake, this is so meta!" said Fallon. 

    "There's just so many walls breaking," Drake said, as he placed Mini-Drakes all over Fallon's desk. 

    In "Faceketball," the two were pretty closely matched until Fallon dunked on Drake for some extra points, but he let his opponent try to dunk on him as well. Drake's dunk broke Fallon's basket, though, so Fallon let Mini-Drake dunk the last shot.

  • Late-Night Lineup: May 15-21

    Monday, May 16
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Former SNL castmembers Fallon and Andy Samberg reunite. 

    Late Night with Seth Meyers: Connie Britton joins Meyers on late-night for the first time since ABC canceled Nashville after four seasons

    The Late Late Show with James Corden: What performance will Tony Awards host Corden and Kristen Chenowith try as a duet? 

    Wednesday, May 18
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Fallon welcomes Baywatch's Zac Efron for undoubtedly a very competitive game segment. 

    Thursday, May 19
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: The very musical "Weird Al" Yankovic joins the also musical Colbert for what could be a big (and hilarious) performance.