Late-Night Lately: Jimmy Kimmel Grills 'Bachelor' Couple, Oscars Reactions, Samantha Bee on the NRA

8:00 AM 3/10/2018

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.

Courtesy of ABC (Kimmel, Luyendyk Jr, and Burnham)

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

  • Jimmy Kimmel Grills 'Bachelor' Couple on Quick Engagement

    Courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube

    Jimmy Kimmel did not hold back when The Bachelor and his winner joined him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! just after the ABC reality series' controversial season finale ended. 

    After calling off an engagement with his first winner, Arie Luyendyk Jr. proposed to Lauren Burnham during Tuesday's live After the Final Rose special. After the devastating switcheroo played out, the show of romance was met with mixed reviews. "Arie, did you know everyone would be so mad? I mean, everyone is so mad. My wife was really mad at you," said Kimmel, a fan of the reality show. 

    After the season premiered back in January, Kimmel brought Arie onto his show and predicted that Becca would win. Arie explained that during that visit, he had actually run back to Lauren after picking Becca behind the scenes, but couldn't reveal any of that. "I was in this crazy mental state. I was just freaking out," he said. "Obviously, I knew that there would be some backlash, but it's worth it. I'm so in love with her."

    Pointing out that they have only been together for two and a half months and have never even been to a restaurant together, Kimmel ended the chat by telling them: "Oh, you should definitely get married right away!"

  • Hosts Offer Their Takes on This Year's Oscars

    Late-night hosts across the dial took a quick break from their Trump material to discuss Sunday night's 90th Academy Awards. 

    Jimmy Kimmel recapped hosting the "monster production," on Monday's episode of his show, and revealed a few behind-the-scenes details, like his mom making glitter-covered, Oscars-shaped cookies, then "smuggled them into the show," Kimmel said, adding that she passed them out to various guests.

    "She gave Steven Spielberg a cookie and he ate it, which really just goes to show, even when you're 50 years old and hosting the Academy Awards, you can still be embarrassed by mommy," Kimmel quipped. 

    Kimmel followed up with more shots at the president the following night. Early Tuesday, Trump tweeted of the March 4 ceremony, "Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore - except your President (just kidding, of course)!"

    Soon after, Kimmel responded on Twitter, "Thanks, lowest rated President in HISTORY."

    On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, Kimmel said he got the last laugh, since, "My tweet [responding to Trump] got twice as many likes as his tweet."

    "I know that's the thing that will get under his orange skin," Kimmel joked.

    Over on CBS' Late Show, Stephen Colbert gave Kimmel his "theoretical congratulations," since he admitted he wasn't able to watch or attend the Oscars, and added that he was disappointed Greta Gerwig didn't win for her directorial debut. Colbert also pointed out the gender disparities among those who did score an Oscar. "Of the 24 awards, women only won six," Colbert said. "I mean, what happened? Did the women blow all their lady points on the first female Colonel Sanders this year?"

    Later on The Late Late Show, James Corden also relayed his congratulations to not only the host, but The Shape of Water's Guillermo del Toro for his best director and best picture wins. Corden also addressed a popular subject among the late-night hosts — Frances McDormand's Oscar being stolen.

    "The thief was stopped by Wolfgang Puck's photographer," Corden said. "And the weirdest part of this story is that Wolfgang Puck has a photographer." 

    Comedy Central's Daily Show host Trevor Noah also joked about the stolen Oscar and the man, Terry Bryant, who was allegedly behind it.

    "When we said we wanted black people to get more Oscars, this is not what we had in mind," Noah joked, adding that his favorite moment of the night was Peele's win for best original screenplay. 

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon didn't dedicate much time to the awards show, though Fallon said its three-and-a-half-hour runtime was "longer than most jobs last in the White House." 

  • Samantha Bee Calls for NRA Members to Join Scientology

    Courtesy of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee/TBS

    Samantha Bee on Wednesday took on the National Rifle Association, a group that's received increased scrutiny in the weeks since the deadly Parkland, Fla. shooting, comparing the organization to the Church of Scientology and recommended current NRA members make their escape to the religion, for both groups are “universally disrespected.”  

    “The NRA is like a religion — specifically the best religion — Scientology,” the Full Frontal host argued. Bee shared examples of the association’s similarities to the religion, including building structures, distaste for the media, “glammed” spokespeople and excessive spending on related accessories.

    “Both of these cults are based on fanciful myths that when repeated enough, their otherwise intelligent followers start to believe,” Bee said. “One says that 75 million years ago an intergalactic warlord nuked billions of people in volcanoes, and then there’s the really crazy myth: that guns have nothing to do with gun violence.”

    “Is Scientology safe? Oh, of course not! It’s bonkers! But it’s, like, safer for the rest of us. So, if it keeps you from feeling like you need to load up on AR-15s, then hail Xenu or whatever the f—. Who needs a rifle to defend themselves when as an OT seven, you could blow someone away with your brain.

  • John Cena Joins Jimmy Fallon for Latest "Ew!" Sketch

    Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

    Jimmy Fallon and John Cena revived Fallon's popular sketch during Wednesday's Tonight Show: "Ew!"

    After welcoming her friend Addison (Cena) to the show, Sara (Fallon) was quick to notice the physical differences between them. "I have to say, you look really different," Fallon said in his signature Sara voice, after noticing Cena's Addison dressed in a sleeveless dress. "Yeah, I had a little bit of a growth spurt. My mom said I'm going through some changes," Cena joked.

    The best friends discussed their school crushes, Addison's struggle with being pressured to join the football team and rehearsed their Bruno Mars routine, ending with Cena carrying Fallon in his arms. Following tradition with the sketch's signature speed round, Fallon showed Cena photographs, asking whether a picture earned an "Ew." Fallon held up a photograph of Cena, with Addison responding with an "Ew." " I think he's cute," Fallon said. 

  • Mark Hamill Prepares for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star by Wrecking Kimmel's

    Courtesy of ABC

    Mark Hamill was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday morning, so he got ready for the honor by making some space on the sidewalk, eliminating another star — kind of. 

    The Star Wars icon appeared Wednesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, jack-hammering a space outside the El Capitan Theatre where his star was to be located. The gag was that he destroyed Kimmel's star to make room for his, suggesting Kimmel move his star out in front of Hooters, (referencing Kimmel's former gig as co-host of The Man Show).

    When Kimmel protested the move, the Luke Skywalker actor attempted to use The Force on him. 

  • Late-Night Lineup: March 11-17

    Monday, March 12
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: SNL's resident Trump impressionist, and newly crowned ABC talk show host, Alec Baldwin stops by NBC. 

    The Late Late Show With James Corden: A Wrinkle in Time's Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling) join Corden on the couch. 

    Tuesday, March 13
    Conan: Terry Crews, not backing down against his fight against the WME agent (Adam Venit) he says assaulted him, voices his side of the story once more. 

    Thursday, March 15
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: Things might get contentious when Tomb's Raider's new hero Alicia Vikander, along with her villain Walton Goggins, stop by the CBS show. 

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