Late-Night Lately: Leslie Jones Explains 'Game of Thrones,' Fallon Returns to Camp, Hosts Respond to Trump Threats

8:00 AM 8/12/2017

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.

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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

  • Leslie Jones Explains 'Game of Thrones' to Seth Meyers (Again)

    [Warning: This contains spoilers for the latest episode of Game of Thrones]

    Leslie Jones dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers this week to catch up on everything Westeros with the late-night host. Watching Sunday's episode, "The Spoils of War," Jones helped walk Meyers through the intricacies of the fantasy series' plot. 

    “Bronn is the gangster, dude," Jones told Meyers when sellsword Bronn (Jerome Flynn) appeared onscreen. "He’s the guy in the hood who knows where all the $1 cigarettes are.”

    When Varys (Conleth Hill) surprised the duo to watch the episode along with them, Jones wasn't shy about her distrust in him. "Varys is like that homegirl you can’t tell if she has your back or not." 

  • Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Sing at Camp With Billy Crystal and Keegan-Michael Key

    Jimmy Fallon brought Justin Timberlake, Keegan-Michael Key and Billy Crystal to Camp Winnipesaukee on Tuesday's Tonight Show for some mischievous singing.

    The bit began with Fallon and Timberlake as camp attendees who struggled to keep it down after lights out. They sang into their flashlight-microphones, starting with "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes. 

    In the midst of the singing, camp counselor Key appeared to tell them he needed them to "stop the ruckus" or they would miss out on every kind of soup at the Snack Shack the next day. Crystal eventually was able to sneak in from Camp Buttonwood and the three boys broke out their rendition of Gloria Estefan's "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You." 

  • Hosts to Trump: "Shut Up" About North Korea

    On Tuesday, the late-night hosts chimed in on the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, following Trump's comments about unleashing "fire and fury" on the country. 

    "I don't want to be alarmist. We're all going to die," said The Late Show's Stephen Colbert, mockingly blaming Dennis Rodman, who recently visited North Korea. 

    He jokingly said he was grateful for how Trump responded to North Korea's aggression, when he "de-escalated the rhetoric and brought calm to our worried nation." Just kidding, added the host, playing a clip of Trump threatening North Korea with "fire and fury."

    "Shut up," said Colbert, addressing Trump through gritted teeth. "You'll get us all killed, and I just started The Handmaid's Tale."

    On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel said the North Korea news changed up the mood of his day. "Today started as a beautiful summer day here in L.A., and suddenly I was on Google searching 'ways to survive a nuclear attack.'"

    "Go back to golfing, before you kill all of us," Kimmel told Trump, adding that the president's vacation doesn't seem to be relaxing him. In a different segment, Kimmel's team hit the streets to ask Americans where North Korea is. The people they asked did not fare well. 

    Conan O'Brien made light of Trump's words in his monologue on TBS. "Today President Trump warned that if North Korea does not stop escalating its nuclear program, quote, ‘They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,’" said O'Brien. "Yeah, then Melania said, ‘Don’t worry, he says that to me every night and nothing ever happens.'"

    On NBC's Late Night, meanwhile, Seth Meyers joked that Trump's words "oughta cool things down."

    "God forbid Trump ever be put in charge of a hostage situation," joked Meyers. "Kill a hostage, you don't have the balls," he said in his Trump voice. "Plus, if you do I'll kill everyone outside the bank."

    Back on CBS, The Late Late Show's James Corden wondered, "What is it with this guy?!" after watching the "fire and fury" clip. He listed off "nuclear missiles, the FBI director, the cast of the Apprentice."

    "This guy's always gotta be firing something," said Corden.

  • Jimmy Kimmel Presents 'Baby Bachelor in Paradise' Spoof

    On the heels of Monday's Bachelorette finale, Jimmy Kimmel debuted his latest spoof Baby Bachelor in Paradise during ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Based on the spinoff where Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants hook up in paradise, Kimmel's take featured a toddler version of the show, from "passionate play dates to canoodling in the kiddie pool."

    Kids from Kimmel's previous Baby Bachelor and Baby Bachelorette spoofs made appearances in the premiere of the spoof series as they flirted by complimenting each other's pool floaties and even argued, with one girl yelling, "Get out of here! He doesn't want you!

    "This season, which babies will run into the sunset, and which will run home to mommy?" narrated Kimmel in the video.

  • The Hosts Laugh at Trump's "Working" Vacation

    Donald Trump continued to assert that he was not on "vacation" during his 17-day trip to his golf club in New Jersey, and late-night hosts on Monday had fun teasing Trump for insisting he was hard at work. 

    Jimmy Kimmel pointed out that Trump tweeted at least 15 times yesterday about how hard he is working while on vacation. He also said that video footage of Trump golfing makes it look like he's on vacation, but if you look at the tweet you "see right there, "meetings and calls" with an exclamation point."

    "I want to apologize to the president for thinking his vacation is a vacation when plainly it’s not," said Kimmel. “Just for the record, ordering Chris Christie to go on a White Castle run does not count as a meeting or a call.”

    Stephen Colbert opened CBS' Late Show with "vacation slides" from Trump's Bedminster trip, showing the president watching cable news in bed and eventually throwing his television out of the window.

    "As of Friday, Donald Trump is on a 17-day vacation at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. He’s there to relax after months of grueling golf at Mar-a-Lago," said Colbert. 

    The Late Late Show's James Corden highlighted that Trump celebrated 200 days at the White House by "not going to work at the White House."

    “This morning, Trump tweeted he will be working in New Jersey while the White House goes through a long-planned renovation," said Corden. "The White House does need some work, apparently that place has a ton of leaks.”

  • Late-Night Lineup: August 13-19

    Monday, August 14
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has chosen the CBS show as his first late-night stop since leaving his post. 

    Late Night With Seth Meyers: Leah Remini is set to give an update about her new CBS sitcom role as well as her continuing mission against Scientology ahead of the second season premiere of her A&E docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath. 

    Tuesday, August 15
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: Lin-Manuel Miranda heads to Los Angeles just as Hamilton makes its Hollywood debut.