Late-Night Lately: Oliver Makes an Apple Ad, Kimmel Mocks 'The Bachelor,' Corden Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

8:00 AM 3/19/2016

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

  • John Oliver Creates Fake Apple Ad

    The FBI is in a battle right now with Apple, wanting the company to help it unlock the suspected San Bernardino shooter's iPhone. Using The Fault in Our Stars references and "dick pic" jokes, Oliver explained the issue in Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, saying that if Apple helps the FBI, it may be inundated by requests to unlock countless other devices. 

    He described encryption as the "best way to keep people from reading your email short of making the subject line ‘Fwd: Fwd: Fwd: Hilarious Joke From Uncle Walter.’"

    In the end, Oliver pitched that it would help if Apple were more honest about security in their ads. To help the company out, he created his own Apple commercial starring Mad Men’s Rich Sommer, comedian Eugene Mirman and the love interest in most recent romantic comedies, Jake Lacy. "Here's something you should know," the ad's voiceover says. "We're barely one step ahead of hackers at all times, so that when you idiots lose your phone your information doesn't wind up in the hands of guys like Gary [played by Mirman]."

    Can the Apple team help unlock one phone while also keeping all other phone security features secure? "We're engineers, not wizards," says Sommer

  • Ben Higgins Talks Life After 'The Bachelor' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    Bachelor Ben Higgins and his recently named fiancee, Lauren Bushnell, appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live after The Bachelor finale and its post-show Monday night for their first appearance in public as a couple. 

    Higgins lived up to host Chris Harrison's promises of drama in the finale when, after famously telling both Bushnell and runner-up Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher that he loved them, he got down on one knee and proposed to Bushnell

    Kimmel quizzed the newly engaged pair on their knowledge of each other, Newlywed Game-style and asked about life post-reality show, but perhaps the funniest moment was when Kimmel introduced his own cut of The Bachelor, including only shots of Higgins emotionally staring off into the distance, dubbed "Bachelor Ben Higgins Staring at Nothing." 

  • James Corden Brings ‘Late Late Show’ to Fan’s House for Anniversary

    James Corden celebrated his one-year anniversary in his CBS studio by abandoning his studio entirely. The milestone was spent Wednesday night by going door-to-door to find someone willing to let him host an entire episode in their house, re-creating an episode Corden made during his second week of hosting last April. Luckily for him, he found Natalie.

    Watts starting off the episode by performing the show’s theme song in the living room on a stool. Corden even performed his entire monologue in the living room in front of the couch, quipping about March Madness, Donald Trump, even a few “women be shoppin'" jokes. 

    The homeowners, Natalie, Melody, Taylor and Adam, joined Corden on their couch with guests Colin Farrell, Wanda Sykes, Demi Lovato and Jack Hanna, who brought a skunk into the house with him, which worried the group a bit. Lovato even performed “Stone Cold” from her album Confident in an intimate setting (Natalie's dining room) to round out the episode.

    One year ago, The Late Late Show host did a similar in-home stunt during his second week as host, when he and Jeff Goldblum invaded "Tommy’s House." 

  • 'Daily Show' Takes on March Madness With Its Own Rage Bracket

    The Daily Show is capitalizing on March Madness frenzy with a bracket of its own. On its Thursday edition, the Comedy Central show launched what it's calling "Third Month Mania," a competition that lets show fans vote on what makes them the angriest.

    Like the NCAA tournament, The Daily Show's bracket has four "regions": people, issues, tech and "everyday shit," which includes contenders like "guac is extra," sports scores vs. "our inevitable deaths," traffic, "weird smell," and "How the f— do you open this?" 

    The people bracket, which correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Hasan Minhaj broke down on Thursday night's show, includes match-ups between Bill Cosby and Martin Shkreli. Frustrating issues include serious topics like global warming, police brutality and government surveillance to entertainment-inspired sources of frustration, like the Steven Avery verdict and the Adnan Syed verdict.

  • Paul Rudd, James Corden Have a Never-Ending Urinal Conversation

    Conversations at urinals can be awkward, even for Paul Rudd.

    The actor stopped by Tuesday's The Late Late Show for a sketch with James Corden about the encounter. Usually, it just includes a bit of small talk about the weather and the activities of the past weekend, but their bit included a light snack, a crossword puzzle, a quick beard shave and even some crafting, knitting and humming.

    If that's not enough, the two also shared a hug (before washing any hands) before Rudd broke out a sleeping mask for a nap.

  • Late-Night Lineup: March 20-26

    Monday, March 21 
    The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: See what the late-night host has planned for Pee-Wee's Big Holiday's Paul Reubens

    Tuesday, March 22
    Late Night with Seth Meyers: Superman himself, Henry Cavill, stops by ahead of Batman v. Superman's premiere March 25. 

    Wednesday, March 23
    At Midnight: Comedian James Adomian has quite possibly the best Bernie Sanders impression out there, so let's hope Chris Hardwick's Comedy Central show gets to show it off. 

    Thursday, March 24
    Jimmy Kimmel Live: Hillary Clinton makes her second appearance on the ABC show, following up on her list of television cameos, including Broad City, this week.