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Stephen Colbert Addresses Arrest of Triumph and Crew at U.S. Capitol: “This Was First-Degree Puppetry”

On CBS’ Late Show Monday, Stephen Colbert addressed the arrests of members of his production team at a U.S. Capitol office building last week. Among those arrested was Robert Smigel, the longtime Saturday Night Live and Late Night writer who has appeared on Colbert’s show in character as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on a […]

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Discussing Texas School Shooting: “These Are Our Children”

A passionate and tearful Jimmy Kimmel addressed the Texas school shooting on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, beginning his monologue in a mournful and resigned manner by saying, “Here we are again, on another day of mourning in this country.” Wednesday was the first time Kimmel was able to talk about the tragedy. Tuesday’s […]

James Corden Delivers Emotional Speech After Texas School Shooting: “I Don’t Know What Has to Happen to Change Things Here”

James Corden and Stephen Colbert, like many of the network late night hosts, had already taped their shows Tuesday when news broke of the Texas elementary school shooting that has so far left 19 kids dead. But both took a few minutes on each program to address the tragedy. Standing in front of a dimly […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Tackles Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Trial

Saturday Night Live’s cold open on May 14 tackled Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial, focusing primarily on the claims that Heard defecated on her and Depp’s bed. The show’s first sketch began with Kate McKinnon’s MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace introducing live coverage of a segment that she said everyone can collectively watch and […]

Jimmy Kimmel Returns From Having COVID, Jokingly Calls Out Those Who Didn’t Check on Him

Jimmy Kimmel made his return to his eponymous ABC late night show on Monday after he was out the previous week since testing positive for COVID-19. During his monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host said he feels “very good” and updated viewers that his “whole family’s fine. “I had it pretty easy. I was […]

‘The Late Show’ Pauses Taping New Episodes as Stephen Colbert Experiences Possible COVID-19 “Recurrence”

The Late Show is hitting pause again, while host Stephen Colbert deals with what may be a “recurrence” of COVID-19. The official Twitter account for the CBS show tweeted on Monday: “Stephen is experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID. Out of an abundance of caution for his staff, guests, and audience, he will […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Tackles Roe v. Wade, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Trial

Saturday Night Live’s cold open on May 7 tackled everything from the Supreme Court leak signaling that Roe v. Wade would be overturned to the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial. The 13th century England-set sketch — so placed due to a reference in Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe to a “treatise” […]

Stephen Colbert Updates Viewers on “Not Fun” Experience With COVID-19

Stephen Colbert returned to CBS’ Late Show on Monday night after having COVID-19, which, he told the audience, despite being “fully vaxxed and boosted,” was “no fun.” Colbert announced he tested positive on April 21, forcing the cancellation of that night’s show. The Late Show had a planned week off from taping new episodes last […]

James Corden on Decision to Leave ‘Late Late Show’: “I Never Saw It as My Final Destination”

James Corden is speaking about his decision to depart CBS’s The Late Late Show after next season. In Thursday’s monologue, the late night host addressed the news that he has signed a one-year contract renewal, and will then depart. Corden noted that while the show, which he has hosted for seven and a half years, […]

‘SNL’ Cold Open Pokes Fun at Elon Musk’s Offer to Buy Twitter

Saturday Night Live’s cold open on April 16 touched on everything from Elon Musk trying to buy Twitter and Britney Spears announcing her pregnancy, to Coachella and bad reviews for Morbius. Bowen Yang’s Easter Bunny kicked off the cold open against a pastel and garden-filled backdrop to mimic the Christian holiday. “It’s really me, the […]

Bill Maher Remembers Gilbert Gottfried: “He Was the King of Too Soon”

Bill Maher is remembering the late Gilbert Gottfried. While visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, Maher and the late night host reflected on Gottfried, who died on Tuesday at the age of 67 from recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to type II myotonic dystrophy. Maher noted that Gottfried was expected to appear in his New Year’s […]

Jimmy Kimmel Reacts to Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock at Oscars: “It Was So Shocking”

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and James Corden all devoted parts of their monologues to talking about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. “It’s now a part of our life forever, we will never stop talking about this,” said Kimmel of the incident. “It was so shocking. The only thing I […]