J.J. Abrams won't give Stephen Colbert's audience Star Wars spoilers, takes them to Broadway to apologize

Jokingly introduced by Stephen Colbert as the beloved screenwriter of the 1997 Joe Pesci-Danny Glover comedy Gone Fishin’ (4.7 user rating on IMDb), J.J. Abrams came out for his Wednesday Late Show appearance bearing, seemingly, nothing. Sure, the co-writer of the 1990 Jim Belushi vehicle Taking Care Of Business was…

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John Oliver proposes a new national anthem to fix America's Trump-damaged rep as Last Week Tonight returns

Our long national nightmare is over! No, not that one. But at least John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight takedowns of that other racist, sexist, dangerously unstable, far-less-funny national horror returned on Sunday. So how does a political comic who’s got three months of Donald Trump-related nightmare fuel to catch up on…

An emotional Jimmy Kimmel responds to another mass shooting, telling the GOP, “You’ve done worse than nothing”

With most of the other late-night hosts either preempted by the Olympics or taking the week off, it was up to Jimmy Kimmel to stand alone on his stage and address yet another school massacre that would have been called “unthinkable” about a hundred horrifying mass shootings ago. Kimmel—whose impassioned pleas to…

Late-night hosts have a memo for Trump, Devin Nunes, and Sean Hannity: Your “bombshell” memo is horseshit

Since it was the start of a new work week, the late night comedy hosts all had a weekend’s worth of Donald Trump’s crap to sift through on Monday. Sure, there was that speech in Cincinnati where Trump said Democrats who dared to not applaud for his typically mendacious State Of The Union address were guilty of “treason

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On a discursive Late Show interview, Rose McGowan talks Harvey Weinstein, her recent arrest, and courage 

Welcoming actress, author, singer, and, as he put it, “activist with her own army” Rose McGowan to The Late Show on Wednesday, Stephen Colbert complimented his first guest’s courage, and her hoodie. After coming out to rousing applause from the crowd, McGowan sat cross-legged, uncovered her close-cropped head, and…

Live Daily and Late Shows break Trump's stomach-churning State Of The Union into more digestible nuggets

Both the Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah stayed up late on Tuesday to deliver live breakdowns of Donald Trump’s long, rambling, predictably racist and awful (if obediently on-book) State Of The Union speech. Whether or not attempting to cobble together a show’s worth of jokes on the…

Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert wring laughs from this week’s second-most recent constitutional crisis

So it turns out Donald Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller back in June. You know, Robert Mueller, the guy in charge of investigating Donald Trump both for collusion with Russia in order to win the presidential election and for obstructing justice—with regard to that investigation about collusion with…