Here’s a new weekly feature that we’ll be doing. Every Friday, we’ll be taking a look at everything that happened this last week in the world of late night. This past week, we found out that Chris Rock was considered for the role of George Costanza on Seinfeld, an unnamed friend on Friends, and even Cockroach on The Cosby Show, Bill Burr defended keeping his Boston accent on The Mandalorian, How Bill Murray got Rashida Jones in trouble, Rob Lowe tried to identify fake musicians, and yes of course, as much politics (and quite possibly way more) than you could ever want. Here are some of the highlights.
Chris Rock Was In The House For David Letterman’s Final Late Show Taping
Chris Rock talks being on David Letterman’s final Late Show, rereleasing his 2018 Netflix special, and being considered for roles on Seinfeld, Friends, and The Cosby Show.
“The Essence Of This Crisis Is The Perpetuation Of This Huge Lie” – Sen. Bernie Sanders
“Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was on the Senate floor when members were notified of the terrorist attack, describes the anger he and his colleagues feel towards those who incited this mob by pushing the lie that Joe Biden didn’t win the election.”
Samantha Bee On The Challenges Of Making A Comedy Show When The News Is So Upsetting
“Samantha Bee and Stephen talk about the unique challenges of making late night comedy shows when the news is so dour, and how they personally process troubling events like the MAGA insurrection.”
Bill Burr Defends His Mandalorian Character’s Boston Accent
“Bill Burr talks about the COVID-19 vaccine, his experience filming The Mandalorian and working with Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow and Marisa Tomei in The King of Staten Island.”
Bill Murray Got Rashida Jones and Himself in Trouble While Filming On The Rocks
“Rashida Jones talks about learning to garden, spending more time with her son during the pandemic and working with Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola on the film On The Rocks.”
Trump’s Bananas Border Speech, Looming Impeachment & Crazy Conspiracies
“Eight days are left of Donald Trump’s presidency, the House will vote to impeach tomorrow, new details have been released about what went down at the White House on Wednesday during the attacks on the Capitol, one of the rioters (who was dressed like a Viking) isn’t happy with his accommodations in jail, Trump flew to Alamo, Texas to brag about his “wall” the same week his supporters showed that walls serve no purpose whatsoever, three Democrats in the house have tested positive for COVID after being holed up during the Capitol lockdown with maskless colleagues, and it turns out that QAnon is just a build-your-own-apocalypse.”
This Week in Unnecessary Censorship
“Once again, we’ve bleeped and blurred all the week’s big TV moments whether they need it or not. This week we feature Chris Harrison, Chris Cuomo, Ben Sasse, Raphael Warnock, SpongeBob and more.”
Jordan Klepper Sees It All at The Capitol Insurrection
“Pitchforks, Proud Boys, and a one-man “Tyranny Response Team.” Jordan Klepper saw it all at the Capitol insurrection.”
Saluting the Heroes of the Insurrection
“Cruz. Hawley. Pirro. Dobbs. Pierson. Graham. Pence. Carlson. Cawthorn. Jordan. Gaetz. Gohmert. Ingraham. Tuberville. McCarthy. Guilfoyle. Greene. McEnany. Biggs. Gosar. Hegseth. Brooks. Giuliani. Don Jr. Lara. Eric. Donald Trump.“
Trump Has Been Permanently Banned from Twitter
In his monologue on Monday’s show, Seth Meyers talked about Donald Trump’s recent Twitter ban, which had happened over the weekend.
Bad Sponsors: Opossible Burgers, Auntifa
Seth Meyers also brought back a recurring bit that he used to do but hasn’t in a while where he looks at some (fictional) bad sponsors that they probably shouldn’t have endorsed.
Can Rob Lowe Identify Fake Musicians?
“James Corden asks 6 of his staff members to join a video conference with a musical instrument from their homes, and he and Rob Lowe, who plays a mean fake saxophone in “St. Elmo’s Fire,” must try and figure out which 3 of the 6 can actually play.“
Michael Moore: It’s Time for More Political Parties
“James Corden connects with filmmaker and activist Michael Moore who expresses joy for the Senate run-off result in Georgia before sharing his thoughts on the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, including why impeaching Donald Trump despite the end of his presidency is important. And Michael shares his thoughts on the merits of the United States adopting more political parties to broaden representation, as is the case in nations like the United Kingdom and Canada.“