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Ziwe Come back in November! The nighttime sphere has been a bit dull, with Ziwe and Amber Ruffin on hiatus and Desus and Mero in the rear view mirror. But Ruffin returns with new episodes in October and Ziwe returns in November, so it’s going to be an iconic fall.
This was a big week in Trump history, as several lawsuits were filed and other criminal proceedings took place. Much of the monologue space was still taken up with the same outrage/disgust mix we’ve had since 2016. Oh, and the ukulele plane – everyone talked. the ukulele plane. But what worked best were not the monologues; it was mostly guests who did nightly pop this week.
Like we don’t have enough do not worry honey drama in our heads, Kathy Griffin dropped that she would replace Chris Pine on Tuesday Jimmy Kimmel live. Only Griffin would hang a lampshade for being a fill-in guest, as well as spill some tea on whoever ditched. Griffin also let us know that Monica Lewinsky forced herself to vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016, so thanks for that tidbit too. Finally, if you’ve ever wondered what Christmas is like with the Kardashians (beyond those giant portraits they do), check out this clip.
Writer Felipe Torres Medina brought an innovative plan to add more diversity to television and film: Cast Felipe Torres Medina. In this completely selfless plan to get better representation, you can buy pictures of Medina doing any number of prominent citizen roles. Medical? Check. CSU in the donut race? Check. Dumb astronaut? That’s a big check. you would be crazy No to add them to the asset library, Hollywood!
As a comedy fan, one of the strangest parts of the queen mourning news cycle was everyone insisting she was funny. The queen had jokes, apparently. John Oliver was just as surprising about that notion as I was, which is why he and Seth Meyers talked about their love of comedy on late at night. I wanted to see John Mulaney’s new tour! She had always dreamed of doing the Del Close marathon! All of these are true and credible statements. Hopefully this is the last time this column has to do #RipQueen content. As a very, very funny woman, Her Majesty would know that she needs to rest the game from time to time in a scene.
more standing in Tonight’s show! The night is all about movie stars promoting their projects, sure, but it’s also a vital way for comedians to boost their booking fees or move from feature to headliner. Michael Rowland had a lovely little play about growing up in the South and dreaming of moving to New York to become a whore like the ladies of Sex and the city. It is these stories of childhood dreams fulfilled that will lift our spirits during this recession.
We’re double dipping in late at night this week, and with interviews no less. Meyers holds his own in the impersonal interview department, but towers over his compatriots in the “arguing with a friend” space. This time, Beth Ditto appeared to promote monarch other covered up his $90 Amazon wig and something didn’t know how to sit said you can’t swing a dead cat in Portland without hitting a witch (true, and also probably very annoying, since Portland witches love to cats), and generally ran amok on the show. Meyers tore up her question cards and just let her freely associate as if she were kedzie matthews or something. Ditto is charming, but Meyers’ emotion is what makes the segment.