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  • Seth Meyers Hammers Trump’s Self-Congratulation: ‘You Passed One Bill'

    12/22/2017 6:50:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | December 22, 2017 | Randy Hall
    For the last time in 2017, Seth Meyers used a monologue on the Thursday, December 21, edition of his NBC Late Night program to slam President Donald Trump regarding the tax-cut bill that Republicans in Congress passed earlier this week. Not surprisingly, the liberal comedian began his “A Closer Look” segment by claiming: “Republicans spent yesterday gleefully celebrating their tax plan and lavishing praise on President Trump, with Trump even going so far as to claim that he also repealed ObamaCare.” The Late Night host first mocked Trump’s assertion that he might have coined the term “tax cuts” instead of...
  • Media Darling Jimmy Kimmel Says [bleep] You’ to Critics, Fundraises for Left-Wing Everytown

    10/06/2017 8:57:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/6/2017 | Kristine Marsh
    ABC’s newest entertainer turned activist isn’t backing down, after intense criticism for his recent turns at blaming the right for people dying in a shooting massacre and overturning ObamaCare. Jimmy Kimmel is now actively seeking out media coverage of his left-wing activism, outside of what he does on his late night comedy show. In a response to an artist-critic in Hollywood, (of all places,) Kimmel took a photo of himself giving the finger to the artist, with a message calling for support for the left-wing gun grabbing group Everytown for Gun Safety. Kimmel sent the provocative photo to entertainment media...
  • Street art slams leftist Jimmy Kimmel: ‘Crybaby’, ‘Estrogen Hour’

    10/05/2017 7:24:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | 10/5/2017 | Brian Maloney
    This time targeting the increasingly-insufferable Jimmy Kimmel, a conservative street artist known for edgy, spontaneous work is at it again. Appearing on Los Angeles benches and telephone poles this morning were the latest pieces by “Sabo”, an otherwise-anonymous provocateur with a knack for generating headlines. With the ABC late night host increasingly moving toward political sermons and seemingly away from comedy, he presents a rich target for critics. Since the massacre in Las Vegas Sunday night, Kimmel has become particularly strident, lecturing the audience about gun control and other issues.
  • Late-Night Trump Hatred vs. Primetime News

    05/25/2017 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/17 | Roger Aronoff
    Trump hatred drives ratings. But journalists, having stooped so low as to be indistinguishable from third-rate, hostile, buffoonish comedians like Maher and Colbert The anti-Trump venom from the mainstream media has become so virulent that broadcasters and reporters alike risk becoming little more than extensions of the late-night “comedic” lineup, bashing the President without regard for truth or factual accuracy. And above all, most of these journalists realize, and sometimes admit, that they want to help the Democrats win the next election. The comparison between late night show hosts and the news media becomes stark when one compares Joy Reid’s...
  • Samuel L. Jackson Might Be the One to Bring Down Donald Trump's Campaign

    01/06/2016 11:57:17 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 6, 2016 | Liam Mathews
    Samuel L. Jackson appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night to address a recent insulting Donald Trump tweet.
  • Donald Trump on Colbert [Live Thread?]

    09/22/2015 7:02:05 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 90 replies
    September 23, 2015 | Self
    In about 90 minutes, Donald Trump will be devastating SeeBS idiot Stephen Colbert. Normally the little weasel's "Late Show" is must-not-watch-teevee but tonight's offering ought to be great as Mr. Trump plays 3-dimensional chess against a leftist peanut brain. Colbert is still mewing and puking from Ted Cruz's jujitsu moves on him last night. Senator Cruz brought a gun to a knife fight but all Colbert had was a spork. This thread ought to be as good of a place as any for FReepers to comment on the unraveling of an unfunny, unintelligent, unhinged leftist by a true zen master,...
  • Stephen Colbert’s Debut Tops Late-Night Ratings

    09/09/2015 12:02:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/09/2015 | By JOHN KOBLIN
    Stephen Colbert won his first outing as CBS’s new late-night host, as 6.6 million viewers tuned in late Tuesday night to watch “The Late Show.” Mr. Colbert’s debut had about 3.6 million more viewers than Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” and about 4.8 million more viewers than ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Mr. Colbert also led in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic key to advertisers, drawing 1.4 million viewers compared with Mr. Fallon’s 900,000 and Mr. Kimmel’s 400,000. CBS hopes that he can retain many of the younger viewers who watched his Comedy Central political satire show, “The Colbert Report.” Still, Mr. Colbert’s...
  • Must-See Late Night Clip: Jimmy Fallon Explains How He Almost Lost His Finger

    07/14/2015 8:51:59 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies
    When Jimmy Fallon abruptly canceled his last new Tonight Show episode before a two-week break last month due to an unexplained injury to his hand, details were sketchy at first. Well, last night, he returned to the show with his left hand in a cast and spent several minutes telling his audience exactly how close he came to losing his finger after he tripped and fell on a rug in his home and caught his wedding ring on the counter as he went down. Whatever you do, don’t Google “ring avulsion.” Watch video below, via NBC:
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • Another Ending for Arsenio Hall

    06/02/2014 8:15:53 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/2/14 | Staff
    The February announcement that Arsenio Hall’s syndicated late-night show would return for a second season turned out to be both premature and mistaken. CBS Television Distribution, which owns the show with Tribune Media, has announced a cancellation because of a ratings decline among the viewers most advertisers pay for in late night, people between the ages of 18 and 49.
  • American Masters~Johnny Carson

    04/28/2014 7:59:22 PM PDT · by mylife · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | 4/15/2012 | PBS
    I sure miss Johnny. Good synopsis of his life
  • Amid praise for Stephen Colbert, some ask: What about diversity in late night?

    04/13/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4-11-14 | Mark Guarino
    The choice of comedian Stephen Colbert as the replacement for David Letterman ignited a battle of words online Thursday: While little doubt exists that Mr. Colbert is as funny, clever, charming, and goofy as Mr. Letterman, some media voices loudly complained that the decision by CBS now means that network late-night television will largely remain the domain of white male hosts. When Letterman announced last week that he will step down from the “Late Show” in 2015, television critics immediately started pooling names of possible replacements: comedians W. Kamau Bell, Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Tig Notaro, Amy Poehler,...
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Fallon officially replacing Leno on 'Tonight Show'

    04/03/2013 4:08:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 3, 2013
    Jay Leno has officially announced his retirement from NBC's "Tonight Show." As expected, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon will succeed Leno in the spring of 2014 when "Tonight" moves back to New York, to 30 Rock -- 42 years after Johnny Carson took the show to Burbank. With Fallon, 38, NBC hopes to capture the younger viewers and compete with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who moved to an 11:35 timeslot in January. "Congratulations, Jimmy. I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy," Leno said in a statement. "If you need me,...
  • Documentary reveals a different side of late night king Johnny Carson

    05/07/2012 8:48:37 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 87 replies ^ | May 07, 2012 | By Hollie McKay
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of Johnny Carson taking over “The Tonight Show” stage from Jack Paar. It is also the 20th anniversary of Carson’s retirement. But how much do most people really know about the television legend away from the lights and cameras? In a new documentary, “American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night,” filmmakers Peter Jones and Susan Lacy peel back the many layers of the comedian’s life and career, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the man who won the collective heart of a nation. “The gift Johnny had was that he just had a magical...
  • Jimmy Fallon Insults Michele Bachmann in Song ( Liberals can't help being pigs )

    11/22/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by dragonblustar · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 22, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    COMMENTARY | Rep. Michele Bachmann, a candidate for president, appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show, following the recent tradition of politicians catering to the late night comics. The band greeted her with a rendition of "Lyin' A-B----." One wonders if Fallon's band was trying to tell her something.
  • The Crowd in Arsenio’s Hall

    10/31/2009 9:08:06 AM PDT · by Saije · 12 replies · 1,117+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 10/29/2009 | Joshua Alston
    Wanda Sykes was once offered what many comics would call the fantasy job—her own nighttime talk show—but she turned it down. Between stand-up gigs, movie roles, and her part on The New Adventures of Old Christine, she was already keeping a lot of balls in the air. So what's this thing called The Wanda Sykes Show that's debuting this week? A talk show, of course. Sykes says that she changed her mind after the watershed with which we've credited just about everything short of gravity: the election of Barack Obama. "With what's going on politically, I just felt it would...
  • Sources: ‘Late Show’ staffers were unaware of Letterman’s bombshell

    10/04/2009 1:38:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,723+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Sources: ‘Late Show’ staffers were unaware of Letterman’s bombshell Fri Oct 2, 4:29 pm ET Much of the buzz around David Letterman’s late-night revelation keeps circling back to one question: Why was the studio audience laughing? Viewers who watched it on TV or online immediately took to Twitter to express everything from bewilderment to outrage over the audience's reaction. Shawn Ryan, creator of the FX show "The Shield," opined, "What a fascinating confession/comedy act from Letterman. Audience didn't know how to respond at parts." Another Twitter user going by the handle "Brain" stated, "Letterman audience clapped when he said he...
  • CBS worker arrested in Letterman blackmail plot

    10/02/2009 8:54:34 AM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies · 1,154+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10-2-09 | DAVID BAUDER
    A CBS News employee is accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, forcing the late-night host to admit in an extraordinary monologue before millions of viewers that he had sexual relationships with female employees.
  • Obama gives Letterman biggest audience in 4 years (details less favorable)

    09/22/2009 2:59:27 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 1,417+ views
    The Live Feed ^ | 09/22/09 | James Hibberds
    An appearance by president Barack Obama gave David Letterman his largest overnight rating in four years. Monday's season-opening episode of CBS' "Late Show" received a 5.6 metered-market household rating and 14 share -- a dizzying 195% higher than NBC's "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (1.9, 5). Not that it matters (except it makes a nice talking point), Letterman also beat NBC's 10 p.m. "Jay Leno Show" by 27% among households. The last Letterman episode to post a higher rating was when Oprah was his guest in 2005. Note though, when Obama was on "Tonight" back in March with Leno at...