All summer, Seth has been floating an idea to get Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race. He (like many other people) thinks that Trump doesn’t actually want the job of being president, he just wants the prestige and the title. So Seth created Chicago President, a scripted series on NBC in which Donald Trump would get to play the president, but of course it would be set in Chicago. Since Donald Trump still hasn’t responded to this generous offer of a guaranteed hit show, Seth decided to change his tactics. Continue reading
As we mentioned, the late night hosts are back in full force now that the Olympics are over. Without international athletics to distract us, we’re back to focusing on that other intense competition, the presidential race. Seth Meyers has become our go-to late night host for political humor, and he did not disappoint with his first “A Closer Look” segment since the break. In it, Seth Meyers ran down all of the Trump campaign shenanigans of the last two weeks and man, there were a lot! And some of the stuff (like the “Second Amendment People”) comments seemed like they happened a lot longer ago, didn’t they? Or maybe it’s just that the sheer length and volume of this campaign has warped our sense of time. Continue reading
For months now, Seth Meyers has been trying to convince Donald Trump to quit running for the actual presidency and instead star in his very own NBC television show, which of course is called Chicago President. While initially Seth figured this would satiate Donald’s need for constant attention and ratings, last night Seth realized that Chicago President would also solve another of Donald Trump’s possible problems: that he’s not nearly as wealthy as he claims to be. Seth figures that the main reason that Donald Trump refuses to release his tax returns is that he’s actually broke, pointing to the recent picture of him eating KFC with a fork and knife as proof that his wealth has disappeared. Starring in a hit NBC show would help to alleviate some of that financial stress, Seth reasons, and to further entice Donald to take his offer, Seth Continue reading
This past week, Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones made headlines after she received an absolute onslaught of racist tweets and decided to share and report the trolls who were hurling the abuse at her rather than sweep it under the rug. Throughout the week, Leslie received support from fans (famous and non-famous) but initially got very little response from Twitter itself. Finally, Twitter responded by banning the accounts of several of the worst trolls, including Milo Yiannopoulous, who instigated much of the harassment she received (read more about that over on Vox). Last night, Leslie appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about the whole experience. Continue reading
Michael Ian Black is a very busy guy. He has a new comedy special coming out called Noted Expert, which debuts on Epix on May 13. He co-stars in both The Jim Gaffigan Show (returning to TVLand on June 19) and Another Period (Comedy Central, June 15) and he’s just signed on to Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, which will debut on Netflix sometime in 2017. Continue reading
You may have noticed that there was no new episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night. There was very good reason for that! Seth’s wife, Alexi Ashe, gave birth to their son on Easter Sunday. After only taking one day off, Seth was back at it on Tuesday. He started the show off by telling the adorable story of his son’s birth, which was a very stereotypically New York story including a doorman who’d seen it all before and an Uber driver who definitely had not.
Seth named his son Ashe Olsen. Ashe is his wife’s maiden name, of course, and Olsen is Seth’s mom’s maiden name. And yes, Continue reading
Tina Fey’s new movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, comes out today. We’ll probably go check it out at some point – it looks fun and she seems to have good chemistry with Margot Robbie. Tina’s been all over the place to promote the film and last night she stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to chat with her former SNL co-worker (the two were co-head-writers in the 2005/2006 season). Although Whiskey Tango Foxtrot takes place in Afghanistan, they filmed it in New Mexico. Seth’s wife is from New Mexico, so he and Tina had some shared experiences. While we were disappointed that there were no Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul references (which is what we think of whenever we hear about New Mexico), Tina’s spa story was pretty funny.
Mad Max: Fury Road absolutely dominated at the Oscars over the weekend, taking home six awards from the technical categories. We saw the movie and while we definitely agree that it didn’t look like anything we’d ever seen before, we’re not so sure that the story holds up. That’s probably the reason why we enjoyed this Seth Meyers Mad Max parody so much. Seth re-imagines the movie as it might have looked if there was a character who questioned some of the decisions instead of just following along blindly. It made us laugh a lot. Enjoy!
Seth Meyers is our favorite late night host doing political comedy right now. Sorry, Stephen Colbert. Sorry, Trevor Noah. Sorry, Larry Wilmore. Seth Meyers has you all beat. And hey, we’re as surprised as you are. When he first took over Late Night after Jimmy Fallon moved up to the Tonight Show, we didn’t expect Seth’s show to be our go-to for political humor. But ever since he moved over to the desk and started doing more long-form Weekend Update style jokes, he’s just totally come into his own. It helps that Continue reading
One of our favorite parts of Late Night with Seth Meyers is when Seth has his family on. Whether they’re getting drunk in Brooklyn or just sharing funny family stories, it’s always heartwarming to see how much the Meyers family cares about each other. So, it makes perfect sense that Seth’s parents and his brother Josh were on hand for the Thanksgiving episode. In addition to making a beloved family recipe and reminiscing about the worst presents they’ve given each other, Seth also took a moment Continue reading