Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show,” has had the Trump Administration firmly in his crosshairs since Donald Trump took office. He recently too Chief of Staff John Kelly to task over Kelly’s interpretation of the causes of the Civil War.
Kelly recently stated that the Civil War was caused by a “lack of an ability to compromise.” The late-night host shot back and stated that the Civil War happened precisely because of compromise. It was the non-slaveholding North that compromised with the South. He also took one more jab asking, “What do you think caused World War II, a zoning issue?”
Colbert also blasted Kelly for saying that we cannot “take what is today accepted as right and wrong” and apply it to events that happened hundreds of years ago. “Nope, sorry,” Colbert said. “A lot of people thought slavery was wrong back then. For example, I’m gonna go out on a limb here, black people.”
The host went on to say that maybe Kelly knew better but was just being “willfully ignorant” because he has to constantly defend “the positions of an idiot,” referring, of course, to President Trump.
Kelly’s statement is just the latest in a long line incredulous comments coming out of the Trump White House. This all started when then Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that Trump’s inauguration crowd was “ the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.”
The late-night talk show wars are as hot as ever, and Jimmy Kimmel may be taking the reins as the best Jimmy. After airing a set of shows in Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel Live took things to the next level on Halloween.
For the monologue Tuesday night, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl came out dressed as David Letterman. Grohl stood in for Kimmel as guest host for the entire show, remaining in disguise. He told the opening jokes, interviewed the guests, and remained as musical guest, along with Alice Cooper and the rest of the Foo Fighters.
The show continued the Halloween spirit with a spooky close, but the headliner was Grohl’s Letterman outfit. Letterman had been making the late-night rounds in recent weeks, both physically and audibly. He personally visited Kimmel’s show and was the main talking point of Conan O’Brien’s visit to Stephen Colbert’s show days before. Letterman will soon be back in everyone’s life more consistently, as he has a Netflix talk show coming soon.
Kimmel is often a forgotten late night host, even though he has developed into one of the best. He has ventured into the political spectrum this year, while continuing to be silly. He is perhaps the best of both worlds between Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, which would explain Kimmel’s recent popularity boom. It doesn’t hurt that he continues to host all the major award ceremonies televised on ABC. Next up for Kimmel are the 2018 Oscars in just a few months.
Shaquille O’Neal has broken into the world of late night television by filling in for Jimmy Kimmel as host of Jimmy Kimmel Live. As many know, Jimmy Kimmel’s wife recently gave birth to a son with a serious heart defect. Jimmy himself will be off for the week because of a surgery that is being done on his son. Various guests will be filling in for him during this week.
Shaq, as he is known, interviewed Mila Kunis and Aisha Tyler. Another fill in for Jimmy Kimmel this week will be Jennifer Lawrence. Shaq is a basketball player, as well as a popular rapper. He is seven feet and one inch tall. He first started his career with Orlando Magic. He played with the Los Angeles Lakers, and later with the Miami Heat. He played with various other teams as well over the years. He is known for giving numerous interviews on television. He has expressed interest in serving in law enforcement and even went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Reserves Academy. He also appeared in an ESPN commercial in police garb.
In addition, according to the Huffington Post, Shaq continued a Jimmy Kimmel Live tradition for Halloween, where he asks parents to prank their kids by pretending to steal their Halloween candy. Users take videos of their kids’ reactions, and they then upload it to Youtube. The best clips are then shown on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Shaq played some of them, and said that they were hilarious.
Jimmy Kimmel recently gave an interview with Vulture Magazine, where he talked about his show and the direction it was going. Jimmy Kimmel, the popular host of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, said that perhaps the days of fun on late night television are over, he said that he did not think that the fact that politics has become a staple of late night television will affect it, just as it does not affect daytime television. In addition, there may always be hosts who say that politics is not their thing. However, Jimmy explained, he got into politics because that is what people are talking about. In addition, when his son was born with a heart condition, Jimmy felt that he needed to talk about issues such as healthcare, which affected his son and him personally.
Jimmy added that sometimes he has additional credibility when he talks about things such as equal rights for women and for people who are gay or lesbian, as host of The Man Show. That is an old show which he used to host. Jimmy Kimmel’s wife actually is a writer for his team, so he is her boss. That makes their relationship a unique one.
Sometimes, they even come up with ideas at home. This can even be in middle of the night. Jimmy also talked about raising kids who are rich, which is a challenge, just as it was a challenge to raise kids in his twenties when he was not rich.
In the United States, Late night television is basically a TV program aired between 11:00pm and 2:00 a.m. Therefore, late night television airs after the late local news and is usually a talk show or variety show. Some popular television networks that do late night television include NBC, CBS, ABC, and much more.
Do you watch late night television? Imagine having a busy day at work, catching up with family issues after work, and still having time to do some late night watching. You would think that Americans are by then too tired and need to drop on their beds, but no, late night television currently offers a blend of genres including political shows that would make you act otherwise and watch on.
Popular politics-based late night shows include “I love you America,” hosted by Sarah Silverman, “The Opposition,” hosted by Jordan Klepper’s, and “60 Minutes this fall,” hosted by media mogul, Oprah Winfrey. Sara’s show is geared on the fact that Americans should be responsible for listening to each other and promoting unity irrespective of differing opinions. Oprah’s show is also geared to Silverman’s but with less of comedy. Klepper’s show is amusing and adds on to the effect of keenly following the news. Yet another late night show on top is Robin Thede’s weekly variety show awash with political chats and some comedy patches.
Who knows, maybe you could enjoy your night more with one of these!
The November slate of hosts and musicals guests for Saturday Night Live has been released. Though some familiar names are on the docket, November will also see a number of new contributors grace the legendary NBC television stage.
The month’s first weekend show, November 4, will see a repeat hosting gig from Larry David, as well as Miley Cyrus return as musical guest. David made headlines last year on SNL even when he wasn’t signed on to host. He appeared in multiple episodes as Bernie Sanders. The impression almost created itself, a la Tina Fey as Sarah Palin a few years ago. David and Sanders look and sound an awful lot alike. From there, it wasn’t hard to fit him into sketches.
As host, David utilized a greater wheel of talents, though he was very much Larry David through and through. That is not a bad thing, and it is no wonder the show invited him back to host again.
The same goes for Cyrus, who is one of the better performers and musical personalities working today. She will surely find herself involved in a sketch or two during her appearance.
As the month progresses, we get a glimpse at some brand new faces. Tiffany Haddish and Chance the Rapper will both be hosting episodes for the first time. Chance has appeared before as musical guest but never as host. In just a few weeks, we will see if he is up to the task.
It turns out that even the children of celebrities have to deal with their parents’ shortcomings—or perceived shortcomings, in this hilarious recurring sketch from Jimmy Kimmel’s show. Every year around Halloween, it’s a Kimmel show tradition for parents to tell their children that they have eaten all of their hard-earned candy. The range of reactions from kids has been a fascinating study for the past several years. While some kids are downright furious, others may be indifferent or just a bit sad.
This year, Kimmel decided to do things a bit differently. Although he had a guest host—Channing Tatum—Tatum was more than willing to test out the scenario on his own daughter, who appeared absolutely horrified when he informed her that he had eaten all of her Halloween candy. At first, she seemed shocked. And then, as Tatum continued to insist that he had consumed all of the candy, his daughter seemed positively indignant. Eventually, he revealed the ruse but his daughter was not yet ready to forgive him. More than once, she informed him that his prank was not funny.
Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter, on the other hand, took a bit of a more zen approach to the matter. After Kimmel detailed how he had eaten all of her candy, as well as which types of candy he had “eaten” and which his wife had “eaten”, his daughter wasn’t afraid to let him know that this made her sad. However, she did not seem too angry.
It is interesting to see how late night television is changing. People are impressed with the way that Jimmy Fallon has made an awesome transition from SNL to late night television. He has been a true late night sensation that has become very important in the television scene. Still, Fallon is not at the top when it comes to seasons ratings because he got trumped by Stephen Colbert during the 2017 season. Much of this has to do with the great amount of talk about the Donald Trump campaign and presidency.
It appears that the American public just cannot get enough of the antics of Donald Trump. So many comedians and late night talk show hosts have made a habit of putting material together for Trump jokes, and this has allowed Colbert to win a big crowd. He may have been struggling with “The Colbert Report” before he came into late night television, but he has certainly because a lot more masterful in keeping his audience engaged with his new late night show format. There is a lot of praise for the work that he has been doing, and few people thought that he would be able to beat Jimmy Fallon in ratings.
To be fair, Colbert attracts a crowd of older adults. The playing field has been leveled with the addition of Stephen Colbert. Jimmy Fallon, with his diverse paint, The Roots, would play a big part in attracting a millennial crowd. It would be up to someone like Stephen Colbert to show up and build a late night platform that would appeal to an older crowd. He has been able to do this successfully, and it appears that Jimmy Fallon has competition. Late night television has officially been shaken up, and Stephen Colbert has been doing the shaking.
Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien is taking his late night talk show to the nerd-friendly San Diego Comic-Con this week and as you might expect, the shows have been filled with lots of unexpected moments.
On Wednesday, O’Brien spoke with Will Smith about the new movie “Bright,” as well as “Supernatural” stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Smith was joined by “Bright” co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and director David Ayer. The movie, which premieres on Netflix in December, was described by Smith as having “the energy of Training Day meets Lord of the Rings.” The “Supernatural” discussion was predictably unstructured and it was topped off with the group celebrating Padalecki’s birthday with a traditional keg stand.
Thursday night’s show featured the cast of the new movie “Kingsman: The Golden Cirle,” and much of the talk revolved around the nicknames given to each other by the cast. The names were all names of drinks and Colin Firth said he was pretty happy with his nickname, “Tequila.” Co-star Jeff Bridges complained that he wasn’t pleased by his nickname, “Champagne,” and he asked everyone to call him “Champ.”
Firth also shrugged off questions about his character, who appeared to have died in the first Kingsman movie. Firth’s character, Harry, appears in the new movie’s trailer and Firth told O’Brien he continues to insist he only appears in the trailer. Singer Elton John also appears in the movie, although the assembled cast all claimed they had never met him in person.
O’Brien will wrap up his week at Comic-Con with interviews of the casts from “Game Of Thrones” and the “Lego Ninjago Movie.”
Everyone who has ever watched tv shows for any length of time will have run across that one truly standout program that just could not seem to wrap up all its lose ends or who did so in a extraordinarily ham-fisted fashion (I’m looking at you Lost). We all recall those moments in a show where the tension was white-hot and then just sort-off… whimpered away into nothing leaving us all going, “What, no, it can’t end like THAT!” So lets take a look at some of the biggest unresolved tv momements to date.
In a show filled with endless cliffhangers it seemed only right that the show end on one as well, but then hints at maybe it note really ending the way that you think it did – perhaps, sort off. Did Will and Hannibal perish at the bottom of that gloomy cliff leaving that poor lady to cut off her own leg for no good reason? Seems we shall never know.
Everyone complains about the ending to lost and the sudden sci-fi, extra dimensional angle which was hamfistedly inserted into it and for good reason – the ending came literally out of nowhere and was far from conclusive or satisfying.
3. Sea Quest DSV
You remember Sea Quest DSV right, no? You don’t? Well, you needn’t worry, almost no one else did either and that was because it was cancelled midway through the third season. We might never know how it ends but it is certainly a show worthy looking up once you’ve gotten some free time.