this week in late night

Late Night Amuses Itself During the Shutdown

While the government shutdown dragged on, late night turned to Puerto Rico, pimple-popping, and McConaughey impressions.
vulture lists

Every Parks and Recreation Crossover in The Good Place

Li’l Sebastian and Paunch Burger, they live!
the great bits

In Maria Bamford’s Stand-up, Facing Nightmares Is Unusually Fun

No comedian provides a more riveting portrayal of their own fear, doubt, and despair.
  1. exclusive
    David Letterman Interviewed Kanye West for His Netflix Talk ShowA large portion of the chat reportedly revolved around mental health.
  2. memoirs
    The Best Show’s Tom Scharpling Is Writing a MemoirTitled It Never Ends.
  3. trailer mix
    The PEN15 Trailer Will Dredge Up All Your Crusty Teenage HormonesRemember making out in closets?
  4. follow friday
    Danny Lempert Is “An Old Gay Man in a Young Man’s Body”Talking tweets with the New York–based stand-up, improviser, and actor.
  5. beautiful things
    Bowen Yang’s Lip-Sync Videos Are Next-Level ArtAn award-worthy collection.
  6. trailer mix
    A Ragtag of Oddballs Show Up in the At Home With Amy Sedaris TrailerMichael Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cole Escola, and more join Sedaris next season.
  7. this week in late night
    Late Night Amuses Itself During the ShutdownWhile the government shutdown dragged on, late night turned to Puerto Rico, pimple-popping, and McConaughey impressions.
  8. vulture lists
    Every Parks and Recreation Crossover in The Good PlaceLi’l Sebastian and Paunch Burger, they live!
  9. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert is Hawking Mugs to Buy Meals for Furloughed Government WorkersBuy a dumb mug, feed someone!
  10. last night on late night
    Rachel Brosnahan Thinks Her Awards Belong in the ToiletAnd she still plays Pokémon Go. What a weirdo.
  11. dance break
    Ted Danson Practiced His Good Place Flossing Dance Scene for ‘Weeks’“Pretty much any time you saw Ted between takes, he was getting a flossing tutorial from someone on set.”
  12. whodunnits
    Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani Will Solve Clues, Break Hearts, in The LovebirdsTwo lovebirds sittin’ in a tree, S-O-L-V-I-N-G M-U-R-D-E-R-S
  13. specials
    Jimmy Kimmel to Host a Halftime Tribute to Trump Next WeekWill Arnett, Alyssa Milano, and more will also appear.
  14. trailer mix
    Lauren Lapkus and Nick Rutherford Attempt a Threesome in the Unicorn TrailerThe film heads to theaters next month.
  15. sketch comedy
    R. Kelly ‘Wanted to Fight’ Dave Chappelle Over ‘Piss on You’ SketchChappelle and Neal Brennan both recalled the time R. Kelly’s “goons” threatened Chappelle over the sketch in Chicago.
  16. live comedy
    How 45 Live Comedy Shows Got Their NamesFrom It’s a Guy Thing to Killer Unicorns.
  17. do not pass go
    A Monopoly Movie Starring Kevin Hart Is Advancing Toward GoRide Along’s Tim Story is attached to direct.
  18. trailer mix
    Documentary Now! Trailer: John Mulaney Does Company, Cate Blanchett Does ArtIFC’s six-episode season premieres February 20.
  19. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Rachel Bloom Joins Off BookRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the week.
  20. stand-up
    Louis C.K. Jokes About Masturbation and ‘Retarded’ Kids at San Jose Show“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone.”
  21. stand-up
    Joel Kim Booster Owns His Stupidity in Very Funny New Stand-up SetWant to laugh?
  22. last night on late night
    The Revolution Will Begin at Newark AirportGive us liberty or give us the TSA.
  23. snl
    Detective Rachel Brosnahan Reports for Duty in This Week’s SNL PromoThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend.
  24. new shows
    Steve Carell and Greg Daniels Reuniting for Space Force Comedy at NetflixIt’s like an Office reunion … but in space.
  25. the great bits
    In Maria Bamford’s Stand-up, Facing Nightmares Is Unusually FunNo comedian provides a more riveting portrayal of their own fear, doubt, and despair.
  26. comedy
    The Unlikely Rise of Schitt’s CreekSchitt doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s how the cult comedy transformed into a Peak TV success story.
  27. profile
    Dan Levy Made Schitt’s Creek With His Dad. But It’s His Weird Little Baby.Scouting for clothes with the creator of TV’s funniest town.
  28. last night on late night
    D’Arcy Carden Lost Her Mind Prepping for Her Standout Good Place EpisodeHer very special Janet episode came at a great cost.
  29. last night on late night
    Abbi and Ilana Wept While Shooting Their Last Broad City Scene“We could’ve wept as actors, but it was helpful that we were emotional as well.”
  30. last night on late night
    Ted Danson Gets an Entourage of Furloughed Government EmployeesIt’s about time.
  31. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon Joins the Hamilton Cast Because He Does What He WantsWhat are you gonna do about it?
  32. movies
    Jason Reitman Is Making an Original Ghostbusters SequelIt’s different than a reboot.
  33. renewals
    Grace and Frankie Will See Their Wonderful Union Continue for a Sixth SeasonWhat the world needs now is Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
  34. vulture recommends
    In Praise of Corporate’s Refreshingly Pessimistic ComedyThe Comedy Central satire is a hilarious beacon for anyone who worries their cynicism is misguided or paranoid.
  35. good causes
    Improv Theater to Set Man on Fire to Honor Nicolas CageAnd you can help!
  36. first person
    Fast Food Deserves Better Than Donald TrumpComedy writer Bill Oakley comes to the defense of fast food after last night’s highly ridiculed White House feast.
  37. movies
    Sofia Coppola Reunites With Bill Murray for New Film On the RocksIt will be the first film made under A24’s deal with Apple.
  38. trailer mix
    Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish Are Back in The Last O.G. TrailerThe TBS comedy returns for its second season in April.
  39. catching up
    The Stars of Corporate Want to Keep You Up at NightMatt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman talk their Comedy Central show and pissing off the Catholic church.
  40. in development
    Jenna Fischer Developing National Parker Comedy at FreeformShe’ll play a New Yorker who leaves the city to become a park ranger in Alaska.
  41. culture
    Welcome to Puberty TVA new wave of comedies is finally taking teen sexuality seriously.
  42. stand-up
    Sasheer Zamata Reworked Louis C.K.’s Parkland-Kids Joke in Her Own Stand-up Set“They can do both!”
  43. this week in web videos
    Jackson Pollock Would Be Honored by Jackson PollockDoug Widick is a national treasure.
  44. tv
    After All These Years, Family Guy Is Trying to Dial Down the Gay Jokes“Some of the things we felt comfortable saying and joking about back then, we now understand is not acceptable.”
  45. snl
    James McAvoy to Host SNL on January 26He’ll be joined by musical guest Meek Mill.
  46. late night
    Conan Returns Next Week With Tom Hanks and the Cast of The Good PlaceBill Hader, Tig Notaro, and Gina Rodriguez are also among the guests slated to show up for the show’s first two weeks back on the air.
  47. chat room
    Bradley Whitford on Valley of the Boom, Handmaid’s Tale, and West Wing Rumors“You know, we can’t all be working in the White House. That doesn’t make any sense.”
  48. sneak peeks
    Watch a Spooky and Star-Studded Clip From Drunk History Season 6Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Evan Rachel Wood, Jack McBrayer, and Elijah Wood bring Frankenstein to life on the Comedy Central series.
  49. tv review
    Black Monday Isn’t Worth the InvestmentIn the ’80s Wall Street comedy, greed is good, and also one-dimensional.
  50. good one
    How Nicole Byer Learned to Tell a Fat JokeThe comedian breaks down how posting bikini photos on Instagram led to material about how fatness and beauty aren’t mutually exclusive.
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