What I Learned in the Late-Night Joke Mines

Current and former writers reflect on trying to wring humor from the Trump administration.

The One Thing All Great SNL Political Impressions Need

The show’s take on Joe Biden won’t be funny until it makes an argument.
this week in late night

Anne Hathaway Rebranding as ‘Annie’ Won Late Night This Week

And Jimmy Kimmel reconnects with an old, incredibly stoned friend.
  1. bachelor nation
    Did Matt James Seriously Just Spoil His Bachelor Winner on … Spotify?Somebody tell this man that his streaming history is public.
  2. reality tv
    Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Will Return for Season 2, Andy Cohen ConfirmsKeep those Wednesday nights open.
  3. vulture recommends
    Call My Agent! Brings a Succession Energy to the Parisian Entertainment IndustryThe French series offers an alluring new vantage point on the industry-insider machinations we typically associate with Hollywood stories.
  4. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Takes One Last Closer Look at the Trump Presidency“You left the nation in ruins.”
  5. inauguration day
    Here’s How to Watch the 2021 Presidential Inauguration of Joe BidenWhat time is it? Can I watch it if I don’t have TV? What’s the deal with the Celebrating America prime-time special? We have the answers.
  6. bachelor nation
    The Bachelorette’s Clare Crawley Splits From Her Halloween-Costume-Model FiancéMonths after they blew up the show.
  7. trailer mix
    Jules’s 2020 Was Worse Than Yours in the Euphoria Special Episode TrailerBut her eye makeup? Still fantastic.
  8. overnights
    The Bachelor Recap: Ladies in WaitingIt will truly be remarkable if Matt somehow manages to explode another season of this show.
  9. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race U.K. Season-Premiere Recap: Balls in Your CourtThe across-the-pond offshoot returns with some familiar challenges, a promising new set of queens, and an array of regional accents.
  10. consequences
    After All This, Donald Trump Could Lose His SAG Card, TooHow will he get health care?
  11. nostalgia
    Governor Zach Morris Signs Saved by the Bell Season 2 Into LegislationWe’re getting 10 more episodes.
  12. muppetational news
    All of The Muppet Show Is Heading to Disney+The curtains rise on February 19.
  13. politics
    What I Learned in the Late-Night Joke MinesCurrent and former writers reflect on trying to wring humor from the Trump administration.
  14. snl
    The One Thing All Great SNL Political Impressions NeedThe show’s take on Joe Biden won’t be funny until it makes an argument.
  15. overnights
    Below Deck Recap: A Recipe For DramaRachel crossed a line a while ago, and now there’s nothing fun about watching her dance on the other side.
  16. blimey
    Peaky Blinders to End After Season 6, But May Peakily Continue ‘in Another Form’Innit.
  17. rupaul’s drag race
    Drag Race to Put the ‘Roo’ in RuPaul With Australia and New Zealand SeriesRuPaul and Michelle Visage will join the judge’s table of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under.
  18. overnights
    90 Day Fiancé Recap: Natalie Goes Full VillainWe’ve reached the point where it’s no longer possible to give Natalie the benefit of the doubt.
  19. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Daddy IssuesCynthia wrestles with whether or not to invite her father to her pandemic wedding, while Kandi gets the girls together for a good cause.
  20. birthdays
    Betty White Celebrates Her 99th With Carol Burnett Feeding a Baby ElephantJust because she’s almost 100 years old doesn’t mean the hustle stops for even a second.
  21. overnights
    Your Honor Recap: The Telltale BrainAs the action shifts to Michael’s courtroom, his guilt tags along.
  22. overnights
    All Creatures Great and Small Recap: The Prodigal Brother ReturnsTristan the Slightly Rakish has come to Darrowby.
  23. reunions
    Lisa Kudrow Confirms Friends Reunion ‘Definitely’ HappeningThey’ll be there for you very soon.
  24. trailer mix
    John Oliver Makes 2020 Go Boom in Last Week Tonight Season 8 TrailerIt’s premiering on Valentine’s Day, so expect more Adam Driver lust.
  25. ? and the city
    Jennifer Coolidge Hears You, But Kim Cattrall Is Too ‘Perfect’ to ReplaceIn case you were thinking she’d make a great replacement Sam Jones.
  26. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Tamisha Said I Had PotentialEpisode one’s “losing” team mount an impressive production number that surpasses last Friday’s installment from the “winners.”
  27. anti-racism
    Netflix to Adapt Three of Author Ibram X. Kendi’s Anti-Racism BooksSpecifically Stamped From the Beginning, STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism and You, and Antiracist Baby.
  28. adaptations
    John Wick Creator to Turn Your D&D TV Show Fantasy Into a RealityAnother Hasbro game gets the live-action series treatment.
  29. this week in late night
    Anne Hathaway Rebranding as ‘Annie’ Won Late Night This WeekAnd Jimmy Kimmel reconnects with an old, incredibly stoned friend.
  30. castings
    Ethan Hawke to Play the Villain to Oscar Isaac’s Moon Knight in Marvel SeriesBecause we guess someone has to antagonize Oscar Isaac.
  31. overnights
    Dickinson Recap: Not All Who Wander Are LostI am blinded by the red flags as Em probably should be blinded by the sun she has been shouting at all afternoon.
  32. spoilers
    What to Expect From Bridgerton Season Two, Based on the NovelsIt’s (probably) Anthony’s time to shine.
  33. the masked dancer
    If You Guessed Elizabeth Smart Was the Moth on Masked Dancer, You Were RightWhy?
  34. health
    Saved by the Bell’s Dustin Diamond Has Stage 4 CancerHis co-stars, Mario Lopez and Tiffani Thiessen, are publicly supporting him.
  35. reality tv
    So, Which Real Housewife of New York Tested Positive for COVID-19?“Page Six” reports a housewife caught the virus, but won’t say who.
  36. overnights
    WandaVision Recap: Use Your IllusionTrouble is clearly brewing in Westview.
  37. rockin in the free world
    Of Course Bruce Springsteen Is Playing Biden’s Inauguration SpecialJohn Legend, the Foo Fighters, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington have also been added.
  38. syablevision
    Every Show Should Have at Least One Episode With Fred MelamedWandaVision is a testament to this.
  39. marvel
    What the Vision and the Scarlet Witch Comics Can Tell Us About WandaVisionHow did the two MCU characters end up, happily, in trailers for this month’s post-Endgame Disney+ series? Let’s take a look at the source material.
  40. overnights
    WandaVision Series-Premiere Recap: Guess Who’s Reality-Warping to Dinner?The MCU’s unplanned drought comes to an end with a bold, intriguing deviation from the norm, but what’s all this building toward?
  41. overnights
    Southern Charm Recap: Party HardlyThe big final party brings more talk of Kathryn’s racism, while Madison and Austin continue to flirt and spar.
  42. obits
    Joanne Rogers, Widow of Fred Rogers, Dies at the Age of 92The pair were married for 50 years prior to the television legend’s death in 2003.
  43. buffering
    What Will TV’s Next Four Years Look Like?Cable news and late-night TV have their work cut out for them.
  44. he admit it!
    Stupid Times Call for Stupid JokesIt makes perfect sense that I Think You Should Leave has found new life as a political metaphor.
  45. chat room
    Braunwyn Windham-Burke Shook the RHOC Boat and She’d Do It Again“It’s not fake; it’s not a story line — find something else.”
  46. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Supports Your Right to ‘F- -k in the Middle of the Street’This is a kink-shame-free zone.
  47. overnights
    The Challenge: Double Agents Recap: The Weakest Link The female rookies’ reign of terror has officially begun.
  48. divorces
    Justin Hartley and Chrishell Stause’s Divorce Is Finally FinalOver a year after he allegedly split with her via text.
  49. overnights
    The Stand Recap: Fear and Loathing in New VegasPacing and character problems continue to afflict the latest version of The Stand like the plague.
  50. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City Recap: Mean Girl GamesThe springs are hot, but Jen’s temper is hotter.
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