Month: June 2018

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon join forces and Conan O’Brien, too, in joint monologue about Trump

In perhaps an unprecedented move (I’m still waiting for my interns to report back to me!), the hosts of three late-night shows on three different networks joined forces for a singular response to President Donald Trump. Because while we fight over immigration and racism and everything else, the president of the United States has decided to refocus the discussion in his Tweets and his rallies toward late-night TV hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert. So tonight’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which usually has a cold open comedy sketch, finds Colbert on his computer, chatting...

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Episode #213: Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone started her comedy career in Boston in the late 1970s before taking her act and her life on the road to San Francisco. Poundstone broke through in a big way in 1984 when Robin Williams asked her to perform stand-up on the episode he guest hosted of Saturday Night Live. She would go on to film two comedy specials for HBO and one for Bravo, become the first woman to deliver the keynote address at the White House Correspondents Dinner back in 1992, write columns for five years in the 1990s for Mother Jones magazine, and become...

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Fallon sorry about playing nice with Trump; Trump, of course, not so nice

America has so many problems to deal with, just including new ones created by the Trump Administration, but of course, this guy occupying the White House has a cable-news alert set to anyone besmirching his name, so the unpresident has questioned Jimmy Fallon’s manhood. Yep. This is America. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon talked about how viewers and critics left his side after the late-night talk-show host played with Donald Trump’s hair in 2016, and made the presidential candidate seem more sympathetic to potential voters. Trump won the election, but Fallon lost the top spot...

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