Last Week Tonight called in a few friends for its final episode of the year, uniting all of television, and a few film stars, under one idea all audiences can enjoy—celebrities being hit in the face by salmon.
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Who knew Nasim Pedrad’s memorable Arianna Huffington impression on Saturday Night Live was thanks to Bill Hader’s eye infection?
There was a miniature SNL reunion last Monday night when Bill Hader stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to reminisce about the good times he had playing the delirious and beloved character, Stefon. READ FULL STORY
Hosting a major awards show is a thankless task. Just ask David Letterman and Seth MacFarlane. (Don’t even bother asking James Franco.) Seth Meyers, who won almost unanimous praise for hosting the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2011, received mixed reviews in his first stint as Emmy host Monday night, with his hometown tabloid detractors pointing to a perception of passiveness that yielded the stage to other, more dynamic performers. But perhaps he should be commended for sharing the spotlight so generously, letting others shine, and keeping the three-hour show moving. Nothing wrong with getting by with a little help from one’s friends, especially when such friends are as funny as Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, et al.
Looking at Meyers’ Emmys from a raw data perspective, his numbers were solid. He couldn’t compete with last year’s CBS telecast, which was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, but his show’s 10.9 rating was the second most-watched Emmys in eight years. Perhaps the audience would’ve been even larger if the Emmys had aired on the traditional Sunday night. (Or perhaps not, with stronger competition from Sunday night’s water-cooler cable shows.)
Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show started not with a “hello,” but with a “nanu nanu” from The Roots’ Questlove. The drummer was paying tribute to Robin Williams, who died Monday at 63: “Nanu nanu” was how Mork said goodbye to his fellow aliens in ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy, the show that gave Williams his start.
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Comedian John Oliver is pretty psyched about the start of the 2014 World Cup today — not that he needs an excuse to talk about soccer.
The British host of Last Week Tonight stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday to chat about their late-night gigs and controversial segments, which led to Oliver’s impassioned rhapsody on football. The backstory: On Sunday, the former Daily Show correspondent delivered a poignant rant about the corruption of FIFA — the organization behind the World Cup — via his HBO show. When Meyers brought it up, Oliver compared the group to the antihero of Breaking Bad: “FIFA is awful, but the product they push is amazing. They’re Walter White,” he says. “If you get hooked on their magnificent blue meth of a sport, then you want nothing else.”
Oliver went on to admit that most education in Britain comes from reading headlines about the nation’s various soccer players. When David Beckham broke his foot, for example, all of England subsequently learned what a second metatarsal is.
As for the chances of the English and American squads at the World Cup, Oliver offered bleak predictions. “I would prepare yourselves for winning zero out of three games,” he advised U.S. fans. His wry observation on the German coach of the American team cutting the nation’s most well-known player, Landon Donovan, won’t soften the blow. Take a look at the full clip below: READ FULL STORY
It’s already been a whole year since Seth Meyers and Stefon ran away together on Bill Hader’s final episode of Saturday Night Live — but Meyers remembers the wedding like it was yesterday.
“He was emotional, and I was emotional, and we’re sitting there, holding hands and almost crying, and he’s got a wedding veil, and I’m like, ‘This is a lot like an actual wedding,'” Meyers recalled on Late Night Thursday evening. “And then a few months later, I got actual married, to my current, real, human wife. And then when we got married? Nothing. Just nothing.”
Will Forte has literally been waiting years for this moment.
Some background: In March, Seth Meyers revealed plans to introduce a new Late Night feature called “Second Chance Theatre.” The segment would highlight rejected SNL sketches, including a lost Jason Sudeikis vehicle called “Juggling Flyer” and Will Forte’s “Jennjamin Franklin.”
What, exactly, is Jennjamin Franklin? As Forte explained to Splitsider last year: “It’s this woman who is the spitting image of Benjamin Franklin, and this guy gets set up on this date with this woman, and she’s, like, this real sexual creature but looks exactly like Benjamin Franklin.”
Last night, in the very first installment of Second Chance Theatre, all of Forte’s weird colonial dreams finally came true. Feast your eyes on something that proved too weird for the show that brought us “Bird Bible”:
Weeks ago, Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler went to dinner together, as friends do. They split the bill, as friends do. And then they accidentally took each others’ similar-looking credit cards, as friends do. But when Meyers gave back Poehler’s credit card, she failed to return the favor and continued to spend money with his… as identity thieves do.
Tip: Don’t mix up your credit card with Amy Poehler’s. She will steal yours.
At least, that’s what happened to Poehler’s pal Seth Meyers when they accidentally switched cards after splitting a dinner bill. As Meyers explained on Late Night earlier this week, once he realized the mix-up, he made a plan with Poehler to messenger the cards to each other. Meyers followed through; Poehler did not. Instead, after receiving her credit card, she took a selfie with the two credit cards and a fan of cash to send to Meyers with the hashtag “#upperhand.” That crazy Amy!
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