Best of Late Night TV: Louis C.K. Refused to Hire Jimmy Fallon in '90s, Rick Gervais' Awkward Man-Wich (VIDEO)
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Louis C.K. was on "The Tonight Show" and he and Jimmy Fallon discussed some personal history. Apparently Jimmy forgot, but he auditioned for Louis when Louis was the head writer for "The Dana Carvey Show" in the '90s. They were auditioning people to be in the cast and Jimmy came in - this adorable little boy (as Louis recalled). Jimmy played his guitar and had little troll dolls, then turned and wiggled his tight little a**. Jimmy argued that he definitely didn't turn and wiggle his butt several times. When the names came up for casting, all the women in the staff argued for Jimmy but Louis and the other guys argued against him. Louis said he would quit the show if they hired the kid. He now admits it was pure jealousy - Jimmy had all his hair and was cute and in shape and Louis was already sweaty and going bald and out of shape. So Louis torpedoed his shot, but look at Jimmy now. Jimmy: "You want me to thank you?!" This is probably how most casting decisions get made - based on the insecurities of the people in charge. Funny, though. Conan O'Brien had both Senator Elizabeth Warren and Ricky Gervais on the show - and it's a shame Sen. Warren didn't join the Man-Wich that Ricky made with Conan and Andy Richter. She kept things smart and classy. Ricky, on the other hand, was Ricky. In the Man-Wich, Andy and Conan were the bread, and Ricky was either the meat or the cheese. You have to watch these three grown men get into their positions, then Ricky asks Conan to just start interviewing him as if it's normal. It's too bizarre. Elizabeth Warren definitely should've just jumped right on this pile. Instead, she talked about her book, student loan debt, and raising the minimum wage. Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Tig Notaro were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and Tig said she'd like to host the next Oscars. Megan briefly hosted a daytime talk show and talked about that experience. Megan would rather be a late-night host, but "they never hire women, you might have noticed, for late night." The audience clapped, which confused Tig and Megan. "Are you in support of no women?" James joked that they were saying, "Yeah, another white guy!" Jon Cryer and Kat Dennings, who were just on "The Tonight Show" Monday night, sat down (separately) with Seth Meyers on Tuesday. Jon talked about writing his memoir, which happened because he lost a bet. He got a book deal within a week (sorry, struggling authors everywhere!) and discussed the sections on Charlie Sheen and his "hurricane" on "Two and a Half Men." Kat talked about dating Josh Groban and "2 Broke Girls" getting picked up for Season 5. She wants the broke girls to get rich for a season.