Best of Late Night TV: Slow Jam the News with Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Game Show, OITNB Star Sings 'Fame'
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.
And so it begins -- the serious presidential push, with more and more candidates getting air time on late-night, either in person to mock themselves or to be mocked by the hosts from afar. Republican candidates Jeb Bush and The Tonight Show" welcomed Jeb in person, and "The Late Late Show" had a sketch poking fun at Trump's announcement speech. The Donald was not there in the flesh, but it's only a matter of time before the new White House hopeful stumps on late-night himself.
Jimmy Fallon revived his "Slow Jam the News" segment, this time with Jeb Bush on backup. Jeb is not exactly a natural comedian with his stiff posture and cue-card-reading stare, but he was game to listen to Jimmy called him a "master debater" (wink wink) and drop a "Fifty Shades of Grey" whip line, then reply with "Jimmy, I think for all Americans when I say, 'Ew.'" Yeah. James Corden also got political on "The Late Late Show" when hosting a show called "Trump Stumpers: The Donald Trump Game Show," quizzing contestants on real Trump quotes from The Donald's classic stump speech. This is great. James Corden wants to be the Grand Marshal of next year's L.A. Pride parade, so he went to the event to ask what he had to do. While there, he was deemed "a bear cub." So he rounded up a bunch of "bears" for a game of "bear guitar" and they went walking around together collecting more bears for their "musical bears" game. "When we lose a bear, she takes a chair!" The winner even got a Build-a-Bear. Bless James. He seemed to have so much genuine fun. James for Grand Marshal! Kathy Griffin, Derek Luke, and the Lone Bellow were guests on "The Late Late Show" and Derek talked about "Empire" love scenes with Taraji P. Henson. Tongue or no tongue? Lea DeLaria of "Orange Is the New Black" is also a jazz singer. She she and Conan O'Brien sang David Bowie's "Fame," and it's pretty darn awesome. Lea loves "Labyrinth" more than anything, since it's a family movie that's really about David Bowie's crotch. So true. That's it's charm. Amanda Seyfried was on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and discussed how she jokingly asked to be part of "Ted 2." She said, for tentpole movies, this is as far as she'll go. Actors are all supposed to do things for business reasons and international value, she said, so this is her version of a big summer movie. She did a cameo for the movie "Pan" and had to do some wire work and she hated it, so she wouldn't do stuff like that. Judd Apatow talked to Seth about why he was so critical of Bill Cosby. He got some pushback from that. Jimmy Kimmel has been doing Game Night, but Tuesday night he returned to talking to some non-sports people on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." They showed a clip of Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez in "Lila & Eve," and Viola talked more about that. She also discussed her love for the show "Snapped" about women who have snapped: Adam Scott was on JKL and admitted he invited Mark Hamill to his 9th birthday party. He wrote the "Star Wars" actor a letter and gave it to his mom. He told all his friends to come to his party, because Luke Skywalker might be there. Luke was not there. A while later, Mark was answering fan questions on Twitter and Adam asked the actor why he didn't show up at his birthday party. Adam didn't expect a response, but Mark asked if it was too late to RSVP. Adam was moved by it, and lost his mind. He also lost his mind when he once got a nod from Harrison Ford, aka Han Solo.
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