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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Kaepernick

#EndorseThis: SNL’s Pete Davidson Explains Why “The NFL Isn’t Really Screwing” Colin Kaepernick

Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson appeared on the standalone summer edition of Weekend Update to monologize about the controversy surrounding unsigned free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to kneel for the national anthem.

August 28, 2017
President

#EndorseThis: ‘President Show’ Trump Calls Press “Worst Hate Group Of Them All”

In deep-character as “the second president of the Confederate States of America,” President Show host Anthony Atamanuik addressed the violence in Charlottesville. Challenged by a “reporter” about his coziness with white supremacists, Atamanuik-as-Trump denounced “the worst hate group of them all: the press.”

August 25, 2017
Riot

#EndorseThis: David Alan Grier Helps You Identify A Riot

Actor David Alan Grier teamed with Funny or Die to shoot a PSA to help people distinguish a riot from a protest.

August 24, 2017
Afghanistan

#EndorseThis: Why Trevor Noah Isn’t Surprised By Trump’s Afghanistan Flip-Flop

The ‘Daily Show’ host on Tuesday dissected President Trump’s 180-degree turn away from his promise to withdraw the U.S. from its war in Afghanistan.

August 23, 2017
Conan

#EndorseThis: Conan Trolls Trump For Staring Into Eclipse

During Monday’s solar eclipse, President Trump — with First Lady Melania and youngest son, Barron — stood on the White House balcony and did, to my knowledge, the only thing you’re not supposed to do during an eclipse.

August 22, 2017
Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver On Why The US Needs A ‘Nuclear Toilet’

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tackled nuclear waste on Sunday. “All over the country,” he noted, nuclear plants have been tasked with storing large amounts of waste because national a consensus still hasn’t been reached to determine where to store it.

August 21, 2017
Moore

#EndorseThis: Michael Moore Says He’d Prefer A President Pence

Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore painted an optimistic picture for the Democratic party as a guest on Seth Meyers’s Late Night on Thursday.

August 18, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Likens Trump To Your Racist Grandpa

President Trump’s impromptu presser in the Trump Tower lobby in Manhattan on Tuesday — during which he went off-script and explicitly suggested that some of the TIKI torch-wielding white supremacists marching in the weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, weren’t neo-Nazis —  was “one for the ages,” says Stephen Colbert: “Specifically 1939 to 1945.”

August 17, 2017
Atamanuik

#EndorseThis: The Origin Story Of Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Impression

Anthony Atamanuik, host — you could say — of The President Show on Comedy Central guested on Seth Meyers’s Late Night on Tuesday. He explained the origin of his knockout Trump impression, which started as an audience suggestion at an improv show, grew into a nationwide tour, and ended up a cable TV show.

August 16, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci Tells Colbert He Would’ve Fired Bannon

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on the Late Show on Monday, giving host Stephen Colbert the opportunity to grill the departed White House communications director on Oval Office backstabbing. Asked if he thought Chief Strategist Steve Bannon ought to be fired, Scaramucci said, unequivocally, “If it was up to me, he’d be gone.” And the Bannon hate didn’t end […]

August 15, 2017
Weird Al

#EndorseThis: Weird Al Helps John Oliver Deescalate Tensions With North Korea

To give the indoctrinated people of North Korea “a sense of how America is feeling right now,” Oliver enlists Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the “international language” of the accordion “like a fucking angel.”

August 14, 2017
Hader

#EndorseThis: Bill Hader Returns To SNL As ‘The Mooch’

Weekend Update, the Saturday Night Live tentpole, returned from hiatus on Thursday for its Summer Edition. Co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che caught up on some of the highest profile political stories from the past two-or-so months — namely, “minor staffing changes” at the White House that saw the premature departures of Reince Priebus, Sean […]

August 11, 2017
Meyers

#EndorseThis: Trump Is International ‘Laughing Stock,’ Explains Seth Meyers

Here Late Night host Seth Meyers explains “word bingo” — a game some European diplomats play whenever Trump talks at international gatherings.

August 10, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Calmly Predicts, “We’re All Gonna Die”

“I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die,” responded Late Show host Stephen Colbert to the nuclear pissing contest between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Between rounds of golf on Tuesday, Trump issued an escalatory warning to Jong-un: North Korea best not make any more threats to the […]

August 9, 2017
Meyers

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Explains The Hypocrisy Of Trump’s ‘Working Vacation’

Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday took “A Closer Look” at President Trump’s 17-day “working” vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

August 8, 2017
Border

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Pokes Holes In Trump’s Proposed Border Patrol Surge

On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number […]

August 7, 2017
scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci’s Steamy ‘President Show’ Farewell

The real Anthony Scaramucci lost his job on Monday, but the President Show iteration — played by Mario Cantone — hung around for three days to deliver his farewell address on Thursday night.

August 4, 2017
Chappelle

#EndorseThis: Dave Chappelle Amends ‘Give Trump A Chance’ Plea

In his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live in November, Dave Chappelle controversially encouraged Americans to “give Trump a chance.” Now, almost nine months into Trump’s presidency, the former Chappelle Show host is amending his plea.

August 3, 2017
KickedOut

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Fallon Introduces New LinkedIn For Former Trump Staffers

It’s called KickedOut — tagline: “The only jobs website made for people who’ve been fired from the Trump administration” — and it eliminates from your résumé any indication that you’ve ever worked in Trump’s White House.

August 2, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Colbert Bids Weepy Farewell To The Mooch

“The Mooch” was canned on Monday, little more than a week into his stint as White House communications director. This was devastating news especially to the host and fans of The Late Show, as Stephen Colbert was — for ten days — late night TV’s preeminent Scaramucci roast master.

August 1, 2017
Alex Jones

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Exposes Alex Jones’s Snake Oil Empire

In his first ultra-long-but-incredibly-well-worth-it segment after returning from hiatus on Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver examined Alex Jones “in his full context.” For the none of you unfamiliar with Jones, he founded conspiracy-based media outlet InfoWars.com and then ate a “big bowl of chili” and lost custody of his kids. Of course, there’s […]

July 31, 2017
president show

#EndorseThis: Trump Crashes Focus Group On ‘The President Show’

Yesterday, it was James Adomian‘s Bernie Sanders. Today, we’ve got his former sparring partner, Anthony Atamanuik’s unmatchable Trump impression. Atamanuik, in character, hosts The President Show on Comedy Central every Thursday. In this week’s pre-taped segment, he and Vice President Mike Pence (Peter Grosz; also one of Sonic’s “two guys“) observe a focus group designed […]

July 28, 2017
Sister Simone

Sister Simone Campbell Urges Senators: “Stop This Destruction Of Healthcare In Our Nation”

Sister Simone Campbell — executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. — on Thursday released a series of videos urging a handful of moderate Republican senators to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

July 27, 2017
Sanders

#EndorseThis: “Bernie Sanders” Debunks Avocado Toast On ‘@midnight’

It’s been exactly one year since the Democratic primaries and the last time James Adomian could break out his Bernie Sanders impression in any relevant sense. (Meanwhile, his touring partner, Anthony Atamanuik, plays Trump every Thursday on Comedy Central.) Still, Sanders-as-Adomian popped in during Wednesday’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick — in its fourth and final season […]

July 27, 2017
Sessions

#EndorseThis: Jeff Sessions (Of A Sort) Responds To Trump Criticism On ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert allowed “beleaguered” Jeff Sessions onto The Late Show to address his fast deteriorating relationship with President Donald Trump, who has this past week publicly criticized the attorney general for recusing himself on matters relating to the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.

July 26, 2017