If you believe Late Night with Seth Meyers deserves an Emmy — as many of us do — your wise judgment is corroborated by the latest tour de force installment of A Closer Look. Reviewing the Paul Manafort plea deal and the Brett Kavanaugh assault accusation, Meyers delivers sharp insight on both scandals as well […]
Many American citizens feel unable to celebrate Independence Day due to the election of President Trump. Of course, that probably hasn’t kept your neighborhood from sounding like the Battle of Bunker Hill. #EndorseThis won’t let the distracting snap, crackle and pop prevent us from bringing you the best in political satire. In today’s sketch, an […]
Seth Meyers is nothing if not a fair man. To begin his Wednesday monologue, Meyers offers rare praise to President Trump for attempting to broker peace on the Korean Peninsula. Things have been going pretty well, well enough that the North and South Koreans scheduled another round of diplomatic talks in May. The comic surprises […]
Only Donald Trump could manage to justify the continued existence of the White House Correspondents Association dinner, a springtime ritual of journalistic self-indulgence that might just as well have ended years ago. By declaring the dinner “DEAD”– after yet another humiliating comic takedown of him and his enablers – the president is testing his authoritarian […]
To many observers, President Donald Trump remains a mystery wrapped in an enigma. But the truth about Trump is often right there in front of us, peeing on our heads in a Moscow hotel room. Seth Meyers has had enough charades. In today’s clip, Meyers brings up an old quote from Trump that he says […]
Seth Meyers reviews the latest sexual and Twitter embarrassments besetting the president, including the absurd senescent call-out battle between him and Joe Biden. (He has a better idea for a Trump sparring partner.) Worse still are Trump’s legal contests with porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, not to mention the lawsuit […]
If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready to hear a verbose two-minute speech by Seth Meyers. In today’s clip, the Late Night host takes on Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, whose paranoid cliff-notes on the Trump-Russia investigation are about to be released to the public in the […]
Sometimes, fake news comes in a photo. The White House not-so-cleverly released an image of President Trump “working” during the government shutdown. It’s an obviously-staged shot of an obviously not-at-work Trump, showing the POTUS at an empty desk in an empty Oval Office. There’s nothing and no one around, except for the phone he’s supposedly […]
Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend. But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr. During eight hours of closed testimony […]
The Russia probe increasingly resembles the worst days of Watergate: A crooked Attorney General who suffers from catastrophic memory loss; top White House aides who similarly cannot “recollect” their own incriminating activities; other top aides (or former top aides) talking with prosecutors and Congressional investigators; and a president in denial about his own grim prospects. […]
Now that we know Donald Trump, Jr., secretly communicated with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it may be slightly harder for the president to distance himself from accusations of collusion in the Russia probe. Nor did Trump senior didn’t help himself by declaring his faith in Vladimir Putin’s denial that the Kremlin interfered in […]
Lionized for denouncing the authoritarian, plainly deranged president, Senators Bob Corker and Jeff Flake are a pair of unlikely heroes. After all, as Seth Meyers recalls, they were all too happy to support Donald Trump for president last year — long after the casino developer’s personality and political defects were obvious. Now Corker complains that […]
Of all the unintentionally hilarious moments in Mike Huckabee’s groveling interview with Donald Trump (his daughter Sarah’s boss) Seth Meyers picks up what may be the funniest. Stumbling in his diction as always, the president claims he never heard anyone use the word “fake” before he did — an assertion Seth finds impossible to believe […]
Of all the embarrassing moments during Trump’s trip to Puerto Rico, Seth Meyers thinks the most revealing was his conversation with a woman distributing water purification tablets at a church. Not only did the president sound rudely insensitive to the desperation of those who must drink purified water — but he seemed to suspect that […]
Among the primary responsibilities of any American president is to reassure and comfort suffering citizens in time of disaster — a test that Donald Trump fails miserably, as when he tweeted a reminder to Puerto Rico that its government “owes money to Wall Street.” Duly outraged by Trump’s dim response to the humanitarian crisis on […]
With thousands of federal workers engaged in ongoing rescue and recovery efforts in Florida, Texas, and across the region battered by recent hurricanes, Americans will soon be looking to Washington for vital assistance in rebuilding – as provided by government after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. But much of that hope resides in the Department of […]
Praising the Coast Guard rescue effort or lamenting the impact of Florida flooding shouldn’t be too demanding for the White House. But this is the Trump White House, where the president babbles about “branding,” the social media guru is highly experienced as a golf caddy, and everybody denies climate change. None of this clowning impressed […]
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.
Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci — a “human pinky ring,” the “human embodiment of a double-parked BMW,” “The only magician you could get on short notice” — got the “Closer Look” treatment from Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday.
It’s a tall task to get anyone to watch a late-night comedy show with special guest: a government lawyer. Unless that government lawyer is Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who filed a successful $40 million civil lawsuit against Trump University. For Schneiderman’s efforts, now-President Donald Trump directed a characteristically ham-fisted Twitter tantrum @AGSchneiderman.
Seth Meyers is an honest man, but he can speak the prevaricating lingo of the Republicans, also known as big lies. When HHS Secretary Tom Price or Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) spin the latest version of the “health care bill,” Meyers translates those whoppers with ease. (Cassidy’s slippery defense of the Senate bill is especially […]