Best of Late Night: Ivanka Trump Got Jeered in Germany, and Late Night Joins In

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Stephen Colbert said, “The Trump family has a long history of inspiring women — to march.” Credit CBS

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? What else are you interested in? Let us know: thearts@nytimes.com.

Family Matters

The late-night hosts had a lot to say after Ivanka Trump was jeered in Germany for telling a conference on women’s issues that her father was a “tremendous champion of supporting families.”

“Today, Trump sent Ivanka to Berlin to participate in a women’s conference, making her the first Trump to attend a women’s conference that didn’t include a swimsuit competition.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“In Germany, Ivanka Trump told a crowd that her father is a champion of supporting families, and she got booed. Ivanka said she was surprised; she’s always been told to open with a joke.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

Ivanka spoke on a panel titled, ‘Inspiring Women: Scaling Up Women’s Entrepreneurship.’ And the Trump family has a long history of inspiring women — to march, to sue, to flee from a dressing room.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Trevor Noah Gets a Surprise Visitor

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Trevor Noah got a visit from his main muse, Donald J. Trump. Well, actually the Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik, who was promoting “The President Show,” which will air on Comedy Central after “The Daily Show,” starting Thursday.

The “president” burst onto Mr. Noah’s set, saying, “Don’t try to be nice. I never watch your show, but I’ve seen all the episodes, and you’ve said some very not-nice things about me.”

Then he outlined an alternative plan to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall.

“This is easy stuff, folks — totally easy,” he said. “We’re going to bring millions upon millions of Mexicans into the United States, and let them do the low-paying jobs that Americans won’t do, and then we’re going to save so much money. And we’re going to save so much money, and then we can use that to pay for the wall.”

The Punchiest Punchlines (Plumber Edition)

“Today was National Hug a Plumber Day. Said plumbers: ‘This doesn’t make up for what you did in there. I don’t think I want a hug from you.’” — SETH MEYERS

“President Trump did an interview the other day where he said that he never realized that being president was such a big responsibility. And somewhere far, far away, Hillary Clinton crushed the wine glass she was holding.” — JIMMY FALLON

The Bits Worth Watching

Does Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Showbotics” tickle you, or make you deeply terrified? The host seemed to be having trouble deciding himself.

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Seth Meyers brought back a regular sketch: “Late Night White House Press Briefings.”

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What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night

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Salma Hayek told Jimmy Fallon a hilarious story last week: She saw a solicitous text on her husband’s phone, and assumed he was having an affair. Turns out, the text was from ELSA — an English-language learning app. On Wednesday, Ms. Hayek will talk to James Corden on “The Late Late Show,” presumably about her new comedy film, “How to Be a Latin Lover.”

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Cast members rehearsing “Hamlet” at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish, S.D., one of the institutions that depends on public financing. Credit Kristina Barker for The New York Times

South Dakota voted overwhelmingly for President Trump in November, but it happens to be one of the states that is most reliant on funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, which Mr. Trump is aiming to defund.

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