Best of Late Night: Stephen Colbert Isn’t Surprised to Hear Comey Call Trump a Liar

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Mr. Colbert offered an addendum: “And then when I read the Russia dossier, I saw what gave the president pleasure, and I thought, oh no.”

‘Surrounded by Previous Bombshells’

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Seth Meyers said that amid a constant barrage of outrageous news, viewers might not have even noticed how unprecedented much of what Mr. Comey discussed at the hearing was.

“Now if it feels to you like there weren’t any new bombshells today, that’s because we are already surrounded by previous bombshells. Our capacity to be shocked has already been so worn down by the Trump presidency, he’s like your druggie cousin who can no longer surprise you. ‘Kevin traded Aunt Janet’s cat for Robitussin.’ ‘Uh-huh. Did he.’” — SETH MEYERS

Just a Normal Thursday?

Video by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

An official with the Trump administration played down the significance of Thursday’s hearing. But Jimmy Fallon wasn’t so reassured.

“A White House spokesperson said today is a regular Thursday at the White House. America was like, Yeah, that’s what worries us.” — JIMMY FALLON

The Punchiest Punchlines (‘Piña Collusion’ Edition)

“Producers have announced that they are suspending production of ‘The Real Housewives of Toronto.’ Apparently the show didn’t work because every argument ended in, ‘You know what? You’re right. I’m sorry.’” — SETH MEYERS

“This moment today is what I love about America. During a great moment of consequence for your democracy, everyone is like, ‘Let’s make zany cocktails, yeah! Can I get a Comey-politan and a Piña Collusion, and two Mai Tais to Russia, please. Thank you!’” — TREVOR NOAH, commenting on the number of bars that opened early for the hearings

The Bits Worth Watching

Finishing his run of three shows in London, James Corden put an 1980s twist on a classic of the English theater.

Video by The Late Late Show With James Corden

Conan O’Brien saw an opportunity, and he took it.

Video by Team Coco

Enjoy the Weekend

Have a good weekend, and try to spend a few minutes thinking about something other than the Comey testimony.

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Within James B. Comey’s mild-mannered delivery, there was considerable fire. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

Watching the Comey hearing, and thinking about the broad American audience that was tuning in, our TV critic was reminded of Watergate.

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