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Stephen Colbert Makes Another Homophobic Trump-Putin Joke

Late last year, in a column titled SNLs Homophobic Trump-Putin Jokes Need to Stop, our writer Kevin Fallon took on Saturday Night Lives tired (and offensive) bits insinuating that Fallon wrote. The baseline idea here is that guys in love is inherently funny. No other observation or take needs to exist to elicit a laugh; its simply funny because theyre dudes. Dudes in love. Dudes who have sex together. Ha! (?) Hes right: Theres nothing funny about the Trump-Putin gay jokes. Theyre lazy at best and homophobic at worst. And…

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Stephen Colbert on Ben Carson: Not a rocket scientist, only a brain surgeon

Late-night hosts poked fun at the possibility of the presidents case being seen by Merrick Garland and Ben Carsons Oreo error Late-night hosts focused on Donald Trumps latest failure in court and the prospect of one of his cases being seen by the former supreme court nominee Merrick Garland. Stephen Colbert The Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with a direct jab at the presidents losing battle with Congress, with the host telling his audience: If you pay attention, you know that Donald Trump and Congress are fighting. I would…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Seth Meyers: Trump ‘creates myths about himself until the truth comes out’

Late-night hosts discussed Trumps brewing trade war with China and the effect it could have on the American public Late-night hosts focused on Trumps trade war with China and the ongoing problem that is Rudy Giuliani. Seth Meyers On Late Night with Seth Meyers, the host took a closer look at the recent events of the Trump administration. Meyers first touched on Trump trying to cozy up to the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbn, a far-right strongman who has chipped away at democratic liberties during his time in office, who…

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Trevor Noah pans ‘professional tickle monster’ Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign

Late-night hosts discussed the former vice-presidents presidential bid and Trumps angry response to it Late-night hosts discussed Joe Bidens presidential campaign and the coup attempt in Venezuela. Trevor Noah The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) Biden could take a page out of Trumps book: instead of letting a verbal miscue trip him up, just create a new reality and plow right through! May 1, 2019 Trevor Noah focused entirely on former vice-president and professional tickle monster Joe Biden and his entry into the presidential race, particularly his Pittsburgh rally, on The Daily…

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Stephen Colbert Escalates Feud With Devin Nunes, Barges Into His D.C. Office

On Fridays Late Show, Stephen Colbert called Colberts jokes a danger to the country. The left controls not only the universities in this country, but they also control Hollywood in this country, and the mainstream media, so conservatives in this country are under attack, Nunes said on Fox. They attack people who are trying to get to the truth. He took the bait! Colbert exclaimed. The congressman claimed not to know whether or not Colbert reached out to him for an interview, but as the host revealed, he did speak…

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John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, Turning Down CBS, and Nauseating American Politics

Im still getting used to this whole interview thing, says John Oliver. I guess Im not jaded yet. Were seated across from one another in the second-floor cafeteria of HBOs New York headquarters, just a stones throw from Bryant Park. Its a disorienting pastiche of pastel green and pink booths separated from the buffet area by wavy metal dividers; like Edward Hopper meets an Under the Sea themed 80s prom. And then theres Oliver, dressed incognito in a gray pullover and Mets cap obscuring his forehead. He looks like any…

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