It’s a great week in late night comedy. Have your DVRs ready! There’s multiple comedy guests on single shows! There’s crossovers with late night hosts appearing as guests on other shows! There’s comedy giants this week! There’s comedians who you may not know yet! And there’s way too many highlights to mention them all! Too many highlights!!
Starting Monday, Jimmy Kimmel Live is doing a theme week which runs through Thursday. Each night, JKL will host cast members from the new Marvel Studios’ movie “Avengers: Infinity War” which opens on Friday. Since every Marvel movie super hero is appearing in the new “Avengers” film, Jimmy Kimmel would need a couch a mile long to accommodate all the stars. So, he’s spreading them out over the entire week with about 5 comic book hero actors a night. So, with “Black Panther” being so hot right now, here’s a heads up for the comic book movie geeks out there. Chadwick Boseman aka The Black Panther is part of Jimmy Kimmel’s Wednesday night lineup. You’re welcome.
Monday turns out to be an all-around funny late night with Jimmy Fallon bringing in two comedy powerhouses to the Tonight Show with Chris Rock and Adam Sandler appearing together to promote their new Netflix original movie, “The Week Of.” Their new Netflix comedy is available for streaming this Friday, April 27th and it’s directed by another comedy legend, Robert Smigel. Also on Monday night, look for the lovable and legendary Tracy Morgan on the Daily Show and the equally iconic Dana Carvey on Conan.
If you’re up very late on Monday or just want to make your DVR work overtime, Carson Daly has the boys from Broken Lizard on Last Call when he talks to the cast of “Super Troopers 2“. Then Tuesday, Hasan Minhaj will be this week’s special guest on The Chris Gethard Show with music from Ezra Furman. That’s happening LIVE at 11pm on truTV.
And speaking of Chris Gethard, on Wednesday, Conan O’Brien has put together what could easily be called the funniest lineup of guests in 21st century late night television. Coco welcomes Chris Gethard along with the star of The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central, Jim Jefferies. And if that wasn’t enough, one of our all-time favorite comedians, Joe Machi who you’ve heard on “Bennington” several times on SiriusXM and who was the breakout star of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing – Season 8” will be performing stand up on Conan Wednesday night. This is definitely one to make space for on your DVR.
Finally on Friday, Stephen Colbert brings a West Coast comedian to the East Coast for her national late night debut. Heather Pasternak will on the Late Show on Friday. Heather performs regularly all over Los Angeles and recently opened for Jeff Garlin. Meanwhile over at the Tonight Show on Friday, Jimmy Fallon welcomes back the very funny and fabulous, comedian and SNL writer Julio Torres. Both performers will definitely get your weekend started with a laugh.