All late night hosts are behind their desks this week with brand new shows….well, except for one. Conan O’Brien either needs or is taking another week off this summer from TBS after a week of shows from Comic Con in San Diego. This just proves how exhausting it can be to spend a week with people dressed like Harley Quinn, the Powerpuff Girls and slave girl Princess Leia. And that’s just his staff.
Here’s your highlights for all the other late night talkers working this week.
Monday’s comedy guests in late night can be described as both hilarious and delightful, with the lovely Parker Posey on the Tonight Show and the equally lovely and legendary Python John Cleese on the Late Show. Tuesday brings us a veteran comedian who besides being loved by generations of fans is also well-respected by other comics- Harland Williams will be on Tuesday night’s Tonight Show. Also Tuesday, watch for Bo Burnham on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Bo is moving into a new phase of his career. He’s written and directed his first film, the new indie dramedy “Eight Grade” which is receiving rave reviews for its remarkable realism with a group of unknown young actors and its currently 98% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Wednesday has great comedy guests across all the network late shows. Be sure to check the full listings below. If you could only choose one late night talk show to watch on Wednesday, go with the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy is hosting the most talked about comedian right now, whose comedy special was called “the most discussed comedy special in ages,” by the New York Times and a “powerful piece of anti-comedy” by Slate. Australia’s Hannah Gadsby will be talking to Jimmy Fallon about her controversial Netflix comedy hour, “Nanette.” The material is dark and haunting and the special has been described on Twitter as “empowering”, “gut-wrenching”, “profoundly illuminating” and “an hour of seething female rage.” For more about Hannah Gadsby, read the IBang’s article about her Netflix special, “Nanette” by Daniel Fickman who writes about how Hannah Gadsby is the role model all men need.
Also on Wednesday’s Tonight Show, Alec Baldwin will be a guest and it will be our first opportunity to hear if he intends on returning to Saturday Night Live for its 44th season to once again don the wig, eyebrows and orange war paint to continue playing President Donald Trump. After the President’s latest performance in Helsinki with his BFF (Bolshevik Friend Forever) Vladimir Putin, it might be too hard to resist coming back for another SNL run as Donald J. Trump.
On Thursday, Elon Gold who has made 10 appearances on the Tonight Show, now makes his Late Late Show with James Corden debut doing stand up. Elon has made several television appearances throughout his career and had starring roles in FOX’s “Stacked” and NBC’s “In-Laws.” Then on Saturday, Saturday Night Live brings back comedy superstar Amy Schumer who hosts an encore presentation of SNL from this past May.
No comedy guests scheduled on late night TV