We’re still not up to full speed in late night with all of our hosts working at the same time. Jimmy Kimmel is on a break this week and Conan is at home resting comfortably after an exhausting week working Comic Con in San Diego. But here are some highlights to look forward to from the late night shows which are still open for business this week.
The clock is ticking down for @midnight on Comedy Central. The pretend competition show for comedians ends its run on August 4th, but before it goes, there’s still time for some @midnight firsts. On Monday, it’s the first time the show will have 3 siblings competing against each other. The Sklar Brothers have been on @midnight several times, but as we know, they’re only twinzies. Monday will feature the McElroy Brothers against each other. Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy host the comedy advice podcast “My Brother, My Brother and Me” on the Maximum Fun network. The podcast was also turned into a web series available on Seeso.
Tuesday’s Late Show has a couple of interesting comedy guests. Stephen Colbert hosts Jessica Williams and Max Brooks. Jessica, you know her from her time as a Daily Show correspondent and she now has a new Netflix comedy movie available on Friday, July 28th called “The Incredible Jessica James” starring herself. Max Brooks, you may also know. He’s a former writer for Saturday Night Live and the current son on comedy icon Mel Brooks. He’s also an author known for his zombie books, “The Zombie Survival Guide“and “World War Z,” among others. Also on Tuesday, here’s a rerun highlight. If you missed Joe List’s hilarious set on Conan the first time this episode aired, Team Coco is giving you another shot at watching it on Tuesday evening.
Watch for Jim Gaffigan returning to the late night comedy couch on Wednesday, when he visits Late Night with Seth Meyers. Jim will be promoting his new Netflix special, “Cinco“. And on Thursday, President Trump’s ears will definitely be burning when Samantha Bee visits the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Your rerun highlight for Thursday, is Conan who is airing a “Best Of” featuring the entire cast of HBO’s Veep.