Expect an emotional return when Jimmy Fallon comes back to the Tonight Show on Monday evening following the death of his mother, Gloria Fallon. Jimmy cancelled last Friday’s Tonight Show taping to be with his mother at the hospital with NBC announcing he had a “family emergency”. His mom passed away the next day and the Tonight Show went into a week of repeats. Also this week, Conan O’Brien is off after a week of shows in NYC for the New York Comedy Festival including one that was a dream come true for the “World’s Biggest Conan Fan“, Vito from the Bennington Show on SiriusXM. Conan will be in repeats all week.
Our first highlight is a non-comedy one for Monday. Stephen Colbert has two superstar guests. Both are in their 70s. Both have fake hair. One is former Veep Joe Biden, the other is Grammy winner Elton John. It’s up to you to figure out which is which on the Late Show on Monday night. Also on Monday, James Corden has a very funny Late Late Show planned. He’s got both Jason Segel and Seth Rogen on his couch, plus one of Will Smith’s eccentric kids, so expect it to be both funny and weird.
Join Jimmy Kimmel on Monday for his 50th Birthday Party Celebration. He’s parting with Huey Lewis on Monday night. He must have booked him to prove to everyone that he has the musical tastes of a 50 year old.
Tuesday, Stephen Colbert welcomes the star of The President Show to the Late Show. It’s not Trump, but it is the person who we consider to be doing the best Trump impression in the business, Anthony Atamanuik from Comedy Central’s hit parody talk show. Also on Tuesday, check out Late Night with Seth Meyers for a visit from the hilarious Susie Essman who will be promoting the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. And even later on NBC on Tuesday, Last Call with Carson Daly hosts the World Champion Judah Friedlander who has just released one of the most unique stand up specials ever, Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States, currently streaming on Netflix.
Thursday, Hannibal Buress will be a guest on The Chris Gethard Show on truTV along with Talib Kweli and musical guest Japanese Breakfast. Congratulations to Chris Gethard (and the gang) who announced on Twitter that the most original variety show on television has been picked up for 10 more episodes in March on truTV.