This is the roughest time of year if you just happen to be both a baseball fan and a Conan O’Brien fan. Conan, of course, airs on TBS which is also the home of the MLB playoffs which are pre-empting the Team Coco get-together all this week. So, while you may be getting the best baseball of the season, you’re also being deprived of your Conan. Sophie didn’t have to make this sad of a choice.
Now, if you’re a Jimmy Kimmel fan and a fan of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, then you’re in luck. Because this week, Kimmel is making his annual week-long pilgrimage to the land of hipsters and Nathan’s Famous hot dogs. The guest list for the JKL Brooklyn shows features some of the best that NYC and in particular Brooklyn has to offer in all fields including Adam Sandler and Eminem on Monday, Cardi B and new political superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday, Mike Birbiglia and Julia Louis-Dreyfuson on Thursday and the World’s Most Dangerous Band’s Paul Shaffer sitting with Cleto and The Cletones on Friday night in BK.
Also on Monday, the very funny comedian and best-selling author Phoebe Robinson will be on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Phoebe may be best known for her podcasts “2 Dope Queens” (with Jessica Williams) and her solo podcast show, “Sooo Many White Guys.” She also has a new book due out on October 16th that she’ll be talking to Colbert about called “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay“. It’s the follow-up to her 2016 New York Times best-seller with perhaps the best title in publishing history, “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain.”
Joe Zimmerman who you’ve seen on “Last Comic Standing” and on his own Comedy Central “Half Hour” special, continues to add to his late night credits. Joe has been on Conan and last year conquered the Tonight Show and on Tuesday night, he checks the Late Late Show with James Corden off his list with a stand up performance.
Finally on Friday, Bill Maher celebrates the 15th anniversary of his political comedy series, “Real Time” on HBO. The regular “Real Time” show will be put on hold for a week while HBO airs the “Real Time with Bill Maher Anniversary Special.” It’s a look back at all the hilarious and explosive moments from the past decade and a half. Bill Maher will be offering commentary on his series along with special guests including former President Barack Obama, Larry David, Fran Lebowitz, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Silverman and many more. It’s a great chance to watch some of the funniest political commentary dating all the way back to the George W. Bush years.
Enjoy this week in late night.