Most of the late night comedy talkers are taking the week off. You know, just like how you and all your co-workers always get that mid-Autumn vacation. Sound like everyone is taking the week off to prepare for their scary / funny Halloween shows. So, highlights this week will focus on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live, plus some rerun highlights to give you a heads up on some late night comedy you might have missed the first time around.
This week, the Daily Show is going on the road, much like when Trevor Noah traveled to Cleveland and Philadelphia for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions last year. Wow. What that only last year!? It feels like a million Trump years ago. This time out Noah and his Best F#@king News Team Ever is headed to the Windy City for “The Daily Show Undesked Chicago 2017: Let’s Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold.” It will be an entire week of shows done from The Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago and focusing on the people and issues going on in Chi-Town.
Also airing new shows this week is Jimmy Kimmel Live. This week will be the third trip East for the “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Back to Brooklyn” week of shows. Jimmy Kimmel will be doing his shows from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. JKL will have a running musical guest throughout the entire week, a lot like the way Late Night with Seth Meyers does. However, Jimmy K. has gotten the greatest late night musical director and side-kick of all time (Sorry, Doc Severinsen), Paul Shaffer from Late Night with David Letterman and the Late Show with David Letterman. Plus, Jimmy Kimmel is bringing in fantastic comedy guests this week to take advantage of everyone else being asleep on the beach somewhere warm and tropical. Besides bandleader and musical director Paul Shaffer, Kimmel will host Amy Schumer (Monday), his late night idol, David Letterman (Tuesday), Howard Stern (Wednesday), Tracy Morgan (Thursday), and Woody Harrelson for a rare new JKL Friday show. Plus, as a musical guest bonus, on Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel welcomes The Piano Man, Billy Joel for an interview and performance. Be sure to check the full listings below for the new and repeat comedy guests you’ll want to catch this week for the first or second time.
Fortunately this week, we also get new episodes from The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, The Jim Jefferies Show, The President Show and on Thursday, The Chris Gethard Show on truTV at 11pm with special guest Ellie Kemper.
In Rerun Land, the highlights include The Late Late Show with James Corden on Monday with guest Jim Gaffigan and Monday’s Conan with Sebastian Maniscalco performing. Tuesday’s repeat highlights include Jerry Seinfeld on a Colbert rerun and Bobby Moynihan on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Wednesday, you a get a chance to relive Ben Stiller on the Tonight Show and very very funny Dan St. Germain on Conan. Thursday, Conan is re-airing his most recent interview with comedy legend Carl Reiner and Friday you can enjoy Steve Martin on with Stephen Colbert, being interviewed and performing on a Late Show repeat.