There’s just one host missing from the late night lineup going into this week. Stephen Colbert has the week off, but we’ve got everyone else providing laughs in late night.
It’s difficult to consider anything this Monday as being a highlight considering the damage that Florida sustained from Hurricane Irma and it being the anniversary of the day we can never forget, 9-11. However, if you’re in a part of the country that is fortunate enough to have electricity and a place to watch TV, Monday is the night to tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live. Jimmy K’s guests include Larry David. Everyone could use a smile and Larry is sure to bring them to JKL. He will undoubtedly be talking about the long awaited new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” which premieres on HBO on October 1st.
Also on Monday, if you like to see your late night hosts interacting and crashing on each other’s talk show couches, there’s plenty of that going on this week. Starting on Monday when Late Night host Seth Meyers plays the role of guest for Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. Plus, Colbert’s Monday rerun features John Oliver from HBO’s Last Week Tonight visiting the Late Show. And we’ll have to watch and see if Adam Conover from Adam Ruins Everything, ruins Team Coco when he appears on Conan on Monday night. Later in the week, talk show worlds collide again on Thursday when Stephen Colbert is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver is a guest on a brand new episode of The Chris Gethard Show with musical guests Rebelmatic on truTV at 11pm.
Thursday is the most exciting night of the week. At least it is for Taylor Tomlinson who will be doing late night for the first time. Right now, she best known for appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, but she’s quickly adding to her credits. Less than two months ago, she was performing in Montreal as part of the Just For Laughs New Faces 2017 showcase. Her performance at JFL was called “the set of the night.” Now, she’ll make her late night stand up comedy debut on Conan on Thursday night. We’ll send her a preemptive congratulations now.
Here’s some non-comedy highlights during this week. On Tuesday night, music icon Patti Smith, the Godmother of Punk Rock is on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting former White House Communications Director Sean Spicer on JKL and we checked, it’s the real Spicey, not Melissa McCarthy.