This week in late night, all the network hosts have gotten together and decided to take the rest of the summer off. They’re probably all going in together on a beach house rental. However, while the network guys are away, the basic cable boys are here working and bringing all new content this week. We’ve got new shows from Conan O’Brien and David Spade, along with new clip shows and special reports from the Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The Daily Show theme shows on Comedy Central are as follows this week. On Monday, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents “Donsplaining“, as they look at the some of the President’s more ridiculous ways of attempting to explain how the world works. Tuesday, the Daily Show presents “Leading Ladies“, where the news team examines some of the women leading the way to break down walls including U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team looking for equal pay with the men’s team. On Wednesday, it’s the Daily Show‘s “Your Moment of Them: The Best of Jaboukie Young-White” and finally on Thursday, the Daily Show reports on our “Crazy Rich Nation” and the hijinx some of the wealthiest people in the country have been up to, including Robert Kraft’s prostitution charges and the college admissions bribery scandal.
Our other late night highlights this week include Lights Out with David Spade on Monday night on Comedy Central. To start the week, Spade brings in a panel made up of very funny people all from the same very funny Emmy Award winning show. He welcomes D’Arcy Carden, Henry Winkler and Bill Hader from HBO’s “Barry” to discuss the day in pop culture.
Tuesday night, Marc Maron will be Team Coco’s one and only guest on Conan. Maron will be talking about the new season of “GLOW” on Netflix, his “WTF” podcast and his role in the most anticipated movie of the fall season, “Joker” where he co-stars with Joaquin Phoenix. Also on Tuesday, you can catch a replay of Jim Gaffigan’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC’s JKL repeat.
On Wednesday, David Spade brings stand up comedy’s most beautiful bromance to Lights Out on Comedy Central. Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer will be together as part of David Spade’s panel. It will be your job to tell them apart when they join Nikki Glaser on Lights Out on Wednesday night. Also on Wednesday night, if you missed it the first time, here’s your chance to watch Beth Stelling’s stand up performance on a Jimmy Kimmel Live “Best Of” show that also includes an interview with Donald Glover.
Thursday has an all-new Conan with special guest Fred Armisen on TBS. Fred will be talking everything he’s doing including guest appearing on just about every show on television and his new series with Julio Torres on HBO, the scary, yet funny, “Los Espookys.” Plus, if you like mean stuff about Donald Trump, tune into a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday with Seth’s guest Michael Moore.
Friday brings us a new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher at 10pm et on HBO. Friday night is also a chance to catch an encore stand up comedy performance from Chloe Hilliard on a repeat of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Then on Saturday, it’s a replay of the SNL homecoming of Seth Meyers when he returned home (just down the hall actually) to Saturday Night Live to host for the very first time, along with musical guest, honorary SNL Five-Timers Club member Paul Simon.
This week in late night, it’s definitely worth losing sleep over.