The late night talk show hosts are slowly making their way back to work from their summer vacations. While most of them are still away at rich people summer camp, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan are back behind their late night desks. Here’s some highlights for this week.
Jimmy Kimmel has returned from vacation and he’s taking full advantage of most the other hosts being away and still sipping boat drinks on their yachts. JKL has packed this week with plenty of great comedy guests including the comedy miracle Tracy Morgan, Seth Rogen who is voicing the warthog “Pumbaa” in the new computer-animated remake of “The Lion King“, and D’Arcy Carden, the all-knowing Janet from “The Good Place.”
However Tuesday is the big night for comedy on JKL because not only does Jimmy Kimmel have Donald Glover on his couch, he also has a stand up performance from Beth Stelling at Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club. Beth is a hilarious comic out of Chicago, plus she’s a comedy writer who’s worked with Judd Apatow on his HBO series “Crashing” starring Pete Holmes. She’s also been a regular at festivals around the country and has appeared on Conan, @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show. You can also see Beth Stelling in Montreal this month where she’ll be part of the Off-JFL lineup at the Just For Laughs Festival.
Also on Tuesday, Conan O’Brien is loading up his half-hour with comedy guests. First, Team Coco welcomes Tig Notaro for an interview and that’s followed by stand up from Australia’s Becky Lucas. This will be Becky’s official American late night comedy debut. Although she has performed with Conan in Sydney and appeared in his “Conan Without Borders: Australia” special. Becky Lucas is also considered the Kathy Griffin of Australia. Not because they look alike (because they don’t,) but because nearly a year ago, she started an uproar down under when she tweeted a joke about chopping off Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s head. Her joke earned her a ban from Twitter and obviously some Conan love.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has some “Best Of” packages ready for this week. On Monday, the Daily Show presents “In the Foxhole: Volume 2” which takes a look at Fox News and its place in the Trump Administration. Tuesday, the Daily Show has “The Beast Of Special” which focuses on animals in the news. On Wednesday, the Daily Show starts honoring two of its top correspondents. First up is “Your Moment of Them: The Best of Michael Kosta Volume 2” on Wednesday and then on Thursday, it’s “Your Moment of Them: The Best of Dulcé Sloan Volume 2“.
Over the weekend, you can enjoy one of the funniest new presences in comedy hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time, again. SNL‘s repeat episode this Saturday is one from last October when Awkwafina hosted the show for the first time. Awkwafina stole scenes in the movies in both “Crazy Rich Asians” and the female comedy spin-off, “Ocean’s 8.” This is your chance to relive her taking over SNL all over again.
Sure, there’s plenty of reruns in late night this week, but here’s your chance to catch something that you might have dozed off watching before. Be sure to check the full listings below.
It’s a late night to remember, all over again.