This week, many of our late night talkers are vacationing spring breakers. Kimmel and Noah are working all week, but Seth and Conan are taking it off and Colbert and Fallon are only working part time this week. Now that we’ve done the roll call, let’s get to the highlights.
Even though Conan O’Brien is off tanning his freckles, he’s left some great “Best Of” Conan episodes with top shelf comedy guests. His rerun guests include Pete Holmes (Monday), Gary Gulman performing stand up (Tuesday) and Tracy Morgan (Wednesday). However, Conan will be spending one night of his vacation as a guest on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. It’s interesting how Conan is quickly becoming one of Colbert’s regulars on the Late Show.
Jimmy Fallon only has one new show this week and that’s on Monday when he welcomes SNL Weekend Update anchorman Michael Che. It’s already becoming an odd thing to see Che without his co-anchor Colin Jost and vice-versa. They’ve already become that long-time married comedy couple. The Tonight Show also has plenty of outstanding comedy guests lined up in repeats this week including John Mulaney, Jimmy Carr, Jim Jefferies and Jordan Peele. Be sure to check the full listings below, so that you don’t miss any of these very funny guests the second time around.
Other bookings to watch for this week include Bill Hader on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. Hader always has a great time on JKL and it’s starting to become a late night home base for the star of “Barry” on HBO. Also on Monday, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer are guests on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm. You’ll want to catch them as they approach the final episode of “Broad City” after 5 seasons, airing this Thursday at 10pm on Comedy Central. Then on Wednesday night, just put your TV on CBS and leave it there. You can catch everyone’s favorite Tig Notaro on a new Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the multi-talented Pamela Adlon on a new episode of the Late Late Show with James Corden.
Finally, Saturday Night Live is back live this weekend with the first of three new episodes. Your host for this first of three all-new SNLs is Sandra Oh, the star of “Killing Eve” on BBC America. The new season of the psychological thriller-drama premieres on Sunday, April 7th. Upcoming announced SNL hosts in the weeks to come include Kit Harington and Emma Stone.
May your nights be long, late and funny this week.