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Listen to A Closer Look and more in the audio edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.


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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | Mitch McConnell Shamelessly Says “The Era of Bipartisanship Is Over”: A Closer Look
00:21:14

Seth takes a closer look at Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell declaring an end to bipartisanship as President Biden continues fruitless talks with Republicans.

Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shares his experience meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., breaks down his new project Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America and speaks on the power of activism in sports.

Jun 11, 2021
Will Forte | Damning Audio of Rudy Giuliani Ukraine Call Leaked Amid Criminal Probe: A Closer Look
00:26:45

Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani’s damning phone call pressuring Ukrainian officials to interfere in the 2020 election.

Then, Will Forte shares his excitement to start filming the MacGruber series, gushes over filming his new show Sweet Tooth and reveals his thoughts on fatherhood.

Jun 10, 2021
Quinta Brunson | The GOP's Insane Election Conspiracy Theories Now Include "Italygate": A Closer Look
00:24:01

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump reportedly believing he'll be "reinstated" in the White House as some of his allies and supporters openly call for a coup.

Then, Quinta Brunson teases her new book She Memes Well, explains the origin of her name and reveals why she walked out of an early gig.

Jun 08, 2021
John Krasinski | Cue Card Wally
00:19:33

Seth interviews John Krasinski and, unexpectedly, Late Night's cue card master Wally Feresten.

Jun 03, 2021
Late Night Lit: Kaitlyn Greenidge | Kenya Hunt
00:34:08

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Liberty.

She also talks to Kenya Hunt, deputy editor of Grazia UK and the author of Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic. Be sure to check out her project www.roommentoring.com.

May 31, 2021
Edward-Isaac Dovere | Arizona Republicans Push Forward with Insane 2020 Election "Audit": A Closer Look
00:24:13

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans pushing forward with an insane so-called audit of Arizona's election results and their plans to pursue similar audits in other states that Joe Biden won.

Then, Edward-Isaac Dovere talks about covering the 2020 election in his book Battle for the Soul, his conversation with Biden after the inauguration and how the Democratic Party compares to Star Wars.

May 28, 2021
Jake Tapper | Prosecutor in Trump Case Convenes Grand Jury to Consider Indictments: A Closer Look
00:25:07

Seth takes a closer look at the prosecutor in the criminal investigation of Donald Trump’s business dealings convening a grand jury that could decide whether to indict Trump or executives at his company.

Then, Jake Tapper talks about how the main character of his book is based off his wife, his cameo in Edge of Tomorrow and his opinion of Jason Sudeikis' impression of Wolf Blitzer on SNL.

May 27, 2021
Ewan McGregor | Marjorie Taylor Greene Condemned for Comments on Mask Mandates: A Closer Look
00:24:46

Seth takes a closer look at prominent Republicans continuing to push back against mask rules and COVID vaccines despite the significant evidence that the vaccines cut down transmission.

Then, Ewan McGregor talks about narrating BBC nature documentaries, getting stuck in Los Angeles during quarantine and portraying an iconic fashion designer in the series "Halston."

May 25, 2021
Rob McElhenney | Obama Called Trump a "Madman," a "Racist, Sexist Pig" and a "Lunatic": A Closer Look
00:22:00

Seth takes a closer look at prominent Republicans continuing to lie about the violent insurrection at the Capitol while others are trying to pretend the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency never happened.

Then, Rob McElhenney talks about throwing out an entire season of Mythic Quest, recruiting Anthony Hopkins for the show and complains about the show’s reviews.

May 21, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Republicans Try to Rewrite the History of the January 6th Insurrection: A Closer Look
00:24:43

Seth takes a closer look at Republican leaders announcing their opposition to a commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol as the party intensifies its efforts to rewrite history.

Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about the progressive nature of the Biden presidency and the Republican Party voting Rep. Liz Cheney out of leadership.

May 20, 2021
Julianna Margulies | Matt Gaetz Wingman Pleads Guilty and Says He'll Cooperate with Feds: A Closer Look
00:22:09

Seth takes a closer look at Trump threatening to abandon his former lawyer Rudy Giuliani amid his criminal investigation and Congressman Matt Gaetz’s wingman pleading guilty and promising to cooperate with prosecutors.

Then, Julianna Margulies talks about binging The Office with her son, joining the cast of The Morning Show and growing up in New Hampshire after living in England.

May 18, 2021
Anthony Mackie | Republicans Refuse to Move On from Donald Trump: A Closer Look
00:19:44

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party refusing to move on from Trump after he lost the 2020 election by 7 million votes.

Then, Anthony Mackie talks about working with Sebastian Stan on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Captain America 4 and his new anthology series Solo.

May 14, 2021
Stacey Abrams | Republicans Oust Liz Cheney for Rejecting Trump's Big Lie: A Closer Look
00:24:05

Seth takes a closer look at House Republicans voting to remove Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership position for not showing sufficient loyalty to former President Trump.

Then, Stacey Abrams talks about publishing a book with her real name for the first time, While Justice Sleeps, her fight against voter suppression and her writing process.

May 13, 2021
Paula Pell | Republicans Are Purging Anyone Who Won't Embrace Trump's Election Lies: A Closer Look
00:26:15

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party’s fealty to Donald Trump and purge of anyone who refuses to repeat his lies.

Then, Paula Pell reveals what kinds of roles she used to be type-cast for, teases her new show "Girls5eva" and talks about her "SNL" days.

May 11, 2021
Ziwe | Biden Takes on Big Pharma; DeSantis Signs Voter Suppression Law on Fox: A Closer Look
00:18:39

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party’s contempt for democracy and its commitment to the lie that the 2020 election was stolen.

Then, Ziwe teases her upcoming Showtime show ZIWE, explains how her Instagram live interviews gained popularity and reveals how she began her comedy career.

May 07, 2021
Pete Davidson | Republicans Lash Out at Liz Cheney for Not Supporting Trump's Big Lie: A Closer Look
00:24:00

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party and the conservative movement punishing those who refute their deranged 2020 election beliefs.

Then, Pete Davidson goes over his experience on the latest season of SNL, explains what it was like recording the Audible Original podcast Hit Job and shares he is starring in a movie about Joey Ramone.

May 06, 2021
Michael Che | Rudy Giuliani Claims Trump's DOJ Searched His iCloud Account in 2019: A Closer Look
00:22:46

Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani claiming that the FBI raids of his home and office are part of a Biden administration conspiracy to target him.

Then, Michael Che shares his experience performing on SNL with a limited audience, reveals whether he wants to travel to space or not and explains how he filmed his new show "That Damn Michael Che."

May 04, 2021
Michelle Buteau | FBI Raids Rudy Giuliani's Home and Office, Seizes Phones and Computers: A Closer Look
00:23:58

Seth takes a closer look at federal investigators executing search warrants at Rudy Giuliani’s home and office to seize his electronic devices.

Then, Michelle Buteau talks about shooting her comedy special under the wire right before quarantine started, sharing a Critics Choice Award with Jerry Seinfeld and Season 2 of The Circle.

Apr 30, 2021
Ari Melber | One of Trump's Biggest Scams, the Foxconn Deal, Falls Apart: A Closer Look
00:22:22

Seth takes a closer look at one of the signature scams of the Trump era falling apart and revealing the GOP’s brand of pro-worker populism is a giant fraud.

Then, Ari Melber talks about the FBI raid of Rudy Giuliani’s home, explains how the White House has changed under the Biden administration and shares his thoughts on the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Apr 29, 2021
Anna Kendrick | GOP and Fox News Spread an Insane New Lie About Biden Banning Meat: A Closer Look
00:24:35

Seth takes a closer look at the House GOP leader stonewalling a commission to investigate the Capitol insurrection and conservatives coming up with an insane new lie about Joe Biden.

Then, Anna Kendrick talks about the level of anonymity masks provide, working with Toni Collette in Stowaway and being nominated for a Tony at 12 years old.

Apr 27, 2021
Late Night Lit: Helen Oyeyemi | Jen Spyra
00:29:01

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Helen Oyeyemi, author of the novel Peaces.

She also speaks with Jen Spyra, author of Big Time: Stories.

Apr 26, 2021
Adam McKay | Republicans Freak Out About DC Statehood and the Green New Deal: A Closer Look
00:24:40

Seth takes a closer look at House Democrats voting to admit Washington D.C. as the 51st state while Republicans freak out about everything from voting rights to the Green New Deal.

Then, Adam McKay talks about negotiating to be SNL’s coordinator of falconry, his podcast Death at the Wing and the epic improvised show he did on the streets of Chicago.

Apr 23, 2021
Melissa Villaseñor | Chauvin Found Guilty in George Floyd Murder As Calls for Police Reform Grow: A Closer Look
00:20:08

Seth takes a closer look at former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd.

Then, Melissa Villaseñor talks about developing her impression of Dolly Parton for Saturday Night Live and shows off her uncanny imitation of Kristen Wiig.

Apr 22, 2021
Wyatt Russell | All U.S. Adults Now Eligible for Vaccine; GOP Struggles to Attack Biden: A Closer Look
00:20:23

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans admitting they’re having a tough time criticizing President Biden after the country’s successful COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Then, Wyatt Russell talks about his time living in Holland, playing Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the inspiration for his son’s name.

Apr 20, 2021
Gayle King | The FBI Seized Matt Gaetz’s Phone Amid Sex Trafficking Investigation: A Closer Look
00:24:06

Seth takes a closer look at the GOP using the power of the state to punish critics and suppress votes as Matt Gaetz’s investigation intensifies.

Then, Gayle King explains how she felt receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, shares the characteristics she would want in a romantic partner and reveals how Oprah helped make her daughter’s wedding special.

Apr 16, 2021
Patrick Radden Keefe | Republicans Want to Cancel Dr. Fauci and Major League Baseball: A Closer Look
00:22:06

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans trying to cancel everyone in the wake of both Georgia’s draconian voter suppression law and also the rise of coronavirus cases.

Then, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe explains how quarantine helped him write his new book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, reveals his research process for it and reacts to John Oliver helping promote it on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Apr 15, 2021
John Oliver | MAGA Congressman Matt Gaetz Snubbed by Trump Amid Growing Scandals: A Closer Look
00:28:43

Seth takes a closer look at the House Ethics Committee opening an investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz, who was reportedly snubbed by his political idol Donald Trump.

Then, John Oliver shares his thoughts on doing his show Last Week Tonight without an audience, describes his experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine and tells a story of when everybody walked out of his stand-up show.

Apr 13, 2021
Don Johnson | Phoebe Bridgers
00:21:54

Don Johnson talks about working with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, Quentin Tarantino knowing more about his filmography than he does and Dakota Johnson’s career.

Then, Phoebe Bridgers talks about the surreal year of promoting her album Punisher, her neighbors and her love of John Prine.

Apr 09, 2021
Retta | Guy Fieri
00:15:21

Retta talks about re-entering society after the COVID-19 pandemic and getting her Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then gives Seth an update on her biking.

Then, Guy Fieri talks about his culinary missteps, his work to help the restaurant industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic and his childhood’s healthy diet.

Apr 08, 2021
Kevin Bacon | Ya Burnt
00:18:22

Seth sizzles through a list of topics and fires sick burns at some deserving subjects, like double masking and mayochup.

Then, Kevin Bacon talks about his cursing in City on a Hill, getting a car he can’t drive and his bad high while filming Diner.

Apr 06, 2021
Sebastian Stan | Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman
00:16:28

Sebastian Stan talks about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, playing his character Bucky for a decade and what his first New York City apartment was like. 

Then, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman talk about their show The Great North, how they first met and Mullally learning about her parents’ love lives. 

Apr 02, 2021
Viet Thanh Nguyen | Jokes Seth Can't Tell
00:10:38

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about a cleric in Iran claiming the coronavirus vaccine turns people gay.

Then, Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses the rise in anti-Asian violence in America, his book The Committed and writing a book with his son. 

Mar 31, 2021
Late Night Lit: Patricia Engel | Chad Sanders
00:37:20

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Patricia Engel, author of the novel Infinite Country. (This interview was originally presented for the virtual South by Southwest festival earlier in March.)

She also speaks with Chad Sanders, author of Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph.

Mar 29, 2021
Sacha Baron Cohen | Biden Holds First Press Conference, Ted Cruz Refuses to Wear a Mask: A Closer Look
00:27:22

Seth takes a closer look at Sen. Ted Cruz refusing to wear a mask when talking to reporters and President Biden holding his first press conference as president.

Then, Sacha Baron Cohen talks about Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and getting detained by the Secret Service after breaking into CPAC dressed as Donald Trump.

Mar 26, 2021
Baratunde Thurston | GOP, Fox News Lie About Gun Control After Boulder, Atlanta Shootings: A Closer Look
00:24:50

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans, the gun lobby and Fox News once again lying and making ridiculous excuses for why they oppose wildly popular gun safety measures after two horrific shootings in the span of less than a week.

Then, Baratunde Thurston talks about his podcast How to Citizen, the fragility of democracy and how economics is at the root of many American problems.

Mar 25, 2021
Eddie Izzard | Feds Consider Sedition Charges for Capitol Riot, Examine Trump’s Role: A Closer Look
00:17:07

Seth takes a closer look at the former top prosecutor for the Capitol riots saying that evidence from the attack could support sedition charges as federal investigators continue to examine Trump’s role in fomenting the insurrection.

Then, Eddie Izzard shares how she ran 32 marathons in 31 days to raise money for charity and talks about working on her film "Six Minutes to Midnight."

Mar 23, 2021
Sarah Silverman | McConnell Threatens "Scorched Earth" as GOP Attacks Voting Rights: A Closer Look
00:26:06

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promising a "scorched earth" Senate if Democrats change the filibuster to pass sweeping and urgently needed democracy reforms.

Then, Sarah Silverman provides an update on how her dad is doing, talks about her obsession with the television series Columbo and reveals why magic enrages her.

Mar 19, 2021
Dr. Anthony Fauci | Fox News Demands Biden Give Trump Credit for the COVID Vaccines: A Closer Look
00:27:22

Seth takes a closer look at Fox News and the GOP struggling to criticize President Biden’s coronavirus response, including his $1.9 trillion relief bill, because it’s been overwhelmingly popular with voters.

Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci shares his hopes for the rest of the year in regard to the coronavirus pandemic and breaks down why COVID-19 variants are so problematic.

Mar 18, 2021
Rep. Jamie Raskin | Top Democrats Call on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Resign: A Closer Look
00:22:59

Seth takes a closer look at dozens of prominent New York Democrats calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a flood of sexual harassment allegations and the revelation that his administration covered up the COVID death toll in nursing homes.

Then, Rep. Jamie Raskin discusses leading Donald Trump's second impeachment and shares what he thinks could have changed the outcome of the trial.

Mar 16, 2021
Amy Poehler | Biden Signs COVID Relief Bill on One-Year Anniversary of the Pandemic: A Closer Look
00:28:13

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden signing his $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic while Republicans try to both lie about the bill and claim credit for it.

Then, Amy Poehler talks about her at-home press tour for Moxie and Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson's comedy antics at the Golden Globes.

Mar 12, 2021
Bill Gates | Fox News Defends Piers Morgan and Pepe Le Pew as COVID Bill Passes: A Closer Look
00:25:29

Seth takes a closer look at Democrats in Congress passing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill while the GOP focuses on Looney Toons and the royal family.

Then, Bill Gates discusses starting a podcast with Rashida Jones, the importance of getting vaccines to developing countries and where the U.S. went wrong in the COVID response.

Mar 11, 2021
Eddie Murphy | No Republicans Voted for Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill: A Closer Look
00:27:47

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans trying to derail the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by the Senate while whining about Dr. Seuss.

Then, Eddie Murphy talks about his 36-year hiatus from SNL, working with Leslie Jones on Coming 2 America and his kids’ interest in acting.

Mar 09, 2021
Lilly Singh | Democrats Aim to Pass COVID-19 Relief, but Limit Eligibility for Payments: A Closer Look
00:23:36

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Democrats clearing a procedural hurdle to pass their COVID-19 relief bill after moderate Senators demand limits to the bill’s eligibilities.

Then, Lilly Singh goes over the difficulties of interviewing "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" guests over Zoom, reveals why she decided to go from a traditional studio to a house for Season 2 and explains why she started bringing non-traditional guests to the show.

Mar 05, 2021
Jake Tapper | Texas, Mississippi Lift Mask Mandates; GOP Silent on Amazon Union Push: A Closer Look
00:27:27

Seth takes a closer look at Texas and Mississippi lifting their COVID-19 restrictions and Republicans staying silent on the drive to unionize Amazon workers.

Then, Jake Tapper shares his thoughts on the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidency, explains the importance of Joe Biden’s refusal to take action against Saudi Arabia and reveals how Democrats are reacting to his critiques.

Mar 04, 2021
Kenan Thompson | Trump, Cruz and Noem Repeat Their Insane Lies at CPAC: A Closer Look
00:22:24

Seth takes a closer look at former President Donald Trump making his first post-presidency public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where he and his fellow Republicans continued to repeat their deranged lies.

Then, Kenan Thompson goes over his participation in the 2021 Golden Globes with Maya Rudolph, shares his experience working on his new sitcom Kenan and breaks down his SNL impression of LaVar Ball.

Mar 02, 2021
David Spade | GOP Backs Trump Ahead of His First Post-Presidency Speech at CPAC: A Closer Look
00:23:03

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans continuing to rally around former President Donald Trump as he prepares to deliver his first speech since leaving office.

Then, David Spade discusses having to film his show The Netflix Afterparty without an audience, shares a story about a time he cursed on Saturday Night Live and talks about buying Chris Farley's motorcycle.

Feb 26, 2021
Colin Jost | Great Vaccine News Has Everyone Asking When Life Will Return to Normal: A Closer Look
00:33:42

Seth takes a closer look at some glimmers of hope on the horizon nearly one year after the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed our lives.

Then, Colin Jost shares how grueling it was to work six Saturday Night Live episodes in a row, talks about how strange it feels to not go out after taping the show and dishes on married life with Scarlett Johansson.

Feb 25, 2021
Sec. Pete Buttigieg | Fox News Lies About the Texas Blackouts as GOP Lies About the Election: A Closer Look
00:30:46

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party lying about the Green New Deal and the 2020 election as the U.S. passes a grim coronavirus milestone and Texas experiences an unprecedented power crisis.

Then, Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks about having to attend his first Oval Office meeting via television, reveals how the Trump administration left the Department of Transportation and breaks down the relationship between racial equity and public transportation.

Feb 23, 2021
Late Night Lit: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon & Brandon Hobson
00:25:42

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with New York Times bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of the new book Daughters Of Kobani.

She also speaks with National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson, author of the new novel The Removed.

Then, some members of the Late Night with Seth Meyers staff share book recommendations.


Mentioned in this episode:

Daughters Of Kobani by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

"How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

"10 Things I Hate About You"

"World War Z"

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World edited by Zahra Hankir

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood by Helene Cooper

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Removed by Brandon Hobson

Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden

Remain in Love by Chris Frantz

The Overstory by Richard Powers




Feb 22, 2021
Will Forte | GOP Senators Warned About Trump's Violence - Now They're Ignoring It: A Closer Look
00:22:25

Seth takes a closer look at the House impeachment managers presenting a damning and powerful case against former President Donald Trump this week, and still Republicans have made clear they just don’t care.

Then, Will Forte explains how he is preparing for fatherhood, shares his experience adopting a dog during the pandemic and reveals his upcoming wedding plans.

Feb 12, 2021
Rep. Cori Bush | Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Are Very Bad: A Closer Look
00:20:32

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Republicans sticking with former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial despite the House impeachment managers’ powerful evidence and the fact that Trump’s lawyers are very bad.

Then, Rep. Cori Bush goes over her first month in Congress, explains which parts of the COVID-19 relief bill should be non-negotiable and confirms her friendship with Leslie Jones.

Feb 11, 2021
Anthony Atamanuik | Impeachment Managers Make Powerful Case Against Trump to Open Trial: A Closer Look
00:25:42

Seth takes a closer look at former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, where House impeachment managers laid out powerful evidence of his guilt while most Republican senators had no interest in holding him accountable.

Then, comedian Anthony Atamanuik shares his experience filming What We Do in the Shadows in Canada, goes over some predictions The President Show got right about Donald Trump’s presidency and explains how he chose to portray the former president.

Feb 10, 2021
Bill Burr | GOP Senators Want to "Move On" from Trump's Second Impeachment Trial: A Closer Look
00:29:55

Seth takes a closer look at former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial being a chance to hold Trump accountable for his crimes and to shine a national spotlight on the decay of the GOP and our democratic institutions.

Then, Bill Burr talks about cheering on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Super Bowl, describes his experience participating in The Mandalorian and sets up his upcoming documentary Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy.

Feb 09, 2021
Impractical Jokers (The Tenderloins) | House Votes to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees: A Closer Look
00:22:53

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as her committee assignments were stripped from her after making a series of deranged, bigoted statements.

Then, Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Prince Herb of comedy troupe The Tenderloins explain why they made Sal Vulcano change his name to Prince Herb and talk about the time they hired a Paul McCartney impersonator to go on their show Dinner Party.

Feb 05, 2021
Amy Schumer | GOP Stands by Marjorie Taylor Greene; My Pillow Guy's Newsmax Meltdown: A Closer Look
00:27:46

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans making it clear they're willing to excuse the behavior of Donald Trump and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Then, Amy Schumer talks about losing her Tony Award to Glenda Jackson, shares what happened to the oddly shaped carrot her husband found and talks about working with Hellmann's to fight against food insecurity.

Feb 04, 2021
Post Malone | Republicans Demand "Bipartisanship" from Biden on COVID-19 Relief Bill: A Closer Look
00:26:31

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden agreeing to meet with GOP senators after Republicans whined about the supposed lack of bipartisanship in his response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Then, Post Malone talks about some fun construction projects at his Utah home, reveals why he moved to Utah in the first place and shares how opening a haunted dybbuk box caused him to experience a car accident and a house break-in.

Feb 02, 2021
Desus & Mero | Biden and Democrats Move Fast on COVID-19 Relief Despite GOP Obstruction: A Closer Look
00:24:41

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans getting upset Joe Biden won’t work with them after signaling they were willing to do anything to sabotage his agenda.

Then, Desus and Mero talk about Biden’s first week in office, the FBI tracking down capitol rioters and Trump’s life after the White House.

Jan 29, 2021
Kate Berlant & Jacqueline Novak | Republicans Try to Dismiss Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial: A Closer Look
00:25:37

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans admitting they will do everything possible to sabotage the Democrats’ agenda while moving quickly to quash the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

Then, Kate Berlant and Jacqueline Novak discuss their podcast POOG and the wellness industry.

Jan 28, 2021
Gillian Anderson | GOP Stonewalls Biden's Agenda; Rudy Giuliani Sued for Election Lies: A Closer Look
00:21:33

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans signaling their intent to stonewall President Biden’s agenda and dismissing the need for an impeachment trial for former President Trump.

Then, Gillian Anderson talks about playing Margaret Thatcher on The Crown and banning her sons from following her on Instagram. 

Jan 26, 2021
Late Night Lit: Robert Jones, Jr. | Jeff Conyers
00:36:29

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Robert Jones, Jr., author of The Prophets.

She also speaks with Jeff Conyers, president of the Dollywood Foundation.

Then, a few children of the Late Night with Seth Meyers staff share book recommendations.

Jan 25, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Biden Gets to Work Undoing Trump’s Damage: A Closer Look
00:22:34

Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden working to clean up the mess left by Donald Trump on his first full day as president, making Republicans lose their minds.

Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts to his inauguration photo becoming a meme, goes over the positives he’s seen in President Joe Biden so far and explains how the government can unite people of different viewpoints.

Jan 22, 2021
Chris Hayes | Biden Sworn In as 46th President After Trump Leaves White House: A Closer Look
00:35:51

Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden being inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, officially ending the Trump presidency.

Then, Chris Hayes talks about his feelings toward Joe Biden’s inauguration, Donald Trump’s silence surrounding COVID-19 and the protests that ultimately led to Joe Biden’s victory.

Jan 21, 2021
Rachel Maddow | The End of the Trump Presidency: A Closer Look
00:29:13

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump spending his last full day as president of the United States stewing in private, mulling pardons for well-connected allies and releasing a meaningless, lie-filled farewell message.

Then, Rachel Maddow explains how Donald Trump’s presidency affected her, predicts how the events of January 6 may shake up Joe Biden’s presidency and goes over how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact his inauguration.

Jan 20, 2021
James Spader | Trump Is Leaving Behind a Legacy of Insurrection, Corruption and Chaos: A Closer Look
00:31:20

Seth takes a closer look at the damage President Trump will leave behind as we learn more about the insurrection he incited, his premeditated plan to steal the election and the Republican Party’s complicity.

Then, Seth talks to James Spader.

Jan 19, 2021
Anne Hathaway | After Second Impeachment, Trump Begins Moving Out of White House: A Closer Look
00:22:17

Seth takes a closer look at a twice-impeached Trump turning against some of his closest allies as his White House gets packed up.

Then, Anne Hathaway shares how exhilarating it was to star in one of the first films to depict life during the COVID-19 lockdown and talks about working with the risk-taking director Doug Liman.

Jan 15, 2021
Rep. Andy Kim | Trump Is Now the Only President To Be Impeached Twice: A Closer Look
00:25:13

Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to impeach President Trump for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, making him the first and only president in history to be impeached twice.

Then, Rep. Andy Kim shares what led him to help clean up the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection, talks about the surreal experience he had returning to the Capitol and shares his thoughts on his colleagues who refuse to wear masks.

Jan 14, 2021
Neil Gaiman | Trump Defends His Sedition Speech as Support for Impeachment Grows: A Closer Look
00:21:32

Seth takes a closer look at House Democrats calling on Vice President Pence to remove President Trump through the 25th Amendment as they prepare to vote on a resolution to impeach Trump.

Neil Gaiman explains why quarantine boredom is bad for creativity and shares how peculiar it is for his twenty-year-old book to be adapted into a show and still feel of-the-moment.

Jan 13, 2021
Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar | House Democrats Move to Impeach Trump for Insurrection: A Closer Look
00:22:11

Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who incited the violent insurrection at the Capitol telling everyone it's "time to move on" after House Democrats unveiled a text of impeachment calling for the removal of President Trump through the 25th Amendment.

Then, sisters Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar talk about their book, "You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey," and share why their mom will not enjoy reading it.

Jan 12, 2021
Bill Hader | Calls For Trump’s Removal Grow After Violent Insurrection at Capitol: A Closer Look
00:27:06

Seth takes a closer look at a majority of Republicans in the House and a handful of GOP senators tried to throw out the results of the presidential election even after a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol attempted to overthrow American democracy.

Then, Bill Hader imagines how his SNL character Stefon would react to the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the future seasons of Barry.

Jan 08, 2021
Chelsea Handler | Trump Falsely Claims Pence Can Overturn Election Results: A Closer Look
00:22:38

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump defending his possibly illegal phone call pressuring Georgia election officials to overturn his loss to Joe Biden.

Then, Chelsea Handler talks about living by herself in Canada, her cleaning lady’s very intimate relationship with her dogs and why she’s no longer crushing on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Jan 06, 2021
Amy Poehler | Trump’s Phone Call with Georgia Election Officials Could Be a Crime: A Closer Look
00:33:00

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump trying his hardest to get impeached again and prosecuted after he pressured the Georgia secretary of state to overturn election results.

Then, Amy Poehler talks about why she wants to live in The Matrix, leaning into discomfort and her film Moxie.


Jan 05, 2021
Craig Robinson | The Wright Thing
00:15:05

Late Night writer Jeff Wright comes clean about why he’s jealous of Donald Trump.

Then, Craig Robinson shows off his vintage Seth Meyers posters, talks about the secrecy behind The Masked Singer and responds to people asking him to prevent The Office from leaving Netflix.

Dec 31, 2020
Late Night Lit: Seth Meyers & 2020 Literary Reflections
00:27:55

To end 2020, Late Night Lit concluded that only one guest would be suitable to reflect on the year in books and how literature has nourished us during the pandemic. Luckily, Seth Meyers said yes. Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to Seth about the role of authors on Late Night. Plus, they pay tribute to one of Seth's favorite authors, the late John le Carré.

Then, she talks to Late Night researchers Matt Reimann and Kat Spillane, who help out with all things related to literature on the show. They discuss what they've caught up on in 2020.


Mentioned in this episode:

Yaa Gyasi (who appeared on Late Night for "Transcendent Kingdom" and "Homegoing")

"A Brief History of Seven Killings" by Marlon James

"The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt

"Blacktop Wasteland" by S.A. Cosby

"Mirror & The Light" by Hilary Mantel

"Monogamy" by Sue Miller

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

"Sea Wife" by Amity Gaige

"Writers & Lovers" by Lily King

"Missionaries" by Phil Klay

"The Night Manager" by John le Carré

"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" by John le Carré

"Slough House" by Mick Herron

Ta-Nehisi Coates (who has appeared many times on Late Night)

"The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Nguyen

George Saunders (who appeared on Late Night for "Lincoln in the Bardo")

Helen Oyeyemi (who appeared on Late Night for "What Is Not")

"Democracy in America" by Alexis de Tocqueville

"The Labyrinth of Solitude" by Octavio Paz

"The Theory of Moral Sentiments" by Adam Smith

"Emma" by Jane Austen

"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen

"Persuasion" by Jane Austen

"Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling

"Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville 

"Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee

"Memorial" by Bryan Washington

"Motherhood" by Sheila Heti

“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut's letter to his daughter Nanette (referenced on Gaslit Nation)

"Fake Accounts” by Lauren Oyler 

Dec 28, 2020
Jimmy Fallon | Amber Ruffin's 2020 Christmas Song
00:18:43

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin performs a special Christmas song in an attempt to cheer up those who won't be able to make it home for the holidays.

Then, Jimmy Fallon talks about The Tonight Show adjusting to the limitations of the coronavirus pandemic, reinventing pajamas and his fourth book 5 More Sleeps ‘til Christmas.

Dec 24, 2020
Mehdi Hasan | Trump Threatens Not to Leave White House on Inauguration Day: A Closer Look
00:21:26

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his enablers continuing their attempt to end democracy just a month ahead of the end of the Trump administration.

Mehdi Hasan talks about launching The Mehdi Hasan Show on Peacock from home during the coronavirus pandemic, calls for Trump to be held accountable for his attempt to steal the election and explains why the right-wing media is a "safe space" in its own right.

Dec 18, 2020
Stacey Abrams | Trump's Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Don't Want Him to Move There: A Closer Look
00:23:45

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party and right-wing media still insisting there’s a way for Trump to subvert the will of the voters and remain in office.

Then, Stacey Abrams discusses preparing for the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs, expresses her concerns for Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue's support of Trump's false voter fraud claims and shares her expectations for voter suppression efforts in Georgia.

Dec 17, 2020
The Chicks | Electoral College Formalizes Biden’s Win, Trump’s Loss: A Closer Look
00:21:49

Seth takes a closer look at Trump and the Republican Party desperately attempting to dismantle our democracy, even after the Electoral College voted to make Joe Biden the next president of the United States.

Then, the band The Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire) wage their bets on who could drink Seth under the table, talk about their new album "Gaslighter" and reveal how close their sleuthing fans get while trying to decipher their lyrics.

Dec 15, 2020
Jenny Slate | Trump Joins New Election Lawsuit as U.S. Hits Record COVID Deaths: A Closer Look
00:23:02

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump live-tweeting Fox News and trying to overturn the results of the 2020 election while the coronavirus pandemic hits a new grim milestone.

Jenny Slate shares a very important life update, then talks about the pet cemetery at her fiancé’s house and her book Little Weirds.

Dec 11, 2020
Aubrey Plaza | Trump and Texas File New Election Lawsuit After Supreme Court Rejection: A Closer Look
00:23:13

Seth takes a closer look at the Supreme Court rejecting a lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying its electoral votes for Joe Biden and the GOP attempting another Hail Mary pass to overturn the election results.

Then, Aubrey Plaza talks about her movie "Black Bear," becoming a small town’s crazy woman and shares her tips for exploring Delaware.

Dec 10, 2020
Nick Kroll | Trump Tries to Overturn Georgia's Election Results: A Closer Look
00:21:58

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump focusing on overturning the results of the 2020 election and counter-programming Joe Biden’s inauguration while the nation weathers the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Then, Nick Kroll talks about the newest season of Big Mouth and helping parents broach tough subjects with their kids through the show.

Dec 08, 2020
Journalist Adam Davidson
00:14:35

Late Night writer Dina Gusovsky interrupts Seth to explain why she’s jealous of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Then, finance journalist Adam Davidson discusses how the world might change under the Biden administration, explains how Trump is a "bottom feeder" on corruption that already existed in the world and breaks down why Ivanka is the toughest Trump.

Dec 04, 2020
Late Night Lit: Deesha Philyaw & Todd Doughty
00:35:41

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Deesha Philyaw, author of the new novel "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies."

Then, she speaks with Todd Doughty, senior v-p and deputy publisher at Doubleday.

Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.


Mentioned in this episode:

"The Secret Lives of Church Ladies" by Deesha Philyaw

"The Prophets" by Robert Jones, Jr.

"Milk Blood Heat" by Dantiel W. Moniz

"A Little Life" by Hanya Yanagihara

"The Testaments" by Margaret Atwood

"Family of Origin" by CJ Hauser

Todd Doughty's Instagram

"Little Pieces of Hope" by Todd Doughty

"The Pelican Brief" by John Grisham

"Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel" by Louise Penny

"Bath Haus" by P.J. Vernon

"Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White

"The Years of Lyndon Johnson" by Robert Caro

"The End of October" by Lawrence Wright

"The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" by Haruki Murakami

Nov 30, 2020
The Meyers Family
00:15:20

For the seventh year, Seth spends Thanksgiving with his brother Josh, his father Larry and his mother Hilary.

Nov 27, 2020
John Oliver | Trump Rambles on Speakerphone During Fake GOP Voter Fraud Hearing: A Closer Look
00:26:03

Seth takes a closer look at Trump and his gang of very bad lawyers laying the groundwork to spend four years baselessly claiming the election was stolen from him.

Then, he talks to John Oliver.

Nov 26, 2020
Jeff Tweedy | Trump Disavows Sidney Powell as His Legal Team Embarrasses Itself: A Closer Look
00:26:16

Seth takes a closer look at Trump firing one of his lawyers after she claimed the election was rigged as part of a vast conspiracy involving the CIA, the Republican governor of Georgia and the president of Venezuela - who died seven years ago.

Then, he speaks with musician Jeff Tweedy.

Nov 24, 2020
Michael Moore | Rudy Giuliani's Insane Press Conference; Trump Tries to Steal Michigan: A Closer Look
00:26:52

Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani’s meltdown on live television and Trump trying to overturn the will of Michigan voters.

Then, he talks to Michael Moore.

Nov 20, 2020
Rachel Bloom | Rudy Giuliani and Lindsey Graham Lead Trump’s Coup Attempt: A Closer Look
00:25:03

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and senior members of the Republican Party engaging in an assault on democracy in an attempt to hang onto power and undercut the legitimately elected next president, Joe Biden.

Then, Rachel Bloom talks about becoming a new mother during the pandemic, shares details from her labor and shares a poem from her book "I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are."

Nov 19, 2020
Cazzie David | Trump Tweets That Biden "Won," Then Tweets "I Concede Nothing": A Closer Look
00:22:33

Seth takes a closer look at Trump irreversibly lighting American democracy on fire as his allies and lawyers pursue one deranged conspiracy theory after another while also letting a deadly plague ravage the country uncontrolled.

Then, Seth talks to author Cazzie David.

Nov 17, 2020
Ethan Hawke | Trump’s Voter Fraud Lies Are a Fundraising Scam: A Closer Look
00:23:02

Seth takes a closer look at Trump and his campaign getting quickly batted down every time they file a new lawsuit or spread a new lie about voter fraud.

Then, he talks to actor Ethan Hawke.

Nov 13, 2020
Ta-Nehisi Coates | Trump and the GOP Still Refuse to Accept Biden's Win: A Closer Look
00:22:56

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican Party supporting Trump as he tries to invalidate the results of the 2020 election and overthrow the democratically elected government.

Then, Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out why he didn't celebrate Joe Biden's win, talks about the difficulties of having his book The Water Dancer adapted into a film and shares a story about interviewing Chadwick Boseman while covering a protest for their college newspaper.

Nov 12, 2020
John Legend | Trump Lost the 2020 Election, but Republicans Are Trying to Steal It: A Closer Look
00:21:02

Seth takes a closer look at the historic repudiation of Donald Trump that ended with Rudy Giuliani screaming outside a landscaping company.

Then, he talks to musician and activist John Legend.

Nov 10, 2020
Chris Hayes | Trump Is Losing the Election, So He's Trying to Destroy Democracy: A Closer Look
00:27:59

Seth takes a closer look at Trump's path to reelection narrowing as the remaining swing states continue counting ballots.

Then, he talks to MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

Nov 06, 2020
Leslie Jones | As Biden Nears Victory, Trump Tries to Steal the Election: A Closer Look
00:33:42

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies falsely declaring victory, lying to discredit the results and trying to stop the count altogether as Joe Biden tentatively gains enough states to win the presidency.

Then, he speaks to Leslie Jones.

Nov 05, 2020
John Mulaney | The 2020 Election Is Here -- and Trump Is Trying to Steal It: A Closer Look
00:41:21

Seth takes a closer look at Trump threatening to prematurely declare victory and steal the election through the courts.

Then, Seth talks to John Mulaney. (Plus, a special digital-only segment in which John asks Seth some personal questions.)

Nov 03, 2020
Late Night Political Party, Part 3: Election Day
00:31:59

This is the third and final installment of our series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics.

In this episode, Late Night staff writer Ally Hord talks to the fellow members of the show's writing staff: head writer Alex Baze and staff writers Karen Chee and Mike Scollins.

Nov 03, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders | With Five Days to Go, Trump and the GOP Campaign Against Reality: A Closer Look
00:23:35

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies taking the final days of his campaign to whine about social media and pretend the pandemic is over.

Then, Seth talks to Senator Bernie Sanders about the upcoming election.

Oct 30, 2020
Cindy McCain | Trump and Brett Kavanaugh Telegraph Their Plan to Steal the Election: A Closer Look
00:25:28

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump whining about the media’s coverage of COVID-19 and signaling his intent to steal the election through the Supreme Court.

Then, Cindy McCain reveals how she met her late husband John McCain, explains the close bond between her and Joe Biden’s families and reminisces about her 2008 cameo on SNL.

Oct 29, 2020
Giancarlo Esposito | Trump Administration Gives Up on Controlling the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Closer Look
00:19:52

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration giving up on containing the coronavirus pandemic as the country sets new records for daily cases and the White House faces its second outbreak.

Then, he chats with Giancarlo Esposito of The Mandalorian.

Oct 27, 2020
Late Night Political Party, Part 2
00:25:16

This is the second part of our three-part series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics.

In this episode, field producer Amanda Cowper talks to the members of the show's production team: writer/director Mike Karnell, production designer Ellen Waggett and assistant Justin McGriff.

Oct 27, 2020
Late Night Lit: Susie Yang & Erin Geiger Smith
00:26:51

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Susie Yang, author of the new novel "White Ivy."

Then, she speaks with Erin Geiger Smith, author of "Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America."

Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.


Mentioned in this episode:

"White Ivy" by Susie Yang

"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

"The Lying Life of Adults" and the "My Brilliant Friend" series by Elena Ferrante

"Patrick Melrose" by Edward St Aubyn

"Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America" and "Thank You for Voting Young Readers' Edition" by Erin Geiger Smith

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

"Luster" by Raven Leilani

"Utopia Avenue" by David Mitchell

"What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love" by Carole Radziwill

"Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory" by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Oct 26, 2020
Michael Keaton | Trump Leaks Embarrassing 60 Minutes Interview Before Second Debate: A Closer Look
00:26:24

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump spending the lead-up to the final presidential debate whining about the moderator and leaking footage from his 60 Minutes interview.

Then, he speaks to actor Michael Keaton.

Oct 23, 2020
Sen. Cory Booker | Trump Storms Out of 60 Minutes Interview, Attacks Lesley Stahl: A Closer Look
00:29:15

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump whining about campaigning in swing states and attacking 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl as the coronavirus outbreak spikes.

Then, Seth talks to Senator Cory Booker.

Oct 22, 2020
Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Trump Ignores COVID Spike, Says He’ll Leave the Country if He Loses: A Closer Look
00:27:11

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s poll margins declining as he continues to ignore the coronavirus spike and threatens to leave the country if he loses the election to Joe Biden.

Then, he talks to Senator Amy Klobuchar about the 2020 campaign and the Senate hearings for Amy Coney Barrett.

Oct 20, 2020
Late Night Cram: Nearing the End of the 2020 Campaign
00:22:30

Two weeks before Election Day, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher and A Closer Look supervising writer Sal Gentile offer their thoughts about the 2020 campaign season and predict what will happen next.

Oct 20, 2020
Seth Off-Air: Amber Ruffin
00:17:20

In this podcast exclusive conversation, Seth talks to Amber Ruffin, host of The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock, away from his desk in Studio 8G.

Oct 16, 2020
Yaa Gyasi | October Surprise
00:12:01

Late Night writers predict what more surprises will arise from now until Election Day, although reality has outwitted them.

Then, Yaa Gyasi talks about shadowing her neuroscientist friend for her new book, "Transcendent Kingdom," how her Ghanaian heritage influenced her writing and the new readership of her first novel, "Homegoing."

Oct 15, 2020
David Remnick | Trump Has Election Meltdown as White House Covers Up COVID-19 Outbreak: A Closer Look
00:31:19

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s ongoing election-induced meltdown and the White House’s attempt to cover up its expanding COVID-19 outbreak. This special edition of A Closer Look aired live in prime time on October 8.

Then, David Remnick talks about the changes to The New Yorker Festival 2020, discusses President Trump's response to the pandemic and to climate change and expands upon topics from his new book, The Fragile Earth.

Oct 09, 2020
Bob Woodward | Trump Stages Maskless Photo Op While Still Infected with COVID-19: A Closer Look
00:19:50

Seth takes a closer look at a symptomatic Trump staging a reckless photo op after leaving the hospital, using it as an occasion to downplay COVID-19 to Americans.

Then, Bob Woodward talks about Donald Trump's reactions to his book, "Rage," discusses his interviews with the president about COVID-19 and reveals an important piece of advice he received from The Washington Post's late owner, Katherine Graham.

Oct 07, 2020
Late Night Political Party, Part 1
00:22:21

This is the first part of our three-part series Late Night Political Party, in which Late Night with Seth Meyers staffers reflect on what it's like to work on a comedy show in a truly unprecedented time in American politics.

In this episode, supervising producer Henry Melcher talks to the members of the show's guest research department, comprised of Kat Spillane, Matt Reimann and Elisabeth Roberts. They discuss what goes into preparing Seth Meyers for his interviews with politicians and other political guests.

Oct 06, 2020
Jessica Chastain | Trump Leaves Hospital, Says "Don't Be Afraid of COVID": A Closer Look
00:22:17

Seth takes a closer look at Trump and a bunch of high-ranking Republican officials testing positive for the coronavirus, putting an untold number of people at risk.

Then, he talks to actor Jessica Chastain.

Oct 06, 2020
Cecily Strong | Trump Lashes Out After Unhinged Debate Performance: A Closer Look
00:19:59

Seth takes a closer look at Trump trying to paint Biden as drugged up and senile while attempting to steal the election by lying about voter fraud.

Cecily Strong talks about her iconic Jeanine Pirro impersonation on Weekend Update, shares which impersonation never made it to Saturday Night Live and discusses her upcoming musical comedy series.

Oct 02, 2020
Brian Stelter | Trump's Debate Performance Was an Embarrassing Debacle: A Closer Look
00:23:57

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump debasing himself and the nation on live TV and his deranged sycophants making excuses for his performance.

Then, political commentator Brian Stelter talks about Chris Wallace's remarks about the first presidential debate, being one of Fox News' "hate objects" and what Sean Hannity really thinks of Trump.

Oct 01, 2020
Colin Quinn | Trump Tax Bombshell Reveals How the System Is Rigged: A Closer Look
00:21:59

Seth takes a closer look at Trump being on the verge of putting a third justice on the Supreme Court after pulling one of the greatest tax cheats in American history.

Then, he talks to comedian Colin Quinn about his new book "Overstated: A Coast-to-Coast Roast of the 50 States."

Sep 29, 2020
Late Night Lit: Meena Harris & Karen Russell
00:36:57

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Meena Harris, an entrepreneur, lawyer, founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of "Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea," a children's book about her aunt Kamala Harris and her mother Maya Harris.

Then, she speaks with Karen Russell, a Pulitzer finalist and author of the novella "Sleep Donation." 

Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.


Mentioned in this episode:

"Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou

"Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea" by Meena Harris

"Hair Love" by Matthew Cherry

Author Mac Barnett

"Sleep Donation" by Karen Russell

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel García Márquez

Author Italo Calvino

"In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida" by Kent Russell

"Dance on Saturday: Stories" by Elwin Cotman

"I Hold a Wolf by the Ears" by Laura van den Berg

"I Know Everything" by Matthew Farrell

"The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson" by Robert Hofler

Sep 28, 2020
Sarah Paulson | Trump Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power: A Closer Look
00:30:26

Seth takes a closer look at Trump refusing to commit to a peaceful transition of power while Republicans formulate a plan to steal the election through the courts.

Then, Seth talks to Sarah Paulson.

Sep 25, 2020
H. Jon Benjamin | Trump Says COVID “Affects Virtually Nobody” As Death Toll Hits 200,000: A Closer Look
00:21:26

Seth takes a closer look at Trump holding another packed rally after telling his supporters that virtually nobody is affected by a disease that has killed at least 200,000 Americans.

Then, H. Jon Benjamin talks about getting recognized by his voice, shares what his son thinks of Archer and Bob’s Burgers and discusses his jazz album.

Sep 24, 2020
Neil deGrasse Tyson | Trump and GOP Rush to Fill Ginsburg's Seat Despite 2016 Hypocrisy: A Closer Look
00:21:35

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans rushing to fill the Supreme Court seat left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and force through a conservative supermajority that will help them cement minority rule for a generation.

Then, Neil deGrasse Tyson confirms the possibility of an asteroid colliding with Earth on Election Day, talks about America’s resistance to science and data and discusses Cosmos: Possible Worlds.

Sep 22, 2020
Stacey Abrams | Trump Blames “Blue States” For COVID Deaths: A Closer Look
00:24:34

Seth takes a closer look at the president blaming "blue states" for coronavirus deaths and Attorney General William Barr calling for sedition charges against protestors.

Then, Stacey Abrams talks about her documentary covering voter suppression in the United States, lays out a plan for how to make sure every vote counts and shares what she thinks the outcome of the 2020 election will be.

Sep 18, 2020
Larry WIlmore | Trump's ABC Town Hall Was Filled with Lies: A Closer Look
00:21:40

Seth takes a closer look at the president participating in an ABC town hall with undecided voters last night where he lied as often as he breathed.

Larry Wilmore talks about launching his late-night show during a pandemic, reveals his favorite In Living Color sketch he wrote and discusses covering the upcoming election on his late-night show.

Sep 17, 2020
Michael Schmidt | Trump Holds Indoor Nevada Rally as Wildfires and Pandemic Rage: A Closer Look
00:20:03

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and the Republican Party descending deeper into lawless authoritarianism as wildfires and an out-of-control pandemic continue to rage.

Michael Schmidt shares the lengths he would go to while covering stories about the president, talks about what it was like to interview President Trump and shares his thoughts on Trump’s changes to his administration.

Sep 15, 2020
Michael Cohen | Trump and the GOP Rocked by Bombshell Woodward Tapes: A Closer Look
00:26:13

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump confessing on tape that he knew about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and lied to the American people.

Then, Seth's exclusive interview with Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and author of the book "Disloyal."

Sep 11, 2020
Glenn Howerton | Trump Holds Unhinged North Carolina Rally Without Coronavirus Precautions: A Closer Look
00:20:10

Seth takes a closer look at Trump holding an old-fashioned campaign rally in North Carolina, as if the coronavirus pandemic that’s still raging out of control had just magically disappeared.

Then, Glenn Howerton shares an update on life in California during the pandemic and wildfires and the return of A.P. Bio.

Sep 10, 2020
Jane Fonda | Trump Lashes Out Over Report that He Insulted Fallen Soldiers: A Closer Look
00:22:37

Seth takes a closer look at Trump ignoring the coronavirus pandemic and pretending he’s anti-war in response to the news that he insulted veterans.

Jane Fonda talks about how her activism has changed over the years, Fire Drill Fridays and her fight against climate change and getting arrested during the Nixon administration.

Sep 09, 2020
Paula Pell & John Lutz
00:17:34

John Lutz and Paula Pell talk about writing each other's characters in Mapleworth Murders.

Sep 04, 2020
Jake Tapper | The Check In: Trump Rolling Back Environmental Regulations
00:25:38

Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump quietly rolling back environmental legislations, ultimately harming the environment and disproportionately impacting people of color in the process.

Then, Jake Tapper talks about getting feedback from veterans for his book-turned-movie The Outpost and how he and his colleagues are preparing for 2020 election night.

Sep 02, 2020
Jeff Goldblum | Jason Sudeikis
00:23:56

Seth talks to Jeff Goldblum about reuniting with Sam Neill and Laura Dern to shoot the latest Jurassic World movie and shares a story about one of the dangerous T-Rex props in the original Jurassic Park film.

Then, he interviews Jason Sudeikis about his kids’ acting styles and the evolution of his character Ted Lasso.

Aug 31, 2020
Late Night Lit: Raven Leilani & Lisa Lucas
00:33:57

On the second episode of Late Night Lit, "Late Night" supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly interviews two remarkable women in the world of literature.

First, she talks with Raven Leilani, author of the New York Times bestselling novel "Luster." She then talks to Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and starting in January the publisher at Pantheon and Schocken Books.

Aug 28, 2020
J.B. Smoove | Busy Philipps
00:23:09

Seth talks to actors J.B. Smoove and Busy Philipps.

Aug 27, 2020
Kenan Thompson
00:13:35

Seth talks to new writer Jeff Wright about what's going on with TikTok, and then interviews Kenan Thompson about "Saturday Night Live" and his new podcast "You Already Know."

Aug 25, 2020
Gayle King | Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Arrested and Charged with Fraud: A Closer Look
00:22:05

Seth takes a closer look at one of Trump’s closest confidantes, former campaign manager and former chief strategist Steve Bannon getting arrested for a wild scam that captures so much of what’s rotten about Trumpism.

Gayle King talks about Oprah taking quarantine very seriously, putting Breonna Taylor on the cover of O Magazine and why she loves live radio.

Aug 21, 2020
Patton Oswalt | Trump and Fox Try to Distract from the DNC: A Closer Look
00:20:26

Seth takes a closer look at Trump and Fox News desperately trying to distract attention from the Democratic National Convention.

Then, Patton Oswalt reveals how he got his daughter a personal skateboarding lesson from Tony Hawk, talks about the Golden State Killer documentary I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and shares what it was like racing against the clock to film Season 3 of A.P. Bio.

Aug 20, 2020
Robert Costa | Trump and the GOP Are Trying to Destroy the Post Office: A Closer Look
00:20:16

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and the Republican Party’s plan to dismantle the US Postal Service that is both an assault on democracy and the culmination of a decades-long movement to privatize one of the country’s most cherished public institutions.

Then, Robert Costa shares how he learned who Cardi B is, discusses Bernie Sanders shifting the Democrats to the left and talks about the 2020 election.

Aug 18, 2020
Sam Jay | Trump and Fox Struggle to Attack Sen. Kamala Harris: A Closer Look
00:19:17

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies straining to come up with ridiculous ways to attack Sen. Kamala Harris after her first public appearance as Joe Biden’s running mate yesterday.

Then, comedian Sam Jay talks about writing a Cardi B-inspired Saturday Night Live sketch for Seth, shares what it was like to work on Eddie Murphy's return to SNL and reveals how her girlfriend helps out with her comedy. 

Aug 14, 2020
Sarah Snook | Trump’s Plan to Sabotage the Post Office Before the Election: A Closer Look
00:21:05

Seth takes a closer look at the president trying to undermine the integrity of the election by sabotaging the post office because he knows he can’t win in November with a majority of votes.

Sarah Snook addresses whispers of when the third season of Succession will begin taping, shares how Halloween helped her realize how big Succession has become and clears up when her real birthday is.

Aug 12, 2020
Tracee Ellis Ross | Trump Signs Sham Executive Orders, Takes Credit for Obamacare: A Closer Look
00:24:03

Seth takes a closer look at the president announcing a bunch of meaningless and blatantly unconstitutional executive orders in a PR stunt at his golf course.

Then, Tracee Ellis Ross urges people to vote up and down the entire ballot in the general election, shares her unfortunate Amazon toilet paper mishap and talks about dabbling in music for the first time in The High Note, despite her mother being Diana Ross.

Aug 11, 2020
Dana Bash, Kaitlan Collins & Kyung Lah | Trump Investigated for Fraud, Says Coronavirus Will “Go Away”: A Closer Look
00:21:35

Seth takes a closer look at Trump calling into friendly TV shows to promise the pandemic will go away while our urgent national health crisis deepens.

Then, CNN journalists Dana Bash, Kaitlan Collins and Kyung Lah discuss the documentary On the Trail: Inside the 2020 Primaries, the coronavirus pandemic and diversity in journalism. 

Aug 07, 2020
Seth Rogen | Trump Rushes Back to Fox After Disastrous Axios Interview: A Closer Look
00:25:13

Seth takes a closer look at the president rushing back to Fox News after stepping out of his right-wing media bubble for a disastrous interview with Axios.

Then, Seth Rogen talks about his film An American Pickle, reminisces on performing stand-up as a 13-year-old and shares stories about his grandparents.

Aug 06, 2020
Sean Penn | Jared Kushner’s Failed Testing Plan; Trump Threatens to Ban TikTok: A Closer Look
00:21:00

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration scrapping a nationwide testing plan because they wanted to blame Democrats for the coronavirus pandemic.

Then, Sean Penn discusses his recent socially distant wedding, his nonprofit CORE helping with COVID-19 testing and his audition for Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Aug 04, 2020
Seth Off-Air: Chris Evans & Mark Kassen
00:12:54

In this podcast exclusive interview, Seth interviews Chris Evans and Mark Kassen about their new civics engagement website, AStartingPoint.com.

Aug 03, 2020
Dan Levy | Trump Suggests Delaying the Election, Which He Can't Do: A Closer Look
00:20:55

Seth takes a closer look at the president suggesting delaying the November election, which would be a flagrant violation of the Constitution and the law.

Then, Dan Levy discusses Schitt's Creek going from a small production to an Emmy-nominated show, shares stories from the time he was a red carpet correspondent and talks about Schitt's Creek being a love letter to the LGBTQ community.

Jul 31, 2020
Billy Porter | Trump Praises “Demon Sperm” Doctor Who Pushed Hydroxychloroquine: A Closer Look
00:21:53

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies in the right-wing media amplifying an unhinged viral video lying about the coronavirus.

Then, Billy Porter shares Billie Eilish's role in the creation of his motorized fringe hat, what he has been working on since the upcoming season of Pose was postponed due to the pandemic and his grassroots campaign Be an Arts Hero.

Jul 30, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris | With Less than 100 Days Until the Election, Trump and the GOP Are Desperate: A Closer Look
00:25:28

Seth takes a closer look at the morally and intellectually bankrupt Republican party squabbling over cutting unemployment benefits, sending secret police into American cities and whining about cartoons.

Then, he speaks to Senator Kamala Harris.

Jul 28, 2020
Joy Reid | Trump Obsesses Over His Cognitive Test, Deploys More Secret Police: A Closer Look
00:22:29

Seth takes a closer look at Trump sending more federal officers into cities and trying to convince people he’s taking the pandemic seriously and that his brain works.

Then, he talks to MSNBC's Joy Reid, host of the new show The ReidOut.

Jul 24, 2020
Chris Evans | Trump Holds Coronavirus Briefing, Threatens to Send More Secret Police: A Closer Look
00:23:45

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump trying to convince Americans he suddenly cares about the pandemic he’s been ignoring for months.

Then, actor Chris Evans talks about his civic engagement site A Starting Point and why he wants to give elected officials a bipartisan platform to explain and debate policy.

Jul 23, 2020
Colin Jost | Trump’s Insane Chris Wallace Interview; Secret Police in Portland: A Closer Look
00:28:29

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s terrifying interview with Chris Wallace in which he made clear that he does not care about the pandemic, as he sends secret police to American cities to snatch protestors off the street.

Then, he talks to SNL's Colin Jost about his new book, "A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir."

Jul 21, 2020
Martin Short | Trump Shakes Up Campaign as Biden’s Lead Grows: A Closer Look
00:26:42

Seth takes a closer look at the president shaking up his flailing campaign as the coronavirus outbreak spirals further out of control.

Then, he speaks with the legendary actor and comedian Martin Short.

Jul 17, 2020
Sen. Tammy Duckworth | Trump and His Allies Want You to "Adapt" to the Coronavirus Crisis: A Closer Look
00:23:39

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his political allies telling people to suck it up and deal with the out-of-control coronavirus outbreak.

Then, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses Tucker Carlson's criticisms of her policies and shares her fears for the U.S. reopening schools too soon without proper sanitation methods.

Jul 16, 2020
Andy Samberg | Donald Trump Is the Last Person We Can Trust to Safely Reopen Schools: A Closer Look
00:26:59

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump trying to force students and teachers back to school without a plan to keep them safe.

Then, Andy Samberg takes over Late Night with Seth Meyers by interviewing Seth on topics like fatherhood, Weekend Update anchors and Hamilton.

Jul 14, 2020
Late Night Lit: Colson Whitehead & Danielle Mullen
00:29:45

On this first episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night's new literary podcast, supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to two-time Pulitzer winning author Colson Whitehead.

She also speaks with Danielle Mullen, founder of Semicolon, the only black female owned bookstore in Chicago.

Plus, hear some book recommendations from members of the Late Night staff.


Books mentioned in this episode:

"The Nickel Boys" by Colson Whitehead

"Zone One" by Colson Whitehead

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead

"The City We Became" by N.K. Jemisin

"Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid

"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett

"Luster" by Raven Leilani

"How Much of These Hills is Gold" by C. Pam Zhang

"Dance Dance Dance" by Haruki Murakami

"Talking to Strangers" by Malcolm Gladwell

Jul 10, 2020
Authors C. Pam Zhang & Sarah Kendzior
00:17:13

Seth talks to authors C. Pam Zhang ("How Much of These Hills Is Gold") and Sarah Kendzior ("Hiding in Plain Sight").

Be on the lookout for Late Night Lit, our new podcast franchise, in this feed tomorrow. That episode features Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly interviewing acclaimed author Colson Whitehead and Semicolon bookstore owner Danielle Mullen.

Jul 08, 2020
Best of Bill Hader & Andy Samberg
00:19:56

Hear some selections featuring two of Late Night's favorite guests, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. You can also watch the videos on Late Night's YouTube channel.

Jul 07, 2020
Best of Amy Poehler
00:10:44

Listen to the best clips from Amy Poehler on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Check out the video on YouTube.

Jul 05, 2020
Best of John Mulaney
00:12:39

Listen to some of the most hilarious moments from John Mulaney’s interviews on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

You can also watch the video on YouTube.

Jul 02, 2020
Wanda Sykes | Quarantine Love
00:16:55

Hear some selections from "Quarantine Love," the hottest R&B album focusing on socially isolated romance.

Then, Seth interviews comedian Wanda Sykes. Finally, he checks in with Amber Ruffin about how to be a better ally.

Jun 29, 2020
John Early | Trump Pretends Coronavirus Doesn’t Exist: A Closer Look
00:24:30

Seth takes a closer look at the president deciding to inhabit an alternate reality where the coronavirus pandemic doesn’t exist, even as the US sets a single-day record for new cases.

Then, he talks to actor and comedian John Early about the new season of "Search Party."

Jun 26, 2020
Mike Birbiglia | Trump Ramps Up the Racism Because He’s Failed at Everything Else: A Closer Look
00:24:23

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his allies on Fox News doubling down on racism as the strategy for his re-election.

Then, he talks to comedian Mike Birbiglia.

Jun 25, 2020
Judd Apatow | Trump’s Tulsa Rally Was a Flop: A Closer Look
00:22:32

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump staking his political fortunes on a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that turned out to be a dud.

Then, he talks to Judd Apatow about his new movie "The King of Staten Island."

Jun 23, 2020
Josie Duffy Rice | Bolton Tries to Cash in with Trump Book: A Closer Look
00:25:17

Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s ex-national security adviser trying to cash in with a tell-all book after refusing to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial.

Then, journalist Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal, shares her appreciation for people taking the time to educate themselves during the fight for racial equality and says that she will not be wasting her time on "All Lives Matter" posts.

Jun 19, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Trump’s Coronavirus Cover-Up; Bolton’s Tell-All Book: A Closer Look
00:26:47

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration deciding to move on from the coronavirus pandemic and pretend it’s over even though it’s still here - and getting worse.

Then, he speaks to Senator Bernie Sanders about the pandemic, Joe Biden's presidential campaign, Black Lives Matter and more.

Jun 18, 2020
Pete Davidson | Supreme Court Rules on LGBTQ Rights, Calls for Police Reform Grow: A Closer Look
00:25:07

Seth takes a closer look at the Supreme Court issuing a historic ruling on LGBTQ civil rights as officials across the country move toward police reform.

He then talks to Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson about the new film he co-wrote and stars in, "The King of Staten Island."

Jun 16, 2020
Amber Ruffin | Trump Defends the Confederacy, Complains About Polls: A Closer Look
00:22:13

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump pinning his hopes of a political comeback on whining about polls and sticking up for the confederacy.

He also talks to Late Night's Amber Ruffin!

Jun 12, 2020
Michael Moore | Trump Sinks in Polls, Protesters Call to Defund the Police: A Closer Look
00:26:31

Seth takes a closer look at how the protests sweeping the country have rocked Donald Trump’s presidency and galvanized public opinion in favor of a fundamental rethinking of how policing works in the United States.

Then, he talks to filmmaker and activist Michael Moore.

Jun 11, 2020
Nicole Byer | Trump and the Police Lash Out at the Black Lives Matter Protests: A Closer Look
00:23:23

Seth takes a closer look at the president and police lashing out at Black Lives Matter protests despite polls showing overwhelming support for the demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism.

Then, he talks to comedian Nicole Byer talks about her involvement in protests against police violence, helping parents explain racism to their children and her book, #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE.

Jun 09, 2020
Ramy Youssef & Patrisse Cullors | Mattis Denounces Trump, Cotton Calls for Deploying Troops Against Protests: A Closer Look
00:32:54

Seth takes a closer look at the nationwide protests over George Floyd's murder being incredibly successful in swaying the public opinion and how even military leaders are speaking out against the president's attempts to suppress them.

Then, comedian Ramy Youssef and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors talk about leading the fight against police brutality and share different ways to help create change.

Jun 05, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms | Trump Threatens to Deploy Military in Response to Protests: A Closer Look
00:19:27

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump threatening to unleash the military on American citizens protesting the brutal police murder of George Floyd.

Then, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms talks about the speech she made in regard to the Atlanta protests against police violence and shares her thoughts on 21st century policing.

Jun 03, 2020
Michael Che | Trump’s Deranged Response to the George Floyd Protests: A Closer Look
00:37:40

Seth takes a closer look at the countless instances of violent police escalation in response to the protests over the murder of George Floyd.

Then, he talks to SNL's Michael Che, who shares his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter protests and taping SNL from home.

Jun 02, 2020
Amy Schumer & Chris Fischer | Coronavirus Antibody Test PSA
00:12:51

Seth Meyers found a PSA that explains how coronavirus antibody tests work.

Then, Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer discuss their new cooking show on Food Network and talk about having to change their son's name a month after he was born.

May 29, 2020
Issa Rae | Impressions Nobody Asked For
00:13:17

Seth shares some of his writers' obscure celebrity impressions that nobody asked for, like Clarice Starling from The Silence of the Lambs.

Then, he talked to Issa Rae of the new movie The Lovebirds.

May 28, 2020
Kumail Nanjiani | Karen Chee on Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
00:19:02

Late Night writer Karen Chee shares the ways she is celebrating her heritage during Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Then, Seth talks to actor, writer and comedian Kumail Nanjiani.

May 27, 2020
Patton Oswalt | Trump Attacks Vote-by-Mail, Refuses to Wear a Mask: A Closer Look
00:25:31

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his political allies trying to subvert the 2020 election by using the levers of power to target political opponents and disrupt the voting process. 

Then, he checks in with comedian Patton Oswalt.

May 22, 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer | Trump Says He’s Taking Hydroxychloroquine: A Closer Look
00:22:05

Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s claim that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine.

Then, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about the protests against Michigan’s stay-at-home order, the continuing efforts to flatten the curve and the state’s Big Three car manufacturers reopening.

May 20, 2020
Nick Kroll | Obama Speaks Out About Trump’s Coronavirus Failures: A Closer Look
00:27:37

Seth takes a closer look at the president trying to distract from his own poor job performance by calling for Barack Obama to be investigated for a made-up scandal he can’t even define.

Then, he checks in with his pal Nick Kroll.

May 19, 2020
Graham Norton | Whistleblower Rick Bright’s Damning Testimony on Trump’s COVID-19 Failures: A Closer Look
00:21:58

Seth takes a closer look at the president declaring victory on coronavirus even though a whistleblower offered damning testimony today on the Trump administration’s disastrous response.

Then, he checks in with BBC chat show host Graham Norton.

May 15, 2020
Gov. Andrew Cuomo | Trump and Fox Try to Distract from Coronavirus with "Obamagate": A Closer Look
00:26:57

Seth takes a closer look at the president reeling politically from his deadly incompetence during the coronavirus pandemic.

Then, he talks to Governor Andrew Cuomo about how New York is approaching the pandemic.

May 14, 2020
Tina Fey | Trump Goes Off the Rails on Twitter and Fox News: A Closer Look
00:28:14

Seth takes a closer look at Trump reeling off fantasies about the coronavirus just "going away" after two West Wing aides test positive and unemployment soars to its highest level since the Great Depression.

Then, he chats with his friend Tina Fey.

May 12, 2020
Rep. Ayanna Pressley | Trump and His Allies Have a Plan for Protecting Themselves, Not You: A Closer Look
00:22:18

Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration testing themselves, but not you, for COVID-19.

Then, he speaks with Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

May 08, 2020
Sarah Kendzior | Trump’s New Coronavirus Strategy Is "Live and Let Die": A Closer Look
00:20:51

Seth takes a closer look at the president giving up the fight against the coronavirus to reopen the economy.

Then, he chats with journalist Sarah Kendzior about how she fears Trump will capitalize on the epidemic.

May 07, 2020
Ricky Gervais | Trump’s Fox News Coronavirus Town Hall: A Closer Look
00:29:48

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump participating in an unhinged town hall on Fox News as a damning new report details how he’s wasted time he could have been using to develop a strategy for safely reopening the economy.

Then, he calls Ricky Gervais.

May 06, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom | Kushner and Trump Call Coronavirus Response “Success Story” and “Great Job”: A Closer Look
00:27:22

Seth takes a closer look at the White House calling their response to the coronavirus pandemic a success story even as the country passes grim new milestones.

Then, he chats with California's Governor Gavin Newsom about how he's handling the coronavirus epidemic.

May 01, 2020
Maya Rudolph | Trump Ignored Coronavirus Warnings; Pence Refused to Wear a Mask: A Closer Look
00:27:34

Seth takes a closer look at how the president ignored repeated warnings in his intelligence briefings that the coronavirus pandemic could be devastating.

Then, he talks to his pal Maya Rudolph.

Apr 30, 2020
Rep. Katie Porter | Trump Sinks in Polls, Claims Disinfectant Comments Were Sarcastic: A Closer Look
00:26:19

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump suggesting that coronavirus could be cured with disinfectants, claiming it was a joke and then threatening to stop doing press briefings altogether.

Then, he speaks to Representative Katie Porter (D-CA) about how Congress can use their power to work with the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 29, 2020
Billy Eichner | Late Night Coronavirus Public Service Announcement
00:23:36

Seth shares a public service announcement he saw that explains everything you need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Then, he catches up with Billy Eichner.

Apr 24, 2020
Jane Fonda | Amber's Minute of Fury: Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States
00:14:07

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, for telling people of color to "step up" and take responsibility for keeping themselves healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

Then, Seth talks to activist and Hollywood legend Jane Fonda.

Apr 22, 2020
Tracy Morgan | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: Coronavirus Good News Edition
00:17:32

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share news stories about a Rhode Island liquor distillery making free hand sanitizer, a bagpipe player celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and a socially distant wedding.

Then, he talks to his pal Tracy Morgan.

Apr 20, 2020
John Mulaney | Trump Blames WHO and Rushes to "Open Up America Again": A Closer Look
00:32:00

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump wanting to reopen the economy by the end of April despite the advice of experts and lack of power to do so.

Then, Seth talks to John Mulaney.

Apr 17, 2020
Chris Hayes | Trump Repeats Coronavirus Failures in Push to "Reopen" Economy: A Closer Look
00:28:10

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump pushing to prematurely reopen the economy.

Then, he talks to MSNBC's Chris Hayes about the current state of the pandemic and the 2020 presidential election.

Apr 16, 2020
John Oliver | Trump Looks to "Reopen" Economy After NYT Coronavirus Bombshell: A Closer Look
00:28:43

Seth takes a closer look at the president getting ready to "reopen" the economy after a bombshell New York Times report revealed more details about how he ignored the threat posed by the coronavirus.

Then, he catches up with "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver.

Apr 14, 2020
Yamiche Alcindor | Trump Wants His Coronavirus Failures to Be “Quickly Forgotten”: A Closer Look
00:26:08

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his allies trying to wish away the coronavirus pandemic and hoping everyone forgets he botched the response to the crisis.

Then, he talks to reporter Yamiche Alcindor, who covers the White House for PBS NewsHour.

Apr 10, 2020
Jim Gaffigan | Trump Wants Everyone to Forget He Ignored Repeated Coronavirus Warnings: A Closer Look
00:28:18

Seth takes a closer look at the president speculating about an unproven medical treatment for coronavirus after ignoring repeated warnings about the threat of a pandemic.

Then, he has a remote chat with comedian Jim Gaffigan.

Apr 09, 2020
Sen. Kamala Harris | Trump Contradicts Experts on Coronavirus Treatment After Months of Denial: A Closer Look
00:33:08

Seth takes a closer look at public officials urging Americans to continue observing social distancing rules while President Trump and Jared Kushner contradict those experts and spread misinformation.

Then, he has a remote conversation with Senator Kamala Harris about how she and how the Senate is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 08, 2020
Amy Poehler | How Trump and Kushner Failed on Testing and Ventilators: A Closer Look
00:34:08

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump essentially abdicating his responsibility to handle the coronavirus pandemic.

Then, he catches up with his pal Amy Poehler. They chat and then say REALLY!?! to Mitch McConnell.

Apr 03, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Trump Pretends He Never Compared Coronavirus to the Flu: A Closer Look
00:30:18

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump extending social distancing guidelines to the end of April - while he and his allies try to memory hole their early dismissal of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Then, he interviews Sen. Elizabeth Warren about how the Senate is tackling the coronavirus pandemic, and post-campaign life.

Apr 02, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Trump Brags About His Ratings During Coronavirus Pandemic: A Closer Look
00:31:34

Seth takes a closer look at the president bragging about his TV ratings during the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting states were lying about how many ventilators they need and blaming health care workers for the lack of protective masks.

Then, via Zoom, he interviews Senator Bernie Sanders.

Mar 31, 2020
Trump Fights with Governors, Reporters Over Coronavirus Response: A Closer Look
00:22:39

After a monologue, Seth takes a closer look at an unhinged President Trump wanting to ignore the coronavirus crisis and return to normal as soon as possible.

Mar 27, 2020
Trump Wants to Reopen America as Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerates: A Closer Look
00:21:23

After a monologue, Seth takes a closer look at the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak and the president and some his allies saying we should care more about the stock market than saving lives.

Mar 26, 2020
Jokes Seth Can't Tell: The First Black Astronaut, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Candle
00:08:02

Recorded remotely by Seth Meyers, Amber Ruffin, Jenny Hagel and the 8G Band at their respective homes. There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Joe Biden winning 86% of the African American vote.

Mar 25, 2020
Trump Lashes Out as Americans Remain Under Lockdown: A Closer Look
00:17:06

Live from his hallway while under social isolation, Seth takes a closer look at the COVID-19 pandemic triggering a public health crisis, economic crisis and leadership crisis.

Mar 24, 2020
Trump Addresses the Nation on the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Closer Look | Daymond John
00:31:02

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s address to the nation and the administration’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic.

He also talks to Daymond John of "Shark Tank," who also takes a few more questions backstage.

Mar 13, 2020
David Simon | Trump Contradicts Experts as Coronavirus Is Declared a Pandemic: A Closer Look
00:28:47

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump contradicting public health officials about the severity of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Then, David Simon discusses the prescient nature of The Plot Against America, meeting Philip Roth and Charles Lindbergh’s anti-Semitism.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Mar 12, 2020
Nicolle Wallace | Markets Plunge as Trump Lies About Coronavirus Response: A Closer Look
00:29:09

Seth takes a closer look at Trump's lies about the coronavirus outbreak, showing what it’s like when a lifelong scam artist is in charge of responding to a public health crisis.

He then talks to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, who also takes a few more questions backstage just for this podcast.

Mar 10, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Trump Keeps Lying About the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Closer Look
00:33:20

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump lying to millions of people about the coronavirus outbreak as his administration bungles its response to the crisis.

Then, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about fighting the coronavirus, supporting Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election and the youth vote.

She also takes a few more questions exclusively for this podcast from Late Night's Henry Melcher and Sal Gentile.

Mar 06, 2020
John Oliver | Super Tuesday Sets Up Biden-Sanders Battle, Bloomberg Drops Out: A Closer Look
00:29:59

Seth takes a closer look at Joe Biden’s big night on Super Tuesday setting up a close two-person race with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

Then, he talks to John Oliver, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Mar 05, 2020
Elisabeth Moss | Trump Calls Criticism of His Coronavirus Response a "Hoax" as Concerns Grow: A Closer Look
00:25:26

Seth takes a closer look at the president calling criticism of his response to coronavirus a "hoax" as concerns grow about the government’s handling of the outbreak.

Then, Seth talks to Elisabeth Moss, who stars in "The Invisible Man." She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Mar 04, 2020
Patrick Radden Keefe | Trump’s Flailing Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Closer Look
00:22:15

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump appointing Mike Pence to take charge of the response to the coronavirus outbreak and reassuring absolutely nobody.

Patrick Radden Keefe talks about the unique way he was inspired to write Say Nothing and naming a suspect in an unsolved murder case in the book. 

He then takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G just for this podcast.

Feb 28, 2020
Carson Daly | Democrats Debate Dictators While Trump Acts Like One: A Closer Look
00:25:05

Seth takes a closer look at Democrats screaming over each other in a chaotic debate as President Trump tightens his authoritarian grip on power.

Then, Carson Daly talks about Last Call with Carson Daly, the success of The Voice and his stint as an intern for Jimmy Kimmel’s radio show. He also takes a few more questions exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 27, 2020
Jake Tapper | Bernie Sanders’ Rise Prompts Media Meltdown, Establishment Panic: A Closer Look
00:22:47

Seth takes a closer look at some pundits and members of the Democratic establishment panicking after Bernie Sanders won the Nevada caucus in a landslide.

Then, he talks to CNN's Jake Tapper.

Feb 25, 2020
Andrew Zimmern & José Andrés | Paul Yoon
00:21:50

Andrew Zimmern and José Andrés talk about Zimmern's new show What's Eating America and how it explores the ties between political issues and cuisine.

Author Paul Yoon discusses his book Run Me to Earth and his dog’s unique role in his writing process.

Feb 21, 2020
Desus & Mero | Stand-Up From Erin Jackson
00:18:25

Desus and Mero talk about getting starstruck at the Critics' Choice Awards, interviewing David Letterman and Derek Jeter not getting a unanimous vote for the Hall of Fame.

Then, hear a stand-up comedy set from Erin Jackson live on Late Night. She also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night opening comic Ryan Reiss exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 19, 2020
Seth Off-Air: Aidy Bryant
00:21:26

Seth Meyers talks to Aidy Bryant in a podcast exclusive interview away from Studio 8G.

Feb 17, 2020
Maria Bamford | Trump and Barr Corrupt the Justice Department as John Kelly Speaks Out: A Closer Look
00:24:32

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his attorney general turning the Justice Department into a political weapon to protect Trump’s friends and punish his enemies.

Then, comedian Maria Bamford discusses her attempt to file a restraining order against the president and meeting with random Twitter users to practice her stand-up comedy.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 14, 2020
Stacey Abrams | Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate: New Hampshire
00:18:33

Seth moderates another high-stakes debate between the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

He also talks to Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate and founder of Fair Fight 2020. She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 12, 2020
Gov. Gavin Newsom | Trump Retaliates Against Impeachment Witnesses as Rudy Digs Up Dirt in Ukraine: A Closer Look
00:25:03

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's retaliation against impeachment witnesses as his attorney general works with Rudy Giuliani to keep digging up dirt on his political rivals.

Then, he speaks with Gavin Newsom, governor of California, about the lawsuits between California and the Trump administration.

Governor Newsom also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 11, 2020
Iowa Special Episode, Part 2: The Aftermath
00:31:29

In part two of our special series about the Iowa caucuses, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher follows up with a few people he spoke to while in Des Moines to understand how Iowans felt about the election fiasco on Monday, resulting in a vote whose results are delayed — if they ever come out at all.

He also conducts some interviews to learn more about the activism and organization that helps mobilize people of color during Iowa elections.

Feb 07, 2020
Rob McElhenney | Trump’s Deranged Post-Impeachment Press Conference: A Closer Look
00:29:43

Seth takes a closer look at the president reeling off a deranged tirade at the White House, where he celebrated his sham impeachment acquittal with his Republican co-conspirators.

Then, Rob McElhenney shares how he and his wife decided to name their sons and the inspiration behind Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 07, 2020
John Early | GOP Senators Block Witnesses in Trump Impeachment Cover-Up: A Closer Look
00:29:19

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Republicans all but completing their cover-up of the president’s crimes as they block witnesses and move to acquit him.

Then, actor and comedian John Early talks about his embarrassing appearance in a local news report from Nashville and his tenure in high school theater.

He also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Feb 05, 2020
Iowa Special Episode, Part 1: Visiting Des Moines
00:47:30

The weekend before the 2020 Democratic caucuses in Iowa, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher went to Des Moines. Hear his interviews with Troy Price, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party; undecided voters Pam and Harry Bookey; journalist David Yepsen; members of the College Democrats at Iowa State University; Iowa State Auditor Rob Sand; and Brown and Black Forum founders Wayne Ford and Mary Campos.


Feb 04, 2020
The Good Place Cast | Leslie Jones
00:20:56

Seth moderates a panel with the cast of The Good Place after the finale aired on NBC.

Then, hear his interview with Leslie Jones.

Jan 31, 2020
Lester Holt | Trump Issues Threats Amid Bolton Impeachment Bombshell: A Closer Look
00:19:07

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his goons threatening everyone from sitting congressmen to ambassadors as new evidence emerges in his impeachment trial.

Then, he walks to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

Jan 29, 2020
Philip Rucker & Carol Leonnig | Jokes Seth Can't Tell
00:17:09

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Megan Rapinoe on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The, journalists Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig discuss documenting the Trump administration in their book A Very Stable Genius and speaking with anonymous sources.

They also take a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jan 27, 2020
Rep. Eric Swalwell | Trump Confesses Amid Senate Impeachment Trial: A Closer Look
00:28:31

Seth takes a closer look at House managers in the Senate impeachment trial seeking to prove that the president is a criminal who’s unfit for office.

Then, Representative Eric Swalwell discusses Trump’s Senate impeachment trial and whether or not it was worth it to pursue impeachment.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jan 24, 2020
Michael Moore
00:19:19

Michael Moore explains why he thinks there’s still a slim chance the senate could convict Trump and talks about his new podcast. Plus, he discusses the 2020 election, the New York Times’ endorsement of Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren, and Senator Bernie Sanders' fight against climate change.

He also takes a few more questions backstage just for this podcast.

Jan 22, 2020
June Diane Raphael | Trump Prepares for Impeachment Trial After Lev Parnas Bombshell: A Closer Look
00:22:20

As he faces only the third Senate impeachment trial in history, the President is desperately trying to soothe his ego and pretend he doesn’t know the key players in the scandal.

Then, actress June Diane Raphael talks about her penchant for physically picking up grown men and her children’s comedy chops.

She also takes a few more questions from Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly backstage at Studio 8H.

Jan 21, 2020
Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Bombshell Evidence Emerges as House Sends Impeachment Articles to Senate: A Closer Look
00:21:40

Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump as damning new evidence against Trump’s henchmen emerges.

Then, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about the last debate before the Iowa caucus, her history with Ambassador Yovanovitch and Trump’s impeachment trial.

Jan 18, 2020
Amber Tamblyn | Amber Says What: The Cats Movie, Sharon Stone on Bumble
00:15:29

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin recaps what's happening in pop-culture news.

Then, Amber Tamblyn talks about her book Era of Ignition, the effects of having women in power and being a parent in the Trump era.

She also speaks to Late Night producer Sarah Jenks-Daly backstage at Studio 8G.

Jan 15, 2020
M. Night Shyamalan | Trump’s Team Can’t Defend His Shifting Iran Lies: A Closer Look
00:31:11

Seth takes a closer look at a new poll saying a majority of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of Iran, as the president’s own team struggles to defend his lies and borrows directly from George W. Bush’s playbook.

M. Night Shyamalan talks about the eerie premise of Servant and pranking his mother-in-law with the very realistic baby doll from the show.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G from Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher.

Jan 14, 2020
Larry David | Congress Votes to Limit Trump's War Powers After Iran Lies: A Closer Look
00:22:23

Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to rein in President Trump’s war powers as it becomes increasingly clear his administration lied to justify an unconstitutional act of war.

Then, Seth talks to Larry David about their shared grievances and the new season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Jan 10, 2020
Rachel Maddow | Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate Round Six
00:20:04

Seth moderates another high-stakes debate between the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Then, he talks to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Jan 08, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran: A Closer Look
00:25:20

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump threatening war crimes against Iran after ordering the assassination of a top Iranian General.

Then, he talks to presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Jan 07, 2020
Robert De Niro | Quentin Tarantino
00:15:06

Robert De Niro talks about The Irishman, his history with Joe Pesci and playing a younger character in the film. He also talks about his character in The Irishman and shares the origin of his Robert Mueller impression on Saturday Night Live.

Then, Quentin Tarantino talks about Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the real people who inspired Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio's characters in the movie and growing up in Los Angeles.

Jan 03, 2020
Michelle Wolf | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: 82-year-old Bodybuilder Beat up Burglar
00:12:21

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about an 82-year-old female bodybuilder who beat up a burglar who tried to break into her home.

Michelle Wolf talks about Joe Biden and who she wants to get a massage from. Plus, she reviews some jokes that she recently sent to Seth for his monologue.


Jan 01, 2020
Late Night Cram: Politics In 2019
00:33:44

Late Night staffers Sal Gentile (supervising writer, A Closer Look) and Henry Melcher (supervising producer) look back at the best political segments from Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2019, including A Closer Look excerpts and political interviews that illustrate the strange and interesting year of national news.

Dec 30, 2019
Behind the Scenes: 2019 Celebrity Guest Segments
00:28:57

Late Night segment producer Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to members of the Late Night talent department about some of their favorite guest segments in 2019. They discuss the stories behind Seth's segments with Adam Sandler, Rihanna, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Robert Pattinson, Jeremy O. Harris and Dolly Parton.

Dec 27, 2019
John Mulaney | Lesbian Holiday Movies Perfect for the Hallmark Channel
00:15:58

Late Night writer Jenny Hagel pitches a series of lesbian holiday films perfect for the Hallmark Channel.

Then, John Mulaney talks about The Sack Lunch Bunch, auditioning children for the show and explaining why he doesn’t want kids to be his young co-stars.

Dec 25, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Bowen Yang
00:23:01

Seth steps away from his desk in Studio 8G to chat with Saturday Night Live's Bowen Yang in this podcast exclusive conversation.

Dec 23, 2019
Joe Pera | Trump Melts Down at Rally After Getting Impeached: A Closer Look
00:20:54

Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s deranged rally after becoming the third president in history to be impeached and Republicans threatening to rig the Senate trial in his favor.

Joe Pera shares a snowman cake with Seth and talks about acting with Seth’s cameraman, Gene Kelly and the new season of Joe Pera Talks with You.

Joe also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Dec 20, 2019
Ari Melber | House Impeaches President Trump in Historic Vote: A Closer Look
00:25:58

Then, Seth takes a closer look at President Donald Trump becoming the third president in history to be impeached.

Ari Melber talks about the articles of impeachment, Donald Trump getting his day in court and the definition of "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Dec 19, 2019
Rep. Adam Schiff | Senate Republicans Say They Won’t Hold a Fair Impeachment Trial: A Closer Look
00:30:14

Seth takes a closer look at a new poll showing a majority support for impeaching President Trump and Republicans doing everything they can to rig the Senate trial in his favor.

Representative Adam Schiff talks about his rise in recognizability, Trump’s quid pro quo and the behavior of his Republican colleagues. 

Then, Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher and A Closer Look supervising writer Sal Gentile ask Rep. Schiff a few more questions about his role in the impeachment inquiry.

Dec 18, 2019
Dan Soder | Trump Is "Surprised" He's Being Impeached for Ukraine Scandal: A Closer Look
00:30:29

Seth takes a closer look at the House Judiciary Committee debating two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Then, comedian Dan Soder talks about his visit to Scotland, what his mom thinks about his stand-up and talking with finance bros about Billions.

Late Night warm-up comic Ryan Reiss then talks to Dan a bit more backstage at Studio 8G.

Dec 13, 2019
Jacqueline Novak | Trump Blasts “Impeachment Light” at Deranged Rally: A Closer Look
00:27:04

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump calling the charges against him “impeachment light,” as one of his main conspiracy theories about the FBI was officially debunked.

Then, Jacqueline Novak talks about her show Get on Your Knees, makes plans for her next visit and discusses her therapist falling asleep in her session.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Dec 12, 2019
Michael Lewis | House Democrats Unveil Articles of Impeachment Against Trump: A Closer Look
00:28:35

Seth takes a closer look at the Democrats unveiling articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Then, Michael Lewis talks about Donald Trump’s lack of interest in having a functional government and interviewing a government worker who was labeled as inessential. He also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Dec 11, 2019
Rep. Ro Khanna | The Check In: Trump’s Unqualified Federal Judge Appointments
00:19:15

Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on Trump appointing unqualified federal judges to serve lifetime appointments.

Then, Representative Ro Khanna talks about the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, Congress regulating big tech and supporting Bernie Sanders. He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Dec 06, 2019
Authors Jacqueline Woodson & CJ Hauser
00:22:09

Author Jacqueline Woodson discusses Red at the Bone, her books getting challenged and winning the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Then, author CJ Hauser talks about writing about her personal life, spending time with the scientists she wrote about in Family of Origin: A Novel and inspiring her students with chicken totems. She too takes a few more questions backstage.

Dec 04, 2019
Meyers Family Thanksgiving
00:16:15

For the sixth year, Seth's family — his mother Hilary, his father Larry and his brother Josh — visit Studio 8G for Late Night's annual Thanksgiving show.

Dec 02, 2019
Gilbert Gottfried | Late Night Democratic Presidential Debate, Round Five
00:17:28

Seth moderates another high-stakes debate between the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Gilbert Gottfried talks about his podcast, working with Larry David on a show called Norman’s Corner and his attempt to get a VIP pass to Disneyland. He also takes a few more additional questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Nov 30, 2019
Former VP Al Gore | Trump Has Impeachment Meltdown on Fox and Friends: A Closer Look
00:23:33

Seth takes a closer look at the president and his Republican allies floating a ludicrous conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election.

Then, Former VP Al Gore talks about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and today’s modern partisan politics. He also talks about his optimism about the fight against climate change, 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action and the Green New Deal.

Nov 27, 2019
Dolly Parton | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now: High School Cheerleader Saves Choking Baby
00:11:10

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about a high school cheerleader jumping off a parade float to save a choking baby.

Then, Dolly Parton shares the story that inspired "Jolene" and reveals why she wouldn’t let Elvis sing "I Will Always Love You."

Nov 25, 2019
Impeachment Hearings: Sondland, Hill, Holmes - A Closer Look
00:29:59

Seth takes A Closer Look at the impeachment hearings, and the testimonies from Gordon Sondland, Fiona Hill and David Holmes.

Nov 22, 2019
Lt. Col. Vindman and Jennifer Williams Give Damning Impeachment Testimonies: A Closer Look | Thomas Middleditch
00:25:00

Seth takes a closer look at the House’s third day of public impeachment hearings featuring testimonies from two witnesses with firsthand knowledge of President Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine.

Then, Thomas Middleditch talks about the final season of Silicon Valley and acting for a video game, and shares the details of flirting in chatrooms as a teenager.

Thomas also talks to Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Nov 20, 2019
Jim Gaffigan | The Impeachment Evidence Against Trump Is Overwhelming: A Closer Look
00:32:54

Seth takes a closer look at the President facing three more days of impeachment hearings this week after a second day of damning testimony and yet another conviction of one of his associates.

Then, Jim Gaffigan explains his issues with marathons, pitches a crazy way to make them more interesting and talks about attending a Drake concert to impress his son.

He also takes a few more questions from Late Night warm-up comic Ryan Reiss.

Nov 19, 2019
Steve Kornacki | Impeachment Bombshell Ties Trump and Rudy to Ukraine Scheme: A Closer Look
00:25:18

Seth takes a closer look at two key impeachment witnesses tying President Trump and Rudy Giuliani directly to the quid pro quo with Ukraine and more fallout from that bombshell.

Then, Steve Kornacki talks about the impeachment of President Trump and the complicated political calculation Republicans facing reelection in 2020 will have to maneuver.

Steve also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Nov 15, 2019
Sinéad Burke | Billionaires Freak Out About Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders: A Closer Look
00:29:48

Seth takes a closer look at billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly being on the brink of joining the Democratic primary as Wall Street panics about the current crop of candidates.

Then, author and activist Sinéad Burke talks about attending the Met Gala and landing the cover of British Vogue, blogging about fashion and having a mannequin made from a mold of her body.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Nov 13, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Les Savy Fav
00:16:42

Les Savy Fav's Seth Jabour and Syd Butler, plus frontman Tim Harrington, speak to The 8G Band's Eli Janney about the band.

Nov 11, 2019
Joel Kim Booster | Republicans, Losing Impeachment Fight, Call Democrats "Dumb": A Closer Look
00:23:47

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing by President Trump even after a major election loss and a bombshell testimony.

Then, Seth talks to actor and comedian Joel Kim Booster, who also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night's Henry Melcher.

Nov 08, 2019
Alex Moffat | Trump Lies and Stonewalls as Impeachment Inquiry Ramps Up: A Closer Look
00:21:37

Seth takes a closer look at White House officials stonewalling the impeachment inquiry as Republicans shift their defense of the President.

Then, Seth talks to SNL's Alex Moffat. Alex also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night's Kevin Miller.

Nov 06, 2019
Late Night Cram: The Economy (ft. Catherine Rampell)
00:40:20

Catherine Rampell, op-ed columnist for The Washington Post, joins Late Night's Sal Gentile and Henry Melcher to discuss the status of the economy and the effect of Trump using it as a political tool.

Nov 04, 2019
Jeremy O. Harris | House Votes to Advance Impeachment Inquiry: A Closer Look
00:26:42

Seth takes a closer look at the House’s historic vote to endorse the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and set out rules for the next stage of the process.

Then, Jeremy O. Harris talks about receiving texts from Rihanna during his Broadway show, Slave Play, making Broadway more affordable and how he scams people to get free tickets to theater shows.

Jeremy also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly.

Nov 01, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris | Rudy Giuliani Butt-Dials Reporter; Trump Booed at World Series: A Closer Look
00:25:35

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump getting booed at the World Series a few days after his lawyer butt-dialed a reporter.

Then, Senator Kamala Harris talks about the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s ability as a lawyer. Plus, she talks about getting caught by a reporter talking about moving to Iowa and reacts to Maya Rudolph playing her on SNL.

After that, she took a few more questions with Late Night's Henry Melcher backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Oct 30, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Brooks Wheelan
00:22:25

Seth chats with his friend comedian Brooks Wheelan about SNL, opening for Seth on the road, his previous career as a biomedical engineer and more.

Oct 28, 2019
Willem Dafoe | Republicans Can’t Defend Trump’s Corrupt Abuses of Power: A Closer Look
00:23:46

Seth takes a closer look at Trump’s allies flailing as they try to defend him in both the impeachment inquiry and the controversy over his decision to abandon the Kurds.

Then, Seth talks to actor Willem Dafoe, who also takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night's Henry Melcher.

Oct 25, 2019
Lizzy Caplan | Trump Lashes Out After G7 Controversy, Mulvaney’s Ukraine Confession: A Closer Look
00:25:32

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s meltdown after his White House basically confessed to multiple corrupt abuses of power.

Then, Lizzy Caplan talks about Castle Rock and playing the same character from Stephen King’s Misery that won Kathy Bates an Oscar and recounts her embarrassing meeting with Barack Obama.

She also takes a few more questions backstage with Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly.

Oct 23, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Beth Ditto
00:13:29

Musician and actress Beth Ditto talks to Late Night music booker Jeremiah Silva backstage at Studio 8G.

Oct 21, 2019
Phoebe Waller-Bridge | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now
00:12:51

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about a Canadian woman scaring off a wild cougar by playing Metallica on her iPhone.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge talks about winning three Emmys, possibly revisiting her Fleabag character and comparing the London Tube to the NYC Subway.

Oct 18, 2019
Kenan Thompson | Ya Burnt!
00:19:44

Seth sizzles through a list of topics and fires sick burns at some deserving subjects, like Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars.

Then, hear his interview with SNL's Kenan Thompson.

Oct 16, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Gary Gulman
00:19:31

Comedian Gary Gulman speaks backstage with Late Night's warm-up comic Ryan Reiss about his new special The Great Depresh.

Oct 14, 2019
Sean Casey & Kevin Millar | Joe Biden Comes Out in Support of Impeaching President Trump
00:27:16

Seth takes a closer look at two of Rudy Giuliani’s associates getting arrested as support for impeachment rises in the polls.

Then, MLB analysts Sean Casey and Kevin Millar talk about their predictions for the MLB post-season, Sean befriending John Cena and Kevin’s rookie hunting mistake. They also take a few bonus questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Oct 11, 2019
David Remnick | GOP Says Trump Was Joking About China as Damning Ukraine Texts Emerge: A Closer Look
00:23:52

Seth takes a closer look at how more evidence is emerging in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Then, he talks to David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker.

Oct 09, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Emily Spivey
00:33:25

Seth talks to his longtime friend Emily Spivey about their wild days at "SNL" and her new show, "Bless the Harts."

Oct 07, 2019
Rep. Katie Porter | Trump Publicly Asks Ukraine to Investigate Biden Amid Impeachment: A Closer Look
00:29:05

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump making a damning confession on TV and dragging Vice President Mike Pence into his troubles.

Then, Rep. Katie Porter talks about using props in Congress, her bingo board of witnesses’ phrases and why she supports impeachment.

She also takes a few more questions backstage just for this podcast.

Oct 04, 2019
Chris Hayes | Trump and GOP Melt Down Amid Ukraine Scandal, Impeachment: A Closer Look
00:24:29

Seth takes a closer look at the president accusing Democrats of treason as Republicans flail in their attempts to defend him from impeachment.

Then, Chris Hayes talks about the crazy news of the past week, the increasing speed of the investigations into Trump's crimes and the high stakes of a 2020 Trump election.

Oct 02, 2019
Late Night Cram: Gun Control (ft. Everytown's Billy Rosen)
00:25:22

Sal Gentile and Henry Melcher talk to Billy Rosen, Managing Director of State Policy and Government Affairs at Everytown for Gun Safety, about the current state of the gun debate.

Sep 30, 2019
Kal Penn | Whistleblower Alleges Trump Cover-Up of Ukraine Scandal: A Closer Look
00:30:47

Seth takes a closer look at the damning whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s Ukraine scandal.

Then, Kal Penn talks about realizing his childhood dream of throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game, his new show Sunnyside and his very personal, very wrong tattoo.

He also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Sep 27, 2019
Margaret Atwood | Whistleblower Claims Trump Made “Troubling” Promise to Foreign Leader: A Closer Look
00:22:07

Seth takes a closer look at a whistleblower reportedly claiming that President Trump made a troubling promise to an unknown foreign leader.

Then, Margaret Atwood talks about the pressure to write a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, collaborating with the producers of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and the four characters’ viewpoints found in The Testaments.

Sep 25, 2019
Andrew Yang | Whistleblower Claims Trump Made “Troubling” Promise to Foreign Leader: A Closer Look
00:19:14

Seth takes a closer look at a whistleblower reportedly claiming that President Trump made a troubling promise to an unknown foreign leader.

Then, Seth talks to presidential hopeful Andrew Yang.

Sep 20, 2019
DeRay Mckesson | Trump Threatens War with Iran on Saudi Arabia’s Behalf: A Closer Look
00:23:47

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump threatening war with Iran after months of saying he didn’t want a war with Iran.

Then, DeRay Mckesson explains how he became a civil rights activist and talks about his book On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. He also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Sep 18, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Lilly Singh
00:16:57

Ahead of the premiere of "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," Seth chats with Lilly Singh away from his studio about her career and how she reacted to being given her own talk show.

"A Little Late with Lilly Singh" airs right after "Late Night with Seth Meyers" at 1:35/12:35c on NBC.

Sep 16, 2019
Eric Holder | Trump's Sharpie Scandal Has Triggered Multiple Investigations: A Closer Look
00:27:03

Seth takes a closer look at the growing scandal of President Trump doctoring a map of Hurricane Dorian with a Sharpie.

Then, Seth talks to former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder. Holder also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Sep 13, 2019
Tatiana Schlossberg | Trump Faces Scrutiny Over Personal Properties, Hurricane Lies: A Closer Look
00:25:20

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump insisting Hurricane Dorian was going to hit Alabama.

Then, Tatiana Schlossberg talks about her book on climate change, Inconspicuous Consumption, and what everyone can do to effect positive change in the fight for the environment.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Sep 11, 2019
Late Night Cram: Health Care (ft. Caitlin Owens)
00:35:16

Henry Melcher (supervising producer) and Sal Gentile (supervising writer, A Closer Look) talk to Axios' Caitlin Owens about the current state of American health care and the positions presented by the current crop of Democratic presidential candidates.

Sep 09, 2019
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Trump Keeps Lying About Hurricane Dorian and Alabama: A Closer Look
00:20:34

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump defending his doctored map showing Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama.

Then, he talks to Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sep 06, 2019
Justice Sonia Sotomayor | Trump's Incompetence and Corruption on Display as Hurricane Nears: A Closer Look
00:20:42

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s very dumb comments about Hurricane Dorian.

Then, he talks to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sep 04, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Noel Gallagher
00:15:27

Seth talks to Noel Gallagher of Oasis. Noel also takes a few more questions from Late Night's Jeremiah Silva and Sarah Jenks-Daly.

Sep 02, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 6
00:13:57

In our final Summer Friday podcast for 2019, you'll hear Late Night's John Lutz ask fellow writer Amber Ruffin why she's getting on the Trump train. After that, members of the LN production staff offer their recommendations for summer reading and then the Deep State Busters talk to a former deep state operative.

Aug 30, 2019
Jose Antonio Vargas | Tommy Orange
00:23:47

Seth welcomes activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who shares his story about being an undocumented immigrant and explains what politicians get wrong about immigration.

After that, Seth interviews author Tommy Orange, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for the podcast.

Aug 28, 2019
Alison Brie | Geena Davis
00:27:52

Seth welcomes Alison Brie, who talks about her directorial debut on GLOW. Then, Alison takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for the podcast.

After that, Seth talks to Geena Davis about her research into female representation in media, and Geena sticks around to answer some more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Aug 26, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 5
00:09:04

In our fifth Summer Friday episode, you'll hear writer Amber Ruffin's argument in favor of awarding President Trump the Nobel Peace Prize, book recommendations from Late Night celebrity guests and a new edition of the podcast Nerd Assault featuring parents who name their kids after sci-fi and fantasy characters.


Aug 23, 2019
Robin Thede | Jokes Seth Can't Tell
00:16:46

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying he’s almost certain that America has already had gay presidents. Writers Jenny Hagel and Amber Ruffin join Seth for another edition of Jokes Seth Can't Tell.

Then, Robin Thede talks with Seth about A Black Lady Sketch Show and the creative process behind developing her characters. After that, Late Night's Amber Ruffin chats with Robin in an exclusive interview recorded before her appearance on the show.

Aug 21, 2019
Sandra Bernhard | Jacqueline Novak
00:26:38

Seth talks to comedians Sandra Bernhard and Jacqueline Novak. Sandra and Jacqueline also take a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Aug 19, 2019
Jake Tapper | Trump Freaks Out About the Possibility of A Recession: A Closer Look
00:25:11

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump freaking out about the possibility of a recession.

Then, Seth talks to CNN's Jake Tapper, who also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Aug 16, 2019
Marianne Williamson | Donald Trump Is the Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief: A Closer Look
00:23:52

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump retweeting a conspiracy theory accusing former President Clinton of murder.

Then, Seth interviews presidential hopeful Marianne Williamson, who also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for this podcast.

Aug 14, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Brian Michael Bendis
00:25:32

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker talk to legendary comic book writer/illustrator Brian Michael Bendis.

Aug 12, 2019
Charlamagne tha God | Trump Attacks Biden; NRA Calls Trump: A Closer Look
00:24:15

Seth takes a closer look at the president lashing out at critics and taking cues from the NRA.

Then, Charlamagne tha God talks about interviewing 2020 presidential candidates, opening up about his anxiety and depression and Kamala Harris “dropping the ball” in the second Democratic debate.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Aug 09, 2019
John Oliver | Politicians React to Shootings in El Paso and Dayton: A Closer Look
00:33:26

Seth takes a closer look at the political world responding to the horrific mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas.

John Oliver talks about his early stand-up career in the UK, hugging J.K. Rowling on his first day at The Daily Show and how the first Democratic debates didn't provide any useful information about the candidates.

After that, John takes a few more questions backstage from Late Night's Henry Melcher.

Aug 07, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Fred Savage
00:19:13

Away from his desk in Studio 8G, Seth talks to actor and director Fred Savage.

Aug 05, 2019
Chris Hayes | CNN’s Democratic Debate, Night Two: A Closer Look
00:33:34

Seth takes a closer look at the second night of the second Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election.

Then, Chris Hayes talks about night two of the second Democratic debates and the issue of electability.

Chris also takes a few more questions just for this podcast.

Aug 02, 2019
Michael Moore | CNN’s Democratic Debate, Night One: A Closer Look
00:36:15

Seth takes a closer look at the first night of the second Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election.

Then, Michael Moore talks about Mueller’s congressional testimony, why Democrats need to impeach the President and what candidate he thinks could take on Trump in 2020.

Moore also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 31, 2019
Late Night Cram: Democratic Debates (ft. Sen. Cory Booker)
00:29:53

Late Night's Sal Gentile and Henry Melcher talk about the upcoming round of Democratic debates. Then, Henry talks to Senator Cory Booker.

Jul 28, 2019
Cory Booker | Beto O'Rourke | Trump Lies About Robert Mueller’s Testimony: A Closer Look
00:32:12

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump lying about Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony.

Then, hear Seth's interviews with presidential hopefuls Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke.

Jul 26, 2019
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries | Trump Continues Racist Attacks as Mueller Hearing Looms: A Closer Look
00:22:48

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump continuing his attacks on four congresswomen of color.

Then, Representative Hakeem Jeffries talks about Brooklyn, responds to President Trump’s comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar and shares what unifies Democrats in the House of Representatives.

Jeffries also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 24, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Catherine Cohen
00:15:58

New York based comedian Catherine Cohen tells Late Night staffers Jeremiah Silva and Kyle O'Donnell about how she developed her distinctive voice. Then, hear her musical comedy performance on Late Night.

Jul 22, 2019
Jesse Eisenberg | Trump Lies About Racist Rally Chant: A Closer Look
00:22:30

Seth takes a closer look at the president lying about his reaction to a racist chant at one of his rallies.

Then, Jesse Eisenberg talks about The Art of Self-Defense, working with different dog breeds on the set of the film and why he keeps costumes from the films he’s worked on.

He also sticks around to talk to his friend, Late Night supervising writer Seth Reiss, backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 19, 2019
Dax Shepard | Trump's Racist Attacks on Democratic Congresswomen: A Closer Look
00:21:20

Seth takes a closer look at the president mounting an appallingly racist attack on four Democratic women of color in Congress.

Then, Seth talks to actor Dax Shepard, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 17, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Jon Wurster
00:20:59

Eli Janney of the 8G Band interviews Jon Wurster, who sat in with the band for a week, about his career in music and comedy.

Jul 15, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 4
00:22:26

In our fourth Summer Friday episode, you'll hear a new edition the podcast Nerd Assault talking a new website, book recommendations from Late Night celebrity guests and a round of Late Night Debate Club with staffers Emily Hymes and Kyle O'Donnell.

Jul 12, 2019
Louie Anderson | Back in My Day
00:17:15

Seth reminisces about a simpler - albeit recent - time when the butt was considered an organ.

Then, he talks to actor and comedian Louie Anderson, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 10, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Kenan Thompson (Re-air)
00:22:38

Originally published October 2018, Seth Meyers talks to Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson away from Studio 8G.

Starting on Tuesday, July 9, Thompson will be one of the judges on the new NBC competition show "Bring the Funny" alongside Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy.

Jul 08, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 3
00:19:56

In our third Summer Friday episode, you'll hear a new edition the podcast Nerd Assault talking Sonic the Hedgehog, book recommendations from Late Night celebrity guests and a round of Late Night Debate Club with staffers Dan McElroy and Michael Wightman.

Jul 05, 2019
Anthony Jeselnik | Late Night Writer Dina Gusovsky on Why Everyone Should Be Raised By Immigrants
00:15:15

Late Night writer Dina Gusovsky compares her experiences being raised by immigrant parents with American "snowplow parenting."

Then, Seth talks to comedian and writer Anthony Jeselnik, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jul 03, 2019
Stand-Up Comedy On Late Night
00:29:28

Amber Ruffin and Jenny Hagel help out with some Jokes Seth Can't Tell.

Then, some stand-up comedy sets from comics who have appeared on Late Night: Josh Gondelman, Zainab Johnson, Julio Torres, Naomi Ekperigin and Nimesh Patel.

Jul 02, 2019
Democrats Debate: A Closer Look
00:38:30

Seth takes A Closer Look at Wednesday and Thursday's Democratic debate sessions.

Jun 28, 2019
Author Ocean Vuong | Trump Almost Started a War with Iran: A Closer Look
00:20:21

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump creating a bunch of problems and then turning around and pretending he “solved” those problems.

Then, Ocean Vuong talks about writing his book in his closet, basing his fictional characters on his own experience and his mother’s response to his novel.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jun 26, 2019
Late Night Cram: Corruption (ft. Sheila Krumholz)
00:22:07

Late Night staffers Sal Gentile and Henry Melcher talk to Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics and OpenSecrets.org, about corruption in Washington in the Trump era.

Jun 24, 2019
Cobie Smulders | Trump’s Rambling Phone Interview with Sean Hannity: A Closer Look
00:26:35

Seth takes a closer look at the president rambling in phone interviews while his administration threatens war with Iran the week after announcing his re-election bid.

Then, Cobie Smulders talks about Spider-Man: Far From Home, participating in a charity softball game and her upcoming television show Stumptown.

She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for the podcast.

Jun 21, 2019
Late Night Sessions #TBT: Kacey Musgraves
00:13:31

This segment was originally published on July 10, 2018.

Late Night music booker Jeremiah Silva talks to Kacey Musgraves about her album "Golden Hour" and the song "Rainbow," which made its TV debut on Late Night.

Jun 20, 2019
Los Espookys Cast | Trump Sits Down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: A Closer Look
00:35:06

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump sitting down for a rare interview with a network that wasn't Fox News.

Then, Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen talk about Fred’s heavy American accent when speaking Spanish, the unique jobs of their characters in Los Espookys and finding knockoff American candy in South America.

They also take a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

Jun 19, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Regina Spektor
00:27:51

Ahead of the run of her Broadway show, "Regina Spektor: Live on Broadway," Late Night music producer Jeremiah Silva talks to Spektor about her beginnings as an immigrant, what "quirky" means to her and more.

Jun 17, 2019
Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Trump Says He’d Take Foreign Dirt on a 2020 Opponent: A Closer Look
00:23:52

Seth takes a closer look at the president saying in an interview that if he had the chance to collude with a foreign government in 2020, he would.

Then, Senator Amy Klobuchar talks about working with colleagues who are also running for president, the elements needed for impeachment and how she plans to repair the American infrastructure.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jun 14, 2019
Zosia Mamet | Trump Returns from Europe as Impeachment Calls Grow Louder: A Closer Look
00:21:47

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump using his trip to Europe to enrich himself as calls for his impeachment grow louder.

Then, actress Zosia Mamet talks about her belated honeymoon road trip in an RV with her husband and dog and explains all the RV lingo.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G just for the podcast.

Jun 12, 2019
Authors On Late Night
00:24:29

Listen to some excerpts from interviews between Seth Meyers and authors David Sedaris, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Judy Blume, Simon Rich, Marlon James, Ann Beattie and Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Jun 10, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 2
00:19:18

Late Night writers Ally Hord and Mike Scollins interview Amber Ruffin in their new podcast segment, Late Night Legends of Comedy.

Then, hear some summer reading recommendations from Ann Beattie, Jason Mantzoukas and John Waters.

Finally, Late Night writer Ben Warheit and field producer Amanda Cowper debate the merits of consuming entertainment week-to-week versus binging in one sitting.

Jun 07, 2019
Beanie Feldstein | The Kind of Story We Need Right Now
00:16:46

Seth steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about a Connecticut man fighting a traffic ticket for talking on his cell phone while driving by proving it wasn’t a phone - it was a hash brown.

Then, Beanie Feldstein talks about Booksmart, describes the film's parallels to Superbad and tells the story of when she first met Olivia Wilde.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Jun 05, 2019
2020 Candidates
00:11:34

Listen to short excerpts from Seth's interviews from throughout the years with declared 2020 presidential candidates: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden (with Jill Biden), Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Julián Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand and John Hickenlooper.

Their full interviews can be found at YouTube.com/LateNightSeth.

Jun 03, 2019
Summer Friday '19: Episode 1
00:21:08

Fred Armisen investigates the secrets of Studio 8G in a new edition of The Late Nightly.

Then, hear some summer reading recommendations from Lena Dunham, Jake Tapper and Ana Gasteyer.

Finally, Late Night writer Ben Warheit and field producer Amanda Cowper debate whether movies should be enjoyed in a theater or at home in Late Night Debate Club.

May 31, 2019
Olivia Wilde | Ya Burnt: Merry-Go-Rounds, CBD
00:20:06

Seth sizzles through a list of topics and fires sick burns at some deserving subjects, like oatmeal.

Then, Olivia Wilde talks about stealing directing techniques from Martin Scorsese, giving actors room to improvise in Booksmart and directing commercials starring Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis for Lyft.

She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for the podcast.

May 29, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Chromeo
00:16:17

The 8G Band's Eli Janney sits down with Chromeo backstage at Studio 8G.

May 27, 2019
Julián Castro | Trump Lashes Out After Pelosi Accuses Him of a "Cover-Up": A Closer Look
00:25:52

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump's impromptu press conference today, in which he lashed out at Democrats calling for his impeachment.

Then, Julián Castro talks about getting hired by President Obama, Ben Carson's work as U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Obama administration's record on immigration.

He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

May 24, 2019
Ann Beattie | Trump Threatens Iran on Twitter: A Closer Look
00:20:36

Seth takes a closer look at the president threatening Iran on Twitter as the people around him push for a conflict.

Then, Ann Beattie discusses her writing process, reveals how she came up with the title for her book A Wonderful Stroke of Luck and talks about getting mistaken for other writers.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

May 22, 2019
Late Night Cram: Green New Deal (ft. Rhiana Gunn-Wright)
00:38:56

Late Night supervising producer Henry Melcher and A Closer Look supervising writer Sal Gentile talk to Rhiana Gunn-Wright, the policy director for New Consensus, about the Green New Deal.

May 20, 2019
Sen. Michael Bennet | Alabama’s Abortion Ban; Trump’s War on Congress: A Closer Look
00:32:27

Seth takes a closer look at the president arguing in court that Congress can’t investigate him as Republicans wage a war on reproductive rights.

Then, Michael Bennet talks about his run for president. He takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

May 17, 2019
Jason Mantzoukas | Trump Fights with China, Rudy Seeks Ukraine’s Help in 2020: A Closer Look
00:29:42

Seth takes a closer look at the president meeting with the leader of Hungary and feuding with China while his lawyer was trying to get Ukraine to meddle in the 2020 election.

Then, Jason Mantzoukas talks about people wanting to touch him, getting typecast as a homeless or insane person and his very small role in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.

Plus, Jason takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

May 15, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Amy Poehler
00:42:42

Seth Meyers talks to Amy Poehler about her directorial debut Wine Country and more.

May 13, 2019
Lena Dunham | Don Jr. Subpoenaed as Trump Lies About Mueller Report: A Closer Look
00:23:16

Seth takes a closer look at the president lying about the Mueller report.

Plus, Lena Dunham talks about going as a pair to the Met Gala with Jemima Kirke and sneaking a photo of herself making up with Jared Leto’s fake head in a Met Gala elevator.

Dunham also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for the podcast.

May 10, 2019
Ana Gasteyer | Trump Says Mueller Shouldn't Testify, as Cohen Goes to Prison: A Closer Look
00:31:29

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump getting definitive, ironclad proof that he did not collude with Russia from the president of Russia, as Michael Cohen goes to jail.

Then, Ana Gasteyer talks about working with a star-studded cast in Wine Country, reveals how she and the women of SNL celebrate birthdays and shares the backstory of a huge portrait of her from SNL.

She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

May 08, 2019
Late Night Sessions: Craig Finn
00:26:04

Craig Finn of the Hold Steady chats with the 8G Band's Eli Janney.

May 06, 2019
Adam Sandler | Barr Refuses to Testify After Lying About Mueller: A Closer Look
00:25:51

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump and his attorney general going to war with Congress.

Then, he talks to SNL legend Adam Sandler.

May 03, 2019
Desi Lydic | Trump Calls Into Fox, Calls Russia Probe a “Coup”: A Closer Look
00:23:10

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s standoff with Congress as some Democrats call for his impeachment.

Then, Desi Lydic talks about how other countries view gender equality in the US, Namibia’s progress toward gender equality and her aunt’s dirty wedding gift. She also sticks around for a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G exclusively for this podcast.

May 01, 2019
Kit Harington | Mark Hamill | Jokes Seth Can't Tell
00:21:13

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about Esquire magazine featuring a profile on the hardships of growing up white, middle class and male.

Then, Kit Harington talks about his recent stint hosting SNL, pranking his wife on April Fools' Day and resisting the urge to spoil the ending of Game of Thrones for himself.

After that, Mark Hamill talks about falling into his character in Knightfall, trolling Star Wars fans and the differences between screen acting and voice acting.

Apr 26, 2019
Amber Says What | Steve Martin | Julia Louis-Dreyfus
00:25:47

Late Night writer Amber Ruffin recaps what's happening in pop culture news.

Then, hear his interviews with Steve Martin and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Apr 24, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Henry Winkler
00:23:43

Seth talks to Henry Winkler away from his desk at Studio 8G.


Apr 22, 2019
Pete Buttigieg | Washington Reacts to the Mueller Report: A Closer Look
00:27:53

Seth takes a closer look at William Barr’s redacted version of Robert Mueller’s final report.

Plus, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about the Mueller Report, serving in the Military, and rallying Democratic voters for the 2020 election.

Apr 19, 2019
Tracy Morgan | Sarah Sanders Says Congress Is Not "Smart Enough" for Trump's Tax Returns: A Closer Look
00:24:49

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump still resisting calls to release his tax returns while complaining about immigration laws.

Then, Tracy Morgan talks about The Last O.G., Father’s Day and his new hobby: shredding important documents. He also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Apr 17, 2019
Late Night Cram: The Mueller Report (ft. Emma Loop)
00:30:31

Henry Melcher (supervising producer) and Sal Gentile (A Closer Look supervising writer) sit down with BuzzFeed News reporter Emma Loop to discuss the intricacies of the soon-to-be-released Mueller report. (Recorded on Tuesday, April 9th)

Apr 15, 2019
Jodie Comer | Trump Dodges Questions on Mueller, Tax Returns, WikiLeaks: A Closer Look
00:26:04

Seth takes a closer look at the president resisting calls to release his tax returns and calling the people who investigate him traitors.

Then, Jodie Comer talks about the return of Killing Eve, introducing her parents to Michael Palin and her love of Bruce Springsteen. She also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Apr 12, 2019
Chelsea Clinton | Trump Lashes Out over Immigration and His Tax Returns: A Closer Look
00:23:26

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump reminding everyone he considers himself above the law.

Then, Chelsea Clinton talks about the Trump administration rolling back protections for endangered species, Fox News' obsession with her family and what her parents are like as grandparents.

She also takes a few more questions backstage exclusively for the Late Night podcast.

Apr 09, 2019
Chris Hayes | Rich Eisen
00:27:14

Chris Hayes talks about bringing the Green New Deal to a town hall with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tucker Carlson's odd attempt to insult him and why he finds Fox News so unnerving. Plus, he talks to Late Night's Henry Melcher on his way back to his MSNBC studio in 30 Rock.

Then, Rich Eisen talks about covering 15 years of the NFL Draft, Tom Brady offering to help him train for Run Rich Run and his intimidating run-in with Bill Belichick. He also takes a few more questions from Late Night's Kevin Miller backstage at Studio 8G.

Apr 08, 2019
Sen. Kamala Harris | Trump Rambles About "Oringes" and Windmills: A Closer Look
00:25:29

Seth takes a closer look at some of the crazy insane stuff the president said in a speech to a group of Republicans.

Then, Senator Kamala Harris talks about competing with her Senate colleagues in the 2020 election, William Barr's summary of the Mueller report and why she thinks that report needs to be released to the public.

Apr 05, 2019
Timothy Simons | After Mueller Report, Trump Lies About Budget Cuts: A Closer Look
00:32:17

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump picking fights over health care and the Special Olympics after special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report.

Plus, he talks to Timothy Simons of Veep, who also takes a few more questions backstage at Studio 8G.

Apr 03, 2019
Late Night Sessions: James Bay
00:19:53

Late Night talent executive Jeremiah Silva interviews musician James Bay.

Apr 01, 2019
Amy Schumer | Getting To Know Pete Buttigieg | Steve King's Problematic Meme: Couple Things
00:13:00

Seth has a couple things to say to Iowa Representative Steve King and his problematic meme.

Then, Seth reads off a list of facts about 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

Finally, Amy Schumer talks about the difficulties she's endured during her pregnancy, the very graphic cake her sister-in-law gave her and performing while pregnant in her new stand-up special.

Mar 29, 2019
Patton Oswalt | Ya Burnt | Sen. David Jimenez
00:21:30

Senator David Jimenez of New Mexico formally announces that he's running for president in 2020.

Then, Seth sizzles through a list of topics and fires sick burns at some deserving subjects, like tofu.

Patton Oswalt recounts the events of the day he learned that the suspected Golden State Killer had been caught, explains why he hates turning fifty and talks about A.P. Bio.

Mar 27, 2019
Seth Off-Air: Will Forte