Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

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Of all the late night talk show hosts I think Seth Meyers is the smartest and funniest.


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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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Ricky Gervais | George W. Bush’s Shocking Gaffe; Republicans Vote Against Baby Formula Bill: A Closer Look
00:21:58

Seth takes a closer look at former President George W. Bush accidentally confessing to being a war criminal and Republicans voting against bills that would address the nationwide shortage of baby formula.

Then, Ricky Gervais talks about his comedy special SuperNature, living on borrowed time and challenging his audiences.

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May 20, 2022
Sarah Silverman | Madison Cawthorn Ousted After Relentless GOP Campaign to Take Him Down: A Closer Look
00:23:51

Seth takes a closer look at North Carolina Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn, one of the most vocal proponents of Donald Trump's big lie about the 2020 election, losing his GOP primary last night despite Trump’s endorsement.

Then, Sarah Silverman gushes about NBC's Law & Order, talks about her musical The Bedwetter and recounts her experience getting hypnotized as a child.

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May 19, 2022
Miley Cyrus | The Right's Embrace of Racist Replacement Theory Is Both Dangerous and Dumb: A Closer Look
00:27:02

Seth addresses the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, before Amber Ruffin calls for an end to white supremacy and racism with a song.

Then, Seth takes a closer look at prominent members of the right embracing and parroting the dangerous white nationalist conspiracy theory known as “the great replacement,” which, in addition to being deeply racist, bigoted and dehumanizing, is incredibly stupid.

Finally, Miley Cyrus talks about her live album, the Happy Hippie Foundation and working with Lorne Michaels and Pete Davidson on her New Year's Eve special.

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May 17, 2022
Paula Pell | Trump Wanted to Bomb Mexico; Katie Porter Gives Powerful Speech on Inflation: A Closer Look
00:24:33

Seth takes a closer look at Democratic Congresswoman Katie Porter making a powerful speech to her colleagues about solving the cost-of-living crisis and Donald Trump wanting to bomb Mexico and pretend it wasn’t us.

Then, Paula Pell shares a story about the time she pretended to be a cop because a man aggressively yelled at her in Los Angeles traffic.

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May 13, 2022
Beto O'Rourke | Trump Thought China Had a "Hurricane Gun," Senate Blocks Bill to Codify Roe v. Wade: A Closer Look
00:23:41

Seth takes a closer look at Trump asking if China had a hurricane gun and Senate Republicans blocking the Women’s Health Protection Act, a bill that would codify abortion rights at the federal level.

Then, Beto O’Rourke breaks down the issues with Greg Abbott’s abortion ban in Texas and predicts what he thinks might come next.

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May 12, 2022
Bob Odenkirk | Rudy Dodges Jan. 6 Investigation, Trump Calls Pence a "F---ing Loser": A Closer Look
00:24:21

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump’s former secretary of defense saying Trump wanted to shoot protesters and called his own senior officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, "f---ing losers."

Then, Bob Odenkirk talks about getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, realizing he wanted to get into dramatic acting while on stage with Chris Farley and how he got his role on Better Call Saul.

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May 10, 2022
Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster | Matt Gaetz Thinks "Over-Educated" Is an Insult; Trump Tied to Oath Keepers: A Closer Look
00:24:22

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans focusing on the leak of the Supreme Court's draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade while more evidence emerges potentially linking Trump to the militia groups involved in the attempted coup on January 6.

Then, Sutton Foster and Hugh Jackman talk about The Music Man returning to Broadway, dealing with an audience member constantly sneezing and working together for the first time.

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May 06, 2022
Amy Schumer | The Shocking SCOTUS Leak and the GOP's Decades-Long Plot to Overturn Roe: A Closer Look
00:24:26

Seth takes a closer look at the five conservative Supreme Court justices poising to overturn Roe v. Wade and erase a woman's constitutional right to bodily autonomy, subverting the will of the vast majority of Americans and defying a half-century of legal precedent.

Then, Amy Schumer talks about enjoying red wine in any weather, the story behind her son's name and introduicing her son to Disney films.

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May 05, 2022
Melanie Lynskey | Trump Held in Contempt, Endorses Nonexistent Person Named "J.D. Mandel": A Closer Look
00:19:33

Seth takes a closer look at a judge ruling that Trump will remain in contempt of court after failing to comply with a subpoena in a fraud investigation as more bombshell text messages emerged implicating more GOP members of Congress in the attempted coup on January 6.

Then, Melanie Lynskey talks about playing a former cannibal on Yellowjackets; her husband, Jason Ritter, attempting to scare her and their daughter; and trying to pull off wigs with Jessica Biel in the series Candy. 

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May 03, 2022
Andrew Garfield | Pence's "Chilling" Words on Jan. 6; Greene's Texts About "Marshall Law": A Closer Look
00:23:20

Seth takes a closer look at Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene lying about their roles in the January 6 insurrection and a member of the committee investigating the insurrection revealing what he called the most chilling moment from that day.

Then, Andrew Garfield talks about the story behind Under the Banner of Heaven, being a "slut for true crime” and Tom Holland's comments on Spider-Man's butt.

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Apr 29, 2022
Oscar Isaac | Trump Says He Won’t Return to Twitter Even with Elon Musk in Charge: A Closer Look
00:28:49

Seth takes a closer look at one of the big political questions looming after Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter: will Donald Trump get his account back?

Then, Oscar Isaac talks about playing a character with multiple personalities on Moon Knight, his kids and recruiting Ethan Hawke for the show.

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Apr 28, 2022
Vanessa Bayer | Ivanka Trump Election Texts Revealed; Perdue and Vance Embrace Trump’s Lies: A Closer Look
00:25:32

Seth takes a closer look at aspiring Republican politicians deciding the path to power in their party requires fully embracing Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election.

Then, Vanessa Bayer breaks down the similarities between SNL and QVC, talks about telling Lorne Michaels about her childhood leukemia and shares one of her favorite rejected SNL sketches.

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Apr 26, 2022
Late Night Lit: Maggie Shipstead | Dana Schwartz
00:30:05

On this month's episode of our literary podcast Late Night Lit, Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with two great novelists. She talks to Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle, and Dana Schwartz, whose new book Anatomy: A Love Story is available now. Schwartz also hosts the podcast Noble Blood.

Plus, writer Marc Bernardin shares a book recommendation.

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Apr 25, 2022
Tiffany Haddish | Trump and Piers Morgan Clash; Rudy Giuliani Appears on The Masked Singer: A Closer Look
00:22:08

Seth takes a closer look at Piers Morgan debuting a trailer for an interview he claims Donald Trump angrily walked out of and Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on The Masked Singer.

Then, Tiffany Haddish talks about her dating requirements, her children’s book Layla, the Last Black Unicorn and the real reason she accepted her role in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

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Apr 22, 2022
Tina Fey | DeSantis and Cruz Attack Disney; Lawsuit Seeks to Bar Greene from Ballot: A Closer Look
00:24:51

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans waging war on Disney while a lawsuit seeks to keep Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene off the ballot for her attempt to help overthrow the 2020 election.

Then, Tina Fey talks about the time her daughter crashed her interview with Seth, what it’s like to raise kids in New York City and her pet lizard.

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Apr 21, 2022
Jordan Klepper | Don Jr.’s Coup Texts Revealed; Tucker Carlson Promotes Testicle Tanning: A Closer Look
00:24:46

Seth takes a closer look at text messages revealing more high-ranking Republicans involved in Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election, including his son Donald Trump Jr.

Then, Jordan Klepper talks about becoming a father at the start of the COVID pandemic, engaging with Trump supporters at his events and what happens when they recognize him.

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Apr 19, 2022
Judd Apatow | House Votes to Hold Two More of Trump's Coup Accomplices in Criminal Contempt: A Closer Look
00:19:45

Seth takes a closer look at the House voting to hold two more of Trump’s associates in contempt amid its investigation into his coup attempt.

Then, Judd Apatow talks about interviewing comedians for his book Sicker in the Head, celebrating 25 years of marriage to Leslie Mann and the best way to watch The Bubble.

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Apr 08, 2022
Jerrod Carmichael | Matt Gaetz Melts Down at Hearing; Trump Endorses Sarah Palin for Congress: A Closer Look
00:24:57

Seth takes a closer look at Trump endorsing Sarah Palin for a seat in Congress, Matt Gaetz accusing the military of focusing too much on "woke-ism" and Biden proposing a billionaire tax aimed at reining in America’s massive wealth gap.

Then, Jerrod Carmichael talks about hosting Saturday Night Live, coming out as gay in his Rothaniel special and the inspiration behind the special.

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Apr 07, 2022
Robin Thede | Trump Holds Unhinged Michigan Rally to Continue His Slow-Moving Coup: A Closer Look
00:20:28

Seth takes a closer look at Trump taking the next step in his slow-moving coup by going to Michigan to support fringe, state-level candidates who believe the 2020 election was stolen.

Then, Robin Thede talks about Season 3 of A Black Lady Sketch Show, where she draws inspiration for characters on the show and the role comedy had in her upbringing. 

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Apr 05, 2022
Ben Stiller | Orgies, Cocaine and Burner Phones Consume GOP Thanks to Cawthorn and Trump: A Closer Look
00:25:10

Seth takes a closer look at Trump denying ever using a burner phone while House Republicans are getting asked if they’re into cocaine and orgies.

Then, Ben Stiller talks about growing up in the entertainment industry, his lifelong love of filmmaking and embarrassing himself in front of Steven Spielberg.

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Apr 01, 2022
Andy Cohen | Rep. Madison Cawthorn Says House Colleagues Hold Orgies and Do Cocaine: A Closer Look
00:24:35

Seth takes a closer look at Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn accusing his colleagues of doing cocaine and holding orgies while Trump decided to ask Putin to dig up dirt on the Bidens.

Then, Andy Cohen talks about celebrating the 13th anniversary of Watch What Happens Live, reading to his son and what his mom thinks of his show. Plus, he discusses the new cast of The Real Housewives of New York City, shares his thoughts on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and reveals what to expect from The Real Housewives of Dubai.

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Mar 31, 2022
Mariska Hargitay & Christopher Meloni | Judge Says Trump Coup Likely a Crime; Ginni Thomas and Ted Cruz Implicated: A Closer Look
00:24:24

Seth takes a closer look at a federal judge saying that Trump’s attempted coup was likely a crime as bombshell new reports reveal that both Ted Cruz and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas were closely involved.

Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni talk about their hardcore loyal fanbase, their initial reactions to the first Law & Order: SVU script and what their auditions were like.

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Mar 29, 2022
Late Night Lit: Marlon James | Jake Morrissey
00:24:52

Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly interviews Marlon James, whose latest novel Moon Witch, Spider King is the latest in his acclaimed Dark Star trilogy.

Marlon is then joined by Jake Morrissey, executive editor at Riverhead Books, who with Marlon James cohosts the podcast "Marlon and Jake Read Dead People."

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Mar 28, 2022
Paul Feig | Trump Supporters Ludicrously Claim He Would've Been Tougher on Putin: A Closer Look
00:18:13

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans and right-wing pundits creating a mythology that is totally unmoored from reality, in which Donald Trump was the one who was tough on Vladimir Putin and would have somehow stopped him from invading Ukraine.

Then, Paul Feig talks about Minx, falling into Universal Studio’s Jaws Lake while giving a tour and his other show Welcome to Flatch.

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Mar 18, 2022
Questlove | Zelenskyy Delivers Moving Address to Congress as Putin's Invasion Sputters: A Closer Look
00:18:49

Seth takes a closer look at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivering a virtual address to Congress as Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine continues to sputter, leaving hope that there can be a diplomatic solution to the conflict.

Then, Questlove talks about his Oscar-nominated documentary Summer of Soul, waking up way too early for the nomination announcement and Steven Spielberg gushing over the film.

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Mar 17, 2022
Catherine Cohen | Trump Says He'd Threaten to Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia: A Closer Look
00:18:16

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump saying he would threaten to use nukes against Russia while right-wing conspiracy theories about the country’s invasion of Ukraine spin wildly out of control.

Then, Catherine Cohen talks about her comedy special The Twist?... She's Gorgeous, growing up in Texas and performing live comedy.

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Mar 15, 2022
Chris Redd | Zelenskyy Predicts Putin Will Compromise as Major Businesses Flee Russia: A Closer Look
00:23:25

Seth takes a closer look at the Biden administration doing everything possible to counter Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as Republicans pitch increasingly reckless ideas that would drastically escalate the conflict.

Then, Chris Redd talks about the inspiration behind his show Bust Down, giving his haters credit for not supporting his rap career and impersonating Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday Night Live.

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Mar 11, 2022
Leslie Jones | Boebert Compares Biden to "Prince John" as GOP Blames Biden for Gas Prices: A Closer Look
00:22:05

Seth takes a closer look at the latest Republican attacks on President Biden over high gas prices.

Then, Leslie Jones discusses her role on Our Flag Means Death and talks about working with Fred Armisen, what she thinks of HBO’s Euphoria, the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win, shooting a Super Bowl commercial with Tommy Lee Jones and her opinion on Winter Olympic sports.

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Mar 10, 2022
Chris Hayes | Trump Suggests Putting Chinese Flags on U.S. Fighter Jets to Bomb Russia: A Closer Look
00:23:49

Seth takes a closer look at Trump musing about bombing Russia as Republicans blame Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on President Biden.

Then, Chris Hayes talks about celebrating the ninth anniversary of his show, how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is negatively impacting the rest of the world and Trump’s political future.

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Mar 08, 2022
Amy Poehler | Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Scolds High School Students for Wearing Masks: A Closer Look
00:24:21

Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, berating high school students for wearing masks while Fox News continues to attack Biden's response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Then, Amy Poehler talks about directing the documentary Lucy and Desi, reveals why people want to return to comedy and re-watch shows and supports Seth's impressions of Vince Vaughn and Al Pacino.

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Mar 04, 2022
Frank Bruni | Biden Warns Putin "Has No Idea What's Coming," Greene & Boebert Heckle SOTU: A Closer Look
00:20:07

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden using his first State of the Union address to condemn Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and warn him that he has no idea what the U.S. and its allies will do next.

Then, writer Frank Bruni talks about losing the vision in his right eye, how he processed the loss through his memoir The Beauty of Dusk and finding out that Oprah Winfrey is a fan.

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Mar 03, 2022
John Oliver | Putin Rattles World with Nuclear Threat as Trump Calls Him Smart Again: A Closer Look
00:26:18

Seth takes a closer look at Vladimir Putin rattling the world by raising the alert status of Russia's nuclear forces as Republicans gathered for the Conservative Political Action Conference and refused to condemn Trump for praising Putin.

Then, John Oliver talks about his interview with Seth right before the city shut down, his wardrobe and backdrop for his show and his favorite things about Late Night.

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Mar 01, 2022
Late Night Lit: Seth Meyers On "I'm Not Scared, You're Scared"
00:26:32

Seth Meyers speaks with Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly about his new children's book, "I'm Not Scared, You're Scared," which will be available on March 15.

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Feb 28, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams | Trump Doubles Down on Calling Putin "Smart," Gets Confused on Fox News: A Closer Look
00:21:01

Seth takes a closer look at Russia launching a full-scale military assault on Ukraine, surprising everyone except the leader of the Republican Party Donald Trump.

Then, New York City Mayor Eric Adams talks about the early days of his first term, his plans to address the city’s subway system and garbage and the criticism of his recent appointments.

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Feb 25, 2022
Billie Eilish | Trump Praises Putin’s "Genius" and "Savvy" as Ukraine Crisis Worsens: A Closer Look
00:26:15

Seth takes a closer look at Trump praising Vladimir Putin's "savvy" and "genius" amid U.S. warnings of an imminent full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine as Republicans and right-wing pundits claim President Biden is showing weakness.

Then, Billie Eilish talks about getting emotional playing Madison Square Garden, the signs her fans bring to concerts and returning to live concerts.

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Feb 24, 2022
Tom Holland | Trump Botches Social Media App; Classified Items Found at Mar-a-Lago: A Closer Look
00:24:10

Seth takes a closer look at the latest news like Fox News and Republicans coming after Hillary Clinton and Trump flushing official White House records down the toilet.

Then, Tom Holland talks about his Marvel press tours, working with Toby Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Spider-Man: No Way Home and learning how to bartend for Uncharted.

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Feb 22, 2022
Charlie Day | Trump and Rudy Were Directly Involved in Plan to Seize Voting Machines: A Closer Look
00:25:02

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s intimate involvement with plans to seize voting machines and stay in power in the waning days of his presidency.

Then, Charlie Day reflects on his time hosting Saturday Night Live before talking about producing It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and working with Jenny Slate in I Want You Back.

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Feb 03, 2022
David Letterman | Jokes Seth Can't Tell: Black History Month, Dolphins Enjoy Lesbian Sex
00:29:35

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about a lesbian opera.

Then, Seth interviews David Letterman, the original host of Late Night on NBC, on the 40th anniversary of the show.

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Feb 02, 2022
Ike Barinholtz | Trump Admits Coup, Says He’ll Pardon Jan. 6 Rioters if He Wins in 2024: A Closer Look
00:27:33

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump making it clear he’s leading a pro-coup movement intent on dismantling American democracy.

Then, Ike Barinholtz pitches a COVID-based business idea before talking about working on a TV version of Mel Brook’s History of the World, Part I and his vacation to Hawaii.

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Feb 01, 2022
Late Night Lit: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss | Tina Satter
00:27:30

New York City theatre edition of Late Night Lit! On today's show of our literary podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, creators and writers of "Six," as well as Tina Satter, the award-winning playwright and director of "Is this a Room."

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Jan 31, 2022
Kenan Thompson | Biden Gets a Chance to Make History with SCOTUS Pick as Breyer Retires: A Closer Look
00:21:29

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden and Senate Democrats saying they’ll move quickly to appoint and confirm a successor to retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer before speaking with guests Kenan Thompson, Tom Riley and Renate Reinsve.

Then, Kenan Thompson talks about celebrating his record-breaking 19-season run on Saturday Night Live, his show Kenan and impersonating Victor Willis on SNL.

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Jan 28, 2022
Michael Schur | Republicans Feign Outrage Over Biden's "Stupid Son of a Bitch" Comment: A Closer Look
00:22:33

Seth takes a closer look at Trump supporters pretending to be outraged over a hot mic moment in which President Biden insulted a Fox News reporter.

Then, Michael Schur talks about the inspiration behind his book How to Be Perfect, how The Good Place writing crew helped with writing it and playing Mose on The Office.

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Jan 27, 2022
James Austin Johnson | Trump Drafted an Executive Order to Seize Voting Machines and Stay in Power: A Closer Look
00:25:32

Seth takes a closer look at a shocking executive order drafted by the Trump administration that would have directed the secretary of defense to seize voting machines after the 2020 election.

Then, James Austin Johnson talks about moving to New York City for Saturday Night Live when his wife was pregnant, his cryptic meetings with Lorne Michaels and how he perfected his Trump impersonation.

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Jan 25, 2022
Ricky Gervais | Senate GOP Blocks Election Bill, Manchin and Sinema Vote to Keep Filibuster: A Closer Look
00:25:14

Seth takes a closer look at Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema voting with Republicans in blocking changes to the filibuster that would have allowed voting rights legislation to pass with a simple majority.

Then, Ricky Gervais talks about his show After Life, the show's heavy subject matter and his writing process. He also shares an update on his health, comments on the Hollywood Foreign Press’ Golden Globes Awards and talks about his return to stand-up.

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Jan 21, 2022
Huma Abedin | Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Rudy Giuliani; NY AG Details Trump Fraud Case: A Closer Look
00:24:11

Seth takes a closer look at the January 6 commission subpoenaing several key Trump allies (including Rudy Giuliani) and the New York State attorney general revealing her office has uncovered evidence of possible fraud committed by Trump’s businesses.

Then, Huma Abedin talks about her book Both/And, her marriage to Anthony Weiner and working with Hillary Clinton.

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Jan 20, 2022
Aidy Bryant | Trump Repeats Election Lies at AZ Rally After Oath Keepers Sedition Charges: A Closer Look
00:22:42

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and his loyalists in the Republican Party focusing on subverting future elections to regain power as they demonstrated at another deranged rally in Arizona.

Then, Aidy Bryant talks about having a garbage party at SNL, taking a cross-country trip with her husband and meeting Bob Saget as a child.

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Jan 18, 2022
Stacey Abrams | Mike Lindell Wants Everyone in Jail; Kevin McCarthy Stonewalls Jan 6 Probe: A Closer Look
00:22:18

Seth takes a closer look at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy saying he will not cooperate with the Jan 6 probe and Mike Lindell’s plan to prove there was fraud in the 2020 election.

Then, Stacey Abrams talks about running for the governorship of Georgia, her new children’s book and the fight for voting rights.

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Jan 14, 2022
Hanya Yanagihara | Trump Hangs Up on NPR After Being Fact-Checked on Election Lies: A Closer Look
00:21:23

Seth takes a closer look at former President Trump abruptly ending an NPR interview after getting fact-checked on his 2020 election lies.

Then, author Hanya Yanagihara talks about the unique way her readers interact with her, discusses her book To Paradise and explains why she turned down an invitation to a college orgy.

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Jan 13, 2022
Sen. Bernie Sanders | Ted Cruz Humiliates Himself by Groveling to Tucker Carlson on Fox News: A Closer Look
00:27:21

Seth takes a closer look at Congressman Jim Jordan refusing to cooperate with the January 6 investigation and Sen. Ted Cruz debasing himself on Fox News.

Then, Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about the enormously popular issues in Build Back Better and what the residents of West Virginia want from the federal government.

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Jan 11, 2022
David Byrne | Twitter Permanently Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's Personal Account: A Closer Look
00:22:01

Seth takes a closer look at the COVID pandemic growing more widespread than ever as our democracy is on the brink.

Then, David Byrne shares how he handled a COVID outbreak on his Broadway show, explains why New York wasn’t a desirable place to live in the ’70s and talks about releasing a book of his art.

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Jan 04, 2022
Late Night Lit: Jason Mott | Kathryn Gordon
00:32:36

In the last episode of Late Night Lit for 2021, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to Jason Mott, author of One Hell of a Book, which won the National Book Award for Fiction. She also chats with Kathryn Gordon, the Marketing and Publicity Director for Legacy Lit.

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Dec 27, 2021
Kyle Mooney | More Shocking Jan. 6 Texts Reveal GOP Lawmakers Planning Coup Attempt: A Closer Look
00:24:11

Seth takes a closer look at the investigation of the January 6 insurrection and Trump's attempted coup now implicating several members of Congress as more shocking text messages emerge.

Then, Kyle Mooney talks about his show All Star Hits, reminisces on watching VHS tapes with friends after SNL after-parties and dives deep into a bag of old tapes with Seth.

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Dec 17, 2021
Will Forte | Bombshell Private Jan. 6 Texts from Don Jr and Fox News Hosts Revealed: A Closer Look
00:25:36

Seth takes a closer look at a stunning turn in the investigation of Trump's attempted coup, revealing that his son, as well as several Fox News hosts, privately begged then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to get Trump to stop the Capitol attack.

Then, Will Forte talks about recovering after day drinking with Seth, proposing to Seth's sister-in-law and the rejected titles for his series MacGruber.

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Dec 16, 2021
Patti LuPone | Bombshell PowerPoint Lays Out Shocking Plan for Trump's Coup Attempt: A Closer Look
00:22:06

Seth takes a closer look at shocking new details in the investigation of the January 6 insurrection that make it clear Trump and his gang were trying to stage a coup.

Then, Patti LuPone talks about giving up musicals before receiving a call from Marianne Elliott, getting performance feedback from Stephen Sondheim and shooting videos in her basement.

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Dec 14, 2021
Tom Holland | Ron Johnson Says Mouthwash Kills COVID; Fox News Lies About Omicron: A Closer Look
00:24:50

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans falsely claiming that Democrats want to return to lockdowns and suggesting that you can use mouthwash to treat COVID as cases are once again surging and a new variant spreads.

Then, Tom Holland talks about press screenings only showing 40 minutes of Spider-Man: No Way Home, being behind on Christmas shopping and the difficulty of getting in and out of his suit.

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Dec 10, 2021
Brian Cox | Republicans Want to Make Trump Speaker of the House if They Win in 2022: A Closer Look
00:23:03

Seth takes a closer look at a growing number of Republicans, including Congressman Matt Gaetz, pushing to make Donald Trump Speaker of the House if they retake power in 2022, while focusing on big issues like Hot Pocket prices and cream cheese shortages.

Then, Brian Cox talks about the depth of his character on Succession, how he approaches each of his roles and working with Jeremy Strong's different acting methods.

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Dec 09, 2021
Javier Bardem | Trump's Secret Positive COVID Test; GOP's Omicron Conspiracy Theories: A Closer Look
00:20:41

Seth takes a closer look at Trump secretly testing positive for COVID before coming into contact with more than 500 people, including President Biden at their first debate, while Republicans and Fox News suggest the new coronavirus variant is a liberal hoax.

Then, Javier Bardem talks about portraying Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos, working with director Aaron Sorkin and learning how to sing and play the congas.

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Dec 07, 2021
Late Night Lit: Ann Patchett | Jacqueline Coley
00:45:16

On this month's edition of Late Night Lit, Sarah Jenks-Daly talks to celebrated author Ann Patchett about her new collection of essays, These Precious Days.

Then, she talks to Jacqueline Coley, Awards Editor of Rotten Tomatoes who also hosts the podcast "Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong." She and the Rotten Tomatoes staff have released a new book, The Ultimate Binge Guide: 296 Must-See Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV.

Finally, Seth's mom Hilary offers a book recommendation.

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Nov 29, 2021
Lin-Manuel Miranda | Mike Lindell Fails to File Big SCOTUS Case He Promised by Thanksgiving: A Closer Look
00:26:06

Seth takes a closer look at the January 6 committee subpoenaing another round of Trump allies as multiple investigations of the former president and his inner circle intensify.

Then, Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about directing the film adaptation of Tick, Tick…Boom!, populating the film with cameos from Jonathan Larson's heroes and Stephen Sondheim rewriting and recording a voicemail.

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Nov 28, 2021
The Meyers Family Thanksgiving
00:25:05

The Meyers family continues their tradition by spending Thanksgiving together in Studio 8G, and Seth makes a very special announcement.

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Nov 27, 2021
Michael Che | McCarthy's Marathon Meltdown; Kennedy Smears Biden Nominee as a Communist
00:25:22

Seth takes a closer look at House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy throwing a nearly nine-hour tantrum on the House floor as Democrats passed their social spending bill, while Republican Sen. John Kennedy accuses a Biden nominee of being a communist.

Then, Michael Che talks about why he picked Oakland to film his special Shame the Devil, originally being skeptical of the vaccine and enjoying his audience leaving shows with a new perspective.

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Nov 23, 2021
Paul Rudd | House Censures Paul Gosar as GOP Defends Him; Lindell Interviews Trump: A Closer Look
00:26:05

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans defending Rep. Paul Gosar after he was formally censured by the House for tweeting a violent video targeting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while Trump continues to spread election lies in an interview with Mike Lindell.

Then, Paul Rudd talks about his first television role, relying on his roommate to drive him to work and living in L.A.

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Nov 19, 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch | Chris Christie Tries to Rehab His Image, Won't Say if He'll Back Trump: A Closer Look
00:21:50

Seth takes a closer look at longtime Trump ally Chris Christie on a media rehabilitation tour ahead of a possible run for president in 2024, while Trump is still speaking the same unhinged lies about the election.

Then, Benedict Cumberbatch talks about working with Jane Campion and Jesse Plemons on the film The Power of the Dog, his drama school days and the film The Electrical Life of Louis Wain.

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Nov 18, 2021
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd & Ernie Hudson | Steve Bannon Indicted for Contempt of Congress; Trump Defends Jan. 6 Mob: A Closer Look
00:27:31

Seth takes a closer look at Steve Bannon turning himself in to federal authorities after being indicted for defying a congressional subpoena while Trump defended the violent mob from the January 6 insurrection.

Then, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson discuss reuniting for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, filming the original film in New York City and remember Harold Ramis.

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Nov 16, 2021
Taylor Swift | GOP and Fox News Lie About the Economy Under Biden vs. Trump: A Closer Look
00:25:49

Seth takes a closer look at the GOP and Fox News lying about the state of the economy under Joe Biden and attempting to purge anyone who dared to vote for a bipartisan infrastructure bill from their ranks.

Then, Taylor Swift talks about reuniting with her band, wanting to own her own music and experiencing nostalgia with her fans for her album Red (Taylor's Version).

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Nov 12, 2021
Sarah Silverman | Trump Loses Major Court Case Over Secret Jan. 6 Records Sought by Congress: A Closer Look
00:24:05

Seth takes a closer look at a judge ruling that official records from the Trump White House could be turned over to the congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection.

Then, Sarah Silverman talks about her new series Santa Inc., how important Jewish people are to the Christmas holiday and meeting Seth Rogen for the first time.

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Nov 11, 2021
Pete Davidson | Ted Cruz Attacks Big Bird; Giuliani Admits He Didn’t Verify Election Claims: A Closer Look
00:24:46

Seth takes a closer look at Rudy Giuliani admitting in a deposition that he didn’t try to verify his insane voter fraud lies and Ted Cruz picking a fight with Big Bird.

Then, Pete Davidson talks about Taylor Swift coming to SNL and collaborating with Emily Ratajkowski in an ad campaign.

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Nov 09, 2021
Kumail Nanjiani | Democrats Win in New Jersey; QAnon Supporters Await JFK Jr’s Return: A Closer Look
00:25:23

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans hoping to repeat the strategy they used in Virginia by keeping Donald Trump’s extreme far-right base on board while also appealing to moderates and swing voters in the 2022 midterms.

Then, Kumail Nanjiani talks about creating a podcast with his wife, avoiding liquids on the set of Eternals and his parents' approval of the film.

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Nov 05, 2021
Steve Schirripa & Michael Imperioli | Virginia Republicans Kept Their Distance from Trump While Courting His Base: A Closer Look
00:24:30

Seth takes a closer look at beltway insiders ludicrously blaming progressives for Republicans winning big in a closely watched race in Virginia last night.

Then, Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli talk about receiving tips on how to whack someone, the success of The Sopranos with a relatively unknown cast and the inspiration behind creating the podcast Talking Sopranos.

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Nov 04, 2021
Colin Quinn | Trump and the GOP Are Trying to Cover Up What Happened on January 6: A Closer Look
00:24:04

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans fully embracing Trump as he still tries to cover up what happened behind the scenes on January 6.

Then, Colin Quinn talks about how the anti-smoking law changed the ecosystem in New York City, how he really feels about the United States and his show The Last Best Hope.

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Nov 02, 2021
Roy Wood Jr. | Biden Says His Presidency Is At Stake As Democrats Scramble For A Deal: A Closer Look
00:18:33

Seth takes a closer look at Democratic leaders and President Biden claiming they have reached a deal on a framework for a massive bill to expand the social safety net after months of painful negotiations.

Then,

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Oct 29, 2021
Beanie Feldstein | Greene, Gosar and Brooks Face Growing Scrutiny for Jan. 6 Insurrection: A Closer Look
00:22:11

Seth takes a closer look at GOP members of Congress facing growing scrutiny over their roles in the attempt to overthrow democracy on January 6 after a bombshell report linked them to the organizers.

Then, Beanie Feldstein talks about reviving Barbra Streisand’s role as Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl, her brother Jonah Hill tattooing her name on his arm and playing Monica Lewinsky in Impeachment: American Crime Story. 

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Oct 28, 2021
Anderson Cooper | Bombshell Report Ties January 6 Organizers to GOP Congress Members: A Closer Look
00:27:29

Seth takes a closer look at a bombshell new report that alleges GOP members of Congress had planning sessions with organizers that led to the January 6 insurrection.

Then, Anderson Cooper talks about his book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, posing as an assistant for his mother’s Instagram account and confronting a Q-Anon conspiracy theorist who believed he eats babies. 

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Oct 26, 2021
Late Night Lit: Jo Piazza & Christine Pride | Gillian Laub
00:40:33

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Jo Piazza & Christine Pride, authors of the novel We Are Not Like Them. She also talks to photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub about her new book Family Matters.

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Oct 25, 2021
Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Southwest Contradicts Fox News, Says Chaos Not Caused by Vaccine Mandate: A Closer Look
00:29:08

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans spreading the baseless claim that mass cancellations and delays by Southwest Airlines were due to President Biden’s vaccine and testing requirements.

Then, Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about Biden’s infrastructure agenda, Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and why the Democratic Party needs to show how they can help the American people.

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Oct 14, 2021
Hillary Clinton & Louise Penny | Scalise Embraces Trump’s Big Lie; Lindell's 850-Year-Old Voter Claim: A Closer Look
00:26:36

Seth takes a look at Rep. Steve Scalise refusing to say the 2020 election was not stolen while the Biden administration blocks Trump's attempt to hide records from the coup investigation.

Then, Hillary Clinton and author Louise Penny talk about events in Washington D.C. becoming stranger than fiction and Clinton comments on the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Oct 12, 2021
Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt & Joe Kelly | Damning New Details of Trump's Coup Attempt Revealed in Senate Report: A Closer Look
00:28:36

Seth takes a closer look at a Senate report that provides damning new details about Donald Trump’s attempts to get the Justice Department to overturn the 2020 election.

Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly talk about writing Season 3 of Ted Lasso and explain the origins of the show.

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Oct 08, 2021
Brett Goldstein | Facebook's Disastrous Week, from Whistleblower Bombshell to Global Outage: A Closer Look
00:21:43

Seth takes a closer look at Facebook’s absolutely disastrous week filled with a damning whistleblower interview, an unprecedented outage and a shocking Senate hearing.

Then, Brett Goldstein reveals the embarrassing details about his Emmy win, talks about working as a writer and actor on Ted Lasso and complains about American football.

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Oct 07, 2021
David Chase | Christie Says 2020 Biden Is "Dead," Rubio Calls Biden Agenda "Marxism": A Closer Look
00:24:44

Seth takes a closer look at progressive Democrats staging a collective show of force against the two Senate moderates holding up President Biden’s agenda.

Then, David Chase talks about his new film The Many Saints of Newark, the comedic elements of The Sopranos and the casting of Steven Van Zandt.

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Oct 05, 2021
Colin Jost | Manchin and Sinema Derail Biden's Agenda as Fox Fearmongers About It: A Closer Look
00:25:00

Seth takes a closer look at two centrist Democrats blocking the entire Democratic agenda without saying what they want.

Then, Colin Jost talks about seeing Peyronie's disease commercials, his mom’s reaction to his son’s name and his friendship with Michael Che.

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Oct 01, 2021
Spencer Ackerman | Trump Defended "Toadstool" Penis, Manchin and Sinema Block Biden Agenda: A Closer Look
00:25:00

Seth takes a closer look at centrist Democrats holding Joe Biden’s agenda hostage while Republicans threaten to crater the economy.

Then, Spencer Ackerman talks about his new book Reign of Terror: How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump, the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and writing a Suicide Squad comic book.

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Sep 30, 2021
Billy Bob Thornton | Fox News Bans Rudy Giuliani, Arizona "Audit" Humiliates Trump and GOP: A Closer Look
00:27:03

Seth takes a closer look at Fox News banning Rudy Giuliani as both Giuliani and the network face defamation lawsuits.

Then, Billy Bob Thornton talks about making music during the pandemic, dealing with his germaphobia and his friendship with Warren Zevon.

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Sep 28, 2021
Late Night Lit: Lauren Groff | Chantel Calloway
00:27:01

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with novelist Lauren Groff, author of the new book Matrix. She also talks to Chantel Calloway, creator of the hit board game Rhyme Antics.

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Sep 27, 2021
Bill Burr | Sen. Bernie Sanders Takes on Fossil Fuel Lobby in Fight Over Climate Change: A Closer Look
00:25:58

Seth takes a closer look at progressives in Congress pushing forward with a transformative $3.5 trillion spending plan that would invest heavily in climate infrastructure amid historic wildfires, droughts and flooding.

Then, Bill Burr talks about recording his comedy album Live from Madison Square Garden, speaks his mind about Mr. Potato Head and dishes on F Is for Family and Reservation Dogs.

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Sep 23, 2021
Amy Adams | Fox News Poll Contradicts Fox News Talking Points on Vaccine Mandates: A Closer Look
00:21:58

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans coming up with increasingly insane arguments against Biden’s vaccine requirements and other COVID measures after several polls show that they are widely popular.

Then, Amy Adams talks about learning the Applebee's TikTok dance, working with Ben Platt and Kaitlyn Dever on the Dear Evan Hansen film and Disenchanted, the Enchanted sequel.

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Sep 21, 2021
The Cast Of Brooklyn Nine-Nine | White House Offers to Call Nicki Minaj After Swollen Testicles Tweet: A Closer Look
00:35:04

Seth takes a closer look at the biggest scandal and mystery in current politics: What happened to Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls?

Then, the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller) and co-creator Dan Goor join Seth to celebrate the series finale of the show.

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Sep 17, 2021
B.J. Novak | Trumpism Rejected in Major Landslide as Newsom Wins California Recall: A Closer Look
00:22:11

Seth takes a closer look at Trumpism losing badly in California when Governor Gavin Newsom easily beat back a GOP-led recall effort.

Then, B. J. Novak talks about The Premise, shares his opinion about short movies vs. short films and discusses his experience working with Ed Asner.

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Sep 16, 2021
Machine Gun Kelly | Rudy Giuliani Insists He Wasn't Drunk During Rambling 9/11 Speech: A Closer Look
00:23:50

Seth takes a closer look at the Republican response to President Biden’s new vaccine requirements and Rudy Giuliani’s bizarre rant at a 9/11 memorial dinner.

Then, Machine Gun Kelly talks about smashing his guitar during his 2021 VMAs performance, his friendship with Pete Davidson and his new graphic novel Machine Gun Kelly's Hotel Diablo.

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Sep 14, 2021
Paula Pell | Trump Claims Robert E. Lee Would Have Won the War in Afghanistan: A Closer Look
00:24:54

Seth takes a closer look at the Biden administration ousting several Trump holdovers from military academy boards, while Trump claims Confederate General Robert E. Lee would have won the war in Afghanistan.

Then, Paula Pell talks about working at a mall when she was younger and her dog’s adorable overbite.

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Sep 10, 2021
Selena Gomez | AOC Explains Biology 101 to Greg Abbott After SCOTUS Guts Roe v. Wade in Texas: A Closer Look
00:23:59

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans standing in the way of urgently needed action against climate change while also staging a brazen attack on Roe v. Wade.

Then, Selena Gomez reveals what prompted her to join the "Only Murders in the Building" cast, gushes over working with castmates Steve Martin and Martin Short and describes her experience at CrimeCon.

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Sep 09, 2021
John Mulaney | Amber's Minute of Fury: Texas’ Abortion Ban
00:22:03

Amber Ruffin focuses a minute of fury on the Texas heartbeat bill becoming law, making it illegal to get an abortion at six weeks or later.

Then, John Mulaney tells Seth about his eventful year.

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Sep 08, 2021
Late Night Lit: Cecily Strong | Raakhee Mirchandani
00:28:26

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Cecily Strong, whose new memoir This Will All Be Over Soon is available now. She also talks to award-winning writer and editor Raakhee Mirchandani.

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Aug 30, 2021
Hannah Einbinder | FDA Warns People Not to Use Horse De-Wormer Ivermectin to Treat COVID: A Closer Look
00:20:36

Seth takes a closer look at the FDA warning people not to take livestock de-wormer as GOP politicians continue to oppose mask and vaccine mandates.

Hannah Einbinder talks about her role in Hacks, having her chops busted by Jean Smart and supporting herself at the start of her stand-up career.

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Aug 27, 2021
Michael Keaton | Kayleigh McEnany Shamelessly Claims Trump Didn't Have "Crisis After Crisis": A Closer Look
00:25:51

Seth takes a closer look at the Republicans who supported Trump’s deal with the Taliban to withdraw shamelessly piling on and trying to erase history.

Then, Michael Keaton talks about his horse-riding hobby and the time he accidentally emailed Bradley Cooper when ordering a saddle.

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Aug 26, 2021
Patton Oswalt | Trump Rally Crowd Boos Vaccines, Pfizer Shot Gets Full FDA Approval: A Closer Look
00:21:48

Seth takes a closer look at the crowd at a Trump rally booing COVID-19 vaccines before the FDA finally granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine.

Then, Patton Oswalt talks about hitting the road again to tour, shares photos from him in a school Dungeons and Dragons club and fencing club and his wife Meredith Salenger joins him to talk about their podcast Did You Get My Text?

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Aug 24, 2021
Cecily Strong | DeSantis Bans Mask Mandates, Trump Says COVID Was 'Over' When He Left: A Closer Look
00:24:28

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans like Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump lying about masks and trying to rewrite history when it comes to their negligent handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Then, Cecily Strong talks about moving to upstate New York during the pandemic and her dramatic interactions with nature.

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Aug 20, 2021
Brendan Hunt | John Bolton and Mike Pence Criticize Biden’s Handling of Afghanistan: A Closer Look
00:22:47

Seth takes a closer look at right-wing pundits and politicians engaging in cynical finger-pointing as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan.

Then, Brendan Hunt talks about being a new father, Ted Lasso’s slew of Emmy nominations and his life in Amsterdam.

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Aug 19, 2021
Dana Bash | As US Withdraws from Afghanistan, Refugees Must Be Evacuated Immediately: A Closer Look
00:24:13

Seth takes a closer look at the Taliban regaining control of Afghanistan as a 20 year foreign policy disaster that American officials from both parties bear responsibility for comes to a tragic end.

Then, Dana Bash discusses the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, the attacks on CNN journalist Clarissa Ward and what about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez irks the right.

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Aug 17, 2021
Ethan Hawke | Judge Rules Dominion Lawsuit Against Trump Allies Can Move Forward: A Closer Look
00:28:05

Seth takes a closer look at a judge greenlighting a series of defamation lawsuits against three Donald Trump allies who lied about the election.

Then, Ethan Hawke talks about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Moon Knight, getting a fake ID when he was younger and the inspiration behind his new graphic novel Meadowlark: A Coming-of-Age Crime Story.

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Aug 13, 2021
Andy Samberg | Rudy Giuliani Drowns in Legal Bills; Mike Lindell Melts Down at Cyber Symposium: A Closer Look
00:25:07

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump’s refusal to help Rudy Giuliani pay his legal bills and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s recent meltdown.

Then, Dr. Fauchberg (Andy Samberg) stops by Late Night to share health updates on a new virus going around called the Frisbee virus.

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Aug 12, 2021
Kevin Smith | Amy Poehler and Seth React to Cuomo’s Resignation
00:27:37

Amy Poehler joins Seth to discuss Andrew Cuomo’s resignation from governor of New York and other headlines.

Then, Kevin Smith gushes about Seth’s special Lobby Baby, tells the story of his visit to the periodontist and teases his upcoming film Clerks 3.

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Aug 11, 2021
Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard | Bombshell Emails Reveal Trump Planned Coup with Loyalist Jeffrey Clark: A Closer Look
00:26:33

Seth takes a closer look at damning new evidence of Donald Trump’s plan to overthrow democracy.

Then, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard talk about hosting their competition series Family Game Fight! and Bell’s new show Do, Re & Mi.

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Aug 10, 2021
Late Night Lit: Nick McDonell | Elizabeth Nyamayaro
00:25:44

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Nick McDonell, author of The Council of Animals, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, author of I Am A Girl from Africa. She is also the head of HeForShe and a special advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme.

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Jul 26, 2021
Tim Robinson | Marjorie Taylor Greene Cites HIPAA, Won't Say if She's Been Vaccinated: A Closer Look
00:22:22

Seth takes a closer look at Marjorie Taylor Greene refusing to say whether she’s been vaccinated and Republicans saying we should learn to live with climate change.

Then, Tim Robinson talks about the work that went into his coffin flops sketch, working on a Saturday Night Live sketch that included a bug that could have been detrimental to New York's ecosystem and how his iconic hot dog character became a modern-day politics meme.

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Jul 23, 2021
Lorde | Yet Another Trump Ally, Tom Barrack, Arrested on Foreign Agent Charges: A Closer Look
00:17:24

Seth takes a closer look at Trump's former inaugural committee chair, Tom Barrack, being accused of illegally using his connections and access to Trump to lobby on behalf of a foreign government.

Then, Lorde talks about the biggest difference between New Zealand and New York, fulfilling her childhood dream of traveling to Antarctica and what it was like to work on her third studio album, Solar Power.

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Jul 22, 2021
Henry Winkler | Trump and Bill O'Reilly Struggle to Sell Tickets for Their Arena Tour: A Closer Look
00:26:13

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly having trouble selling tickets for their arena tour.

Then, Henry Winkler talks about the importance of the COVID vaccine, working on the Monsters, Inc. continuation Monsters at Work and the time his grandson dressed up as The Fonz.

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Jul 20, 2021
Questlove | Fox and GOP Freak Out About Biden's Door to Door Vaccination Campaign: A Closer Look
00:21:43

Seth takes a closer look at the GOP and Fox News freaking out over President Biden’s plan to conduct community outreach to raise awareness about Covid vaccines.

Then, Questlove talks about his documentary Summer of Soul about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Tokyo’s affinity for the 1970s and how YouTube made one of his precious collections obsolete.

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Jul 16, 2021
Amy Poehler | Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Threatens to Arrest Democrats Who Fled State: A Closer Look
00:36:18

Seth takes a closer look at the governor of Texas threatening to arrest lawmakers who fled the state to block a draconian new voter suppression law designed to keep Republicans in power.

Then, Amy Poehler talks to Seth about when they auditioned for Saturday Night Live 20 years ago, gushes over her Making It co-star Nick Offerman and shares her experience working with Late Night producer Michael Shoemaker.

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Jul 15, 2021
Scarlett Johansson | Don Jr. Bombs at CPAC as Crowd Cheers Low Vaccination Rates: A Closer Look
00:22:51

Seth takes a closer look at Conservative Political Action Conference attendees cheering low vaccination rates as COVID cases rise.

Then, Scarlett Johansson talks about showing her film Home Alone 3 to her daughter and getting married to Colin Jost during the pandemic.

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Jul 13, 2021
Titus Welliver | Wendy Williams
00:20:27

Seth interviews actor Titus Welliver from "Bosch" and TV personality Wendy Williams.

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Jul 02, 2021
Edgar Wright | Brandon Taylor
00:15:26

Seth interviews filmmaker Edgar Wright and author Brandon Taylor.

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Jul 01, 2021
Late Night Lit: Maggie O'Farrell | Jesmyn Ward
00:33:37

On today's episode of our books podcast, Late Night's Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Maggie O'Farrell, award-winning novelist and author of Hamnet.

She also talks to two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward to discuss her new monthly book club with Literati.

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Jun 28, 2021
Kristen Schaal | Gen. Milley Embarrasses Matt Gaetz; Rudy Giuliani Loses Law License: A Closer Look
00:23:09

Seth takes a closer look at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump supposedly distancing themselves from Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s New York law license getting suspended.

Then, Kristen Schaal talks about her favorite Burlington Coat Factory buy, lays out the plot of her show The Mysterious Benedict Society and shares what she learned about Canadians and sarcasm.

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Jun 25, 2021
Bill Clinton & James Patterson | Trump Wanted to Send Americans with COVID to Guantanamo Bay: A Closer Look
00:24:36

Seth takes a closer look at a book that reveals shocking new details about the Trump administration's criminally negligent response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Then, Former President Bill Clinton and James Patterson talk about collaborating on their second book The President’s Daughter, life after presidency and how a fictional book inspired the United States’ Strategic National Stockpile. Clinton also discusses the benefits of big government and why the filibuster needs to be suspended.

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Jun 24, 2021
Jacqueline Novak | Mike Pence Booed and Called a "Traitor" at Conservative Conference: A Closer Look
00:21:51

Seth takes a closer look at former Vice President Mike Pence being heckled and called a "traitor" at a conservative conference by his own party.

Then, comedian Jacqueline Novak talks about the return of her show Get on Your Knees, the time she thought Larry David was in the audience of one of her shows and using memory palaces to help guide her jokes.

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Jun 22, 2021
Bowen Yang | Trump Supporters Accuse Biden of Being "Weak" at Putin Summit: A Closer Look
00:19:02

Seth takes a closer look at how those who approved of Donald Trump’s friendly attitude toward Putin are claiming President Biden wasn’t tough enough.

Then, Bowen Yang talks about his new podcast Hot White Heist, getting grifted in New York City and playing Fran Lebowitz on Saturday Night Live.

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Jun 18, 2021
Terry Crews | Joe Biden's Summit with Vladimir Putin: A Closer Look
00:25:05

Seth takes a closer look at President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting face-to-face at a summit in Geneva.

Then, Terry Crews talks about the emotional series finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, writing a book with his wife and the return of America’s Got Talent.

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Jun 17, 2021
Kenan Thompson | Trump Justice Department Spied on House Democrats During Russia Probe: A Closer Look
00:24:01

Seth takes a closer look at yet another bombshell scandal from the Trump era in which the former president’s Justice Department spied on Democratic lawmakers investigating him during the Russia probe.

Then, Kenan Thompson talks about the time Charles Barkley pranked Cue Card Wally on the set of SNL, the time he and Seth drove to Rhode Island together and Season 2 of Kenan.

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Jun 15, 2021
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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




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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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