Episodes
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.
Published 04/09/21
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.
Published 04/08/21
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.
Published 04/06/21
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. 
Published 04/02/21
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. 
Published 03/31/21
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.
Published 03/29/21
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.
Published 03/26/21
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.
Published 03/25/21
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."
Published 03/23/21
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.
Published 03/19/21
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.
Published 03/18/21
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.
Published 03/16/21
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.
Published 03/12/21
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.
Published 03/11/21
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.
Published 03/09/21
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.
Published 03/05/21
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.
Published 03/04/21
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.
Published 03/02/21
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.
Published 02/26/21
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.
Published 02/25/21
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.
Published 02/23/21
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...
Published 02/22/21
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.
Published 02/12/21
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.
Published 02/11/21
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.
Published 02/10/21