Episodes
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.
Published 06/15/21
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.
Published 06/11/21
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.
Published 06/10/21
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.
Published 06/08/21
Seth interviews John Krasinski and, unexpectedly, Late Night's cue card master Wally Feresten.
Published 06/03/21
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.
Published 05/31/21
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.
Published 05/28/21
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.
Published 05/27/21
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."
Published 05/25/21
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.
Published 05/21/21
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.
Published 05/20/21
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.
Published 05/18/21
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.
Published 05/14/21
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.
Published 05/13/21
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.
Published 05/11/21
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.
Published 05/07/21
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.
Published 05/06/21
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."
Published 05/04/21
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.
Published 04/30/21
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.
Published 04/29/21
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.
Published 04/27/21
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.
Published 04/26/21
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.
Published 04/23/21
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.
Published 04/22/21
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.
Published 04/20/21