Episodes
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.
Published 01/20/21
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.
Published 01/19/21
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.
Published 01/15/21
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.
Published 01/14/21
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.
Published 01/13/21
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.
Published 01/12/21
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.
Published 01/08/21
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.
Published 01/06/21
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.
Published 01/05/21
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.
Published 12/31/20
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...
Published 12/28/20
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.
Published 12/24/20
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.
Published 12/18/20
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.
Published 12/17/20
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.
Published 12/15/20
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.
Published 12/11/20
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.
Published 12/10/20
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.
Published 12/08/20
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.
Published 12/04/20
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....
Published 11/30/20
For the seventh year, Seth spends Thanksgiving with his brother Josh, his father Larry and his mother Hilary.
Published 11/27/20
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.
Published 11/26/20
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.
Published 11/24/20
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.
Published 11/20/20
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."
Published 11/19/20