Late last week, Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet took to Twitter to blow off some steam regarding what he views as the less than impressive state of late night comedy today. Most of his tweets have since been deleted, but Uproxx posted the relevant ones before they disappeared. Here are du Bouchet's thoughts in full:
Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I’m fat.
and shove your lip-synching up your ass.
Prom King Comedy. That’s what I call all this shit. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. Fuck. [...]
It's unfortunate that CBS only uploaded a minute and a half of Craig Ferguson's fantastic interview with Jimmy Kimmel from Friday, because it's loaded with some great insight on what both late night hosts have learned from their jobs as well as why Ferguson has absolutely no desire to stick around. If there's a quote of the year for Ferguson, it's this one: "It's a short time on this planet, man. It's a date, and then a hyphen, and then another date. And we're the hyphen. And I'm like, 'I'm not spending the whole time talking to fucking celebrities, man. I'm not doing it.'"
On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, guest Susan Sarandon agreed to recreate film history's pioneering selfie from Thelma & Louise, with Kimmel standing in for Geena Davis and bringing the classic scene into the modern age with his iPhone.
On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel devoted almost 10 minutes to breaking down his whole Sochi wolf prank for the audience, including a ton of footage from all the news show suckers who ran the story as if it were real and used dumb Wolf of Wall Street references in their reports. He also caught up with his Sochi-based prank collaborator Kate Hansen and showed the wolf video in full. If the whole twerking fire thing didn't destroy all your trust for the authenticity of internet videos, then here's your case of fool-me-twice.
It's always awkward running into an ex. I imagine running into an ex when they're a guest on your talk show is a whole different level of awkwardness. Last night, Sarah Silverman came by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new HBO special and brought along a box full of things that he left at her place after they broke up. All things considered, I think they handled the whole thing pretty well.