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A Look at the Unlikely Career Path of 'Late Night' Writer Bryan Donaldson

Bryan Donaldson — or as he's known on Twitter, @TheNardvark — is profiled on Vulture today, and it's worth a read if you like stories of unlikely comedy world hires. After working as an IT guy in Illinois for 20 years, Donaldson rose the Twitter ranks until he landed a writing gig on Late Night with Seth Meyers last year, which started with a direct message from head writer Alex Baze. "I wasn't going to consider uprooting my family at age 40 and starting a new career in New York, where I'd never been before," Donaldson said. "But my wife basically said I'd be an idiot if [...]

John Lutz Goes Undercover as a 'Late Night' Intern

Late Night writer John Lutz had a mid-show business meeting with Seth Meyers last night to rat out some trash-talking by the interns, and he came prepared with an undercover video to prove it. The video doesn't exactly confirm Lutz's claims, but at least he gets to wear a cool wig and attempt to ride around the Late Night offices on a scooter.

Watch Joe Mande Do Standup on 'Late Night'

Parks and Rec and Kroll Show writer Joe Mande was the featured comic on last night's Late Night. In his set, Mande covers everything from Kendrick Lamar's obsession with crowd energy to the ungodly strength of west coast weed to his time as an intern at The Maury Povich Show, where he fielded calls from lots of women hoping for a maternity test.

Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Is Still Killing It in the Ratings

According to Variety, while Fallon was expected to do well as new host of The Tonight Show, just how well he's been doing has risen far above previous expectations. Last week's late night Nielsen ratings have come in, and The Tonight Show raked in an average of 4.26 million viewers, easily beating out Kimmel (2.83 million) and Letterman (2.78 million) and up ahead of Leno's ratings from a year ago by 27% in total viewers. Kimmel's final Austin show fared pretty well with a 3.46 viewers average, making it his third most watched episode ever behind the 2013 Matt Damon takeover and last month's Scandal return episode. [...]

'Late Night' to Reenact Cut 'SNL' Sketches in "Second Chance Theater"

During his interview with fellow SNL alum Jason Sudeikis last night, Seth Meyers mentioned that in the near future, Late Night plans to round up SNL cast members to perform some of their weirdest sketches that were cut from the show in a segment called "Second Chance Theater." Will Forte is already locked in to perform his lost "Jenjamin Franklin" sketch, and Meyers got Sudeikis to promise a reenactment of "Juggling Flyer," a sketch about an overly optimistic juggler who gets pretty angry when no one takes up his offer for juggling lessons.

Seth Meyers Channels Don Draper in the New AMC Series 'Bad Men'

In anticipation of the premiere of Mad Men's final season this Sunday, Seth Meyers and the Late Night crew made three parody videos of an AMC spinoff called Bad Men that riff off Draper's irresistibly suave way of selling the most seemingly impossible ad pitches to clients. Click through for the other two installments in the series.

'Late Night' Writer Amber Ruffin: Key and Peele Are "Destroying Black Stereotype Character Humor"

"Key and Peele have done more for black America than anyone would be willing to give them credit for. They forced the people who see black people as less than to see them as equal. … They are destroying black stereotype character humor."

- Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin in a new interview with WNYC on race and comedy.

Seth Meyers and Taran Killam Talk Jebidiah Atkinson and More on 'Late Night'

SNL's Taran Killam was a guest on last night's Late Night, and he and Meyers discussed everything from a failed Jebidiah Atkinson joke to being on a pirate ship with Bobby Moynihan at Comic Con to his cut New Jersey birds show sketch "Boids" with Vanessa Bayer, which Killam agreed to perform in the near future on Late Night's upcoming "Second Chance Theater" segment.

Seth Meyers Goes Over Some of His Favorite Jorbus Video Games

Seth Meyers recently was forced to go through some boxes of childhood stuff, and he unearthed his old Montgomery Ward Jorbus system in the process. Given the new discovery, Meyers figured it'd be the perfect time to tell the audience about some of his favorite Jorbus games — Transit Cops, Off-Duty Ninja, Daddy-Daughter Time, Eye Exam, and the groundbreaking freefall simulation game 1929 Stockbroker.

Fred Tells Seth About His New 'Star Wars' Role on 'Late Night'

On last night's Late Night, Fred Armisen shared his most recent fake news by revealing to Meyers that he landed quite the part in the upcoming Star Wars movie as outer space. It's a demanding and artistically abstract role, but he seems pretty confident that he can pull it off.

Watch Nikki Glaser Do Standup on 'Late Night'

Nikki Glaser appeared on Late Night last night to perform some standup, covering everything from an ex-boyfriend-turned-boyfriend again to her questionable hygiene habits to all the great tips she's learned from watching porn, especially the time she discovered her personal favorite genre "reluctant porn."

John Mulaney and Seth Meyers Talk All Things Stefon

On last night's Late Night, Meyers and former SNL writer/Stefon co-creator John Mulaney reminisced about all the times they tried to make Bill Hader — a hardworking Oklahoman — break during his Stefon segments and even played a clip of the time Mulaney's Jewish Dracula joke brought him nearly to tears. Click through for the second part of the interview.

Fred Tells Seth About His Young Adult Novels on 'Late Night'

Seth Meyers continued drilling Fred Armisen on his fibbing habit on Friday by asking about his alleged young adult novel "quadrulidy" which Armisen explained as a guide called Don't Throw Pebbles. It sounds like a very relaxing book for youngsters, though Armisen probably should fix the mix-and-matched chapter problem first.

Watch Eugene Mirman Do Standup on 'Late Night'

Eugene Mirman was Late Night's featured standup last night, and if the concept of sad Gandalfs, "Get Out of Hell Free" cards, or Mirman's paintings tailored specifically for the Whole Foods crowd appeals to you, then you're in for quite the treat.