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John Oliver Hosts a Beauty Pageant with Kathy Griffin on 'Last Week Tonight'

Here's a clip from last night's episode of Last Week Tonight, in which John Oliver breaks down the Miss America Pageant — or as they prefer to be known, "the world's largest provider of scholarships for women." Oliver decided to investigate the pageant's claims of providing $45 million in scholarship money each year then decided to host his very own beauty pageant with a little help from Kathy Griffin.

Jon Stewart Gives Michael Che the Perfect 'Daily Show' Goodbye

After just over three months of working as a Daily Show correspondent, Michael Che made his final appearance last night in a bogus news segment that turned into the perfect farewell from Stewart and the rest of the Daily Show correspondents. Stewart even sang a beautiful song while a reel of Che's not-so-many Daily Show memories played on a screen above.

Key and Peele Tell the Story of How They Met on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were guests on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they told Kimmel about how they first "fell in comedy love" through Second City, Boom Chicago, and Peele's performance as a female Danish supermodel named Ute. Check out more from their interview below:

Bill Hader and Seth Meyers Look Back on Their 'SNL' Days

Bill Hader finally visited the Late Night desk last night, where he and Meyers looked back on their years working together at SNL, one of Hader's impressions that never made it on the show, and the origins of his beloved Weekend Update regular Stefon. Check out more clips from the interview below:

Kathy Griffin Claims That a CBS Exec Said No Females Were Considered for 'Late Late Show'

When news broke that Craig Ferguson would be stepping down from Late Late Show at the end of the year, many hoped that the empty hosting gig would lead to a more diverse late night choice; Ferguson himself even said he thought his replacement should "unquestionably be a female." Not long after CBS officially announced that Ferguson will be replaced with British performer James Corden, Kathy Griffin — who was interested in the job herself — has spoken out about the behind-the-scenes hiring process over at CBS.

According to The Wrap, Griffin reached out to CBS to be considered for Late Late Show but was told [...]

Watch Conan O'Brien Hand Out Some Audiencey Awards

Proving that no late night host cares more about his studio audience, Conan O'Brien doled out some Audiencey Awards during last night's Conan to display his appreciation for all the excellent sitters, clappers, and viewers out there. Watch the second part below featuring Conan's no-nonsense prop master Bill Tull:

Craig Ferguson Reveals His Worst 'Late Late Show' Guest Ever

How angry was Craig Ferguson when he found out that he didn't get Letterman's gig? Who was the worst guest ever during his stint on Late Late Show? Did CBS give him a huge consolation payout for not taking over Late Show? Ferguson answered two out of these three questions on Watch What Happens Live, but it's pretty easy to see through his poker face during that last response.

Craig Ferguson Gives Seth Meyers Some Late Night Hosting Advice

Outgoing CBS late night host Craig Ferguson was a guest on last night's Late Night and offered up some priceless talk show hosting advice in the process: Stay with it, dance for nickels, and accept the certainty that you're going to go crazy. Watch another clip from the interview below:

John Oliver Begs Scotland to Stay in the UK on 'Last Week Tonight'

This Thursday Scotland will be voting on a referendum to secede from the UK, and on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver broke down both sides of the debate in a segment that's full of references to haggis, Nessie, bagpipe music, and a special visit at the end from Scotland's national animal.

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci Talk About their First Gig Together on 'Conan'

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci of Garfunkel and Oates were guests on last night's Conan, and it turns out they owe a lot of their success to Tom Arnold for booking them for their first big gig — even though it may have been accidental.

Hannibal Buress Talks About His New Book Deal on 'Conan'

Standup Hannibal Buress was a guest on last night's Conan, where he told O'Brien about his recent book deal — even though he still has no idea what the book's going to be about. Watch another part from the interview below:

Tina Fey Got Alec Baldwin Masks for Her Daughter's Birthday Party

Here's a clip from Tina Fey's visit to the Late Night desk last night, in which she tells Meyers about her older daughter's recent surprise Lemony Snicket-themed birthday party that accidentally resulted in a bunch of little girls wearing Alec Baldwin masks. Click through for some more clips from Fey's interview where she talks about Canadian fans, filming The Nest in Long Island with Amy Poehler, and working with Timothy Olyphant.

Nasim Pedrad Shares Her Unaired 'SNL' Sketch as Aziz Ansari

It turns out that despite the many characters and impressions Nasim Pedrad had during her run on SNL, she wanted to do none of them more than Aziz Ansari. While Nasim did get a chance to very briefly play Ansari in a sketch, on last night's Conan she shared a clip of an unaired sketch that gave her much more screen time as Ansari, an impression she describes as "a real boner-eraser."

Kurt Braunohler Talks Biscotti, PT Cruisers, and More on 'The Tonight Show'

Here's Kurt Braunohler's standup set from Friday's Tonight Show, which covers everything from his opinion on biscotti to a lady at the dog park who he could've benefited from earlier on in life to one time his clothes got stuck in a UK "washing machine."