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. [...]
Earlier this year, CNN's top secret doomsday video leaked online, but Last Week Tonight decided it was a little too depressing and in need of a more celebratory update. So with a little help from Martin Sheen, the show put together a doomsday video full of some of humanity's greatest accomplishments and an ending that's much more upbeat; it's a goodbye video we can all take pride in during our final few minutes on Earth.
Last night on The Daily Show, Jordan Klepper took a closer look at the future of Christianity by interviewing two pastors — the super cool, Grand Theft Auto-playing Pastor Carl Lentz and the very less cool Reverend Dr. Christopher J. Benek — to find out more. For Lentz, the future of Christianity is all about old-school prayer, reading Bible verses on a cell phone, and selling out stadium venues all over the country, while Benek has something else in mind entirely: robots that "choose" to be Christian.
Here's a clip from "Egypt's Jon Stewart" Bassem Youssef's appearance on last night's Daily Show, where he expresses a little disappointment in not being considered for Trevor Noah's recent promotion and explains the complicated proxy wars in the Middle East using a metaphor Americans can understand: It's like March Madness, and the Great Satan (us!) already made it to the final round.
Last night's Nightly Show took on the topic of of the value of a college degree and skyrocketing tuition costs, and during the panel, Wilmore (wearing a beautiful spandex suit) ran some unconventional degrees by guests Kurt Metzger, Fareed Zakaria, and Anya Kamenetz for a game of "B.A. or B.S." Watch another clip from the panel below: