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Louis C.K. Looks Back on Torpedoing Jimmy Fallon's 'Dana Carvey Show' Audition

Louis C.K. was a guest on last night's Tonight Show, where he admitted to campaigning against Fallon when he auditioned to join the cast of The Dana Carvey Show in the '90s. "In my head I knew it: 'This is really fucked up to be doing this because this kid is really talented, but I don't want to look at him every day cause it'll make me upset about myself.' So I torpedoed your chances…I mean, I really, really went to bat against you." Watch more from C.K.'s interview below:

How James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Started Killing It Right Out of the Gate

There have been seven good episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden so far. While that may sound low, it’s actually a solid batting average, considering they’ve only been on the air for seven days. Late night programming is a beast of an endeavor, and it’s well-known that it takes time for new shows to find their footing. This makes The Late Late Show’s current state even more impressive. The show is remarkably on point — and it’s not just great for a show in its infancy; it’s simply great for a show, period. It will be exciting to see how the identity of the show develops going [...]

Rob Huebel Got Slapped in the Face by Chevy Chase at UCB

They say "Never meet your heroes," but Rob Huebel disagrees, and that's saying a lot considering his hero slapped him in the face when he tried to introduce himself. Of course, when your hero is Chevy Chase, you should expect nothing less. Check out two more clips from Huebel's Late Night interview below:

Watch a Very Special 'Billy on the Street' with David Letterman

Billy Eichner was a guest on Late Show last night, and he paid tribute to Letterman's long late night career in the best possible way — a brand new Billy on the Street segment on the streets of New York. Watch a clip from Eichner's interview with Letterman below, where he looks back on taping a Billy on the Street with Michelle Obama and Big Bird (who is apparently an asshole behind the scenes):

Conan O'Brien Speaks with Indiana's Religious Freedom Czar Don Beederman

Indiana has been making headlines for the awful discriminatory "religious freedom" bill they passed last week, so during last night's Conan, O'Brien reached out to Indiana's very own self-appointed religious freedom czar Don Beederman for more context. Beederman has conducted extensive, hands-on research on homosexuals, so you can rest assured he knows what he's talking about.

Jordan Klepper Cashes in on the Bigoted Indiana Pizzeria Craze

While Memories Pizza in Indiana was the target of much outrage following its anti-gay comments in a local news report last week, it's also received nearly a million dollars in donations from bigoted supporters nationwide. Jumping on the financial opportunity, Jordan Klepper filed a new report on last night's Daily Show and introduced Jon to a few of his new businesses: "I'm just a liberty-loving American trying to serve some home-cooked food with a dash of charm and a pinch of absolutely no immigrants. Also, I don't know…no Muslims."

James Corden Filmed Last Night's 'Late Late Show' in a Stranger's House

It's only James Corden's third week on the air as the new Late Late Show host, but he's already up to some amazingly weird antics. For last night's show he decided to try something completely different by filming an entire episode in a stranger's house. After a few rejections, a guy named Tommy let the entire Late Late Show crew in his home, and the night was complete with Jeff Goldblum, Beck, a 15-foot Burmese python, a game of hide-and-seek with Reggie Watts, and much more. Check out more clips below:

Brian Stack Visits Conan O'Brien as The Interrupter One Last Time

After 18 years as a Conan writer and performer, Brian Stack made his final appearance during last night's show. "He's made enormous contributions to our show," O'Brien said before playing a collection of Stack clips from past and present. "I say this with all seriousness — he's been absolutely brilliant." After the video, Stack brought back a very special character for one more round of annoying interruptions. Technically Stack wasn't allowed to do it, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken: "It's my last show, so fuck it."

Rob Corddry Is Convinced His Daughter Is a Witch

Here's a clip from Rob Corddry's visit to last night's Conan, where he talks about his eight-year-old daughter who he's pretty sure is a witch: "She's convinced that she's a witch. She gets very…witchy." Watch more from Corddry's interview below:

Bob Odenkirk Knows How to Make Authentic Cinnabons

Here's a clip from last night's Late Late Show with guest Bob Odenkirk, who reveals that he did a lot of official Cinnabon training for his role in Better Call Saul. Unsurprisingly, it involves a lot of margarine.

John Oliver Travels to Russia to Talk Dick Pics with Edward Snowden

John Oliver took a closer look at the Patriot Act and government surveillance during last night's Last Week Tonight, but to better understand the capabilities of some US surveillance programs he endured the ten-hour flight to talk with the ultimate expert on the subject, Edward Snowden. To make the conversation easier to understand, Oliver asks Snowden about the NSA using the one privacy-related topic that all Americans care about: Dick pics.

Aasif Mandvi Tells David Letterman About His New Web Series 'Halal in the Family'

Here's a clip from Aasif Mandvi's visit to last night's Late Show, where he talks about growing up in Florida, interviewing a bunch of Islamophobic crazies while at The Daily Show, and making his new web series Halal in the Family, which premieres on Funny or Die next Thursday.

Longtime 'Conan' Writer Brian Stack Is Headed to 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Well, we've got some sad news and some amazing news. The sad news is that longtime Conan writer Brian Stack announced on Twitter that today is his final show with O'Brien after eighteen years. But don't worry, because the amazing news is super amazing: Stack is leaving his post at Conan to move back to New York, where he's accepted a writing staff position at Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Stack and Colbert both got their start at Second City in Chicago, so while it's sad to see Stack move on from Conan, this news guarantees that the new Late Show will be full of the wonderful [...]

Reggie Watts Singing "A New Ending" Is Your Safe Space for the Day

Today is April Fools' Day, the one day of the year when the internet is so infested with tricks, pranks, and lies that the only way to avoid getting scammed is to stay offline altogether. Fortunately, Reggie Watts has created the perfect safe space where you can come and relax in a comforting, prank-free environment through his song "A New Ending," which James Corden invited him to sing at the end of last night's Late Late Show. No tricks, people — just some beautiful vocals, soulful lyrics, and handy tips to get you through the day.