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Jay Leno Says Joan Rivers Wasn't Invited to 'The Tonight Show' "Out of Respect for Johnny"

Back in March, the late Joan Rivers returned to The Tonight Show as a guest after a nearly 30-year ban by Johnny Carson. Carson's successor (and soon-to-be CNBC car show host) Jay Leno recently sat down with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, who bluntly asked him why he chose to keep the ban alive: "I didn't wanna do it while Johnny was alive out of respect for Johnny. I don't think he wanted to see her on the show, and that's why we didn't do it … It got a little awkward."

T.J Miller Calls His Local Morning Show Appearances "Performance Art" on 'Conan'

Standup T.J. Miller has made a ton of bizarre local morning show appearances over the past year, which he explained last night after Conan O'Brien rolled a montage clip of some of his strangest local TV moments. Watch more from Miller's Conan interview below:

Stephen Colbert Promises That the Remaining 'Colbert Report' Episodes Will Be "Instant Classics"

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a few moments to reflect on the show's future with only 32 episodes left to go — the same number of episodes Comedy Central ordered back in 2005 as an eight-week tryout — and gave the audience a personal guarantee that the remaining episodes will each be "instant classics treasured by generations for their deep poetic thoughts, heavy-handed symbolism, and massive foreshadowing." This led to an ominous cameo by Death, but Colbert clearly isn't getting the message.

Key and Peele Teach Letterman How to Bro Hug

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele were guests on Friday's Late Show, where they told Letterman about the inspiration for their "Obama Meet & Greet" sketch, gave him a complete lesson in bro hugs, and did a bit as their recurring valet characters — who, it turns out, are really into Paulie Shafes. Watch more from their interview below:

'The Daily Show' Hires Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah

The Daily Show just added two new correspondents. THR reports that both Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have joined the show — Minhaj will be officially taking over for Michael Che, and Noah will begin his stint as a contributor in December.

Minhaj was featured as a New Face at this year's Just For Laughs festival and has appeared on @midnight, Last Call with Carson Daly, Arrested Development, and HBO's Getting On, while South African comedian Noah has appeared on The Tonight Show and Late Show and sold a sitcom pilot to Fox last November. For more on Noah, check out our [...]

'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' Adds Head Writer Robin Thede

Comedy Central's upcoming late night show The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore just hired its head writer. The network announced today that Robin Thede has joined the Minority Report staff as head writer following news that former Daily Show showrunner Rory Albanese will serve as executive producer. A graduate of Second City and iO, Thede recently served as head writer for The Queen Latifah Show and also wrote for Real Husbands of Hollywood and Chris Rock at the 2014 BET Awards, and she's appeared on Hot in Cleveland, Key and Peele, and The Goodwin Games. Thede's hiring is especially exciting considering that most of today's late [...]

Nasim Pedrad Looks Back on Her 'SNL' Arianna Huffington Impersonation

SNL alum and Mulaney star Nasim Pedrad was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she and Seth Meyers looked back on how she first got her Arianna Huffington impersonation on SNL — which was largely thanks to Bill Hader getting an eye infection. Watch more from Pedrad's interview below:

Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon Make Some Plans for 2030

Here's a sketch from last night's Tonight Show, in which Fallon and special guest Zach Galifianakis fail — then finally succeed — to set up a good time to hang out together. Click through to watch Galifianakis's interview at the desk, which covers everything from his year-old son to his distaste for the red carpet scene.

John Oliver Has a Word for Pumpkin Spice Lovers

Before you head to your local Starbucks to buy a pumpkin spice latte, watch this clip from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which Oliver breaks down Americans' love for the artificial seasonal flavor and the drink he calls "eggnog for morning people."

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon Play a Game of "Word Sneak"

Steve Carell was a guest last night's Tonight Show, where he turned out to be the perfect person to play a game of "Word Sneak" with Jimmy Fallon. How many random words can Carell casually work into a normal conversation? All of them except "kumquat," apparently.

Stephen Colbert and Neil Young Debate Environmental Issues Through Song

At the end of last night's Colbert Report, Stephen teamed up with guest Neil Young to perform a slightly altered version of his song "Who's Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)." The result is a beautiful example of how a little acoustic jamming can unite even the most outspoken environmentalists with their ultra conservative, whale-hating enemies.

Dan St. Germain Talks Breakups, Honda Civics, and Having Fun with Death on 'Conan'

Standup Dan St. Germain was a guest on last night's Conan, where he covered everything from his ex-girlfriend breaking up with him to take a job at Google to getting demoted from his art museum purse-checker job prior to a visit from Michelle Obama to his views on the inevitability of death: "We're all gonna die — have some fun with it!"

Nick Kroll Tells Jimmy Fallon About the Time He Met Bill Murray

On Friday's Tonight Show, guest Nick Kroll told Jimmy Fallon about the time he was lucky enough to meet Bill Murray at an open mic night, which taught him an important lesson about bothering comedy icons while they're relaxing with a drink. On the other hand, Kroll does star in his own Comedy Central show now, so he's living proof that you can bomb at a standup open mic in front of Bill Murray and still make it as a successful funny person.

Chris Hardwick Celebrates His Sober Anniversary with Some Photos of "Peter Hardwick"

Earlier this week, @midnight host Chris Hardwick led a game called "Peter Hardwick Facts," which has got to be one of the most enlightened ways for a guy to celebrate 11 years of sobriety — that is, sharing old photos of himself during his rougher drinking years and allowing guests Sara Schaefer, Cash Levy, and T.J. Miller to make fun of them without mercy. (via Huffington Post)