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This Week’s Best Late Night Clips: Whole Lotta Trump

January 20th, 2017 by Liz Brown

This week’s most entertaining late night moments featured a combination of politics and playfulness, old bits and new, and one very moving piece of poetry. If you were in bed at a reasonable hour any night this week and missed out, check out our picks for the best late night clips of the week:

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Nick Offerman Recites a Poem

Feeling the winter chill? Warm up with the most emotional and profound poem about firewood we’ve ever heard, made all the more toasty by Nick Offerman’s rich, bacon-y voice. We feel like we could toast a marshmallow right over this clip and enjoy the gooey goodness:

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Lie Witness News, Trump’s First Day in Office

Kimmel has been using “Lie Witness News” for years now to interview people on the street and get their opinion on completely fabricated topics. This time, their fearless “reporter” asked pedestrians what they thought of President Trump’s first day in office, which hadn’t actually happened yet:

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah – Back in Black: The Trump Inauguration’s No-Star Lineup

No matter what your political leanings, it’s pretty hard to argue with the hilarity of Lewis Black’s “Back in Black” monologues– especially when he’s yelling at you so loud. This time the comedian ranted on the celebrity lineup for Donald Trump’s inauguration:

Late Night With Seth Meyers – Trump, John Lewis, and Russian Hacking, A Closer Look

Meyers’s “A Closer Look” segment is turning out to be one of the most cutting edge late night political commentaries on network television. There’s something almost Jon Stewart-y about it and we we like that. This week, Meyers examined the feud between President Trump and civil rights icon John Lewis: