Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Meyers, Colbert, and Kimmel take closer looks at Biden documents, gas stoves, Trump investigations, and George Santos

While yesterday was MLK Day, it was not a night off for the late-night talk show hosts. Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel all had shows last night and all of them mentioned Joe Biden's classified documents. Sigh. Fortunately, Seth Meyers already provided some context in last week's How Biden and Trump Classified Docs Cases Differ; Fox's Gas Stove Freakout: A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing a special counsel to look into the classified documents that were found at Biden's home and office from his time as vice president.
Seth explained the controversy over gas stoves I mentioned in Meyers and Colbert take closer looks at the Republican House majority much better than Colbert did. While a case exists for no longer supporting gas cooking, a federal ban on gas stoves won't happen any time soon.

Seth returned to the documents as well as examining Kevin "Pickled Tongue" McCarthy's overconfidence in the results of the 2022 election in Trump Freaks Out over Criminal Probes, Calls Special Counsel "a Terrorist": A Closer Look.

Seth takes a closer look at Donald Trump freaking out over his many criminal probes and Republicans salivating over the discovery of a small number of classified documents in Joe Biden's home and private office.
I would think attacking the special prosecutor is a counterproductive action, but as I wrote in Friday the 13th was an unlucky day for the Trump Organization as it was fined $1.6 million, for Trump "every day is Blame Someone Else Day, just like every day is Festivus."

Follow over the jump for Colbert's and Kimmel's monologues from last night.

Colbert's monologue covered Biden Docs Saga Plays Right Into GOP Hands | Gaetz Presses George Santos On Campaign Funding.

More classified documents were found at President Biden’s residence, prompting House GOP members to demand access to visitor logs. Elsewhere in Washington, Rep. Matt Gaetz tried to get Rep. George Santos to reveal where he got the $705,000 he loaned his campaign.
Too bad there are no visitor logs for Biden's personal residence. Should there be? Also, George Santos continues living up to my prediction that he'll be a great inspiration for comedy as long as he stays in the news, which might be much longer than he stays in the House.

Jimmy Kimmel touched on the controversy in Biden and Trump’s Doc War Rages On, Prince Harry’s New Children's Book & Celebrity Nextdoor Theatre.

It was a wild Wild Card weekend in the NFL, President Biden gave a keynote speech at an MLK Day breakfast in Washington, five more classified documents were found at Biden’s home in Delaware and Trump weighed in bigly, Prince Harry’s new book is so popular that they’re releasing a version for kids called “The Prince and the Penis,” Kanye West has reportedly married Bianca Censori, a new Miss Universe was crowned over the weekend, the Critics’ Choice Awards were slightly less star-studded than usual because several nominees got COVID at the Golden Globes, and our latest edition of Nextdoor Theatre with help from Natalie Portman, Steven Yeun, Hannah Waddingham, Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Banks, Rupert Friend, Andy Garcia, Dana Carvey, Taron Egerton, Cheryl Hines, Phoebe Robinson, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Ribeiro, Rhea Seehorn, Kumail Nanjiani, Kevin Bacon & Kaitlin Olson.
The answer to Jimmy's question about whether Tom Brady's divorce was worth it appears to be no, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Dallas Cowboys. As for The Former Guy, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Finally, that's a star-studded skit showing why I have no plans to join Nextdoor.

I close with last night's cold open to "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," CNN Wants To Hire A Comedian To Do The News.

Larry the Cable Guy really set himself up perfectly for his pivot to reporting breaking news.
Maybe they should re-hire Samantha Bee after TBS canceled "Full Frontal" — that is if she can still trust Warner Brothers Discovery. I wouldn't blame her if she doesn't.

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