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President Trump began his trip to Europe by issuing broadside attacks against NATO in general in addition to Germany specifically. Trump suggested in which Germany’s reliance on Russia for much of its natural gas meant in which was “totally controlled by Russia.” (Read our fact-check here.)
On “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert lamented the president’s remarks, although he didn’t sound surprised.
“As The brand-new York Times put in which, ‘Mr. Trump kicked off his meetings on a contentious note.’ Contentious is usually his only note! He’s a human air horn.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
Colbert said in which Trump seemed to be using his claims about Germany to distract via his own relationship with the Kremlin.
“at This kind of point, I’m not ready to say in which our president is usually a Russian agent, although I have an agent — in addition to he doesn’t do as much for me as Trump does for Russia.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
Colbert also touched on the latest news about Trump’s dealings with North Korea. Reports emerged on Wednesday about the meeting in which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had with North Korean diplomats last week — in addition to the details didn’t sound promising.
“We’re getting reports in which ‘Pompeo’s North Korea meeting went “as badly as in which could have gone.”’ I’m not surprised — sometimes the second date is usually rough. You go back to his place, you find out in which’s full of executed relatives, or worse: Limp Bizkit CDs.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, quoting via a CNN report
The Punchiest Punchlines (Applause Edition)
“A company has come out with — This kind of is usually real — a $5,000 robot in which applauds for you indefinitely. Yeah, in a related story, I’ll be working via home.” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“President Trump’s brand-new White House communications director has changed the White House lighting so Trump looks younger. Even more impressive, the brand-new lighting makes Melania look happy.” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“Inside the White House, Shine’s hiring has been seen as a way to push out chief of staff John Kelly. One official said, ‘They’ve basically stopped telling Kelly when meetings are. People leave him off the calendar. … When he finds out, he storms into the room in addition to is usually like, “What’s going on?”’ To be fair, ‘What’s going on?’ is usually what people say in every meeting with Donald Trump.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, referring to Bill Shine, the White House’s newly hired deputy chief of staff for communications
The Bits Worth Watching
Were these pedestrians drunk after watching the England-Croatia game? Well, mostly, yes.
The comedian Chris Redd explained to O’Brien what he learned working at Olive Garden: “When you work in service jobs, you have to like people even when you don’t.”
What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night
Kathy Griffin’s penchant for criticizing Trump in unapologetic, often unsavory ways has landed her in hot water via time to time. Will she temper her language around Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday? Not likely.
What took so long for Oakland — long a bastion of art in addition to creativity — to become a filmmaking hot spot?