Late Night TV Gets a Clue: The End of All-White Male Writers' Rooms

When NBC announced last May that their next late night host would be Seth Meyers, reaction ranged from Yay, I love him to Meh to Great, another white guy. While Meyers looks like most everyone who has hosted before him, the next generation of late night hosts are quietly ushering in diversity. We just don't see it… » 2/24/14 2:30pm 2/24/14 2:30pm

Stefon's Appearance on Seth Meyers’s Last Weekend Update Was Bittersweet

Seth Meyers gave his final Weekend Update last night. It was sad, and there were a couple of times when everyone almost lost control and cried on live television. That didn't happen, though, and we can probably thank the sudden appearances of Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, and Stefon for bringing some levity… » 2/02/14 12:00pm 2/02/14 12:00pm

Meet the First Black Woman to Write for a Network Late Night Show

This week, news broke that Amber Ruffin would be joining Seth Meyers' writing team for his new edition of Late Night, premiering at the end of February. One noteworthy detail that didn't get noticed: Ruffin is the first black woman to write for a network late night talk show. In fact – though it's hard to write all… » 1/10/14 11:00am 1/10/14 11:00am

Seth Meyers Got Married This Weekend, but Not to Stefon

Probably the most theme-appropriate news of the extended Labor Day weekend is that Seth Meyers, former (sniff) Weekend Update desk jockey and future host of NBC's Late Night, married his longtime girlfriend, human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe, in an "intimate ceremony" on Martha's Vineyard. It doesn't get much more Labor… » 9/02/13 11:30am 9/02/13 11:30am

Jessica Alba Side-Eyes Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP

Sometimes-actress, always-perfectly-symmetrical-faced-human being Jessica Alba wrote a book called The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. She is marketing it as "like GOOP, but for Poors like you and me." » 3/22/13 9:00am 3/22/13 9:00am

Europe Smells Like Sex and Other Weekend Update Revelations from…

Arianna Huffington graced the Weekend Update desk with her sardonic presence last night, and talked about how badass Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony was this week. In extolling Hillary's many public speaking virtues, the Huffmeister also made an astute observation about the Senate: with all the back-slapping… » 1/27/13 12:30pm 1/27/13 12:30pm

Stefon Regales Us with Spooky Tales of Halloween Debauchery

Stefon graced the Weekend Update desk to reveal all of his favorite Halloween haunts, including more onomatopoetic clubs and the Radioshack dumpster he currently calls home. He also tells the story of how the Ghostbuster character Slimer became famous for his, um, hot dog eating prowess, or at least tries really hard… » 10/21/12 12:30pm 10/21/12 12:30pm

Paul Ryan Seems a Lot Like the Boy-Next-Door Killer in a Lifetime Movie

Arianna Huffington came to the Weekend Update to critique Martha Raddatz's debate moderation, elucidate the mysteries of the vagina, and talk about Joe Biden's more feminine qualities . She also made some choice observations about Paul Ryan, whom she described as the handsome, moneyed golden boy that impresses parents… » 10/14/12 12:30pm 10/14/12 12:30pm

Cecilia Gimenez Visits the Weekend Update and Demonstrates How Best to …

Big Bird fluttered into the "Weekend Update" and didn't swear or smoke cigarettes or anything, which would have been funny. However, Cecilia Gimenez, the woman who re-imagined Jesus as a gibbon, dropped by to explain her inspiration for "restoring" her church's fresco, and also offer Seth Meyers his very own monkeyfied… » 10/07/12 12:30pm 10/07/12 12:30pm