Jenny Slate Got Stoned Before a College Lecture and It Was Amazing

We all know the story: Girl goes to an Ivy League college. Girl meets marijuana. Girl and marijuana fall in love. Girl smokes so much marijuana that she forgets the difference between astrology and astronomy, enrolls in an astronomy class and — still stoned — embarrasses herself in front of the entire lecture hall.… » 6/20/14 4:00pm 6/20/14 4:00pm

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