late night hosts during coronavirus

Late night shows were one of the first in the entertainment industry to take a hit from the growing coronavirus pandemic, as many of the live shows depended on audiences who were mostly older and from out of town. As the late night shows shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus, aka COVID-19, the TV hosts were left to self-quarantine themselves at home. And what are a bunch of entertainers going to do at home? Well, put on a show, of course.

The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show, andThe Daily Show all aired special “at home editions” of their shows, as hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah transformed into vloggers for a night. The homey sequences, which include Fallon playing guitar and delivering a monologue with the help of his daughter, and Stephen Colbert lighting a fire in his backyard, are actually quite charming and a smart way to keep their late-night audiences engaged as they’re stuck at home too.

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Robert Downer Jr. Talks Saturday Night Live

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harry Potter film series in the style of Avengers: Endgame, and see Awkwafina play Six Degrees of Separation. Read More »

History of Will Smith Rap

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith rap through the career of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor turned international superstar. Plus, check out over four dozen Easter eggs and comic references from the new Birds of Prey trailer, and watch a 90s-style, metal-infused VHS trailer for Netflix’s fantasy series The Witcher. Read More »

Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Rap

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street. Following their history-making moment as the first television show to celebrated by the Kennedy Center Honors, all of your favorite fuzzy friends fro Sesame Street gathered at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for a rap that has all the fun of the children’s television program and celebrates all of the show’s colorful characters who have helped kids learn so much over the past 50 years. Watch the Sesame Street 50th anniversary rap below! Read More »

Cats cast sings Memory on The Tonight Show

While Emperor Palpatine returns to bring evil back to a galaxy far, far away, a different kind of nightmare is brewing in theaters this weekend alongside Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Cats arrives in theaters everywhere today, adapting the long-running hit Broadway musical of the same name. If the reviews are to be believed, this movie is nightmare fuel to the max. Thankfully, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon made the movie, or at least part of it, a little easier to swallow. The cast of the big screen musical stopped by the late night talk show for a little remix of the staple tune “Memory” in the shows recurring “Classroom Instruments” style. Listen as the Cats cast sings Memory on The Tonight Show. Read More »

Star Wars Rap Recap

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Star Wars franchise star Daisy Ridley gives a rap recap of the entire Skywalker saga on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Plus, find out the origins of stop-motion animation, long before it took off in Hollywood, and listen as HBO’s Watchmen co-star Tim Blake Nelson breaks down the most memorable roles in his career. Read More »

The Mandalorian Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see all The Mandalorian Easter eggs and references to the rest of the Star Wars universe you might have missed in the first episode. Plus, Kristen Bell and Jimmy Fallon sing through the history of Disney songs on The Tonight Show, and go behind the scenes of the fourth season premiere of Rick and Morty. Read More »

The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a deep dive into the evolution of Muppet technology with a special focus on The Dark Crystal and the 30 years it took to eventually make The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Plus, a professional dialect coach reviews more actors attempts at doing the personal idiolects of real people like Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, and Jennifer Lopez runs through the history of music video dancing with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Read More »

Star Trek Picard Props and Costume Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a tour of the props and costumes from the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. Plus, get some laughs from the blooper reel for the third season of The Good Place, and Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon recreate The NeverEnding Story musical moment from the final episode of season three of Stranger Things. Read More »

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as the kids from Stranger Things surprise fans with a prank at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York. Plus, take a look back 24 years ago at the first ever Easter eggs placed by Pixar Animation in the original Toy Story, and listen as the Spider-Man: Far From Home cast answers the web’s most searched questions about themselves and Spidey. Read More »