Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert joke about Trump being prosecuted – The Hollywood Reporter
News that a grand jury in Manhattan had voted to indict former President Donald Trump went viral shortly before many late-night shows taped Thursday night episodes but most of the hosts. can still make a few jokes that cost Trump.
The indictment comes after a grand jury investigation into six-figure payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former dissipated model Karen McDougal during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign to quash allegations of infidelity, which both women claim took place. Trump denies having sex with either woman and has denied wrongdoing related to the payments.
Stephen Colbert announced that he had just heard about the grand jury vote three minutes before taking the stage for his monologue, but there was still enough time to Late team to hit some sarcasm and a baseball cap cake the host enjoyed, squirting some whipped cream in his mouth as he celebrated the opening day of the baseball game and the news about Trump’s indictment.
“[Trump] was correct. Colbert said, “And you know what? I didn’t know this was coming, I thought this might never come. I thought, what if it comes? I didn’t know it would feel so good. .”
Colbert later joked, “He should see if that grand jury cuts him a check for $130,000 because he’s so spoiled.”
That’s also the point where Colbert’s NBC rival Jimmy Fallon ended with Tonight’s Program a compilation of Trump’s speeches and a video of him dancing to the “I’m So Indicted” dance from The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited”. The clips end with Trump appearing to say “I’m such a bitch.”
On Comedy Central’s The Daily programguest host John Leguizamo, who earlier this week said he hoped news of Trump’s arrest would be made public while he was in the host’s chair, had his wish granted.
Leguizamo introduced this development, which comes after a week of news-heavy “some really good news that will make you smile”. After a news clip announcing Trump’s indictment aired, Leguizamo and the audience cheered, as the host jumped out of his seat so quickly that he lost his seat.
“That’s right. Lady justice grabbed Trump by the cunt,” he said.
He continued: “You know, I take a firm stance against mass incarceration, but for this I am willing to make an exception. I just hope they go easy on him and at least put him in a cell with his lawyer. … But let this be a lesson to all the kids out there. If you commit fraud to cover up an affair with a porn star, the law will arrest you, after seven years and a full presidency.”
In Los Angeles, Jimmy Kimmel prepared a little longer, announced early Thursday Jimmy Kimmel Live! that two hours before the taping, they had to cancel their scheduled monologue about the baseball team’s opening day to deal with news of Trump’s indictment.
Kimmel noted the historical nature of the news, with Trump being the first former US president to face an indictment, saying the timing is “historic and it’s funny. It’s very, very funny.”
And like Leguizamo, the host mentioned Trump’s popularity Access Hollywood tape, saying, “The grand jury, they didn’t even ask for permission. They attack Trump like a witch.”
Kimmel also recaps some of the former president’s recent Truth Social posts, in which Trump first praised the grand jury before his indictment and then criticized them. Trump also posted a statement in which he wrote “assigned” instead of “indicted.”
“Hopefully he can spend time at the prison library learning how to spell. Now that he’s been indicted, the former president has no choice but to hand himself over for trial in a New York court in a scene that appears to have been made for reality television,” Kimmel said. said before cutting the clip from the trial. famous apprentice of Trump to a court.
Looking back at the former president’s television past, Kimmel speculates that Trump could make a new show, perhaps called “Celebrity Apprentice” or “Arrested Developer.”
Kimmel, who opened the show with a chilling opening with an image of Trump’s head on the body of an inmate, speculated about what might happen next.
Kimmel said: “Of course, his next thing will be to try to start another riot to get people to protest on his behalf. “Only Donald Trump can have such passionate supporters that we have to seriously consider whether it’s good for him to be impeached.”
He then quips, bringing it back to baseball, “The best baseball opening day ever. And this is just the launch indictment. Lady Justice, she’s on the loose in the barn right now. We will bring her into the ninth district to quell it with rebellion and treason.”
But not all the big late-night shows are about Trump. News of his indictment disappeared from CBS’ Late Show with James Corden and NBC A Late Night Story With Seth Meyerswith the second show posting on Twitter that they had finished filming before the news broke.