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Late Night Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye to Anthony Scaramucci


Seth Meyers, commenting on Anthony Scaramucci’s 10-day stint as the White House communications director, noted that his “last name is longer than his tenure.”


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A Very Active 10 Days

Looking at it in a certain way, Anthony Scaramucci, the fired White House communications director, had a remarkably active tenure. That’s how Seth Meyers saw it on Monday’s “Late Night,” at least.

“President Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director in just 10 days. Now, 10 days may not seem like a long time, but consider all the Mooch got accomplished: He sold his company away. He gave a vulgar, damning interview to the press. His wife filed for divorce. He missed the birth of his son. That’s more than Trump has done in his entire presidency.” — SETH MEYERS

“Scaramucci’s last name is longer than his tenure.” — SETH MEYERS

Video by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert said “Game of Thrones” pales in comparison with the high drama in the White House. He focused on the hiring of John F. Kelly as President Trump’s new chief of staff.

“According to White House sources, Kelly let the Mooch go because he wanted ‘more structure, less of “Game of Thrones.”’ That’s not a fair comparison — with ‘Game of Thrones,’ you have to wait a whole week for a new beheading.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

A ‘Daily Show’ Send-Off for Scaramucci

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“The Daily Show” reprised its “in memoriam” reel to honor Mr. Scaramucci a little over one week after it marked Sean Spicer’s departure as White House press secretary in a similar fashion.

C-Span’s Candid Camera

Video by Late Night With Seth Meyers

In Monday’s installment of “A Closer Look,” Seth Meyers reveled in the C-Span video showing Senator John McCain casting the decisive vote against the Republican Party’s health care bill as the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, watched.

“Look at McConnell: He looks like a bunch of teenagers just raised enough money to save the rec center he wanted to tear down.” — SETH MEYERS

The Punchiest Punchlines (Christie Edition)

“The state of Colorado has determined that the tax revenue from the sale of legalized marijuana has now exceeded half a billion dollars. I know, half a billion dollars. Colorado has so much extra money for marijuana it can now afford a cocaine habit.” — JAMES CORDEN

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was caught on video this weekend confronting a Chicago Cubs fan at a baseball game in Milwaukee. I don’t know — if you want to shock me, catch him on video governing in New Jersey.” — SETH MEYERS

The Bits Worth Watching

Meet Trumpy Bear and Scaramucci Poochie.

Video by Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“That baby escaped!”

Video by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night

Mr. Colbert will be sitting down on Tuesday with another former comedian turned political commentator — and now public servant — Senator Al Franken of Minnesota.

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