The ‘Fire and Fury’ Continues
On Wednesday, late-night hosts were still processing the fallout from Mr. Trump’s threats against North Korea this week.
“Last night, Kim Jong-un actually threatened the U.S. territory of Guam. When he heard that, Trump said, ‘Oh my God, do I have any golf courses there?’” — JIMMY FALLON
“Following President Trump’s threats of ‘fire and fury’ against North Korea, Senator John McCain has recommended that the president instead walk softly, but carry a big stick. Which, incidentally, is how Melania keeps away from him around the White House.” — SETH MEYERS
‘A Mooch Trap’
Stephen Colbert announced that he had scored a prime scoop: This Monday he’ll be the first TV personality to interview Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived White House communications director. The Times Late-Night Comedy Committee is pretty thrilled about this one.
The Punchiest Punchlines (Smokey Edition)
“Today is Smokey Bear’s 73rd birthday. Yeah, you can tell Smokey’s getting older because now his motto is, ‘Just let it burn, I’m watching Judge Judy.’” — CONAN O’BRIEN
“It came out that JetBlue may soon be able to track customer emails, phone messages, tweets and Facebook posts — while United will break into your bedroom and read your diary.” — JIMMY FALLON, pretending to break down a door
“We learned today that the F.B.I. conducted a predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home, using a no-knock warrant. Yeah, no-knock. It is the same kind of warrant Trump used in the Miss Universe dressing room. Just, no-knock — hello!” — STEPHEN COLBERT
The Bits Worth Watching
In all fairness to Samantha Bee, the women of the Kurdish army do seem tough to impress.
Morals of the story: “Bazinga” is funny, but “booty” is deadly serious.
What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night
You know Terry Gross’s voice from her years as the host of “Fresh Air,” which is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a syndicated NPR program. On Thursday, she’ll appear on “The Tonight Show,” in the flesh.
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