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Trevor Noah Says L.A. Could Have a Strange Effect on the Olympics


Trevor Noah wondered if the 2028 Olympics might catch a case of #OscarsSoWhite.

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‘Big Changes’

Los Angeles just won a bid to host the 2028 Olympics, returning the games to the United States for the first time in what will have been 26 years.

Mayor Eric Garcetti told the news media, “We’re a city that has always been a Games-changer and again will be in 2028.” Trevor Noah has an idea of what those changes might entail.

“Of course, because this is Hollywood, there will be big changes to the Olympics. For example, the entire Chinese Olympic team will be played by white actors.” — TREVOR NOAH

“In order to give the games a true L.A. feel, they will be introducing a couple of new events called the white Bronco chase. Very challenging.” — TREVOR NOAH

Jimmy Kimmel isn’t even sure we’ll make it that far.

“I feel like between climate change and Kim Jong-un it’s optimistic to think we’ll still have a Los Angeles in 2028. But if we do, game’s on!” — JIMMY KIMMEL

Can’t Let Go

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Anthony Scaramucci, the White House’s flash-in-the-pan communications director, is still on Jimmy Fallon’s mind.

“Yesterday was White House chief of staff John Kelly’s first day on the job. It got awkward when he showed up and said, ‘Why are you writing my name on the door in dry erase marker?’” — JIMMY FALLON

“Trump is apparently looking for a less prominent position for Scaramucci that wouldn’t require him to be seen very often. Scaramucci said, ‘You want me to be first lady?’” — JIMMY FALLON

The Punchiest Punchlines (Spam Edition)

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“I don’t know about you but this [expletive] is starting to scare me. They have a missile that can hit New York? If it can make it here, it can make it anywhere.” — TREVOR NOAH, discussing the capability of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal

“Anthony Scaramucci also fell for the spam. In fact the only person who finally caught on was Eric Trump. Eric was immediately suspicious when someone in the administration tried to talk to him.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, on the recent email spam attack on the White House by a British hacker

The Bits Worth Watching

The Bible and “The Art of the Deal” have one thing in common, Seth Meyers said.

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“I’ve just eaten some Lego.”

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What We’re Excited About on Wednesday Night

Dave Chappelle just began a 10-show run at Radio City Music Hall, and to discuss it he’ll join Mr. Colbert on “The Late Show.”

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