<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - ]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/feature/late-night-on-nbc http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usWed, 26 Jul 2017 02:54:32 -0400Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:54:32 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Late Night': Jane Lynch Travels With Everything in Her Bra]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:04:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-4.04.46-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers chats with Jane Lynch, who shows off her special hack for carrying items while traveling.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at Kushner's Statement on Russia Ties]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:00:13 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-4.00.52-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at the recent statements by Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law- and senior adviser, who said he "did not collude" with Russia.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Metz Had 81 Cents When She Joined 'This Is Us']]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:47:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-3.46.30-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon chats with Chrissy Metz, who shares how she didn't even have enough money to get gas on her way to audition for "This Is Us." 

<![CDATA['Tonight': Best Son Challenge With Rob Lowe]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:43:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-25-at-3.44.30-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon asks Rob Lowe's sons Matthew and John Owen a series of random questions about their dad to determine which son knows him best.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Jenna Tatum Teaches Jimmy the 'Tatum Body Roll']]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:18:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/226*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-22+at+1.28.59+AM.png

"World of Dance" host and mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum shares the time she fell off a stage while backup dancing for Janet Jackson's All for You tour.

<![CDATA[Fallon and Meyers: This Week's Guest Lists]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 11:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fallon_generic.jpg

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: The following are this week's guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 


Monday, May 15: Michael Fassbender, Jeffrey Tambor, Weezer

Tuesday, May 16: Matthew Perry, Jon Glaser, Fall Out Boy

Wednesday, May 17: Kerry Washington, Tim Tebow, David Crosby

Thursday, May 18: Dwayne Johnson, Ellie Kemper, Charlie Puth


Monday, May 15: Tracy Morgan, Michael McKean, Sen, Ben Sasse

Tuesday, May 16: Jennifer Hudson, Horatio Sanz, David Mandel

Wednesday, May 17: Naomi Watts, Jank Azaria, BNQT

Thursday, May 18: Jeffrey Tambor, Debra Messing, Michael Barbaro

(These listings are subject to change and additions will be made. Check back regularly for updates.)

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<![CDATA['Tonight' First Drafts of Rock: 'Blowin' in the Wind']]> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:08:54 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-07-22+at+1.28.08+AM.png

First Drafts of Rock takes a look at the original version of Peter, Paul and Mary's cover of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," featuring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Jimmy Fallon.

<![CDATA[Phelps Teases 'Awesome' Shark Race on 'Tonight']]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:16:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-588641322.jpg

The world is standing by, waiting for the greatest Olympic swimmer of all time to finally meet his match — the great white shark. Ahead of a 100-meter race that kicks off Discovery Channel’s beloved Shark Week, Phelps visited “The Tonight Show” Thursday to reveal some details of the anticipated showdown.

Though great whites may haunt the imaginations of other land dwellers, Phelps seemed excited by his close encounters with the ocean predators, explaining that he had been fascinated with sharks from a young age.

And Phelp's well-informed love for the animals certainly showed while the 32-year-old chatted with "Tonight" host Jimmy Fallon.

Phelps, sporting a temporary shark tattoo, calmly explained that for the previously recorded stunt, Discovery pitted him against a great white that was “only about 8 feet.” (The average length of a great white is 15 feet, according to National Geographic.)

“Oh, is that it?” Fallon joked. 

Nevertheless, Discovery has promised a dramatic event. The network dubbed the face-off: “The battle for ocean supremacy,” with Phelps taking on the shark off the coast of South Africa. 

Yes, gold went up against white in the open ocean instead of in, say, adjoining pool lanes as Phelps is accustomed to. 

The shark was timed swimming for 100 meters in one area, while Phelps was timed swimming separately in another area with safety divers around him. 

The individual set ups were about more than just safety though, Phelps explained to Fallon, highlighting the challenges of competing against a wild animal. 

Sharks likely wouldn’t swim all 100 meters at full speed, which can top out at 15 miles per hour in short bursts, according to National Geographic. However, they have been reported to hit bursts of 25 or even 35 miles per hour, as Phelps noted. 

To compare, Phelps said he clocks in about 6 miles per hour in a normal race.

Also, great whites rarely swim in straight paths. Phelps said Discovery had to do its best to record the animal for an accurate and fair race, though the technical details have been kept under wraps before the air date.

So while it may not look exactly like an Olympic meet to home viewers, Phelps promised the race “was awesome.”

To further level the playing field, Phelps explained that he donned an especially buoyant wetsuit, one that allowed him to float more easily in the water. 

The athlete also strapped a man-made mono-fin to his feet. “So I could swim like a shark,” he said. 

Phelps kept coy with Fallon about just how much faster he propelled through the water with the fin. However, he told USA Today last week that he likely hit 8 to 10 miles per hour — impressive for a mere human but still slower than what his opponent is capable of.

Can a trained, 28-medal Olympian measure up to an evolved ocean predator? Only time will tell. “Phelps Vs. Shark” airs Sunday, July 23, at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Gervais Once Nursed a Squirrel Back to Health]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:15:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-21-at-6.11.38-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Ricky Gervais, who talks about his love of nature and the one time he nursed a sick squirrel back to health.

<![CDATA['Late Night' Closer Look at Trump Turning on Sessions]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/late-night-turmp-sessions.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at a recent interview President Donald Turmp gave to the New York Times, in which he seemed to turn on his attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Dance Battle With Charlize Theron]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:58:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-21-at-5.58.03-AM.jpg

Charlize Theron and Jimmy Fallon take turns using the dance move generator to make up random dances on the spot, like the "Slap the Giraffe" and the "Double Kayak."

<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon's Favorite #MyFamilyIsWeird Hashtags]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:54:47 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hashtags-jimmy-fallon.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads the best viewer tweets with the hashtag #MyFamilyIsWeird.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Queen Latifah Doesn't Like to Die in Movies]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:34:48 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-5.52.57-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Queen Latifah, who explains why she started including death clauses in her film contracts.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the Failed GOP Health Plan]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:07:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-6.08.24-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at how President Donald Trump and the GOP are doing after their latest attempt to replace "Obamacare" failed.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Harry Styles Takes Over Fallon's Desk]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:46:33 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-20-at-5.45.31-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon has Harry Styles make a special wish, before the singer takes over the host's desk.

<![CDATA['Tonight': White Walker and Other Good, Bad, Great Names]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:41:28 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Desk.jpg

Jimmy Fallon shows that what makes a good name for one thing might make a bad name for something else.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Checking in With Trump's EPA]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:31:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-19-at-4.32.48-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a break from the all the breaking news to check in with how the Trump Administration's Environmental Protection Agency is doing.

<![CDATA['Late Night': NY Attorney General Talks Suing Trump]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:28:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-19-at-4.29.42-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to talk about that time he sued Donald Trump over his now-defunct Trump University.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Jada Pinkett Smith Toured a Swamp With Will Smith]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:23:49 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-19-at-4.24.38-AM.jpg

Jada Pinkett Smith explains how she ended up on a public New Orleans swamp tour with her husband Will Smith, thanks to her "Girls Trip" co-star Tiffany Haddish's love of Groupon.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Catchphrase With Pinkett Smith, DeHaan, Ora]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:19:25 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-19-at-4.19.39-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon teams up with Jada Pinkett Smith against Dane DeHaan and Rita Ora for a game of Catchphrase. 

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump Jr.'s Russian Meeting]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:13:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/ScreenShot2017-07-18at6.11.29AM.jpg

Seth Meyers catches up on the news surrounding President Donald Trump, including his recent trip to France and revelations about his son Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Maya Rudolph Plays Basket o' Wigs]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:02:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/ScreenShot2017-07-18at5.55.33AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Maya Rudolph, who tries out her new Ivanka Trump impression and tries on various wigs for different characters.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Counts How Long Trump Shook Macron's Hand]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:55:08 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/tsjf-monologue-032517.jpg

In his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon discusses World Emoji Day and President Donald Trump's recent trip to France.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Plays Songs You Should Avoid Online]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:49:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FALLON_GettyImages-528518222.jpg

Jimmy Fallon highlights some music you may not want to play, including Cool Company's "Call You Back" and Philippe Katerine's "Moustache."

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['My Wife Was the Meanest of All': Baldwin Gears up for Roast]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 07:13:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17177221045229.jpg

Ahead of being roasted by friends and family on television next week, Alec Baldwin stopped by the “Tonight Show” to chat with Jimmy Fallon about his now-iconic President Donald Trump impersonation and his no-holds-barred memoir. 

Baldwin and Fallon wasted no time sliding into pal-like banter, two Saturday Night Live alums once again lighting up a stage together. 

“Your impression… is unbelievable,” Fallon said of Baldwin’s Trump. 

And the “Tonight” host clearly isn’t the only one in awe of Baldwin’s ability to slip into the businessman-turned-president. The comedian has had a recurring role on SNL since October 2016, playing his larger-than-life Trump more than 20 times. 

Baldwin told Fallon he enjoys portraying the president in the “quick bursts” of SNL sketches because he doesn’t have to linger too long in the character, as he would in a 90-minute film. 

“We’re in, we’re out,” he said through large, black sunglasses glistening under the studio lights. 

Baldwin made sure to humbly clarify he was wearing the shades not because he’s a “movie star” but because he needed to hide an ugly allergy. 

But just because he’s in and out of the character doesn’t mean his work doesn’t follow him home. Fallon played a video for the audience of Baldwin teaching his 3-year-old daughter, Carmen, his signature moves. 

In the video, Carmen sits next to her dad, looking up at him. Baldwin throws his hands up, fingers spread. With his lips pursed, he says words and phrases in his Trump voice while Carmen copies everything he does, clearly a little SNL host-in-the-making. 

Carmen would have big shoes to fill if she were to follow in the footsteps of her father. Baldwin's remarkable career spans three decades and includes successes such as "30 Rock," “Beetlejuice,” “The Aviator” and “The Cooler." He has received Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination, for his work. 

Not to mention the record 17 times he has hosted SNL.

“Man, oh man, when you look at your work and what you’ve done,” Fallon said to Baldwin, holding a copy of his 2017 memoir, “Nevertheless.” 

The New York Times bestselling autobiography includes raw stories from Baldwin’s unimaginable life and career, including the time he supposedly overdosed on drugs in the 1980s, which was the story he submitted to his publishers as a writing sample for the memoir. 

“And they said, ‘We love it!’” Balwin quipped. 

This and much more was up for grabs during Baldwin’s previously taped roast and tribute. Baldwin told Fallon he was genuinely surprised by the people who showed up to honor him, which included his daughter Ireland Baldwin, his SNL co-star Kate McKinnon and actor Robert De Niro.

"My wife was the meanest of all," Baldwin joked of Hilaria. "It's incredible."

Former President Bill Clinton even took the mic. 

“Bill Clinton showed up and brought me on the stage,” Baldwin told Fallon. “My mouth was on the floor. I was stunned.” 

Clinton, in a previewed clip of the tribute, reminisced about his more-than-20-year friendship with the Trump impersonator. He explained how Baldwin had run for student government in school before becoming an actor, calling “politics into soap operas” a “then-classic path.” Then he took a jab at the real Trump.

“And now we know it works the other way around,” Clinton said, turning to Baldwin. “You need to think about running again. You’ll probably win the next time.”

“One Night Only” airs July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike.

Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
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<![CDATA['Tonight': Magician Freaks out Jimmy Fallon and Questlove]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 03:36:09 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-01-at-3.34.05-AM.jpg

Dan White performs magic with Jimmy Fallon and Questlove using one random deck of cards and an old clairvoyant Instagram photo.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Thanks Trumpcare, Plastic Knives]]> Sat, 01 Jul 2017 03:27:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-07-01-at-3.23.39-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to Trumpcare, Justin Trudeau, diving boards and other things.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Egg Russian Roulette With Alex Rodriguez]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:11:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-30-at-4.05.28-AM.jpg

Alex Rodriguez and Jimmy Fallon take turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which are cooked and which are raw.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Freestylin' With The Roots and Dave Chappelle]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:08:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-30-at-4.04.02-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon chats with surprise audience member Dave Chappelle and asks The Roots to improv songs about him on the spot.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Seth Meyers Drinks Wine With Martha Stewart]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-30-at-3.49.55-AM.jpg

Martha Stewart joins Seth Meyers to show off her new wine collection and cookbook, which features healthy recipes for homemade "pop tarts" and a blueberry tart.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at Trump's Vague Health Care Details]]> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 03:46:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Seth-Meyers-Trump.jpg

Seth Meyers discusses President Donald Trump's understanding of the GOP health care bill, which may not be very deep considering his vague descriptions of what's in it.

<![CDATA['Tonight' Writer Keeps Mispronouncing 'Despicable Me 3']]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:03:20 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-29-at-4.00.27-AM.jpg

A 'Tonight Show' writer heads to the streets to ask people if they are excited to see movies that don't exist.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Mad Lib Theater With Kristen Wiig]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:52:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-29-at-3.50.26-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig perform a dramatic scene they've written together using Mad Lib words.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at the Delayed Senate Health Care Vote ]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:44:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/meyers+health+care.jpg

Seth Meyers talks about the news from the week, including Donald Trump's fake Time magazine cover and the delayed vote on the Senate health care bill.

<![CDATA['Late Night': We Know Too Much]]> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:36:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-29-at-3.33.25-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers is joined by one of his writers, who explains why it's bad to try to remember all the information in the news right now.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Steve Carell Plays 'Blow Your Mind']]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:33:17 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-28-at-4.19.11-AM.jpg

Steve Carell and Jimmy Fallon take turns guessing whether mind-blowing facts are true or false, getting blasted in the face with an air cannon for every wrong answer.