<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/feature/late-night-on-nbc http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:32:53 -0800 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:32:53 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fallon: Blake Shelton's "Whisper Challenge" Fail]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:53:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/461980302.jpg

Blake Shelton isn't up for playing games that don't require keeping score.

“The Voice” coach stopped by “The Tonight Show” Thursday ahead of his “SNL" gig this weekend, where the country crooner will double as host and musical guest.

Fallon congratulated Shelton on another “Voice” win,  encouraging the singer to stand up and take a bow as the crowd cheered him on.

“You don’t have to stand up,” said Fallon.

“Well, you don’t have to tap it down,” replied Shelton. “Why Can’t you just celebrate it with me?”

Shelton revealed the he will be singing “Neon Lights” and “Boys Around Here” during his “SNL” performance, prompting Fallon to sing the songs mimicking a country accent.

“That is not even close to how that song is sung,” Shelton joked. “I seriously can’t stand you.”

Shelton, who is known to always be down for some fun and games, begrudgingly agreed to play a new game called the whisper challenge after learning that Fallon wasn’t going to keep score.

“It’s fun,” said Fallon said. “Everyone’s having a good time. Have fun for once.”

“I just want to keep score,” complained Shelton as he put on his headphones.

The whisper challenge requires that each contestant attempts to lip-read what the other player is saying while wearing headphones blaring loud music.

Fallon had a hard time trying to say “pumpkin spice latte” without laughing, making it difficult for Shelton to lip-read.

"My pee pee's stretched out?" guessed the country star. "I swear to God, this is, what is this?"

"Stop yelling at me!" cried Fallon.

"This is the stupidest thing. Literally, I have ever been a part of in my entire career," said Shelton.

Fallon fared much better at reading Shelton’s lips when it was his turn to guess “Benedict Cumberbatch,” who Shelton apparently has never heard of.

"That doesn't even mean anything!" said a baffled Shelton who thought the Oscar winner’s name was a combination of nonsense words.

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<![CDATA[Hines Ward on "Deflategate": "It's Cheating"]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:55:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Meyers+Hines+Ward+Deflategate.jpg Former NFL wide receiver Hines Ward stopped by "Late Night" Thursday and chatted with Seth Meyers about his own Super Bowl wins as well as what he really thinks about the "deflategate" scandal.

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<![CDATA[Fallon's Favorite #MyTouchdownDance Vines]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:14:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Vine+Hashtags+MyTouchdownDance.png As Super Bowl XLIX approaches, Jimmy Fallon shares some of his favorite Vines with the hashtag: #MyTouchdownDance.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Whisper Challenge with Blake Shelton]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:36:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Whisper+Challenge+with+Blake+Shelton.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Blake Shelton play a game of Whisper Challenge, where each player takes turns guessing what the other one is saying while wearing noise-canceling headphones.

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<![CDATA[How They Reported It: The State of the Union]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:40:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+SOTU+How+They+Reported+It.png The State of the Union is a big event and almost every news outlet had something to say about it. Seth Meyers reads out some of his favorite headlines in a new segment called "How they reported it."]]> <![CDATA[Fallon and Meyers: This Week's Guest Lists]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:50:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.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." 



Friday, January 23: Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Maddie & Tae

Monday, January 26: (repeat airing)

Tuesday, January 27: (repeat airing)



Friday, January 23: President Bill Clinton, Carrie Brownstein and musical guest Mali Music (repeat airing)

Monday, January 26: Jessica Lange, Molly Sims and Men in Blazers. Maya Rudolph sits-in with The 8G Band (repeat airing)

Tuesday, January 27: Jane Lynch, Lucy Hale and musical guest Haerts (repeat airing)

Wednesday, January 28: Kristin Chenoweth, Casey Wilson, Tony Danza and musical guest Brandy Clark (repeat airing)

Thursday, January 29: Kristen Stewart, Andrew Rannells and Phoebe Robinson (repeat airing)

Friday, January 30: Lauren Graham, Rainn Wilson and Brian Michael Bendis (repeat airing)


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

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<![CDATA[Lip Flip: Jennifer Aniston Interviews Herself]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:38:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/461917012.jpg

Jennifer Aniston may have revealed what team she is rooting for during the Super Bowl.

The “Friends” actress stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday to promote her latest project, “Cake,” and learned that Jimmy Fallon is “a little jealous” that Aniston vacations with "the other Jimmy” — Kimmel that is.

“I’d be fun on vacation, I can go,” said Fallon. “I have a one piece bathing suit and everything.”

Fallon assumed that he was missing out on a “raging” good time and was shocked to learn that Aniston’s guests, which include radio shock-jock Howard Stern, sit around and do arts and crafts.

“Howard is painting beautiful landscapes these days,” the Golden Globe winner revealed. “And Jimmy takes pictures off the internet and draws them.”

“I can draw too,” said Fallon. “I don’t even need the Internet, I have an imagination.”

The “Tonight Show” host praised Aniston for her performance in the critically acclaimed “Cake,” which features a makeup-free Jennifer as a woman struggling with chronic pain, an addiction to prescription pills and the death of a member of her support group.

After joking that she has always wanted to interview herself, Fallon suggested they should play a game of “Lip Flip," during which they did impressions of Billy Bob Thornton in “Sling Blade” and ended up in a heated debate about whether the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl.

“Yo Jen! Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?” “Fallon” asked as the Actress' mouth was superimposed over the host with the help of CGI techonology.

“I’m going with the Pats all the way bro,” said “Aniston” as Fallon spoke with a very thick Boston accent. “Who are you rooting for?”

"Seattle, dude,” the Cake star replied as she mocked the host. "We got all the weed, man. We got the Starbucks, we got the Space Needle…Oh hey! Did I said we got the weed?"

The interview quickly turned into a split-screen back-and-forth debate where each person tried to come up with popular things associated with their respective chosen cities.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Mets Bucket Hat Guy Word Challenge]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 03:18:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Mets+Bucket+Hat+Guy.png Jimmy Fallon faces off against the Mets Bucket Hat Guy in a bizarre word-association challenge.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Lip Flip" With Jennifer Aniston]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:09:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Lip+Flip+Jennifer+Aniston.jpg Jennifer Aniston expresses an interest in interviewing herself, so she and Jimmy Fallon swaps mouths and end up in a debate over who will win the Super Bowl, the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks.

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<![CDATA[Lauren Graham on "Gilmore Girls" Cancellation]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:41:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Lauren+Graham.jpg Lauren Graham stoped by "Late Night" to chat with Seth Meyers about wrapping up production on the show “Parenthood" and how she found out "Gilmore Girls" was cancelled.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Inflatable Flip Cup with Keri Russell]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:27:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Keri+Russell.jpg Jimmy Fallon takes on first-timer Keri Russell in a game of flip cup while wearing inflatable fat suits.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Pros and Cons of the State of the Union ]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:38:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons+SOTU.png In honor of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday evening, Jimmy Fallon weighs in on the good and bad of tuning in to hear his agenda for 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Catchphrase with Jennifer Lopez]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:09:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Jennifer+Lopez+Catchphrase.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lopez team up against actor Anthony Mackie and announcer Steve Higgins for a very intense game of Catchphrase.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Cheadle on "Fake Smiling" at the Golden Globes]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:17:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Don+Cheadle+Golden+Globes.jpg Don Cheadle and Seth Meyers explain why the Golden Globes is "one of the weirdest rooms in show business."

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<![CDATA[Fallon vs. Beer Pong-Playing Robot]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:03:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Beer-Pong-Robot.jpg

Jimmy Fallon is a man of many talents, but he met his match Friday night on "The Tonight Show": a robot that can play beer pong.

Journalist Joshua Topolsky introduced the nifty gadget to Fallon's immense excitement.

"Yes! Finally! We've done it! USA! USA!" the host chanted. "So how does it work?"

Topolsky explained: "Any ball you put under here it'll grip. And then it beats you at beer pong."

The Empire Robotics-designed 'bot scored first, arcing an orange ping-pong ball perfectly across the table. Fallon was up to the challenge, bouncing a shot off the robotic arm into a cup. (Topolsky drank for the robot.)

"So basically this robot sucks your ball, and then forces you to drink beer," Fallon deadpanned. "Fantastic. I'll buy one of these."

Brian Williams returned to "Tonight," as Fallon confessed to Williams that he and Steve Harris once heckled the NBC "Nightly News" anchor in the street outside 30 Rock.

"We saw Brian on the street, and we were yelling, 'You suck! You suck Brian Williams!'" Fallon said, laughing.

"I thought it was my family," Williams joked back. "There's nothing better than trying to sneak out of 30 Rock."

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon vs. Beer Pong Robot]]> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:42:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Beer-Pong-Robot.jpg Jimmy faces off against Joshua Topolsky's beer pong robot

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Once Heckled Brian Williams]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:29:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Tonight-Brian-Williams.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Steve Higgins once heckled Brian Williams in the street

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Thank You Notes]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:18:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Notes-19-Dec-2014-1080_1200x675_375375427849.jpg Thank You Notes Paddington Bear, Benedict Cumberbatch]]> <![CDATA[Kristen Stewart on What She Does After Every Movie]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:37:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Kristen+Stewart.jpg Kristen Stewart stopped by "Late Night" and chatted with Seth Meyers about her impulsive need to do something drastic after ever movie.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Slapjack With Kevin Hart]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:06:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Fallon+Kevin+Hart+Slap+Jack.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart compete in a high-stakes game of blackjack where the loser of each round gets smacked in the face with a giant prosthetic hand.

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<![CDATA["Tonight Show" Hashtags: #WorstCarIEverHad]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 03:33:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtag+WorstCarIEverHad.png In honor of the Detroit auto show, Jimmy Fallon asks "Tonight Show" fans to submit their car stories via Twitter with the hastag: #WorstCarIEverHad.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: President Bill Clinton Loves Being a Grandfather]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:34:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Meyers+Bill+Clinton.jpg Former President Bill Clinton stops by "Late Night" to talk about his foundation The Clinton Global Initiative, and gushes about his granddaughter Charlotte being “the best things since sliced bread.”

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<![CDATA[Paltrow Sings Broadway Versions of Hip Hop Songs ]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:25:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/461539690.jpg

We all know that Gwyneth Paltrow has vocal chops ever since the actress gave an unforgettable live performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards, singing “Forget You” with Cee Lo Green — but I bet you didn’t know that Oscar winner also moonlights as hip-hop lounge singer.

The actress teamed up with Jimmy Fallon, in his finest barroom smoking jacket, to sing Broadway versions of rap hits.

The duo kicked off their jazz medley performance with Drake's "Started From the Bottom" before transitioning into Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda.”

Saving the best for last, the pair closed out their performance with an F-bomb filled version of Big Sean's "I Don't F*ck With You."

Paltrow stopped by “The Tonight Show” Wednesday to promote her latest film "Mortdecai,” chatted with with the host about drinking wine coolers at the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a rebellious teen in New York City.

“When I would sneak out, I would leave a note for on my parents on my bed in case they caught me,” Paltrow explained. “I didn’t want them to worry that something really bad happened.”

The considerate teen said her parents never caught her, so she would recycle the same note every Friday night. 

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<![CDATA[Fallon, Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions of Rap Hits]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:59:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Gwyneth+Paltrow.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Gwyneth Paltrow team up to perform rap hits like "Started from the Bottom," "Anaconda," and "I Don't F*** with You" with a Broadway twist.

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<![CDATA["Late Night" Suggestion Box: Buy a Van and Get a Tan Song]]> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 03:57:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Suggestion+Box.jpg Jimmy Fallon reads suggestions from the audience, including a reminder song to help someone remember to make a plan to get a tan.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Fake or Florida, Part 2]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:19:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Fake+Florida+Part++2.jpg Seth Meyers' "Late Night" gameshow "Fake or Florida!" is back to ask contestants if some of the most bizarre news stories ever are fictional or they actually happened in America's weirdest state, Florida.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Fake or Florida, Part 1]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:19:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Meyers+Fake+Florida+Part+1.jpg Seth Meyers' "Late Night" gameshow "Fake or Florida!" is back to ask contestants if some of the most bizarre news stories ever are fictional or they actually happened in America's weirdest state, Florida.

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<![CDATA[Fallon: Pros and Cons of a Self-Driving Car]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:39:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons.png More and more companies are introducing self-driving automobiles, so Fallon weighs the good and bad of having a car that can steers itself.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: Water War with Chris Hemsworth ]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:13:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Chris+Hemsworth+Water+War.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Chris Hemsworth face-off in Water War, a twist on the classic card game War where the loser of each hand faces wet consequences.

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<![CDATA[Kristin Chenoweth Talks Working with J. Lo]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:09:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Kristin+Chenoweth.jpg Kristen Chenoweth stopped by "Late Night" Monday and chatted with Seth Meyers about working with Jennifer Lopez and returning to Broadway in "On the 20th Century."

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<![CDATA[Fallon: 5-Second Summaries with Charlie Day]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:18:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Charlie+Day+.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Charlie Day race the clock to summarize movie plots while trying to guess each other's title.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Freaks Out Over Tarantulas]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:14:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+jeff+Musical+Tarantulas.jpg Animal expert Jeff Musial trots out a Siberian lynx, a red kangaroo and creeps Jimmy Fallon out with a couple of Mexican white and red-kneed tarantulas.

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<![CDATA[Fallon's "Thank You Notes": Girl Scouts, Influenza]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:04:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2015-01-10+at+2.46.25+PM.jpg Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to bathroom hand dryers and other things.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon's And Cheadle's '80s R&B Duo]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:53:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/461246594.jpg Jimmy Fallon and actor Don Cheadle look back at some old clips of the '80s R&B duo "Pleather & Jerry."

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<![CDATA[Cheadle and Fallon Are "Pleather and Jerry"]]> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:52:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Don-Cheadle-Jimmy-Fallon-Tonight-Show.jpg

Don Cheadle is no stranger to 1980s music videos.

As the "House of Lies" star revealed on Friday's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," he once danced in a music video directed by famed choreographer Debbie Allen.

So it was only natural that Cheadle — who's also slated to appear this year in "Miles Ahead" as jazz great Miles Davis — reminisced about Pleather and Jerry, the (fictional) R&B duo from the (equally fictional) 1980s musical variety show "American Power Hour."

"It's so funny you mention that," Fallon said, "because we always have a clip of Pleather and Jerry loaded just in case their names come up in an interview."

In a performance of "Girl, We Goin' Do It," Cheadle and Fallon donned full 80s R&B gear: Cheadle in a gold pleather trenchcoat, Fallon with a perm and gold M C Hammer parachute pants. (Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson sat in on drums.)

Two other performances rounded out their repertoire: "Girl, We Just Did It" and "Girl, Let's Do It Again."

"I forgot how good looking they were," Cheadle joked, clearly winded from dancing.

"Yeah, they were like 80s heartthrobs," Fallon said.

Kate Bosworth also appeared on "Tonight." The actress talked about appearing in the upcoming movie "Still Alice" opposite Julianne Moore and being a Cowboys fan.

Lecrae, the Atlanta-based Christian rapper who has been nominated for three Grammys since he made his TV debut on "Tonight," also performed.

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<![CDATA[Pictionary With Lena Dunham and J.K. Simmons]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:06:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Lena+Dunham+Pictionary.jpg Jimmy Fallon and J.K. Simmons team up against Lena Dunham and Steve Higgins in a game of Pictionary.

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<![CDATA[Meyers: Distinguished Guests with Dr. Drake Ramoray]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:34:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Dr.+Drake+.JPG Seth Meyers recognizes members of "Late Night's" studio audience, like Dr. Drake Ramoray, in the on-going series "Distinguished Guests."

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<![CDATA["Tonight Show" Hashtags: #AwkwardDate]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:19:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+hastag+awkwarddate.png After Nicole Kidman revealed details about an embarrassing first "date" with Jimmy Fallon, the “Tonight Show” host asked viewers to submit their #AwkwardDate on Twitter. Watch as Fallon reads his favorites. ]]> <![CDATA[Neeson, Fallon Arm Wrestle on "The Tonight Show"]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:11:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/461138096.jpg Jimmy Fallon challenges Liam Neeson to an arm wrestling match, during which they list all the things they're going to do when they win.]]> <![CDATA[Seth Meyers Talks Steve Scalise]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:03:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/461099978.jpg Seth Meyers discusses the controversy surrounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise over his 2002 address to a white supremacist group.

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<![CDATA[Fred Armisen on Disposing of Christmas Trees]]> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 06:59:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fred+Armison.jpg Fred Armisen explains how to dispose of Christmas Trees on "Late Night With Seth Meyers."

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