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‘Like a Stoner Who Just Got Pulled Over’
As the Russia investigation continues, the particular counsel, Robert Mueller, continues to make President Trump and his allies — previous and current — squirm. In latest days, Michael Cohen, the president’s former lawyer, has confessed to crimes he mentioned he dedicated on Trump’s behalf, although he hasn’t obtained a transparent promise from the federal government to hunt leniency when he’s sentenced.
Stephen Colbert relayed the most recent developments with out sounding very sympathetic to Cohen.
“In a surprise twist, Cohen doesn’t want to go to jail! His lawyers argued that in exchange for his cooperation with Robert Mueller, Cohen ‘should be spared prison for crimes he committed in an abundance of enthusiasm for’ Trump. Yes, ‘an abundance of enthusiasm.’ So, unlike the women he paid off for Trump, Cohen wasn’t faking it.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
And Jimmy Fallon poked enjoyable at Trump for defending his pursuit of a Russian actual property deal (whereas working for president) as “very legal & very cool.”
A random piece of tourism information in New York City grew to become excellent fodder for a number of late-night jokes on Monday.
“A man proposed in Times Square but he was so nervous that he dropped the ring into the sidewalk grate. It was quite a scene: Someone was in distress, and like 50 Spider-Mans just stood there watching.” — JIMMY FALLON
“A couple visiting New York from England this weekend got help from the N.Y.P.D., recovering an engagement ring after it was dropped through a grate in Times Square during the proposal. Said the woman, ‘Oh, thank God. Now I can finally say no.’” — SETH MEYERS
Trevor Noah Goes Back to South Africa
Trevor Noah was in his dwelling nation, South Africa, to host the Global Citizens Festival over the weekend, and he taped materials for Monday’s episode whereas he was there.
He and his movie crew drove out to Soweto, the place his 91-year-old grandmother nonetheless lives. She mirrored on the significance of Nelson Mandela, the lethal circumstances of farm labor through the apartheid period and what the charismatic Noah had been like as a teen.
The Bits Worth Watching
Kids say the darnedest issues — Hanukkah version.
In the sport Loaded Questions, Margot Robbie had to decide on between telling individuals a private secret or ingesting a secret substance.
What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night
The journalist Jake Tapper will sit down with Seth Meyers on Tuesday.
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