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Stephen Colbert to Trump: Thanks for a Great 100 Days


A Milestone for Trump (and Late Night)

On Saturday, President Trump will have been in office for 100 days, and the late-night hosts had plenty to say about it.

Stephen Colbert, whose ratings have been up lately, wondered whether Mr. Trump’s enigmatic reference to “S.C.” in a Friday tweet might have been about him:



Mr. Colbert also pondered the chances of Mr. Trump getting his border wall funded.

“We may have a government shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass a budget. And Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for the border wall — which may kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent. So, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

A Very Smooth Flight

Fast on the heels of the United Airlines incident, there was more odd news from the friendly skies to discuss on Monday.

“Over the weekend, musician Kenny G was on a Delta flight, and he gave a brief performance. Yeah, very nice. Passengers are describing the performance as not brief enough.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

“American Airlines is under fire after one of its flight attendants allegedly yanked a stroller away from a mother with a baby. Yeah, passengers were outraged that the attendant took the stroller — and not the baby.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

“A restaurant opened in London today specializing in airline-style food. And if you like your steak a little bloody, order it ‘United.’” — SETH MEYERS

The Punchiest Punchlines (March for Science Edition)

“Bill Nye the Science Guy spoke at the march in D.C., and said that the founding fathers promoted science in Article I of the Constitution. Trump was like, ‘Eh, I don’t read it for the articles.’” — JIMMY FALLON, talking about the march in Washington on Saturday

“If this were a movie it’d be called ‘100 Days and Confused.’” — SETH MEYERS, discussing Mr. Trump’s 100-day milestone

The Bits Worth Watching

If your memory’s sharp, you might remember Kobe Bryant’s brief flirtation with the rap game. But slam poetry? About Steve Urkel? This is new.

James Corden helpfully restored the context for a few celebrities’ Instagram posts.

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Stephen Colbert to Trump: Thanks for a Great 100 Days
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By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO APRIL 25, 2017
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Stephen Colbert’s ratings have been up, and he thinks he knows which person to thank. Credit CBS
Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? What else are you interested in? Let us know: thearts@nytimes.com.

A Milestone for Trump (and Late Night)

On Saturday, President Trump will have been in office for 100 days, and the late-night hosts had plenty to say about it.

Stephen Colbert, whose ratings have been up lately, wondered whether Mr. Trump’s enigmatic reference to “S.C.” in a Friday tweet might have been about him:

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No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!
2:50 PM – 21 Apr 2017
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Regardless, Mr. Colbert thanked the president for all the comedic fodder.

“I gotta say, Donald Trump has done a lot for me in the first 100 days. Thank you for your service, Mr. President.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

Video by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Mr. Colbert also pondered the chances of Mr. Trump getting his border wall funded.

“We may have a government shutdown if Congress doesn’t pass a budget. And Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for the border wall — which may kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent. So, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

A Very Smooth Flight

Fast on the heels of the United Airlines incident, there was more odd news from the friendly skies to discuss on Monday.

“Over the weekend, musician Kenny G was on a Delta flight, and he gave a brief performance. Yeah, very nice. Passengers are describing the performance as not brief enough.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

“American Airlines is under fire after one of its flight attendants allegedly yanked a stroller away from a mother with a baby. Yeah, passengers were outraged that the attendant took the stroller — and not the baby.” — CONAN O’BRIEN

“A restaurant opened in London today specializing in airline-style food. And if you like your steak a little bloody, order it ‘United.’” — SETH MEYERS

The Punchiest Punchlines (March for Science Edition)

Video by Late Night With Seth Meyers
“Bill Nye the Science Guy spoke at the march in D.C., and said that the founding fathers promoted science in Article I of the Constitution. Trump was like, ‘Eh, I don’t read it for the articles.’” — JIMMY FALLON, talking about the march in Washington on Saturday

“If this were a movie it’d be called ‘100 Days and Confused.’” — SETH MEYERS, discussing Mr. Trump’s 100-day milestone

The Bits Worth Watching

If your memory’s sharp, you might remember Kobe Bryant’s brief flirtation with the rap game. But slam poetry? About Steve Urkel? This is new.

Video by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
James Corden helpfully restored the context for a few celebrities’ Instagram posts.

Video by The Late Late Show With James Corden
What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night

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John Oliver really tore into Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Sunday’s episode of the always-acerbic “Last Week Tonight.” The Times Late-Night Comedy Committee doesn’t get a chance to discuss Mr. Oliver that much, since his show airs on weekends, but we’re eager to hear his perspective on Mr. Trump’s first 100 days when he joins Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.”

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