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Trevor Noah and Senator Elizabeth Warren on “The Daily Show.”

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This week, The New York Times is bingeing on late-night comedy shows and curating the best stuff in case you missed it. You need sleep, after all, and something in the news to smile about. We don’t need anything because we’re getting paid to watch late night which is insane.

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Late Night’s 2020 Pick: Warren

Stephen Colbert’s Wednesday night monologue. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s thwarted attempt to read a Coretta Scott King letter on the Senate floor was Topic A for some late-night hosts Wednesday, as they ripped Republicans for silencing Ms. Warren’s challenge to the civil rights record of Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama.

“It’s all part of the G.O.P.’s February message: ‘Happy Black History Month. Now shut up about the bad stuff.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT, on “The Late Show,” who also joked that Ms. Warren had “kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign”

Ms. Warren made a surprise appearance on “The Daily Show,” where Trevor Noah asked what she thought about several male senators being subsequently allowed to recite the letter.

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Ms. Warren made an unannounced visit to “The Daily Show.”

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WARREN: Look, the main thing is that millions of people are now reading Coretta Scott King’s letter. It is an amazing letter. It is a letter full of passion. It is a letter full of heart, and it is a letter full of advice to us. It talks about a moment in history when African-Americans were beaten away from the polls, and it talks about Jeff Sessions’s role in that, and I think it has an important lesson today for all of America.

Mr. Colbert on the male senators:

“Of course the men weren’t silenced. That would violate Senate Rule 18: Bros before hos.”

#TapperDirtFile

Jake Tapper told Stephen Colbert that it is not his job to be liked. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The CNN anchor Jake Tapper discussed his last two eventful days with Mr. Colbert: Grilling the Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway in an interview that went viral, and an Axios report that Republicans were now gunning for Mr. Tapper.

COLBERT: Our president, the president of the United States, commander in chief, has called your network fake news, fraud, the worst, so biased, failing, unwatchable, a disgrace to the broadcasting industry, disgusting, phony reporting, unprofessional, bad television, and CNN can go to hell.

[LAUGHTER]

TAPPER: He certainly watches us a lot.

COLBERT: Yeah. So why are you so mean to him, Jake? If you guys just didn’t fact-check him anymore, he wouldn’t be saying these things about you.

TAPPER: It’s a good point.

COLBERT: What’s it like in the halls over there knowing that you, that the president actively doesn’t like your network. How do people feel over there?

TAPPER: [Without missing a beat] I don’t think anybody cares.

The Twitter hashtag #TapperDirtFile is now encompassing all of the anchor’s supposed dirty laundry. Here are The Times Late-Night Comedy Committee’s favorite #TapperDirtFile tweets:

The Punchiest Punchlines (Ivanka Edition)

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Ivanka Trump at the Republican National Convention in July.

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“Obviously what happened here is millions of dead illegal immigrants aren’t buying Ivanka’s shoes. It is fake shoes, people, fake shoes.” — NOAH, on Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line

“Evidently, not a lot of women wanted to buy clothes that made them attractive to their fathers.” — COLBERT

“I like that she’s always pushing him to do the right thing, because it implies that he’s inclined to always do the wrong thing.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

Samantha Bee Praises CNN

CNN had it in them the whole time. Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Fallon Addresses Trump Hair Flap

Seth Meyers on Baby Teeth, Late Night Fails and Credit for President Trump Video by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

On “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon showed a smidgen of self-awareness as he talked to Seth Meyers about criticism that he was too soft on Mr. Trump during an interview last year in which he rubbed Mr. Trump’s hair.

FALLON: And we had him on the show, and I messed his hair up, and I got a —

MEYERS: No, I didn’t hear about that. [LAUGHTER]

FALLON: You didn’t? [LAUGHTER] Yeah, it got a pretty big reaction. Yeah —

MEYERS: Yeah, but you know what? I was insulted by the reaction.

FALLON: Really?

MEYERS: Because I know after that happened, you took some heat.

FALLON: Oh, yeah.

MEYERS: And some people said you are the reason he won.

FALLON: Yeah.

MEYERS: And I’m so insulted by that because I am the reason he won.

FALLON: What?

MEYERS: I made fun of him in 2011. That’s the night he decided to run. [LAUGHTER] I kicked the hornet’s nest. You rubbed a hornet’s head.

The Bits Worth Watching

Democrats and Republicans on Harrison Ford and toast. The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Stephen Colbert tried to pick the perfect gift for Robert De Niro. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The man who spent $100,000 on a Cheeto. Jimmy Kimmel Live!
A glimpse into a commercial break. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night

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Alec Baldwin as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Will Heath/NBC

Alec Baldwin will be on Mr. Fallon’s show. We’re excited about this because he is hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend and will almost certainly discuss his impression of Mr. Trump, which has really irritated the president.

Alec Baldwin will host “Saturday Night Live.” Saturday Night Live

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