On the Eve of the Alabama Election
One day before Alabama’s special election for the Senate, many of the late-night hosts took their last swipes at Roy Moore, the Republican candidate who has been accused by various women of sexual misconduct with them when they were teenagers.
“The Alabama special election for Senate is tomorrow, and it’s currently too gross to call.” — SETH MEYERS
“President Trump is supporting the alleged child molester in this race, because of course he is. Although he wasn’t President Trump’s first choice for senator from Alabama. Then he found out Jared from Subway was still in jail.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“The Alabama Senate election is tomorrow, and Roy Moore’s supporters spent the weekend going door-to-door — just like Roy Moore has to do when he moves into a new neighborhood.” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“At this point, there’s only one question I have: Do Republicans actually care about sexual assault? I mean as a problem, not an opportunity.” — TREVOR NOAH
The Punchiest Punchlines (Putin Edition)
“Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and HBO led with 12 nominations. Not to be outdone, Netflix led the field in allegations.” — SETH MEYERS
“According to a Gallup poll, 80 percent of Russians approve of Vladimir Putin’s leadership, while the other 20 percent are missing.” — SETH MEYERS
“Trump feels under attack but tries to stay positive about Mueller’s investigation into his campaign’s possible collusion with Russia, telling several people, ‘It’s life.’ Yes, it’s life. But you could plead that down to 30 years if you rat out Don Jr.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, referring to a New York Times report on President Trump’s private life in the White House
The Bits Worth Watching
“Would you take on a moose as a pet if it meant you never had to charge your cellphone again?”
Could’ve seen this one coming: Carpool Karaoke, Christmas edition.
What We’re Excited About on Tuesday Night
Is Dwayne Johnson — a.k.a. The Rock — still considering a run for president? Maybe we’ll find out on Tuesday, when he sits down with Jimmy Kimmel.
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Jessica Chastain told our Carpetbagger columnist that she had wondered whether her career would suffer because of her decision to speak freely about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood.