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One World: Together at Home, streamed live on 18 April, will support UN response fund

Lady Gaga is to curate One World: Together at Home, a live-streamed and televised benefit concert in support of the World Health Organizations Covid-19 solidarity response fund and in celebration of health workers around the world.

The lineup includes Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas, Lizzo, J Balvin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Burna Boy, Andrea Bocelli, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Elton John, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and Lang Lang.

The US talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert will host the event, which broadcasts live across the US television networks ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as being streamed online, at 8pm EST on 18 April.

BBC One will show an adapted version of the concert on 19 April, including exclusive performances from UK artists and interviews with frontline health workers. The details of the broadcast are yet to be announced.

Other celebrities expected to appear include David Beckham, Idris and Sabrina Elba, Kerry Washington, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Sesame Street cast members.

The WHO and the social action platform Global Citizen have partnered to produce the event. The latters Together at Home series, launched last month, has featured performances from artists in isolation including Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Rufus Wainwright.

In a WHO press conference, Lady Gaga said she had helped to raise $35m (28m) for Global Citizen in the past week. She clarified that One World was not a fundraising telethon and would focus on entertainment and messages of solidarity, with philanthropists and businesses urged to donate to the Covid-19 solidarity response fund ahead of the event.

The WHOs general director, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said:We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The One World: Together at Home concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.

This article was amended on 6 April 2020. Lady Gaga stated that philanthropists and businesses were being urged to donate to the organisation, rather than fans as an earlier version said. This has been corrected.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/06/lady-gaga-billie-eilish-and-paul-mccartney-to-play-coronavirus-benefit

Producers take their movie taglines very seriously. All that hard work, time, and money everyone put into making the picture boils down to a simple phrase that has to sell tickets. But Jimmy Fallon isn’t interested in that. Rather, the opposite. So, the host of The Tonight Show recently challenged his viewers to describe their favorite movies to the worst of their abilities. And they delivered. From Shrek to Titanic, people have penned such terrible movie taglines, they’re actually genius. Continue scrolling to check them out, and if you’re a fan of the genre, be sure to fire up these 30 Jokes That Are So Stupid, They Become Funny and 52 Terrible Maps That Are So Bad They’re Good.

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Haha love it !

To come up with such good insights, one needs to study a movie really closely. According to AMC Filmsite, watching a film for more than just pure entertainment sake is usually enhanced by viewing it with an informed awareness of how it works. Only if you strive to be a ‘critic’ (in the best and most general sense of the word), will you improve your understanding of the craft.

When analyzing a movie, you should start by gathering information about it. When was it released? Who are the main stars? Who directed it? Which studio produced it? Preferably, you should ask yourself these and other similar questions before hitting the play button.

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Outstanding!! I’d upvote this more than once if I could!

AMC Filmsite advises watching a deserving movie more than once. Another thing to consider is doing it with others so that the experience may be enhanced with discussions afterward.

During the first viewing, you should become familiar with the basic plot, main characters, important action, and so on. In other words, you should acquire a brief synopsis of its story including the time and place, the characters and their interactions, and the movie’s main themes without taking notes.

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It’s the story we need again.

The second time around, try paying more detailed attention to what you’re seeing. Take notes and make observations, begin to think in a more concentrated way about the movie’s structure, acting, directing, the camera shots and angles, and other technicalities. Prepare yourself to listen carefully to the production’s soundtrack and how the music, songs, and score enhance the general mood.

Most importantly, strive to maintain objectivity to what is being presented. Don’t prejudge it from the things you’ve heard about it, your preconceptions about who worked on it, and so on.

A few of these and you’ll be writing ‘terrible’ movie taglines in no time!

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one of the best movies

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That description makes it sound like a horror movie.

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Wow….. just…….Wow

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Because Cedric diggory wanted more fame.

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They actually went way into the closet

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But that’s all that was needed.

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*Family’s

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A tale about how not learning to share can cost someone’s life.

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The Michael Jackson Story?

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If only they had kept the receipt.

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Gosh darn it

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I’m sorry but death is not an excuse to call in…

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In the best way as well !

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And even after he attempts to assault you, keep trying.

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I love this one..

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“So where was the child support, dude? When did you ever send my mother any?”

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Hotwheels the movie

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hahaha… yep that’s it.

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Talking frog, lol

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But they were really, really cute shoes!

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Thanks! Finally I do understand the movie. It feels like finding the red p… oh wait

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When I first heard about this movie I thought it would be boring as but I actually quite like it.

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Fight club?

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my favorite movie 🙂

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After two unsuccessful accidental murder attempts, a decade of self-imposed imprisonment in isolation and a nation-wide disaster, an emotionally unstable orphan – and the aforementioned nation – is saved through a reconciliation with her sister.

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Lizards escape

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“Man befriends volleyball”

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true

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🤣 This one is perfect.

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oO They made a movie from the book ? Must watch this !

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Law, morality, and common sense aren’t always one and the same. We all have our own personal insights into what society does wrong and there’s no denying that there should (probably) be some new laws to improve everyone’s lives.

Well, Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, invited his followers to participate in the #ThereShouldBeALaw challenge. He asked them to tweet out their opinions about what new laws we should totally have.

We collected some of the very best responses, so scroll down, upvote the suggestions for new laws that you agree with, and remember to share them with your friends. If you have any ideas for laws yourselves, share your thoughts with everyone in the comments below.

When you’re done looking through this list, check out our previous posts about Jimmy’s challenges, including the dumbest family fights, ruining movies with one extra word, and the coldest insults they’ve gotten.

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Makes total sense.

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Couldn’t agree more…how is this NOT a law?!

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Bored Panda reached out to Abby Lampe, one of the people who responded to Jimmy Fallon and said that people who “can’t use the correct use of too, to, two, and your, you’re” should go to a mandatory workshop.

She believes that “a lot of people misuse homophones and although they may have been through the education system, they still have flawed grammar.”

“I see it all the time throughout social media and people texting,” Abby added.

“The law would be helpful for those who maybe were dropouts or didn’t take school very seriously. It would emphasize that grammar is important in today’s society and hopefully would allow them to understand the differences and how to use homophones correctly,” she explained why such a law would actually be useful.

Abby told Bored Panda that she’s a big fan of Jimmy’s: “I’ve been in the audience and I’ve had two tweets appear on his show. I’ve been a fan for about 7 years now.”

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Or if your church openly supports politicians and donates to them.

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This should be passed into law immediately! What even are those weird pockets that are sewn up?

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Or better yet, the bus doesn’t have to stop.

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Bored Panda also spoke with Jesser who explained how there should be a law against using the same knife for peanut butter and jelly when making a sandwich.

According to the Twitter user, their family inspired them to come up with this law and they hope that this new law would teach people better manners and etiquette.

Jesser revealed that they’re a fan of Jimmy’s as well. “I rarely watched The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon was the host. He’s fantastic!”

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Totally! And managing your money, and proper househhold skills, and dealing with feelings…

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Can I send this to my teachers?

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I think carpeted bathrooms are so nasty… imagine what grows under there…. barf

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A lot of the things that people tweeted about in response to Jimmy’s challenge have to do with common sense. And you’re probably sick and tired of hearing this, but it’s applicable here: common sense is not common.

According to Dr. Jim Taylor on Psychology Today, common sense is one of the most “revered” qualities in the United States. Unfortunately, not a lot of people are as down to earth and practical as we might expect.

Taylor explains that if common sense were common, most people wouldn’t make the silly mistakes that they do every single day of their lives. In his opinion, if people had common sense, they wouldn’t “buy stuff they can’t afford.”

What’s more, they “wouldn’t smoke cigarettes or eat junk food.” In Taylor’s view, common sense is limited by our personal experience which can lead to bad decisions. In other words, for common sense to be common, we all need more education and worldly experience.

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we’d have just buildings of fried politicians!

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Defintely. Would prevent a lot of disease

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There is actually the CALM act

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But what about morality not always being the same as the law? According to Dr. Eva Tsahuridu, the law “sets minimum standards of behavior while ethics set maximum standards.” That’s why something that’s legal doesn’t necessarily mean that we see it as acceptable or ‘good.’ It also works the other way, too: something that we consider to be ‘good’ doesn’t always become law. There’s an overlap between the two, sure, but they’re not one and the same.

However, that doesn’t mean that laws are useless. In fact, they’re vital for preserving civilization and allowing society to function. But it’s important to keep in mind that laws are very specific while morality is concerned with doing the right thing in life as a whole.

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The earth isn’t dying. We will be if we do not change. The earth wil survive us, like any pest before.

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And if they get caught with one, a standard 10 year sentence should be implemented

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just think of the convenience

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Yes. I am joining in.

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Companies actually do that?? God I feel so naive right now. That’s mean and seriously 0% productive.

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And cats

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Oh thank god you didn’t use Karen….

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…and there should be a secondary law that they must reply….bc that’s just rude.

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Decorations are fine, but Christmas music…

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A corollary axiom to this law – IF you chose to wear skin coloured leggings, they must have a dark triangular patch on the crotch so it looks like pubic hair. If you’re not too embarrassed to wear that, then knock yourself out.

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Yeah – once.

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Apart from the problem of employers not allowing you to be off work through sickness

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Don’t listen to Frankie goes to Hollywood’s “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” because you’d think the air raid alarms are going off in your neighborhood and these days it might be more realistic then ever.

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…or if you are facing a huge bill?

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Why is this not number one?

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And cats

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Former Smiths frontman and supporter of far-right party For Britain has criticised the UK newspaper in the past

Morrissey has performed in Los Angeles wearing a vest with the slogan Fuck the Guardian.

The former Smiths frontman wore the top during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, weeks after he described this newspaper as the voice of all that is wrong and sad about modern Britain.

The 60-year-old singer, who has repeatedly expressed support for the far-right party For Britain, has increasingly been lashing out at the Guardian in recent months.

Writing on his personal website in May, Morrissey claimed he was the victim of an inexhaustible hate campaign by the Guardian, imploring his supporters: Please do not buy this wretched hate-paper, whose every 2019 utterance echoes the late Mary Whitehouse.

During a May performance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Morrissey decided to wear a For Britain badge. In June, he reaffirmed his support for the party in an interview with his nephew, published again on his own website.

Earlier this month he ejected an anti-far-right protester from his concert in Portland. The protester had been carrying two posters, one which depicted the logo of For Britain struck through by a red line, while the other read: Bigmouth indeed.

Writing in the Guardian in July, comedian and former Morrissey fan Stewart Lee said he found the best way to deal with the singer was to simply stop listening to him. Suddenly, I just didnt want Morrissey in my home any more. And I couldnt imagine any circumstances under which I would ever listen to him again, he wrote.

The same month, Billy Bragg condemned Morrissey for sharing a video from a YouTube channel that argued that the British establishment was using Stormzy to promote multiculturalism at the expense of white culture.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/27/morrissey-performs-in-la-wearing-fuck-the-guardian-t-shirt

Another entertaining issue of the segment “Wheel of Musical” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This video is trending heavily right now with already over four million views on YouTube (after two days!).

“Jimmy challenges Alicia Keys to a game of random musical impressions like Gwen Stefani singing ‘Miss Mary Mack’ and Adele singing ‘The Alphabet Song’.”

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The Late Night host discusses how talkshows became a hotbed of political activism and the terrifying thought he might be to blame for Donald Trump

It is 6pm in New York and inside the NBC building known to those who work in it and those who watch the shows produced out of it as 30 Rock excitement is spreading in one of the green rooms. Blazered NBC pages officiously tidy away coffee cups left by messy guests, while Tracy Morgan, one of tonights guests, practises his lines for an upcoming sketch with his entourage (Im not Tracy Morgan look at my moustache!). The temptation to get up and look for Jack Donaghy and Liz Lemon is great.

But this is not a fictional scene from Tina Feys legendary and, in this building, seemingly omnipresent sitcom. Rather, it is the runup to the talkshow Late Night, helmed since 2014 by Feys former Saturday Night Live colleague Seth Meyers, which goes out four nights a week at 12.35am.

In Britain, if a comedian were given a talkshow that airs at 12.35am, it would look as if they were barely clinging on to the Z list. But in the US, it is confirmation that their career is made. James Corden, over on the CBS network, has become (much to Britains bemusement) a bona fide US star hosting The Late Late Show, which airs at the same time, while the previous hosts of NBCs Late Night were David Letterman, Conan OBrien and Jimmy Fallon. As such, it is seen as the testing ground for arguably the highest-profile job on US TV: host of NBCs The Tonight Show, currently held by Fallon, another SNL alum. But Meyers is doing things a little differently from his predecessors.

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Meyers interviewing Kellyanne Conway on Late Night.

At about 6.30pm, the audience is ushered into the surprisingly small studio. Rule of thumb about US TV: all studios are smaller and all hosts are better looking than you expect, and Late Night with Seth Meyers ticks both of those boxes. Handsome in that unthreatening, clean-cut American way, Meyers sits behind a desk and launches almost immediately into jokes about DonaldTrump (He held a press conference hostage).

Late-night TV hosts, from Johnny Carson to Letterman to Corden, are known for their gentle wit, funny regular slots (Lettermans Top 10 lists, Cordens Carpool Karaoke) and soft-soaped interviews. Nothing to scare the most mainstream of horses, in other words. Meyers, however, is becoming increasingly celebrated for his political bent. Vanity Fair dubbed him the real heir to Jon Stewart, and last week the New York Times described him as the most potent of the late-night hosts. In January, he interviewed Kellyanne Conway, who would shortly become the White House counselor to the president and, in his amusing-but-not-snarky, clued-up-but-not-aggressive style, took her to task about reports that the Russian government has compromising information on Trump. In his regular segment, A Closer Look, he focuses in depth on an often-political issue. Unsurprisingly, for the past few months, and especially since the inauguration, it has been dominated by Trump, and tonight is no exception.

It is racist to assume all black people know each other, Meyers says, referring to Trump telling April Ryan, an African-American reporter, to set up a meeting for him with the Congressional Black Caucus. We dont assume you know all orange people. Can you set up a meeting with the Lorax?

Morgan then enters stage left, signalling the switch to the celebrity part of the show.

About an hour later, I meet Meyers in his dressing room. There is a 1990s Nintendo game console hooked up to the TV, and on one wall hangs the cue card from his final SNL appearance, with shoutouts to him on it from Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and others. Meyers looks as if he has just had a massage, as opposed to just finishing a 12-hour working day, plus an early morning wakeup call from his wife, Alexi Ashe, courtesy of their 10-month-old son, Ashe. On top of the usual rigours of hosting a daily TV show, there has been, unusually, no comedown after the election; if anything, the political pace has stepped up a notch.

Even in 2008 which was probably the most exciting political cycle Iexperienced while at SNL there was a sense of a hangover afterwards. But this time, it has been relentless, and were only relentless in what were doing because [the Trump administration is] so relentless in what theyre doing. So this is all a reactive relentlessness, he says, gloving, as he often does, his political points with aneasygoinglaugh.

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Meyers during a Late Night White House press conference sketch. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images

Late-night TV has, he agrees, certainly changed in the past decade. Instead of being the thing Americans fall asleep in front of, dominated by fluffy celebrity interviews, it has become the source of some of the most high-profile political activism in the US. Theres Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS and The Daily Show, now hosted by Trevor Noah, on Comedy Central. But these are all cable shows. It is far more unusual for a network host to seize the political mantle, as Meyers has done on NBC, and as Stephen Colbert has done to an initially much less certain extent on CBSs The Late Show. And, for many viewers, these shows have become their primary news source.

I feel like everyone you mentioned owes an enormous debt to Jon Stewarts Daily Show, because I think that started this trend of people having talkshows where they have a point of view that theyre not afraid to share, says Meyers.

But while Stewart may have provided the US TV template for combining entertainment and politics, the truth is that entertainment wouldnt have started to become more like the news if TV news hadnt already turned into entertainment. In a new book, The Daily Show: An Oral History, Lizz Winstead, the shows creator, says she got her inspiration from watching CNNs coverage of the Gulf war: CNN had replaced their fancy reporters with young people, and they were on roofs, and there was a theme song and all this shit. And I just thought: Are they reporting on the war or trying to sell me awar? Winstead recalls.

It is almost impossible to find actual news on US cable because the channels are dominated by hour-long talkshows hosted by people such as Bill OReilly (Fox News) and Chris Hayes (MSNBC) giving their spin on the news in a way that is pretty indistinguishable from Meyerss A Closer Look, but with fewer jokes. Surely this illustrates the dissolution of boundaries between TV journalism and entertainment, to journalisms detriment and entertainments gain?

Well, I speak for my show only when I say were in debt to journalists because were just pulling clips all day long which they made in the first place. We know that a lot of people watching our show havent been watching the news as closely as we have they havent been following hundreds of reporters on Twitter all day. So I guess our goal is to say: Hey, heres what happened today in 10 minutes, and hopefully well tell you in a way that wont make you throw your remote at the television, he says.

According to Meyers, NBC has been totally supportive of the show having a [political] point of view, but as Feys 30 Rock gleefully illustrated, TV networks dont do anything out of a sense of moral obligation; they are guided purely by the financials. NBC clearly saw which way the wind was blowing for US talkshows. Fallon has notably resisted giving his show a political spin, a tricky stance during this particular election and one that nearly undid him: the photo of him chummily ruffling Trumps hair during an interview before the election became the visual symbol of the medias toothlessness with the GOP candidate.

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton in Meyerss SNL sketch. Photograph: Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU/Getty)

Meyers, inevitably, defends his old friend: Jimmy had always presented himself as an apolitical entertainer. It would have been different if the interview had taken place on a show that had presented itself as being political, but I understood when it happened.

But Fallon himself seems to feel regret. The week before I met with Meyers, he appeared on Fallons show.

Your interview with Kellyanne Conway was fantastic I had Trump on the show and, er, it had a pretty big reaction, Fallon said, sounding uncharacteristically deflated. Colberts more politically leaning show is currently beating Fallons in the ratings, and Meyers show is ahead of Cordens apolitical talkshow.

I ask Meyers if he thinks its a problem that all these late-night political comedians lean left. Doesnt that play into the Trump narrative of a mainstream media bias?

I dont know what else to do other than tell people what I think to be untruths. I mean, theres that idea of Oh well meet them halfway, but I dont know where halfway is any more. Its like asking someone to meet halfway on a bridge thats already collapsed, he says. But we dont come in saying: How are we going to get Trump today? We come in saying: Whats in the news today? And were now on a 26-day streak of it being Trump-related, but thats not because were out looking for it.

Anyway, he says, their influence shouldnt be overstated, and hes right. After all, these shows all mocked Trump throughout the election and we all know how that turned out.

Except, I respond, doesnt the 2011 White House correspondents dinner disprove his theory? He visibly winces.

In 2011, Meyers hosted the dinner, an annual DC shindig for the media, but this one has gone down in infamy because it was almost certainly the night Trump decided to run for office. Fresh from his birther pursuit of President Obama, Trump attended and was mocked ruthlessly by both Meyers and Obama, to Trumps visible fury.

Someday someone may well write a kind of micro-history of that night, as historians now are wont to do, as a pivot in American life, Adam Gopnik later wrote in the New Yorker.

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Meyers with his wife Alexi Ashe. Photograph: WireImage/Mike Pont

Yeah, that is pretty terrifying, says Meyers with an easy laugh.

One of Meyerss lines was: Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising since I just assumed he was running as a joke. Did he ever think it might be risky to goad Trump like that?

No! Not at all! I mean, you have to remember back in 2011 he was really drilling into this birth certificate thing, saying all these things that seem like misdemeanours now compared to all the other [things he has since said]. So I couldnt have asked for a better target, because the best target is someone no one can defend, and he was doing indefensible things.

Could he see how angry Trump was?

No, but when I walked off stage, I had never received so many texts so quickly, most in a congratulatory vein, but also a lot of people warning me to stay away from him, he laughs again.

Meyers, 43, grew up in suburban Illinois and New Hampshire, the son of a financier and French teacher. It was, Meyers says, a super loving and supportive family, which I know is not where comedians are supposed to come from. But Meyers and his younger brother, Josh, who is an actor (Red Oaks, That 70s Show), compensated for their happy childhood by watching Monty Python and SNL with their parents. I think the greatest gift your parents can give you if you want to be a comedian is good taste. Once youve watched Monty Python, you cant watch Full House, he says, referring to the awful 1980s sitcom that launched the Olsen twins.

Meyerss career path has looked almost stunningly effortless. In 2001, he was cast in SNL, a blessing from the comedy gods. But he soon had a collapse of self-confidence, or something close to it.

I was very much aiming to go into movies eventually, like a lot of SNL people. But, soon after I arrived, all these really good actors started, like Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg, and Ithought: If I were casting a movie, Iwould put all of them in it over me. I thought I was an excellent writer, but I knew they were better at acting than me, he says.

To his relief, SNLs founder and producer, Lorne Michaels, made him writing supervisor and gave him the plum job of hosting SNLs regular satirical news slot, Weekend Update. This, almost certainly, is what eventually got him the Late Night gig. Weekend Update taught him how to combine politics and comedy, and so did writing the famous SNL skits in which Tina Fey played Sarah Palin and Amy Poehler played Hillary Clinton. Healso helped write one of SNLs greatest moments, when in 2007 a massively pregnant Poehler rapped about Sarah Palin (In Wasilla, we just chill, baby, chill-a/But when I see oil its drill, baby, drill-a), while Palin herself gamely danced along.

That was my favourite moment in the show, and I always say that would not have worked if Palin had not been such a good sport, says Meyers.

Doesnt he worry that the current administration wont be like that, and he wont even get them to appear on his show?

Well, hopefully we treated Kellyanne Conway well enough so the word gets out that were to be trusted. Id love to have Sean Spicer on, that would be interesting, he says.

Interesting, if unlikely.

Maybe, maybe, he concedes. The truth is, although he would never say it, that with the growing strength of Meyerss monologues and political slots, the guests on his show are almost by the by. I have to assume that [the administration] would be happier if we all gave up doing what were doing and thats why you cant give up.

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