Monday night gave us Nikki Glaser, John Mulaney and Judah Friedlander as contestants, and our good pal Jon Hamm stopped by and made all the ladies’ hearts stop. He is, apparently, a big fan of bodega cats and really, can you blame him? They are perfect creatures of New York. If you doubt me, check out Bodega Cats on Tumblr. They are glorious. We also got a little preview of what is sure to be an excellent trend of winter weather coverage.
Ben Stiller thinks Chris is Seth Meyers, and man, SNL just really isn’t the same since he left. Tuesday night’s show threw all the other comedians under the bus with #RuinAComedian, and we were reminded how important it is that you hide all cameras before you go under for any sort of surgery. If you happen to be in New York City this week, keep an eye out for @midnight coverage on the big screens in Times Square. Jim Gaffigan, Kyle Kinane, and Michael Ian Black knew a little too well all the weird things that can lead a person to tweet from the subway, and you should make sure to watch this clip before you come visit our fair city just so you’re prepared.
The night after the 2014 midterm elections brought Bridget Everett, Hari Kondabolu, and Jeffrey Ross together. It also brought us quite a few electoral jokes like deleted political tweets, and Jeff Ross demonstrated some excellent electioneering fixes when he blocked some buzzers with as much of his body as possible.
The elderly were mocked with #elderlyvideogames. Also, Chris got punched in the face, and there was an excellent homage to New York’s theater scene by way of Tumblr in all its glory. And then Gilbert Gottfried showed up. There was just too much awesome.
Thursday started out with a little bribery (perfectly in line with politics, right?) as Chris made sure that the night’s #NYCin3Words hashtag wars segment was introduced by Stephen Colbert for the cool price of $60 from his own pocket. Jim Norton, Kurt Metzger, and Jesse Joyce were a great group to round out the week in New York City. So that everyone is prepared for their next trip to New York, the whole group checked out some great AirBnB spots here in the city, and then there were some very important New York Post headlines.
The show may return to Los Angeles next week, but you can continue to keep up with all the shenanigans by following @midnight a follow on Twitter,Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. Seriously, there are GIFs and pictures and jokes — it’s great.