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Listen to A Closer Look and more in the audio edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.

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Listen to A Closer Look and more in the audio edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, weeknights at 12:35/11:35c on NBC.




Gayle King | The FBI Seized Matt Gaetz’s Phone Amid Sex Trafficking Investigation: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the GOP using the power of the state to punish critics and suppress votes as Matt Gaetz’s investigation intensifies. Then, Gayle King explains how she felt receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, shares the characteristics she would want in a romantic partner and reveals how Oprah helped make her daughter’s wedding special.


Patrick Radden Keefe | Republicans Want to Cancel Dr. Fauci and Major League Baseball: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans trying to cancel everyone in the wake of both Georgia’s draconian voter suppression law and also the rise of coronavirus cases. Then, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe explains how quarantine helped him write his new book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty, reveals his research process for it and reacts to John Oliver helping promote it on Late Night with Seth Meyers.


John Oliver | MAGA Congressman Matt Gaetz Snubbed by Trump Amid Growing Scandals: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the House Ethics Committee opening an investigation into Congressman Matt Gaetz, who was reportedly snubbed by his political idol Donald Trump. Then, John Oliver shares his thoughts on doing his show Last Week Tonight without an audience, describes his experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine and tells a story of when everybody walked out of his stand-up show.


Don Johnson | Phoebe Bridgers

Don Johnson talks about working with Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd, Quentin Tarantino knowing more about his filmography than he does and Dakota Johnson’s career. Then, Phoebe Bridgers talks about the surreal year of promoting her album Punisher, her neighbors and her love of John Prine.


Retta | Guy Fieri

Retta talks about re-entering society after the COVID-19 pandemic and getting her Johnson & Johnson vaccine, then gives Seth an update on her biking. Then, Guy Fieri talks about his culinary missteps, his work to help the restaurant industry weather the COVID-19 pandemic and his childhood’s healthy diet.


Kevin Bacon | Ya Burnt

Seth sizzles through a list of topics and fires sick burns at some deserving subjects, like double masking and mayochup. Then, Kevin Bacon talks about his cursing in City on a Hill, getting a car he can’t drive and his bad high while filming Diner.


Sebastian Stan | Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman

Sebastian Stan talks about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, playing his character Bucky for a decade and what his first New York City apartment was like. Then, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman talk about their show The Great North, how they first met and Mullally learning about her parents’ love lives.


Viet Thanh Nguyen | Jokes Seth Can't Tell

There are some jokes that just sound wrong coming from Seth, like the one about a cleric in Iran claiming the coronavirus vaccine turns people gay. Then, Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses the rise in anti-Asian violence in America, his book The Committed and writing a book with his son.


Late Night Lit: Patricia Engel | Chad Sanders

On today's episode of Late Night Lit, Late Night supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly speaks with Patricia Engel, author of the novel Infinite Country. (This interview was originally presented for the virtual South by Southwest festival earlier in March.) She also speaks with Chad Sanders, author of Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph.


Sacha Baron Cohen | Biden Holds First Press Conference, Ted Cruz Refuses to Wear a Mask: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Sen. Ted Cruz refusing to wear a mask when talking to reporters and President Biden holding his first press conference as president. Then, Sacha Baron Cohen talks about Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and getting detained by the Secret Service after breaking into CPAC dressed as Donald Trump.


Baratunde Thurston | GOP, Fox News Lie About Gun Control After Boulder, Atlanta Shootings: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans, the gun lobby and Fox News once again lying and making ridiculous excuses for why they oppose wildly popular gun safety measures after two horrific shootings in the span of less than a week. Then, Baratunde Thurston talks about his podcast How to Citizen, the fragility of democracy and how economics is at the root of many American problems.


Eddie Izzard | Feds Consider Sedition Charges for Capitol Riot, Examine Trump’s Role: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the former top prosecutor for the Capitol riots saying that evidence from the attack could support sedition charges as federal investigators continue to examine Trump’s role in fomenting the insurrection. Then, Eddie Izzard shares how she ran 32 marathons in 31 days to raise money for charity and talks about working on her film "Six Minutes to Midnight."


Sarah Silverman | McConnell Threatens "Scorched Earth" as GOP Attacks Voting Rights: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promising a "scorched earth" Senate if Democrats change the filibuster to pass sweeping and urgently needed democracy reforms. Then, Sarah Silverman provides an update on how her dad is doing, talks about her obsession with the television series Columbo and reveals why magic enrages her.


Dr. Anthony Fauci | Fox News Demands Biden Give Trump Credit for the COVID Vaccines: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Fox News and the GOP struggling to criticize President Biden’s coronavirus response, including his $1.9 trillion relief bill, because it’s been overwhelmingly popular with voters. Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci shares his hopes for the rest of the year in regard to the coronavirus pandemic and breaks down why COVID-19 variants are so problematic.


Rep. Jamie Raskin | Top Democrats Call on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Resign: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at dozens of prominent New York Democrats calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after a flood of sexual harassment allegations and the revelation that his administration covered up the COVID death toll in nursing homes. Then, Rep. Jamie Raskin discusses leading Donald Trump's second impeachment and shares what he thinks could have changed the outcome of the trial.


Amy Poehler | Biden Signs COVID Relief Bill on One-Year Anniversary of the Pandemic: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Biden signing his $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic while Republicans try to both lie about the bill and claim credit for it. Then, Amy Poehler talks about her at-home press tour for Moxie and Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson's comedy antics at the Golden Globes.


Bill Gates | Fox News Defends Piers Morgan and Pepe Le Pew as COVID Bill Passes: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Democrats in Congress passing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill while the GOP focuses on Looney Toons and the royal family. Then, Bill Gates discusses starting a podcast with Rashida Jones, the importance of getting vaccines to developing countries and where the U.S. went wrong in the COVID response.


Eddie Murphy | No Republicans Voted for Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Republicans trying to derail the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill passed by the Senate while whining about Dr. Seuss. Then, Eddie Murphy talks about his 36-year hiatus from SNL, working with Leslie Jones on Coming 2 America and his kids’ interest in acting.


Lilly Singh | Democrats Aim to Pass COVID-19 Relief, but Limit Eligibility for Payments: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Senate Democrats clearing a procedural hurdle to pass their COVID-19 relief bill after moderate Senators demand limits to the bill’s eligibilities. Then, Lilly Singh goes over the difficulties of interviewing "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" guests over Zoom, reveals why she decided to go from a traditional studio to a house for Season 2 and explains why she started bringing non-traditional guests to the show.


Jake Tapper | Texas, Mississippi Lift Mask Mandates; GOP Silent on Amazon Union Push: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at Texas and Mississippi lifting their COVID-19 restrictions and Republicans staying silent on the drive to unionize Amazon workers. Then, Jake Tapper shares his thoughts on the aftermath of Donald Trump’s presidency, explains the importance of Joe Biden’s refusal to take action against Saudi Arabia and reveals how Democrats are reacting to his critiques.