On Wednesday, April 11, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced that he will not be seeking reelection, stirring up not only the U.S. political world but the late-night community as well.
Several top hosts took a jab at the outgoing Republican leader. Variety reported that The Daily Show with Trevor Noah host joked that while Ryan looked like Spider-Man, he reminded his audience that he had been in Congress since 1999, which was even before Britney Spears released Oops! I Did It Again.
Noah also joked about Ryan's concern for the national debt and added that Ryan suggested tax cuts was his downfall. He even made fun of his constant love for fitness by pouring a protein shake on his desk, as the audience applauded.
Meanwhile, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert mocked the speaker for his "courageous" stances when it came to going after President Donald Trump. The show played a mockumentary style of various interview clips that featured the outgoing Speaker of the House refusing to talk about issues surrounding Trump. Among the subjects that Speaker Ryan did not want to address include Trump's alleged affairs with Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, his controversial tweets, and how he demanded FBI loyalty.
Finally, Late Night with Seth Meyers tackled the issue through song. The new father invited one of the show's writers, Amber Ruffin, to entertain the audience with a tune that paid homage to the Speaker of the House. She channeled her inner Roy Orbison by performing a unique interpretation on the late singer's 1961 hit "Crying." In the song, Amber called Ryan a "vampire child" and even brought up his low approval ratings. She also advised Ryan not to let the door hit him on his way out, then raised her middle finger to the television screen at the end of the song.
Cardi B Makes 'Tonight Show' History
While the late-night community was having a field day regarding Speaker Ryan's retirement, Jimmy Fallon welcomed his very first guest co-host, rapper Cardi B. The "Bodak Yellow" performer made Tonight Show history as she assisted Fallon in interviewing comedian John Mulaney. She even recorded a provocative voicemail message for a fan.
Hannity-Kimmel Feud Ends
In other late-night news, Jimmy Kimmel ended his feud with Fox News personality Sean Hannity. Kimmel sent out a statement on Twitter to apologize for his actions and asked for forgiveness from the Fox News host. Hannity accepted the apology and even invited him on his show. The two got into a viral fight after the ABC late-night host mocked First Lady Melania Trump's accent.