Last Night's Late Night Lineup: Kanye West, St. Vincent, and Paul Rudd
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014

  • Posted by: Devin Granados

Sonic entertainment invaded late night talk shows last night with an exciting lineup of talented artists. Seth Meyers is starting off with some big guests at his new post on Late Night, but he has quite a reputation to uphold as the successor to fellow SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. Somehow, last night Meyers managed to keep himself together under special guest Kanye West's overwhelming ego. The interview included Kanye gems like: "Life is life"; "Everything in the world is exactly the same"; and also a super casual comparison of himself to High Renaissance genius Michelangelo. I have a feeling the Sistine Chapel is about to get VMA'd by Kanye; "Excuse me, but I would like to say I have the best design for this ceiling." In addition to his interview, Kanye performed a short tour of his discography by mashing "Jesus Walks", "Touch The Sky", "Stronger", "Heartless", "All of the Lights", "Mercy", and "Black Skinhead". Obviously he finished up with some nonchalant microphone chucking.



Fallon is also under pressure to fill up Jay Leno's giant ass garage at The Tonight Show, but so far so many pun filled Porsches. His first week started with a bang and featured some musical inspiration with his fifth "History of Rap" performance with Justin Timberlake. This week brought what we hope will be a Fallon pop culture tradition: Lip-syncing battles. Paul Rudd volunteered as The Tonight Show's guinea pig, and provided a tantalizingly seductive performance of Tina Turner's "You Better Be Good To Me", which is countered by a rocked-out response of Foreigner's "Jukebox Hero" by Fallon. The tables are irreversibly turned though when Rudd busts out a "Don't Stop Me Now" Freddie Mercury impersonation.



Last but not least on last night's lineup was a guest appearance by St. Vincent on The Colbert Report. Clearly Colbert could not hold back a few pokes at Annie Clark's hipster quirkiness. In a discussion about Clark's recent win of the Smithsonian's American Ingenuity Award for Performance, Colbert asked if her flirtation with Nobel Prize geniuses inspired her Einstein-style hair. Clark laughed and took no offense to any of Colbert's friendly jabs. St. Vincent's chosen song to perform was "Digital Witness" off her recent self-titled album. The stage was filled with not only Clark's silvery fro, but with the whole band's cute little dance moves. I could see her heading a new Korean girl band that campaigns against the rise of plastic surgery in South Korea...that would be adorable...fingers crossed.

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