If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Even though the late night talk shows air (appropriately enough) late at night, some of the Monday shows were already taped by the time the news of Robin Williams' death came out, so a few hosts chose the Tuesday, August 12 show to pay tribute. (David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel are on a break and didn't have new shows last night.) Here are tributes from Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and (again) Conan O'Brien. Conan was really the only one to address Robin's death on Monday night, but he and Andy Richter also sat down Tuesday to share Robin memories. Conan said Robin was "the best talk show guest in the world," and he shared a story of how Robin bought him a bicycle, out of the blue, when Conan was going through a tough time. They also showed clips of some of Robin's best moments on the show. Jimmy did something similar on "The Tonight Show." He did a great Robin impression and showed a clip from Robin's first ever "Tonight Show" appearance. It's gold. As Jimmy noted: "He was like the Muhammad Ali of comedy." Jimmy also stood on his desk in "Dead Poets Society" style to shout "O Captain, My Captain, you will be missed." Truth.
On a lighter note, "The Tonight Show" also featured a great digital sketch called "House of Cue Cards," starring Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Barkin. Here it is, in two parts (*spoiler alert* There's a great cameo from Jay Leno at the end of Part 2):
Jimmy also talked to Mickey Rourke, whose hair is a thing of beauty:
Seth Meyers sat down with Dane DeHaan and (separately) Meredith Vieira. Dane talked about his "zom com rom dram" -- aka a zombie comedy romantic drama -- "Life After Beth." Aubrey Plaza plays his girlfriend in the movie and her boyfriend directed the film, so it was extra awkward to do sex scenes with Aubrey. But his mind was put at ease when Aubrey started sucking his finger and the director stopped the scene to ask Aubrey to do that longer and harder. "Then I knew everything was going to be OK." It was weird for him to do a comedy after so many more dramatic roles and his wife didn't get what was going on when he came home happy. That's a good thing, though! Although maybe it's not that good for some fans that he's married, since he's pretty cute.
Liv Tyler was on "Chelsea Lately" and was on a tight schedule because she was going to a concert that night. "My dad is playing." Her dad, obviously, is Steven Tyler. That morning, Liv said she talked to her dad and he was worried that Chelsea might be mad at him. Chelsea said everyone thinks she hates them. Liv also shared a story about her dad wearing a leopard-print thong, which she found embarrassing, and then Justin Theroux -- her co-star in "The Leftovers" -- showed up also wearing a leopard thong. Jennifer Aniston probably doesn't hate that!