In 2016, Seth Meyers’ “Closer Look” segments became must-watch election commentary. What was your favorite Late Night moment of the year?
“I have to give credit where credit is due. Anderson Cooper, for doing what we should be seeing on cable news all the time, I am giving you a half-stand full clap. Way to do your job, man!”
“He’s accusing Obama of treason. If ever there was a way you know that President Obama is not an African president, this is it. Because if you pulled this shit in Africa, we would not know where Donald Trump is right now.”
"This whole speech, with its nativism, its fear-mongering, and especially its self-aggrandizing in the face of tragedy, feels like a new low. It makes me long for the days when Trump was just bragging about the size of his penis."
“So, people have no problem saying the word ‘gay’ when they’re against gay marriage, but they have to erase that part of their identity when they want to sympathize with them? Sorry, no. Politicians will tell you this was an attack on American freedom. But let’s be very clear, it was first and foremost an attack on an American minority group.”
“I could’ve said, ‘Mom, why are you bringing shoelaces into this conversation? Why are you blaming the shoelaces for something the sidewalk did to my knees? Who even says there’s a connection between anti-shoelaces and falling anyway? You’re violating my right to keep my shoelaces untied!’ I didn’t say thatâ€¦ I realized after falling, after falling a lot, that there was a connection between leaving my shoelaces untied and getting hurt.”
"Whether the shooter was a homophobe, mentally ill, a terrorist inspired by ISIS, or all three, what allowed him to kill so many people on Sunday was his gun."