Stephen Colbert Channels Willy Wonka to Explain Congress

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. Here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now.

Yet Another Armageddon

“I hope everyone in America is using protection, because it is very possible that we are all screwed,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday night. The “Late Show” host was referring to the potential for a government shutdown and the possibility of the U.S. hitting the debt ceiling. (He also explained the arcane process known as budget reconciliation, putting on a Willy Wonka hat to do so.)

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The Bits Worth Watching

This week’s hashtags segment on “The Tonight Show” challenged viewers to create fall-themed parodies.

What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night

Charlize Theron, star of “The Old Guard 2,” will appear on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

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Jon Stewart’s new show is about “trying to figure out how to diagnose what’s really, actually going on here,” he told the crowd at a recent taping.Credit…Apple TV +

Jon Stewart’s new talk show, “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” will examine social issues through the personal stories of guests.

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