Best of 2013: Top 10 Late Night Moments (Video)
Besides box office bombs and big TV news, 2013's morning headlines were also commonly dominated by memorable moments from late night talk shows. Many hosts turned to music covers, parodies and pranks to go viral, while others stuck to well-crafted sketches or heartwarming segments to collect views.
The Hollywood Reporter recounts the top late night moments of 2013:
The Colbert Report's Daft Punk Recovery
At the last minute, the electronic duo canceled their August performance on Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central talker in lieu of a surprise appearance at MTV's Video Music Awards. Still, Colbert managed to lure bold-faced names like Hugh Laurie, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart to take part in a "Get Lucky" dance party.
Jimmy Kimmel Live's "Worst Twerk Fail Ever" Hoax
When a video of a girl twerking alone in her apartment – and then catching on fire – went viral in September, Jimmy Kimmel revealed the clip was was staged, starring stuntwoman Daphne Avalon. He then showed a reel of media outlets covering the online phenomenon as breaking news (and blaming Miley Cyrus for the taped hazard).
Conan's "Clueless Gamer" Reviews Grand Theft Auto V
Conan O'Brien ignorantly reviewed the video game of the year in September, and though he's supposed to focus on stealing cars, rescuing his yacht and shooting enemies – all while driving well – the TBS host became consumed with the task of effectively "flirting" with the female characters at the strip club.
The Tonight Show's "Pumpcast News" Karaoke Couple