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Reeling From All the Dealing
Late-night hosts did their best on Thursday to make sense of the confounding deal-making process on immigration that unfolded between the White House and Congress’s Democratic leadership this week.
“After President Trump reportedly struck a deal with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi last night on DACA, he tweeted this morning, ‘No deal was made last night on DACA.’ Then he tweeted, ‘Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people?’ Then he tweeted, ‘The wall will continue to be built.’ Man, the last time somebody changed positions that much on Twitter, Ted Cruz liked it.” — SETH MEYERS
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said that Mr. Trump had “done more for bipartisanship in the last eight days than Obama did in eight years.” Trevor Noah sees things a little differently.
“Wow. One deal, now he’s Mr. Bipartisan? O.K. You can’t call someone a philanthropist just because they tossed a quarter at a homeless person. It doesn’t work that way. ‘We hereby name this alley Donald Trump Alley of Giving!’” — TREVOR NOAH
An Immigrant Comedian Weighs In
For another perspective on the deal to protect the so-called Dreamers, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children, Jimmy Fallon spoke with a correspondent for “The Tonight Show,” Julio Torres, who is himself a Salvadoran immigrant in the United States on a work visa.
“I’m a standup comedian, but not just any kind. I’m the sort of queer, multimedia kind. The other day I was covered completely in glitter, holding a little crystal pyramid, wondering how to incorporate it into my act, and I thought: Oh, I’m sorry, is this one of the many good jobs I’m stealing from hardworking Americans?” — JULIO TORRES
“The only person I connect with in this administration is Melania, because just like me she’s…