Wednesday's episode proved to be a reunion of old friends when Seth pals John Oliver and Natasha Lyonne stopped by. Plus, singer Paolo Nutini took the 8G stage.
Diving right in, Seth started off the monologue commenting on the surprising ouster of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and his loss at the hands of a 23-year-old campaign manager who interviewed for a job at Panera last month. Joked Seth, perhaps Cantor should find out whether the Panera position is still available. In other news, a man was arrested for attempting to shoot the moon with a handgun, two naked Chinese women had to be rescued from a car after crashing into a tree mid-threesome and a couple was caught trying to cook meth in a Florida public library. Learn more about these stories (if you dare) in the monologue.
With the World Cup upon us, Seth reminisced about his years living in Amsterdam and his affinity for the Dutch national team because of its similarities with his beloved Boston Red Sox. At the time, Seth often commiserated with the locals about both teams' inability to win a major championship. Now that the Red Sox have secured multiple World Series wins in recent years, Seth is hoping the Dutch soccer team can do the same.
Everyone knows about baseball trading cards, but on Wednesday's show, Seth and the Late Night team introduced the audience to some lesser-known packs, including the Silver Screen Sweeties, the Kimye Wedding pack and the Game of Thrones Characters pack. Fun fact: all Game of Thrones cards feature the category "He dead?"
With a few months of his own HBO talk show under his belt, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver paid Seth a visit and joked that the first few topics he's covered - net neutrality, the death penalty and FIFA - are all subjects that don't immediately come to mind when you think of funny. Speaking of FIFA, Oliver, an obsessive soccer fan, weighed in on his native England's chances and how British newspaper headlines focus on every bit of minutiae about the team, including when members took their malaria pills. Find out how he thinks the U.S. team will fare.
Natasha Lyonne used her time on Late Night to send a message to her ardent Orange Is the New Black fans: take it down a notch. She admitted her Instagram account is often flooded by fans making references to the series but stopped short of calling them "creepy." The actress and Seth also traded stories about being dog owners, though Seth called her out on having gotten her pet by theft. Watch her explain how she and dog Root Beer came to be a twosome.
Scottish singer and songwriter Paolo Nutini is a best-selling artist in his native U.K., where his debut album, These Streets, went double platinum. He followed it up with 2009's Sunny Side Up and released his third album, Caustic Love, this past April. Read more about Nutini on his official website and give his latest single, "Iron Sky," a listen.