‘Last Week Tonight’s’ nuclear talk and ‘The Tonight Show’s’ ’50 Shades’ trailer are the top late-night clips for July 27-Aug. 1
In this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver talks about problems in the management of nuclear sites in America and how many Americans feel that nuclear weapons are no longer useful. As of Friday, it’s the most-watched late-night clip of the week with more than 1.3 million views on YouTube.
Russia sent geckos into space to monitor their mating habits in zero gravity, but they’ve lost contact with them. Oliver urges everyone to use the hashtag #GoGetThoseGeckos to help spread awareness of the situation.
That clip got its fair share of views too, but not nearly as many as The Roots reacting to the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s top clip for the week was the segment “Pedestrian Question,” where Kimmel’s team asks pedestrians if they have ever had sex in their Comic-Con costumes.
Fallon and Oliver hold this week’s top two positions, with Kimmel bringing up the rear. (All counts are via YouTube as of posting time.) Not pictured here: The Daily Show’s riff on future CNN programming, which isn’t on the official Comedy Central YouTube channel and has only about 67,000 views at ComedyCentral.com. Some notable hits from the week:
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Nuclear Weapons, 1,436,314 views
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Roots React to “50 Shades of Grey” Trailer, 1,246,049 views
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chris Pratt Flashed his “Parks and Recreation” Co-Stars, 670,218 views
The Tonight Show: This Is How We Roll with Heidi Klum, 444,880 views
Last Week Tonight: #GoGetThoseGeckos, 345,311 views
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Pedestrian Question – Have You Ever Had Sex in Your Comic-Con Costume?, 1,072,183 views