Speaker Mike Johnson Is Butt of Late Evening Comedy

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After three weeks of Republicans struggling to agree on a nominee, Consultant Mike Johnson of Louisiana was voted speaker of the Home on Wednesday.

“Our lengthy nationwide nightmare is lastly completely different,” Stephen Colbert mentioned on Wednesday. He known as Mr. Johnson “probably the most generic-sounding congressional chief for the reason that election of Speaker James Kirkland Model.”

Jimmy Kimmel joked that the Home “swiped method proper” on Johnson, who he remarked couldn’t be definitively “the most effective Mike Johnson they might have chosen.”

“There’s Mike Johnson from Louisiana. He’s a Republican state consultant who might have been a greater Johnson total. Mike Johnson won’t make the listing of the highest 10 Mike Johnsons. You might have quadruple Olympic gold medalist Mike Johnson, you’ve acquired Canadian bodybuilder Mike Johnson, you’ve acquired Swedish chef Mike Johnson, who would made everybody little meatballs on daily basis. You possibly can’ve given the gavel to any one of many at the least 5 Mike Johnsons from the N.F.L., and even nation music’s No. 1 Black yodeler Mike Johnson would have been nice.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“That’s proper, Republicans mentioned Mike Johnson is their first selection, after the primary 10 decisions misplaced.” — JIMMY FALLON

“Let’s simply say if speaker nominees had been Halloween sweet, this man’s a Necco Wafer.” — JIMMY FALLON

“It’s like being at a restaurant and listening to, ‘Do you’ve got Coke?’ ‘No.’ ‘Pepsi?’ ‘No.’ ‘Sprite?’ ‘No.’ ‘Nice, I assume I’ll have the Mike Johnson.’” — JIMMY FALLON

Sydney Colson, a two-time W.N.B.A. champion, talked about her staff, the Las Vegas Aces, and her unscripted comedy sequence, “The Syd + TP Present.”

The horror filmmaker John Carpenter will sit down with Stephen Colbert on Thursday’s “Late Present.”

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