Late-Night Lately: Bidding Farewell to "The Mooch", Dave Chappelle's Trump Analysis, '@Midnight' Signs Off

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Screengrab/Late Night with Seth Meyers; Screengrab/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

“The Mooch” is out, and late-night hosts had a field day with the announcement. 

On Monday, hours after it was announced that Anthony Scaramucci would leave his role as White House communications director after only 10 days, late-night hosts bid farewell to “The Mooch.” 

The Daily Show host Trevor Noah joked about Scaramucci’s quick exit, which was actually weeks before his official start date of Aug. 15. “The guy got fired before the job began! That’s like waking up in the morning, looking in the newspaper and it says, ‘Help wanted — but not you.'” 

Noah, joking that Scaramucci’s reign was so short he was “like the song of summer,” quipped that “people are getting fired so quickly that the White House ghost doesn’t know who to haunt.” 

Late Night’s Seth Meyers also joked about Scaramucci’s short time in the White House: “Man, that was fast! If Scaramucci was Viagra, it wouldn’t even be time to call your doctor yet.” 

In a “Closer Look,” Meyers joked about Scaramucci (“114 pounds of alfredo sauce, hair gel and rage”) and tried to speculate who could possibly take Scaramucci’s place: “Would it be an air horn with chest hair? A lasagna with a switch blade? A Monster energy drink with googly eyes?”

“Scaramucci’s last name is longer than his tenure,” joked Meyers. “At this point, getting fired is part of orientation.” 

CBS’ The Late Show host Stephen Colbert announced during his monologue how “shocked” he was “by this breaking newch.” “‘The Mooch’ is toast. The front-stabber has been back-stabbed,” said Colbert. “He said he was going to fire everybody, and I’ve got to admit, he delivered.”

Responding to a report that new chief of staff John Kelly wanted “more structure, less Game of Thrones, Colbert said that it wasn’t a fair comparison. “With Game of Thrones you have to wait a whole week for a new beheading.” 

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon invited “GOP Fanboy” and comedian John Early to offer Trump’s cabinet some words of encouragement: “Don’t let those haters get you down! Despite some minor hiccups this past week and every week before that, you guys continue to slay all day!”

On ABC, Jimmy Kimmel noted that Trump has been busy “repealing and replacing his staff,” including Scaramucci, who made “inappropriate” statements to a New Yorker reporter about various White House staffers.

“President Trump reportedly thought those comments were ‘inappropriate’ – and you know, say what you’d like about him, he is a very appropriate person,” joked Kimmel. “It’s only a matter of time before Trump replaces Ivanka with Tiffany.”

Comedy Central’s The President Show poked fun at the former communications director’s short tenure with a send-off sketch. 

In the sketch, Anthony Atamanuik’s Donald Trump was reluctant to say goodbye to Scaramucci, but is urged on by John Kelly’s voice from above. “Do I really have to go? Now that our love is so new?” said Mario Cantone’s Scaramucci. When Atamanuk’s Trump confirms that yes, Kelly says so, Cantone’s Scaramucci says that he at least can now see his wife and newborn son.

He promptly breaks out into hysterical laughter alongside Trump. “Nah, I’m not going to do that.”

Scaramucci tells Trump there’s an old Italian expression, and Trump says he knows what it is and starts making out with his former communications director. Scaramucci is dragged out of the room by a giant hand as he proclaims his love for Trump and Bannon is caught pants down behind the Oval Office desk.

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