Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, and more cracked jokes
Late night hosts received a gift Tuesday: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce.
OK, so calling it a gift might be too far — as Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday night, “It’s always hard when two people you don’t know and have no personal connection to split up” — but it did provide plenty of fodder for Kimmel, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, James Corden, and Seth Meyers, who all incorporated Brangelina jokes into their sets. See how the different hosts approached the news below.
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
“I can’t believe Angelina is leaving Brad. So no more Brangelina? Does that mean this is a Brexit? Is that what this is, a Bradsit? Angeleaveya? What is this? But seriously, you think you guys are devastated — think about how Africans are feeling right now. These two were our only way out. How do you think I got here?”
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
“It’s kind of sad news, big news, that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are separating. Yeah, it’s pretty scary when even Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are like, ‘Eh, I could do better.'”
The Late Late Show With James Corden
“Angelina filed for custody of their six children, and when Brad heard that, he was like, ‘We have six children? It seems like way more.’ But this breakup couldn’t come at a worse time. In the face of a Donald Trump presidency, Brad and Angelina’s marriage was the last hope for immigrants to be welcomed into this country.”
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“Apparently the reason they’re getting divorced is she talked about Fight Club, and he specifically asked her not to do that.”
Late Night With Seth Meyers
“Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Said one observer [flashes photo of Jennifer Aniston], ‘So no one told you life was gonna be this way.’ That’s right, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Or, as they explained it to their kids, [speaks into megaphone], ‘OK, everyone, gather around. We got some bad news.'”