Seth Holds a Surprise Inspection of His Monologue Writers

Published on October 5, 2021

Seth checks in with his monologue writers and holds a surprise inspection to review the quality of their jokes.

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  • Jonathan Sanders 1 year ago

    The audience is going to ruin this show.

  • demons27 1 year ago

    Seth, may I introduce you to a concept called “#TheFile”. It was created by a couple of Hall of Fame radio DJ’s.

    The File is something like this: whoever written, or said a really bad joke, Or in this case, written a really bad joke. That joke is placed in the file and they are branded for life “The World’s Worst Joke Teller”, or in this case “The World’s Worst Joke Writer”. The only way they can redeem themselves, kind of like your surprise inspection, is to confront them with that same bad joke. Like if your parents shamed the dog for peeing in the house. If the writer admits that was a bad joke, they are redeemed and they are saved. However, if they still believe that bad joke was still good, even though it was rancid beyond belief, they will still carry on that shame for the rest of their lives.

  • Sam Gold 1 year ago

    When the audience comes back, I hope Seth keeps the casual look. Makes the show seem more fun!

  • Alex B. 1 year ago

    Here’s a better version of one of those jokes: Over the weekend, passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight were forced to deplane after a large bird caused an engine fire. And here’s the really sad part- the bird had a better experience with Spirit than anyone else that day.

  • Ben Mall 1 year ago

    That depressed lab rat joke was great.
    I prefer the show without the audience. FYI

  • Boris The Soviet Love-Hammer 1 year ago

    I liked the lab rat joke.

  • Nan ‘59 1 year ago

    Good joke Schumaker!! Gotta love BTO

  • Julie Levasseur 1 year ago


  • Sivi 1 year ago

    justice for large bird

  • S H 1 year ago

    You can name this segment “White people and one asian write terrible jokes”

  • Capt'Wes Starwind 1 year ago

    I actually had to follow Scollins on Twitter. I just don’t want to miss any of his “jokes?”

  • jeffrey lee 1 year ago

    It’s interesting to see how hard joke writers work. Failed jokes reveal how hard it is to write a really good one, especially based on random news events.

  • Ruben Silva 1 year ago

    This whole thing was contrived and certainly not an unannounced surprise by any means. But it was bafflingly funny in certain spots.

  • Anurag Singh 1 year ago

    Does anyone else think Seth’s writer looks like Tucker Carlson? @ 1:57

  • KingAmroth 1 year ago

    Collections, your time is up!

  • Douglas Henry 1 year ago

    If the writers fail inspection, will Seth order them to drop and give him twenty?

  • Daniel Zwickel 1 year ago

    Hil,-friggin-larious! This one’s definitely a keeper.

  • gregf 1 year ago

    The rat study was hilarious, that it wasn’t included was… A TRAVESTY. That’s for you, Amy (sp), lol.

  • James Scott 1 year ago

    The jokes are bad but this segment is hilarious

  • FRIGGIN' BROBOCOP 1 year ago



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