Save or Shred with the Writers of A Little Late with Lilly Singh


-One of the most amazing things
about hosting this show is the opportunity to work
with a roomful of talented
professional writers. I mean, without my writers, this
show wouldn’t even be possible. So let’s give it up for my
writers, everybody! [ Cheers and applause ]
Bring them out! Let’s bring them out.
Hey! [ Cheers and applause ] Hey! Okay, they’re not the host.
Calm down. Sometimes, my writers pitch
jokes or bits that I would describe
as…bad. [ Laughter ]
Bad, okay? So, right now I’m going to
give you, the audience, an opportunity to save
some of these jokes in a segment I call “Save or Shred?” ♪♪
[ Cheers and applause ] This is how it works.
I am going to read you a joke or pitch that was rejected,
and then I’m going to ask you whether we should save it
or we should shred it. Ah!
[ Cheers and applause ] Here we go.
First up, here is a fast food joke
that was rejected. Popeyes declared
it’s dethroned Chick-fil-A as the new king
of chicken sandwiches. The last time Chick-fil-A
was surrounded by this much controversy
is when they tried to keep two pickles from
touching each other. [ Laughter ] Make some noise if you think
we should save it. [ Laughter ] Make some noise if you think
we should shred it. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Whirring ] Oh, yeah! Next, here’s a joke that didn’t
make it into our monologue about female fashion. [ Laughter ] Pantyhose are like pants
that have died and come back to haunt your legs
as a ghost. They should be called
panty-ghosts. [ Light laughter ] Who wrote this joke?
Step forward. [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Make some noise if you think
we should save it. [ Laughter ] Make some noise if you think
we should shred it. [ Cheers and applause ] I want you to look at me,
look at me. [ Whirring ] Okay, here’s another joke that
was rejected from our monologue about smoking weed. All right, here we go. There are now colleges that are
offering courses in cannabis. This is the only class where
forgetting your homework is part of the curriculum. [ Laughter ] Make some noise if you think
we should save it. [ Cheers and applause ] Make some noise if you think
we should shred it! [ Cheering ] Oh!
You got your first save. Look at that.
[ Cheers and applause ] First save. Of course, we’re in California
and it’s a weed joke. Everyone’s like —
“Yeah, save it!” Here’s another joke that didn’t
make it into our weed monologue. Oh, Joe —
Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, no, no, no. Of course teenagers are smoking
weed in school. Why do you think they call it
“high” school? [ Laughter ] Make some noise if you think
we should save it. [ Scattered laughter ]
Y’all, crickets. Make some noise if you think
we should shred it. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Crowd chanting “Shred!” ] [ Whirring ] High school!
[ Laughter ] And “high” was in quotes as if I wouldn’t understand
otherwise. [ Laughter ] Last one.
Here’s a pitch idea. In this bit, Lilly and a guest
will make sandwiches, but they have to make
the sandwiches while wearing witch fingers. It will be called
“Witch Finger Deli.” [ Light laughter ] Who wrote this joke? [ Laughter ] Make some noise —
I’m not even gonna give you the first option —
if we should shred it. [ Cheers and applause ] But to make it even better, I’m gonna shred it
while wearing witch fingers. [ Laughter ] Just so you can see
your segment come to life right now. [ Laughter ] [ Whirring ] [ Cheers and applause ] That was “Save or Shred?” Everybody, give it up
for my writers. They’re fantastic.
[ Cheers and applause ] Fantastic. Get outta here!
Get back to work!

62 thoughts on “Save or Shred with the Writers of A Little Late with Lilly Singh

  1. Girl your writers team is so dope 🙌 and as the episodes are progressing I can see you getting more comfortable in your role and it's beautiful 😘😘

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  3. You could tell by Mona's face it was her joke about panty-ghosts. And their interaction made it GOLD 😂

  4. I love Lilly but why this show gotta be like that? Even this segment isn't very creative. Brighten the sets up and we need Lilly to really show what she got.

  5. This was a great segment!!! I loved every minute of it!!! Keep up the fantastic work Lily and of course all the writers😊

  6. The only saved joke written by the black man
    And this is where you go when you can't think of a single good joke all day

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