Late-Night TV Music (Inessential Viewing Edition) | Oct. 27, 2020

When is a full house not a winning hand? When it includes these musical acts.

It’s another crazybusy day around here. But at least I’m not the only one with a full schedule. The Late-Night TV Music roster dealt us a full house on Tuesday, with new performances on all five major chat shows. If that’s the good news, here’s the bad: None of them was what I would call essential viewing. Though I guess there was a little something for everybody.

For the teenyboppers, the ever-dreamy Shawn Mendes delivered a medley of Intro and Wonder for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. For the greybeards and hippies, Dave Matthews strummed Mercy on Late Night with Seth Meyers. For the R&B fans, H.E.R. unfortunately put down her guitar to sing Damage on Jimmy Kimmel Live. For country lovers who aren’t racists, Kane Brown presented Worship You on The Late Late Show With James Corden. And for those who can still sit through anything to do with American politics without reflexively changing the channel, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s musical director Jon Batiste unveiled his Kamala Harris theme song, The MVP (Most Vice Presidential). Whichever group you belong to, enjoy.