Speed Reads

Late Night Tackles 2018 midterms

Jimmy Fallon interviews Dr. Evil, unlikely Rhode Island congressional candidate

Jimmy Fallon prepared for Tuesday's midterm elections by interviewing a congressional candidate on Monday's Tonight Show, and it turned out to be an old frenemy. "Dr. Evil, is that you?" he asked Mike Myers, in costume. "No, it's White Cory Booker," Dr. Evil said. "You're running for Congress?" Fallon asked. "Yes, Jimmy, haven't you been following the news? It's 2018 — evil's 'in' right now," Dr. Evil said. "It's 'hip.' It's like playing Fortnite while slamming a Tide Pod and doing the Shiggy Challenge."

Was Congress his first choice? Fallon asked Dr. Evil. "Well, originally I was hoping for Brett Kavanaugh's job, but Trump said I was too even-tempered for that," he said. Fallon coaxed out of him that he's running as an "Eviltarian" in Rhode Island, the home of his secret lair. You can learn about his Five-Point Evil Plan platform below. "Evil," of course, is in the eye of the beholder, but No. 2 is pretty terrifying. Watch below. Peter Weber