Late Show Highlights
Anyone see the Late Show with David Letterman last night? There were some good monologue jokes:
53 (degrees) and gloomy. Just like Mel Gibson.
NBC is making a reality show staring (former Illinois governor) Rob Blagojevich. This is the same network that didn’t want me.
The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is cracking down on cab drivers using cell phones. I hate it when I’m in a cab and the driver is Twittering the Taliban. So I’m in a cab on my way to work the other day and the cab driver is talking on his cell phone, and I said, “I’m sorry, but what is all that about?” And he said, “Well, I’m giving my ransom demands to your family.”
Drew Barrymore was Dave’s first guest. They have a wonderful chemistry and the interview was very funny. It began with questions for Drew written by audience members. Dave, in true Dave fashion, spent almost as much time ragging on the audience as he did talking with Drew. For example:
Dave: We passed out questionnaires for our first guest tonight and I’m just perusing them.
Paul: How do they look?
Dave: They’re ridiculous. Why do we waste the paper? Here’s an example: Question number 1, a guy named Scot from California. Scot is forty-seven. What is your favorite cookie? Forty-seven.
Also, this exchange near the middle of the interview is worth noting:
Drew: I love New York. I have to give a shout-out to this certain [NYPD officer]. I was being chased by these horrible men the other night. I pulled over and rolled my window down and I asked this police officer, “Sir will you please help me? These mean, awful, scary men are chasing me. Will you save me?” And he goes, “I love you Drew Barrymore and I’ll rescue you.” And he did! NYPD thank you.
Dave: Yeah. That was me and Paul. Thanks a lot.
The music guest was Neko Case. Great voice.