Late Show Highlights

I decided I was in the mood to review another episode of Late Show with David Letterman this week. Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

Anybody here from Alaska? Some bad news for Sarah Palin. There’s another report now that she may have violated Alaska’s ethic laws. Oh yeah, like I’m going to say something about that.

President Obama was on television earlier tonight. He held a TV conference earlier tonight. Nice to see the guy finally getting some air time, I thought.

The desk segments seemed to fly by, but that might be because I’m getting used to the six-hour desk segments on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. My favorite segment was Dave’s recap of a conversation he had had with a man in the audience before the show started. The guy and his wife got married four days ago and were at the Late Show during their honeymoon. Dave’s response was great: “If you bring your wife here on your honeymoon, honest to God, how long is that marriage going to last?” He then gave them a certificate for dinner at a fancy New York restaurant. Good stuff.

Tracy Morgan was the first couch guest. Man, he was hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing. Everything that came out of his mouth was a joke and they were pretty good. Dave barely had enough room to ask him questions and set him up for his next joke. Here’s a good example of his ability to entertain. Seeing how funny he was made me feel bad that I don’t watch 30 Rock. But I am glad that I’m going to miss his new movie G-Force.

Leslie Mann was the second couch guest. Who? Yeah, I hadn’t heard of her either. But the great thing about late night talk shows is that you get introduced to people you might otherwise miss. Turns out she’s an actress, and I’ve actually seen her in a movie or two. She’s in the new film Funny People, which is directed by her husband Judd Apatow. I know what you’re thinking: she got the job cause she’s married to Judd. But she actually is talented and funny. She was very personable and gave a good interview.

Diane Birch was the musical guest. I enjoyed listening to her sing. She was good.

Overall, I give the show a B.

– Woody

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