Late Show Highlights
It was a presidential Late Show with David Letterman last night. Here were my favorite monologue jokes:
By the way, the Emmy’s was the only Sunday television program that President Obama was not on yesterday.
President Obama is on our program tonight. [Audience applauds loudly for over twenty seconds] Thanks for saving it all for him.
Anyway, I’m in a great mood because the President is here tonight. I underwent three hours of frisking. Whoo!
They blocked off 53rd Street here in midtown. They had to move the Fire Dave! rally. It had to go way downtown.
I think that this is a relief to all of us: the building has been cleared of all Republican congressmen.
You know, when you have a big show like this everybody gets kinda excited about it. I was talking to my mom today. I said, “You know, President Obama is on the show tonight.” She said, “Well, maybe I’ll switch from Conan.”
Dave spent the abbreviated desk segment telling a story about a woman in the audience who had brought a heart-shaped potato to the show. Apparently she had brought the potato when she saw the show two years ago as well. Why did I bother mentioning this? Well…
President Barack Obama was the only couch guest. As soon as he came out and sat down, the first thing he said was that he wanted to see the heart-shaped potato. Dave got up, retrieved the potato from the lady in the audience and handed it to Obama. The President held it up, inspected it and said it was “remarkable.” Dave then suggested that she give the heart-shaped potato as a gift to Obama. She did, and now our President has a one-of-a-kind heart shaped potato. I wish I had a clip of it to share, it was hilarious.
The rest of the interview was spent on what it’s like for him to be the President, his reasons why we need health care reform in America, and an update on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Overall, the interview was fine. President Obama is a great public speaker and has a ton of charisma, but he didn’t say anything that we haven’t heard many times before. Don’t get me wrong, I think it was really great that he came on the show, and I enjoyed hearing him speak, but it’s just hard to get excited about his message when you’ve heard it on every day on the news for the last few months.
Overall, I give it: