Late Show Highlights

There are two reasons to celebrate today. First, it’s Groundhog’s Day. Yay! Second, it’s Letterman’s 28th anniversary hosting a late-night talk show. So let’s spend some time with the legend himself. Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Show with David Letterman:

I’m coming to work today. I’m driving myself in. All of a sudden I look in the rearview mirror and I think, “Oh my God!” Now I’m paralyzed with fear. And I double-check; I look in the mirror again. “Oh my God!” You know what it was right behind me? A Toyota.

Toyota is recalling like, I don’t know, seventy-million cars or something, because once you hit the gas pedal the car won’t stop. And I said to myself, “What is the big deal?” In New York City we’ve had those forever, they’re called taxi cabs.

Anybody see the Grammy Awards last night? Lady Gaga won for Best Gaga. And then there was a duet, Elton John and Lady Gaga. Did you enjoy that? Eh, you might be gay. I’m just saying.

President Obama got out of jury duty. Now how ’bout that? That’s democracy in action. Even the President of the United States is called to serve on a jury. And so he was able to get out of jury duty. No word yet on getting us out of Afghanistan.

The desk segments included the Top Ten Surprises in the $3.8 Trillion Federal Budget:

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Bruce Willis was the only couch guest. He’s staring in the new movie Cop Out. Bruce made a hilarious entrance running around the stage in a Jets jersey waving pom-poms and getting the audience riled up for the New York football team. It was only after he sat down, and David reminded him that the Jets had been eliminated this past weekend, that Bruce admitted he had planned his entrance weeks in advance and figured the Jets were a lock. Good stuff.

And that was only the first of a ton of comedy Bruce brought to the interview. For example, here’s a clip of Bruce’s new product:

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The last time I reviewed Bruce on the Late Show I mentioned how much I enjoyed his wiliness to do physical comedy for a laugh. It’s great to see that he’s still sticking with that formula. He really does a great job and makes his interviews a ton of fun to watch.

Ne-Yo was the musical guest. He had a nice performance:

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Good show. I give it:

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– Woody

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