Late Night Highlights
I am so glad I decided to review last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. It was a terrific show. For those of you who are outside the USA, I’m sorry most of these clips are on Hulu. I have yet to find a way to broadcast them for you. The best clip of the night, however, I was able to find on YouTube, so you can at least see that one. Well, it was until NBC got all uppity and made YouTube take them all down.
Here were my favorite monologue jokes:
In an interview on MSNBC Levi Johnston said he has no idea if additional troops will help the war in Afghanistan. Which of course begs the question: who the hell is asking Levi Johnston about strategy for Afghanistan?
A new survey found that atheists know more about organized religion than Protestants and Catholics. When they heard those results atheists were like, “I just can’t believe it.”
Justin Timberlake is on the show tonight. He’s in the new movie about Facebook called The Social Network. It’s a powerful film about the amazing things one person can achieve when they’re not distracted by Facebook.
An employee at a Chicago news station was caught picking her nose on camera during a live broadcast. Things got even worse when she was like, “This just out.”
The desk segments included Late Night Hashtags. I’ve seen this bit a few times now. This was, by far, the funniest Hashtags so far:
Justin Timberlake was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film The Social Network. I really appreciate Justin’s talent. Sure, he’s really good looking, likable and a great musician. But even more important to me is how naturally hilarious he is. His skits on SNL are awesome, and he comes up with funny stuff on the spot effortlessly. His funniest moment is not in this clip, darn it, but it still showcases many of the reasons why I like him so much.
After the break Jimmy and Justin did something so terrific that I insist you absolutely must watch it:
Jann Wenner was the second couch guest. He is the creator of Rolling Stone Magazine. I think what I liked best about this interview was that Jann is not a celebrity, but he has spent his life doing and seeing amazing things. So having an opportunity to hear some of his stories, for example, he interviewed President Obama for the latest issue, was just as interesting to me as watching a movie or TV star. I wish more late-night talk shows would have guests like him. Here’s a clip:
Belle & Sebastian was the musical guest. They were fine.
Really great show. I give it: