Late Show Highlights

It was reported last week that an assassination threat against David Letterman had been posted on an Al-Qaeda website. Apparently he told a monologue joke that someone didn’t like. If there was ever a reason to review his first show after a two-week vacation I don’t know what is. Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Show with David Letterman:

Thank you very much for being here tonight. We have great audiences night-in and night-out, but tonight especially. It means a lot to me. Tonight, you people are more than an audience. You’re more like a human shield.

State Department authorities are looking into this. They’re not taking this lightly. They’re looking into it. They’re questioning, they’re integrating, there’s an electronic trail…but everybody knows it’s Leno.

This is the kinda guy I am. I told the joke. I take full responsibility for the joke. I’m an adult. This is the major leagues. I told the joke. But, you know, the guy who wrote it…that really…is he up there? There he is right there.

The desk segment the Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through My Mind After Hearing About the Threat. It was funny:


Denis Leary was the first couch guest. He stars on the show Rescue Me. The interview was ok. I guess Denis feels that he’s been a guest enough times already that he doesn’t really have anything new and interesting to say. So instead he spent most of the time doing his stand-up routine. That’s too bad honestly. Since Rescue Me is ending in September I would have thought a discussion about its seven-year run would have been entertaining and enlightening. Oh well.

Elizabeth Cook was the second couch guest. She is a country music singer and host of a Sirius XM radio show. The interview was freaky. Normally an interview is freaky because the guest is a Hollywood or music industry nut job. In this case Elizabeth is such a completely normal person who is open, unguarded and not trying to impress everyone that it was just plain freaky to see on late-night television. I wish I had a clip to show. Letterman was great. He could have crushed her, but he was an absolute gentleman.

Tony Royster Jr. was the musical guest. He kicked off Drum Solo week. He was incredible:


Good show. I give it:

– Woody

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