Late Show Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Show with David Letterman:

Anyone been down to watch and help out with the Wall Street protesters? The protest has been about forty days or so and they’re really starting to have some success, they brought back the McRib.

You know who I like? That tough guy Rick Perry. The Texas governor. He’s behind in the polls and he’s not taking it well. He’s really not taking it well. Today he executed his pollster.

Do you know who I’m talking about when I say Muammar Gaddafi? Couple of days ago they find him hiding in a storm sewer, they pulled him out and they killed him. So then they had a big funeral. I didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal. But did you see the funeral? Elton John was singing at the Gaddafi funeral. He performed Camel in the Wind.

When you think about it, here’s a guy in power for forty-two years killing people and stealing money. They finally get him in a storm sewer, they pull him out, they beat him up and they shoot him. I mean, something like this, in a transitional situation, hasn’t happened since…oh, I guess, Conan.

The desk segments included the Top Ten Things Overheard at Muammar Qaddafi’s Funeral. It was decent:

Justin Timberlake was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film In Time. I’m a big Timberlake fan. I think he’s got immense talent. When he’s on Fallon he’s a lot of fun to watch because he’s energetic and funny. On Letterman last night, however, he was really mellow and kinda dull. Maybe it was the fact that he had just flown in from LA, or maybe it was the fact that Letterman likes calmer guests. Regardless, it just wasn’t that good of an interview overall. Here’s a clip:


Jennifer Esposito was the second couch guest. She’s on the television show Blue Bloods. The interview was fine, but too short. Jennifer was nice, had a good sense of humor and told some interesting stories in what little time she had. Here’s a clip:


The Civil Wars was the musical guest. They were very good.


Fine show. I give it:

– Woody

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