Late Night Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:

During President Obama’s stop at an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day someone asked him to sign their face. Yeah, Obama was like, “Now is not the best time Biden.”

Yesterday on CNN Rick Santorum promised to crack down on pornography if he becomes president. Which explains why Rick Sontorum’s approval rating just went down by six inches.

Payton Manning has agreed to join the Denver Broncos. Which means Denver will trade Tim Tebow after just one year as a starter. Even Kim Kardashian was like, “Come on, who dumps a pro-athlete that quickly?”

The desk segments were Do Not Read List and Models and Buckets. DNRL is never funny; I don’t know why he continues to do this segment. Models and Buckets, on the other hand, is consistently hilarious:

January Jones was the first couch guest. She is on the show Mad Men. The interview was acceptable. I don’t know much of anything about January, so maybe she’s always like this, but, to me at least, she seemed rather uninterested in being there. She really didn’t put a lot of energy into her interview. Every time Jimmy asked a question she kinda snapped back to reality from wherever she was and gave an answer. At the same time, I didn’t think Jimmy did a very good job of interviewing her. So, there was basically nothing enjoyable about any of it.

They did play a game of Stump, though, that did have some pretty entertaining moments. So, at the very least, there’s that:

Jeffrey Tambor was the second couch guest. He is in the upcoming show Bent. The interview was fine overall, but I was pretty disappointed for the potential it squandered. Jeffrey has been an actor for over 30 years. He’s played a ton of interesting parts, including iconic characters on The Larry Sanders Show and Arrested Development, and worked with an amazing array of actors. Yet the interview was less than five minutes long and barely touched on any of his accomplishments. January Jones, who has barely been alive for 30 years, got over eight minutes. It’s very frustrating. Here’s the interview, but if you want a better one head over to the AV Club for this one and/or this one:

Eric Church was the musical guest. He was ok. If four other people are playing guitars, do you really need to play one too, or is singing enough?

Decent show. I give it:

– Woody

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