Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Conan:
Jewish and Muslim groups in Germany are outraged about a court’s ruling that circumcision should be banned. Protesters have filled the streets, and, uh, you do not want to know what they’re waving.
According to a new report that just came out, the average Canadian is now richer than the average American. Yeah, this is bad news for Americans, and worse news for those Mexicans who now have to tunnel all the way to Canada.
Burger King has debuted its bacon sunday. It comes with whipped cream and a note that says “Do not resuscitate.”
The comedy segment was Fan Corrections. It was its usual greatness:
Denis Leary was the first couch guest. He’s in the films Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Amazing Spider-man. The interview was both extremely entertaining and kinda disappointing. On the plus side, Denis was terrific and told two really funny stories. On the negative side, it doesn’t feel like a real interview when a host only asks two questions in nine minutes, and those questions are strictly to setup said stories. To me that’s just another comedy segment. Regardless, the stories were good enough to recommend watching:
Steve Byrne was the second couch guest. He stars in the new show Sullivan and Son. The interview was fine. Steve was nice and told some decent stories. I appreciated his energy level, but he just seemed to be trying too hard, and his jokes didn’t always work. Sure, Conan got to ask more questions than he did with Denis, but the whole thing seemed too scripted.
Cristela Alonzo was the stand-up guest. She was hilarious, one of the best stand-ups on late-night I’ve ever seen:
Overall it was an enjoyable show. I give it: