Late Show Highlights

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

I’ve said it a million times: this is the best time to be in New York City. There’s something about this time of year. You go outside…[takes a deep breath through his nose]…it’s that scent of pine and urine. By the way, that was an example of the kind of joke that won me the Kennedy Center Honor.

Very proud night for myself, my family, my staff and my friends. I received the Kennedy Center Honor. And, today, Republicans are trying to block it.

Now, with the Kennedy Center Honor, I’m 17th in line for president. Right behind Queen Latifah.

The comedy segment was Letterman talking about his experience with his son at the White House this past weekend. It was an entertaining story from a wonderful storyteller:

Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were the first couch guests. They are the three remaining members of the legendary band Led Zeppelin, and, like Letterman, recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The interview was good. The guys were pretty mellow, and it took all three of them to equal the engagement of one typical guest. They had just spent the weekend in Washington being honored and meeting President Obama, though, so I’m guessing they were probably kinda pooped. Dave was ecstatic to have them on his show, so he did his best to keep them awake. Here’s the interview:

John Krasinski was the second couch guest. He is one of the stars of the Office, and is also in the upcoming film Promised Land. The interview was great. John was charismatic, funny and told some interesting stories. It had to be daunting for him to go on after Led Zeppelin, but he pulled it off beautifully. I’ve always been a pretty big Krasinski fan, but I’m even more of one now that I’ve learned he was an intern for Conan O’Brien. Here’s a clip:

Paloma Faith was the musical guest. She was fine.

Enjoyable show. I give it:

– Woody

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