Late Night Highlights

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

I read that the average Super Bowl party will have seventeen people. That’s true, sixteen friends and that one guy who cornered you at work on Friday afternoon.

A zoo in California announced that its monkey has randomly picked the 49’ers to win the Super Bowl. And, not surprisingly, its deer picked Ray Lewis and the Ravens.

Today President Obama sat down for an interview with Telemundo to rally support for his immigration plan. He told the Telemundo network that implementing immigration reform was his primary gooooooooooooal.

An employee of the US Postal Service is retiring after 44 years without using any of her sick days. Friends describe her as “dedicated,” while co-workers describe her as “that lady who gave me the flu.”

The comedy segment was Late Night Audience Suggestion Box. It had some entertaining moments:

Jude Law was the first couch guest. He’s in the upcoming film Side Effects. The interview was good, but too short. Jude was friendly and fun. He and Jimmy told stories that were amusing and interesting. It’s too bad there couldn’t have been a lot more of it. Here’s most of the interview:

Mike Tyson was the second couch guest. He stars in his one-man play Undisputed Truth. The interview was ok, but I didn’t see much point to it. Since Mike is about to take his show on the road, it would’ve made sense for them to discuss his thoughts on what the play and tour mean to him. Instead, they talked about a koala, and Mike shared an abbreviated story from his show. Oh well. If you’re a Tyson fan you’ll probably enjoy this anyway:

Joshua Topolsky was the technology guest. He is editor-in-chief of The Verge. The segment was fine, but should have been awesome. I really enjoyed learning about the new technology that Joshua demonstrated, but was annoyed by the long stretches of silly and unnecessary banter between products. I understand that Jimmy and Joshua were having fun, and I normally encourage that kind of behavior between a host and his or her guests, but with such a limited amount of time available, it felt like a distraction. Here’s the interview:

Bad Religion was the musical guests. They were decent.

A packed show that, as it has in the past, sacrificed quality for quantity. I give it:

– Woody


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