Late Night Highlights
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
Tomorrow the College of Cardinals will gather at the Vatican where they will vote four times a day until they select a new Pope. If that doesn’t work they’ll move on to the tiebreaker: Rock-Bible-Scissors.
Oz: The Great and Powerful made eighty million dollars at the box office in its opening weekend. It tells the story of a con-artist dealing with a bunch of witches. Or, as it’s called these days, The Bachelor.
It was announced the China is opening its own Disneyland, which Disney says will be both “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese.” Which explains why the parents of Huey, Dewey and Louie had to pick just one.
The comedy segments was Mets Bucket Hat Guy. It was pretty enjoyable, and I loved the surprise cameo at the end:
Justin Timberlake was the first couch guest. His new album The 20/20 Experience will be released soon. The interview was great. Justin was a ton of fun, and his back-and-forth with Fallon was terrific. I am consistently impressed with his level of talent and ability to entertain an audience. This is a guy who less than forty-eight hours earlier hosted and performed on Saturday Night Live. He was tired, sick and on medication, yet he still manged to sing, dance and laugh through a long interview. What a fabulous guest. Here’s most of the interview:
Timothy Olyphant was the second couch guest. He’s on the show Justified. The interview was good, but too short and, honestly, kinda unnecessary. I really like Timothy. When he was on Conan a few months ago he was charismatic and incredibly good-natured. He was no different this time, and I liked listening to his amusing stories, but I can’t help but wonder why Late Night felt the need to squeeze him in to an already packed show. I think it would have made more sense to have him as the first guest on another night. He’s easily worthy. Here’s just about the entire interview:
Dee Snider was the third couch guest. He was just fired on the show Celebrity Apprentice. The interview was fine, but also too short. If I had produced this episode, I would have just had Justin and Dee as the guests. Dee talked about his appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, but there was so much more to discuss, and it’s a shame there wasn’t more time. Here’s the interview:
Justin Timberlake returned as the musical guests. He gave a really nice performance:
Excellent show. I give it: