Late Night Highlights

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

Last night was the Billboard Music Awards. Taylor Swift won eight awards, including album of the year. In her speech Taylor Swift thanked her crew for their hard work, her fans for their support and Adele for not making an album last year.

During a fundraiser yesterday President Obama said there’s a shortage of commonsense right now in Washington. At which point the people who paid five thousand dollars a plate for their dinner applauded in agreement.

The Vatican launched an iPhone app that gives you news stories with a Catholic perspective. It’s called Instaguilt.

The comedy segments were He Said/She Said and The Fast Forward and the Furious. Both were mediocre.

Colin Farrell was the first couch guest. He is in the new film Epic. The interview was good. I don’t normally associate Colin with humor, but he’s actually pretty quick with a funny joke, even if it’s at his own expense. Most of the conversation centered around a job Colin had in Ireland when he was younger. I’m sure he’s sick to death of talking about it, but he hid it well. Here’s most of the interview:

Jaden Smith was the second couch guest. He’s in the upcoming film After Earth. The interview was fine. It has to be pretty hard living in the shadow of such a successful and talented father, but Jaden seems to be doing all right for himself. Here’s the first half of the interview:

Trace Adkins and Penn Jillette were the third couch guests. Trace won, and Penn was the runner-up of, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. The interview was great, but way too short. Trace and Penn were terrific, and I really enjoyed their banter. It’s a crime that Late Night didn’t give them more time to chat. Here’s the entire interview:

Ahmir was the musical guests. They did a nice job.

Enjoyable show, despite being overstuffed with guests. I give it:


– Woody

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