Late Night Highlights
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
Elizabeth Hasselbeck announced that today was her last day on The View. The other ladies from the show threw a huge going away party, but I thought it was wrong that they didn’t actually invite Hasselbeck.
ESPN the Magazine is about to release its “Body Issue,” which features twenty-one athletes posing nude, along with the same promise as always: no bowlers.
A store here in New York is selling popcorn that has been soaked in wine. Yeah, and apparently that’s also how they’re getting people to sit through The Lone Ranger.
The comedy segments were In Reply To and Cell Phone Shootout. In Reply To was decent, but Cell Phone Shootout was ridiculously hilarious:
Adam Sandler was the first couch guest. He stars in the upcoming film Grown Ups 2. The interview was fine. Adam was funny and told some amusing stories. I think Adam is a talented comedian, but I felt that he crammed too much sophomoric humor into this segment. He was “on” the entire time. Everything out of Adam’s mouth was a story that could have just as easily been told on a stage as on the guest couch. I would have appreciated it a lot more if he had spent some time “off” so that we could have caught a glimpse of the guy behind the comedy. Here’s a clip from the beginning of the interview:
Mireille Enos was the second couch guest. She stars on the show The Killing. The interview was ok. Mireille was nice, but, honestly, kinda boring. I don’t know if it’s the topics of conversation Jimmy chose to go with, or if Mireille just isn’t that interesting, but I had a really hard time caring about even the slightest portion of this interview. She was on episode of Late Night in 2011 that I reviewed. I, apparently, liked her more back then. I guess we’ll have to wait until she returns for a third time in order to decide which interview was the fluke.
Eleanor Friedberger was the musical guest. She gave a decent performance.
A strong start saved an otherwise mediocre show. I give it: