Late Night Highlights
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon wasn’t next in the late-night review rotation, but we’re moving it up in celebration of the birth of Jimmy and Nancy’s daughter Winnie Rose Fallon on Tuesday. Here were my favorite monologue jokes:
Welcome, everybody, to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I’m your host and dada. Me and my wife are so happy. Thank you all for the well-wishes on Facebook and Twitter and the blogs. We haven’t had a chance to respond to everyone’s calls and messages, but let me just say, yes, William and Kate, we’ll definitely set up a play date, stop bothering me. I saw the invitation on the easel.
A couple in England got married on Saturday after knowing each other for eighty years. The groom was worried about getting cold feet, but only because his circulation isn’t what it used to be.
In a new interview Honey Boo Boo’s mother, “Mama June”, said that her daughter has retired from beauty pageants. So I guess she can start eating whatever she wants.
The comedy segments were Pros & Cons and Audience Got Talent. I enjoyed both, but only one made me cringe, impressed me and had me laughing out loud:
Hugh Jackman was the first couch guest. He stars in the upcoming film The Wolverine. The interview was great. Hugh was friendly, charismatic and had a terrific sense of humor. Hugh is one of the dozen or so in the “best late-night guests” group because he’s such a cool and easygoing dude. It was a lot of fun watching them bond over Jimmy’s new daughter and Hugh’s new film. Here’s the interview:
After a break the played a game of I Drink, You Drink. It was entertaining:
Natasha Lyonne was the second couch guest. She is on the show Orange is the New Black. The interview was non-existent. The whole thing was less than three and a half minutes, and that included a forty-five second clip from her show. In my opinion this was really disrespected to Natasha. Late Night should have cut one of the comedy segments or the drinking game with Hugh out instead of making the segment with Natasha so short.
Frank Pellegrino, Jr was the cooking guest. I love cooking segments, but this one was boring and rushed.
I’m awarding this episode bonus points for Jimmy going back to work only one day after the birth of his first child. I would have allotted additional points for having Buddy Guy sit in with The Roots, but they didn’t utilize the legend at all. I give it: