Late Show Highlights

This Time Warner/CBS fight is really cramping my style. I forgot to record last night’s Late Show with David Letterman, so I had to rely on bits and pieces of the show on the internet in order to write this review. Why didn’t I just watch a different late-night talk show? Well, everyone is on vacation except for Letterman and Conan, and I reviewed Conan last week. I hope Time Warner and CBS get this thing resolved soon so that my life can go back to normal.

Here’s a quick summary of the show if you’ve only got six seconds to spare: (Vines run muted by default, mouse over the video and click the icon in the upper-left corner for sound.)

If you’ve got more time, then here were my favorite monologue jokes:

You know anything about Time Warner? They’re evil, that’s all you need to know. They’re evil goons and they want to stamp out television. They’re trying to take our television away from us, ladies and gentlemen. Lemme tell you something: television is a God-given right. And you goons at Time Warner don’t know the wrath and the hell you got ahead of you if you don’t stop with this nonsense of pulling the plug on our cable TV. Because if you don’t put CBS back on your cable TV night after night after night I will say nasty awful things about you that no one will see.

So, this show is not on the air anymore, but I’ll tell you the upside is I’ve been getting less hate mail.

Did you see the ballgame last night? It’s the Boston Red Sox versus the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez is at bat, and the picture throws a couple at him and then drills him. Drills him right in the ribcage. Baseball is so much different than it used to be. They stopped the game and let the pitcher choose a stuffed animal from the top shelf.

Oprah’s more powerful than ever. Her movie, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, is the number one movie in the country. It’s a story about a guy who spent his life getting coffee for the President. It’s based on Joe Biden.

The comedy segments were rants against Time Warner Cable and HBO and the Top Ten Thoughts Going Through Alex Rodriguez’s Mind At This Moment. The Top Ten was decent enough:

Olivia Wilde was the first couch guest. She’s in the upcoming film Drinking Buddies. The interview was good. Olivia was friendly, had a great sense of humor and told some amusing stories. I liked Olivia’s relaxed nature and ability to laugh with Letterman. A lot of people aren’t able to do that around him. Here’s the interview:

Dean Norris was the second couch guest. He is on the television shows Breaking Bad and Under the Dome. The interview was also good. Dean was engaging and told some interesting stories. I’m a big fan of Breaking Bad, so it was cool to learn more about him. Dean and Letterman have completely opposite personalities, however, and it looked to me like Letterman was getting tired of Dean near the end of the segment. Here’s the interview:

John Mayer was the musical guest. He gave a really nice performance:

Enjoyable show. I give it:


– Woody

Posted In: Late Night