Late Show Highlights

As always, let’s start with DaveIn6: (Vines run muted by default, mouse over the video and click the icon in the upper-left corner for sound.

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Show with David Letterman:

You folks excited about the World Series? You know who I feel bad for? Alex Rodriguez. Don’t you feel bad for this guy a little bit? Alex Rodriguez, at his apartment, watching the World Series on TV with friends got up and went to the kitchen, and he stranded three men on the couch.

Scientists from New Zeeland have discovered a new species of dolphin in Australia and New Zeeland…and they say it’s delicious.

Anybody try and sign up for the Obamacare? It’s impossible. You’re supposed to go to a computer and type in all of your information, and then the website’s shut down. You can’t sign up on the computer for Obamacare. But you know the website for Domino’s where you can track the progress of your pizza? That’s fine. That’s running perfectly. And now they thought they’d simplify everything. Instead of going to a computer you’ve got an 800 number for Obamacare. I called it. Guess what I did? I ordered a mattress.

The comedy segment bit was “Top Ten Things Vladimir Putin Has Learned By Spying on the United States”. It was ok:

Will Arnett was the first couch guest. He stars on the show The Millers. The interview was great. Will was friendly, mellow, and told some funny stories. I was a little worried at first when Will came out. He looked down, and the audience didn’t give him much applause. Once he got talking and made Dave laugh a few times, however, things really picked up. I really enjoyed his dry humor and terrific timing. By the end of the interview the audience had warmed up to him too.

Clive Davis was the second couch guest. He is a legendary record producer. The interview was good. Clive had a ton of interesting stories, and he was nice enough to share as many as he could. It’s too bad he didn’t have more time, though. He’s led a pretty fascinating life, and I bet Letterman didn’t even scratch the surface. No offense to Will, who’s interview I solid, but it might have made more sense if The Late Show had just booked Clive for the whole show. Here’s the interview:

The Avett Brothers was the musical guest. By random chance this is the third time I’ve seen them on a late-night talk show this month. Fortunately they’ve played a different song each time. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this performance as much as the other two.

Fine show. I give it:


– Woody

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