Late Night Highlights
I…I think this is my last review of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. My first Late Night review was on March 11th, 2009, two days after the first WAH strip was published. Fallon had just started at Late Night, and I remember being frustrated with television critics who were already writing him off because he wasn’t as great as Letterman and Conan were at their heights. Well, I’m happy to report that Jimmy has come a long, long way in the past five years. (So have my reviews, btw.) In my opinion he’s a superb late-night host, and along with his team have continued the tradition of making Late Night a terrific show.
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s show:
The Grammy Awards were last night. The big winners were Daft Punk and Lorde. The big loser was the guy sitting behind Pharrell Williams.
President Obama is still putting the final touches on his State of the Union address for tomorrow. And if he’s anything like me in college that means he’s just gonna bring in the margins and bump up the font and be like, “Done. Got it.”
Big new announcement from NSA-leaker Edward Snowden: In a new interview he said he no longer has any confidential documents in his possession. Then he said, “Hey, where’s everybody going?”
There are reports that Adele and Phil Collins are teaming up to record new music together. It’s good news for fans, even better news for the DJ at my dentist’s office.
The comedy segment bit was “Celebrity Whispers”. It was short and mediocre, so we’re going to skip it.
Johnny Knoxville was the first couch guest. His film Bad Grandpa is now out on DVD. The interview was fun. Johnny was pleasant, honest and told some amusing stories. I understand that a lot of people can’t stand his sophomoric sense of humor, but I find it pretty entertaining. If he wants to do physical comedy to try and make me laugh, then by all means I’m going to let him do it. Here’s the interview:
After the break they played a racing game called Late Knights. It was completely ridiculous and totally hilarious:
Barry Gibb was the second couch guest. He is a music legend who is going on tour later this year. The interview was good. Barry was nice, mellow and told some interesting stories. I really liked that he and Jimmy spent half their time together singing. Where else are you going to see that in late-night? Answer: no where. Here’s the interview:
Barry Gibb was also the musical guest. He played a classic Bee Gees’ song with The Roots. It was a fine performance.
Enjoyable show. I give it: