Late Show Highlights

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

Let’s talk about March Madness. You know what I’m talking about? It starts out with sixty-eight, then it goes to thirty-two and then it drops to sixteen. You know what it’s like? It’s like President Obama’s approval rating.

You know that wealthy guy Warren Buffett? If you could predict the outcome of the NCAA basketball tournament, get every game correct in your brackets, he’d give you a billion dollars. A billion dollars. Well, nobody could do it. He also said if any married man knows how to properly load a dishwasher, I’ll give you a billion dollars.

President Obama is meeting with the G7 leaders. It must be fun for him now to be able to put faces with the voices he listens to on the wiretaps.

The comedy segment bits were “Dave’s Vacation Video” and the “Top Ten People Who Will Go To Hell.” Both were entertaining enough to suggest checking out:

Jimmy Carter was the first couch guest. He is the thirty-ninth President of the United States and author of the new book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power. The interview was excellent. President Carter was dynamic, insightful and shared some very important information and opinions on a variety of topics. He’s an incredibly intelligent and caring person. I think we’re all really fortunate that he is still around and doing so many things to make our world better.

Letterman did a wonderful job facilitating the conversation, specifically when giving Carter the ability to talk for minutes without interruption. This was a very unique and refreshing late-night talk show interview. I totally recommend watching it, but I must warn you, there’s some seriously sensitive stuff discussed in the final third of the segment. It’s so gut-wrenchingly depressing that I actually paused it mid-sentence and took a break before I could finish it.

Josh Charles was the second couch guest. He was until last night on the show The Good Wife. The interview was fine. Josh was friendly, nervous and told an amusing story. He did about as well as anyone could after following a former President of the United States. I suppose that if I was a fan of The Good Wife I would have been more invested in Josh, but honestly, after Letterman’s first guest I was kinda wiped out.

The Hold Steady was the musical guest. They gave a decent performance.

Great show. I give it:


– Woody

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