Tonight Show Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

A Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona, who is white, recently changed his name to Cesar Chavez to appeal to Latino voters. It really backfired when Arizona’s governor immediately deported him.

The standardize test to get into medical school, called the MCAT, will get a lot harder next year. Students said, “How hard will it be,” while patients said, “How easy is it now?”

A scary moment at the Cleveland Browns’ practice yesterday; a guy was escorted off the field after he showed up to try out for the team. It was a close call…for that guy; he could have ended up playing for the Cleveland Browns.

The comedy segment bit was “In Reply to.” Usually this segment isn’t worth spending your time on, but this one was pretty entertaining:

Tom Cruise was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film Edge of Tomorrow. The interview was fine. Tom was mellow, had a good sense of humor and shared some tidbits. I think the segment might have been better, however, if Jimmy had focused on a topic of conversation other than his love for laser disks. Tom touched on playing hockey while growing up in Canada and his current schedule of watching a movie a day. Either subject would have been interesting to learn more about, but Jimmy didn’t take advantage of the opportunities, deciding instead to spend a lot of time on his own laser disk of the film Top Gun. Oh well, it’s his show. After a break they played a game called “Face Breakers.” That was the only part of Tom’s appearance worth recommending:

Kendall and Kylie Jenner were the second couch guests. They’re on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and co-authors of a new book. The interview was empty. Kendal and Kylie were pleasant, but they didn’t do anything other than give surface-level answers to Jimmy’s weak question. Kim and Kayne’s wedding was “amazing” and they each liked one thing, but never mind how the entire experience made them feel. They wanted to take their book to a “new level” so they wrote YA novel about a sci-fi dystopia. What’s it about? They didn’t say. I guess there isn’t a plot. One of them was involved in a mishap at an awards show recently. What happened? There was no explanation, so we were left in the dark. See what I mean? No depth whatsoever. Jimmy should have just had their publicist on the show instead.

Chrissie Hynde was the musical guest. She, and The Roots, gave a nice performance.

Mediocre show. I give it:


– Woody

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