Late Show Highlights

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

I know we have people visiting from out of town, and I bet that some of you have been to Times Square. I gotta warn ya, this happened not so long ago, a guy dressed up like Spider Man was touching a tourist inappropriately. So, what I want to tell you, if you’re going down to Times Square and you see Spider Man, make sure it’s the real Spider Man. Ok?

Kraft, you know Kraft, they make cheese-like products. They’re recalling 260 cases of Velveeta cheese. Problems with the ignition switch.

Last week Pope Francis excommunicated all members of the mafia. And the first thing I thought was, “Well, good luck starting the Popemobile.”

The comedy segment bit was “Top Ten Things A Presidential Candidate Should Never Say.” It was decent:

Adam Levine was the first couch guest. He is, among other things, in the upcoming film Begin Again. The interview was entertaining. Adam was friendly, a very good sport and shared some amusing stories. I’ve seen Adam on two other late-night talk shows over the years and found him to be a consistently enjoyable guest. The majority of this interview was taken up with a discussion on the origin of the name of the band Maroon 5. It was a lot of fun watching Dave prod for answers and Adam dodge giving them. Here’s the part of the interview I’m referring to:

Frank J. Grass was the second couch guest. He is a United States Army general and Chief of the National Guard Bureau. The interview was fine. Frank was amiable, kind and shared some interesting stories. I liked learning about the origins of the National Guard, as well as their current responsibilities and situation. I wish Dave had done a little less talking, however, and spent some time on Frank’s life. It’s not at all easy to become a general in the Army, and some insight into that history would have been fascinating. In a rare move The Late Show has made the entire interview available online. So, I guess they feel it’s worth checking out:

Broken Bells was the musical guest. They gave a nice performance.

Good show. I give it:


– Woody

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