Late Show Highlights

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

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, is in Iowa campaigning at a big Iowa cookout. He’s out there all day telling people that the hot dog line is closed for a traffic study.

Guess who just had knee replacement surgery: George W. Bush. He was very worried about this because he was afraid they would not be able to find a donor.

Did you enjoy the big All-Star game? It was the last All-Star game for Derek Jeter. A woman in the audience at the All-Star game said to Derek Jeter, “What are you going to do now that you’re retiring?” And he said, “I’m going back to Cleveland.”

The comedy segment bit was “Top Ten Things Said by a Crazy Customer Service Representative”. It wasn’t nearly entertaining enough to recommend watching.

Emma Stone was the first couch guest. She stars in the upcoming film Magic in the Moonlight. The interview was bizarre. Emma, who was pleasant, and Dave spent most of their time together talking about supernatural encounters and metaphysical mumbo jumbo. It was weird, and I honestly couldn’t tell if they were being serious or not. They sounded serious, though, especially Emma, so I’m going to guess that maybe they were. Regardless, it made me scratch my head and be glad I wasn’t in the audience. I am willing to admit, though, that it was a unique conversation that I don’t usually see on on a late-night talk show. Want to share in the experience? Here you go:

Nathan Fielder was the second couch guest. He stars on the television show Nathan for You. The interview was fine. Nathan told some very funny stories, but seemed nervous and somewhat meek. It didn’t help that the segment started out uncomfortably with Nathan’s decision to discuss being Canadian with Paul Shaffer, and a lame joke about attending a wedding. Fortunately, Letterman was about to get it back on track quickly without losing his cool. Here’s most of the interview:

American Authors was the musical guest. They gave a fine performance.

A mostly awkward show. I give it:


– Woody

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