Late Show Highlights

It’s the end of summer, which means all the late-night talk shows are on vacation. All, that is, except The Late Show with David Letterman.

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s episode:

I hope everybody is ok in California; a 6.0 earthquake over the weekend. This is up in the Napa Valley. The Red Cross is now asking for donations of merlot.

God bless the people out there in the Sonoma and Napa Valley. I mean, a 6.0, and luckily it wasn’t too widespread, but still quite a lot of damage. And I don’t want to make light of the suffering of others, but honest to God, ladies and gentlemen, 6.0? I’ve had heart attacks bigger than that. I’m just sayin.

How about the Little League World Series? Congratulations to the team from South Korea; they won the World Series. They defeated Chicago, but I gotta say, give ‘em credit, the Cubs put up a heck of a fight.

The comedy segment bits were “Top Ten Signs You’re Dealing with a Fake TSA Agent” and “Dock Diving Dogs.” Both were entertaining enough to recommend:

Michael Cera was the first couch guest. He’s starring in the play This Is Our Youth. The interview was very good. Michael was droll, slightly aloof and shared some amusing stories. I got the impression that he’s a pretty independent guy who’s happy with who he is and doesn’t really care what other people think of him. He speaks his mind, and if you find him funny, great, if not, that’s ok too. Personally, I enjoy that kind of attitude and humor, although I can understand why others wouldn’t. It took Dave a minute to adjust to it, but once he did I think he found a kindred spirit. Here are some clips from the interview:

Lyle Lovett was the second couch guest. He’s a musician who is currently on tour. The interview was fine. Lyle was soft-spoken, gracious and tender. He and Dave had a short conversation that centered around Lyle’s life in Texas. There wasn’t anything wrong with the topics, but I just wasn’t that interested in them.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band was the musical guest. They were terrific:

Fun show. I give it:


– Woody

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