Tonight Show Highlights

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

Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Iowa this week, three days after Hillary Clinton’s high-profile return to the state. He’ll spend two days there: one campaigning and another stuck in a corn maze.

Pope Francis’ home country of Argentina is building a new soccer stadium that will be named after him. And today the Pope blessed the stadium. He said, “In the name of the father, the son and the holy goooooooaaaaaaallllllll.”

Kanye West is doing fine after he was taken to a hospital in Australia because of an intense migraine. Kim was like, “Are you ok?” and Kanye was like, “There it is again. It’s coming back.”

The comedy segment bits were “Screen Grabs” and “Jimmy and Barbara Sing Medley of Duets.” The duets were entertaining enough to recommend:

Barbara Streisand was the only couch guest. Her new album Partners was released today. The interview was decent. Only “decent”? Yes, because Jimmy did three things that really frustrated me and prevented me from enjoying the interview more.

First, when Barbara first came out, Jimmy gave her his seat behind the desk while he sat on the couch. I believe he did it out of respect for Barbara’s status, but I would argue that he disrespected the show and himself instead. Jimmy is the host of The Tonight Show. Sitting behind that desk and running the interviews is his time-honored responsibility. It doesn’t matter who the guest is, you don’t give that seat up and what it represents. And, you especially don’t do it for someone who spends most of her time away from the limelight and just wants to be treated like a regular person.

Second, he couldn’t contain his excitement, which resulted in a constant outpouring of energy that Barbara simply couldn’t come close to matching. His overenthusiasm caused him to make unnecessary jokes, talk over Barbara and interrupt her.

Finally, it took the first eight minutes of the fifteen minute interview for Jimmy to settle down enough to then take advantage of Barbara being there to ask her interesting questions. In my opinion only the final third of the interview is worth watching:

Barbara was also the musical guest. She was great:

Fine show. I give it:


– Woody

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