Late Show Highlights

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

I’m gonna run these down for you as a public service one time and one time only. Ebola symptoms: fever, vomiting, bleeding from the eyes. It’s like watching a Jets game.

You know what the number one movie in the country is? I’ll tell ya: Ouija. In the movie Ouija they use the board to contact the dead, and in the opening scene they’re talking to the Jets.

Over the weekend another guy jumped the fence at the White House. This time he was tackled by three security guards. They released him. Later in the day he was signed by the Jets.

The comedy segment bit was “Top Ten Messages from the Afterlife.” It was very funny:

Amy Poehler was the first couch guest. She stars on the show Parks and Recreation and is the author of a new autobiography. The interview was fine. Amy was nice, engaging and shared some amusing tidbits. I know a lot of people, Letterman included, like Amy and think she’s a comedic force, but I’ve just never found her or her humor to be anything remotely special or enjoyable. This interview didn’t help anything. That said, I did kinda enjoy the last two minutes of it:

Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were the second couch guests. They are United States Senators who star on the show Rival Survival. The interview was good. I was impressed with their bravery for agreeing to come on the Late Show, considering how Dave feels about politicians and reality television. I was a little disappointed with Letterman’s restraint in the questions he asked, however. He didn’t go nearly as easy on them as other hosts might have, but I know he could have pushed them a lot harder on the reasons why United States citizens have been so incredibly frustrated with Congress over the last twenty years. Here’s the only clip currently available:

Mastodon was the musical guest. The rocked pretty hard:

Eclectic show. I give it:


– Woody

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