Late Night Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers:

Tomorrow are midterm elections, so it’s very important: don’t forget to head down to your local polling place and cancel out your dad’s vote.

The New York Marathon was held yesterday. The winning time: two hours, ten minutes and fifty-five seconds. Even more amazing: that is exactly how long it took my cab to get from 14th street to 19th street.

Members of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra released a video of themselves performing while eating the world’s hottest chili peppers. In response, the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a video of themselves eating a Danish.

The comedy segment bits were “Fred Talks” and “Last Line of the News Story.” Both fell pretty flat, so we’re gonna skip ‘em.

Kerry Washington was the first couch guest. She stars on the show Scandal. The interview was superb. Kerry was a complete delight. Her charisma, energy, humor and smile were a non-stop joy to watch. She was so much fun that there wasn’t a moment of the interview I didn’t like. Fortunately, the whole thing is available in four easy-to-digest clips:

Michael C. Hall was the second couch guest. He stars on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The interview was good, but too short. I’ve seen Michael on late-night talk shows before; he’s a cool and talented guy who’s worthy of being in the first guest spot. I’m not saying he should have replaced Kerry, I’m just hoping that next time he’s allowed more time to chat. Overall, I’m glad he was on, and I enjoyed his stories about Hedwig. Here’s the interview:

Joe Hill was the third couch guest. He is the author of the book Horns. The interview was very good, but also too short. Joe was shy, intelligent and amusing. He looked a little nervous, but held his own. I thought he was very interesting, and I wish he and Seth could have talked a lot longer. Still, even a few minutes with an author on a late-night talk show is refreshing. Here’s the interview:

Entertaining show. I give it:


– Woody

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