Late Show Highlights

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

Tomorrow at the White House President Obama will officially pardon the first openly gay turkey.

Talking about the one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr. yesterday: it’s in the deep corner of the end zone, he’s being interfered with, they’ve got Cowboys all over the guy, he reaches up one hand and he’s able to grab the football for a touchdown. It’s being called the greatest catch in NFL history, not counting Gisele Bundchen.

Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, has been booted out. When there’s trouble somebody’s gotta go. They’re piling on Chuck Hagel because of slow response to ISIS, slow response to Ukraine, slow response to Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew.

The comedy segment bit was “Top Ten Questions on the Application to Become Secretary of Defense.” It was entertaining enough:

Seth Rogan was the first couch guest. He co-directs and co-stars in the upcoming film The Interview. The interview — this one, not the film — was fine. Seth was nice, self-depreciating and shared some amusing tidbits. I think he was nervous, honestly, talking with Dave. There were a few times when it looked like he was struggling to restrain his mouth from saying the inappropriate-for-TV words his brain was creating through force of habit. Here was my favorite part of their conversation:

Amy Sedaris was the second couch guest. She is on the show The Heart, She Holler. The interview was slightly better than I expected, considering I was expecting it to suck. I’m not a big Amy Sedaris fan. I don’t think she’s all that funny. Dave really likes her, though, and had a very casual and free-flowing conversation with her that he doesn’t typically have with his guests. I expect this kind of format when I’m watching Craig Ferguson, but not Dave, and for that reason I didn’t think the interview was terrible.

Sam Hunt was the musical guest. He gave a decent performance.

An ok show. I give it:


– Woody

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