Late Night Highlights

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

This fall, Pope Francis will reportedly host Mass at Madison Square Garden. And, unlike the New York Knicks, he will have a prayer.

According to a new study, people who live near trees are richer, smarter and healthier. And people who live in trees make more cookies.

Last week wildlife officials in Phoenix rescued a giant, forty-pound beaver. Even more amazing: it was your mom’s. That’s right; they rescued a giant, forty-pound beaver. Officials say they haven’t seen one that big since the 70’s.

The comedy segment bits were “Fred Talks,” “Seth’s Story,” “Extreme Dog Shaming” and “Seth’s New Password.” While most of them were pretty mediocre, I did enjoy learning about what Fred’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl:

Don Cheadle was the first couch guest. He stars on the show House of Lies. The interview was good. Don was kind, soft-spoken and shared some amusing tidbits. My only issue with the segment was that it was too short. Don is a cool guy and talented actor, and his rapport with Seth was fun to watch. I think Late Night could have sacrificed one of its comedy bits to give Don some more time to shine. Here’s a clip from the interview:

Ruth Wilson was the second couch guest. She stars on the show The Affair, and is currently on Broadway in Constellations. The interview was fine. Ruth was open, poised and shared some humorous stories. In the past I’ve called out certain people who I feel are perfect guests for late-night talk shows. Ruth, however, is not one of those people. This doesn’t mean Ruth isn’t a great person, it just means that her, like many other people, just don’t fit with the late-night vibe. Here was my favorite part of the interview:

Night Terrors of 1927 was the musical guest. I liked ‘em:

Entertaining show. I give it:


– Woody

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