Late Show Highlights

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

President Obama is trying to work out a nuclear deal with Iran, and the Republicans are steamed about this. So they got together and sent the country of Iran a letter about the nuclear deal with the United States. And they said if this doesn’t work, by God, they’re going to send Seth Rogan and James Franco.

The Ayatollah in Iran says he believes that he got the letter, but thinks perhaps he accidently threw it out with his Crate and Barrel catalog.

How about that Hillary Clinton? She was Secretary of State, and they said, “Well, here, you can have the State Department emailer, or you can use your own emailer.” She said, “No, I’ll just take my own emailer.” And now she’s in a lot of trouble. They had a press conference yesterday, and Hillary comes out, and they said, “Why didn’t you have one emailer device for your personal business, and one emailer device for State Department business?” She said, “I just wanted to use one device. I don’t like using two devices.” Now, some politicians use two devices, like Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. He uses two devices: a knife and a fork.

The comedy segment bits were ”New Magazines” and “Top Ten Other Changes at the Circus.” They were both amusing enough to recommend, but just barely:

Kelsey Grammer was the first couch guest. He is in the upcoming Broadway show Finding Neverland. The interview was mediocre. I think Kelsey is a talented actor, but I don’t much care for him as a person. For me, he lacks personality and he can’t tell a story worth a damn. It’s almost painful to watch him having a conversation with someone. This was my favorite part of the interview, and it had little to do with Kelsey:

Stevie Wonder was the second couch guest. He is a music legend who is currently on tour. The interview was just ok. Stevie tried way too hard to be funny, and it didn’t work very well. I’m not sure why he felt the need to tell jokes and attempt a Top Ten List, but it was distracting and completely unnecessary. He received a standing ovation from the audience at the beginning of the segment, so all he needed to do was be a nice guy, which he was when he wasn’t attempting comedy, and talk about whatever was on his mind in order to entertain everyone. Instead, his appearance was weird and uncomfortable in many places it didn’t need to have been. Here’s a clip from the interview:

Stevie was the musical guest as well. I thought it was the most enjoyable segment of the entire episode:

Decent show. I give it:


– Woody

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