LATE NIGHT WARS
Leno and Letterman took their best shots at Cheney last night. Of the two late night stars, I enjoy Leno over Letterman by far. Like his predecessor, Johnny Carson, Leno has class; Letterman lacks it.
When it comes to Bush administration jokes, who's funnier? Leno. No contest. Leno spreads the political jokes around to all parties, not just Bush or Cheney. Letterman has a hard time with this because he hates everything Bush, so he tries too hard to be funny. You can't be very funny when your comedy flows from hate; it appears forced or contrived and in the end isn't well received. Here's a sample from Leno's show:
"I guess the guy is going to be OK,” Leno said. "When the ambulance got there, out of force of habit they put Cheney on the stretcher … When people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity is now at 92 percent.”
If you missed Leno and Letterman, here's the jokes they told on Monday, Feb 13th.