My late night talk show plate is pretty full; every night I DVR The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Depending on the guests, I’ll also record the second airing of Conan; even if I don’t DVR the entire show, if I’m up I’ll always pop in to at least catch Conan’s monologue. #teamcoco If Jimmy Kimmel does anything of interest on his show, I catch the highlights online. As much as I like Letterman, he’s often the odd man out; he doesn’t have much of a web presence and more often than not, I don’t pay much attention to what he’s doing on his show. I’ll make sure to tune in for his final shows, but for the most part he’s kind of an afterthought in my late night viewing.
But every once in a while, something happens on The Late Show that is buzz worthy. More often than not, it happens when Letterman really connects with a guest and you see some of his energy resurface. Dave always does a good job, but when he has a rapport with a guest, it takes things to a whole different level. When Letterman is on his game, it’s pure magic. And that happened last night when Jennifer Lawrence made an appearance on his show.
Now, we all know J Law is pretty much America’s Sweetheart; she’s a got charm and charisma in spades and she seems to be very down to earth and honest with who she is. That may all be an act – she is, after all, one hell of an actress to boot – but that makes her a great talk show guest. She’s funny and game and she’s almost always going to give you a great quote. She’s good television.
So putting Lawrence and Letterman together is a guaranteed good time. Interviews like this remind just how much I’m going to miss having Letterman as part of the late night landscape. They sing, they laugh and Lawrence even busts out a Chris Farley impression. That’s an interview worth watching:
She even took over Letterman’s desk:
Jennifer Lawrence and David Letterman = comedy gold.