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The Results Are In: Leno's Biggest Joke Targets Were Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson

Leno only has two more Tonight Show episodes left to host, so George Mason University's Center for Media and Public Affairs took it upon themselves to analyze all 43,892 monologue jokes Leno's told on the show between its premiere on May 25, 1992 and the January 24, 2014 episode. What they found: President Bill Clinton was Leno's most frequent monologue target with 4,607 punchlines at his expense, while other top butts-of-the-jokes included George W. Bush (3,239), Al Gore (1,026), and Barack Obama (1,011). They also found that Leno poked fun at Democrats 15% more often than Republicans, and while celebrities were brought up less often than political [...]

Watch Jon Hamm's Excellent ESPYs Monologue

It's always great to see Jon Hamm flex his comedic chops. He hosted sports awards show The ESPYs last night, and here's his full opening monologue that's still plenty charming and funny even if you don't know anything about sports like most of us comedy people. The monologue makes a pretty good case for why Jon Hamm should be given the chance to host the Oscars or the Emmys one of these years.

Watch Joel McHale and Dan Harmon's Creative Arts Emmy Awards Monologue

Joel McHale and Community creator Dan Harmon performed the opening monologue for The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which aired on FXX Saturday and took place a week earlier. Here's their Ricky Gervais-style monologue, which is worthy of an Emmy itself.

Help Eugene Mirman Get Samuel L. Jackson to Read a Monologue He Wrote

Yesterday, Samuel L. Jackson asked the Reddit community to write him a 300-word monologue, promising that he'll record a video of himself reading the monologue that gets the most upvotes tonight. Comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers, Flight of the Conchords) rose to the challenge and crafted the following crazy 300-word monologue, which you can go to Reddit and support before it's too late and Samuel L. Jackson chooses a boring monologue that isn't written from the perspective of a blowjob glove inventor:

God, I’m so sleepy. My elbow hurts. My knees are bruised. I’ve been up for hours trying to literally fill her pussy with cream cheese. Why? [...]

Amy Poehler and Stephen Merchant Interrupted Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue Last Night

Amy Poehler and Stephen Merchant were Jimmy Kimmel's guests last night, and they both interrupted his monologue by impatiently calling him from their dressing rooms to ask when they get to go on the show/ask for spray butter.

Check out Amy Poehler and Stephen Merchant's interviews on the show below: