'David Letterman': Nathan Lane takes on 'Star Trek,' Madonna, Joaquin Phoenix, and so many more!

Nathan Lane killed last night on Letterman. The current Broadway star of Waiting For Godot waited for no question from Dave; he came prepared. Fresh, rapid-fire jabs about Madonna’s horse-spill (“‘Kabbalah, Kabbalah, Kabbalah’ — watch where you’re going!”), Joaquin Phoenix’s loopiness, being on jury duty with Uma Thurman, Kathleen Turner and Dick Cavett (“it was more like the new cast of Dancing With the Stars“), and the new Star Trek movie. See what I mean:

When Lane is on, he’s funnier than Kathy Griffin when it comes to celebrity snaps. Plus, the guy remembers who Shields and Yarnell were…

Did you see it? Did you catch his Star Trek cameo clip?


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  • Chappel

    It would have funnier if it was all spontaneous instead of him obviously reading from cue cards or a teleprompter. It was well written, though. Lots of rim-shot material.

  • billyc

    WOW – he usually is SO hammy and annoying – he really was on his game – funny stuff

  • Adam
  • mdb

    love the clip too funny – it all did seem pretty rehearsed which is ashame he is unbelievably funny when he is spontaneous
    please comparing him to Kathy Griffin is an insult to Nathan Lane, there is nothing funny about Kathy Griffin

    • M

      ‘please comparing him to Kathy Griffin is an insult to Nathan Lane, there is nothing funny about Kathy Griffin’

      Totally agree!

  • Um…

    Chappel and Adam, you guys realize that ALL late night interviews are rehearsed, right? Craig Ferguson’s being the sole exception…

  • Er….

    I guess that should have read “Chappel, Adam and mdb”…

  • seriously?

    wow, you guys have the balls to critique Nathan Lane and Kathy Griffin? And you do it so unfunny. And now you’re all struggling for comebacks, but can’t think of anything original. And do you think mister Joaquin’s interview was rehearsed?! Puuuuleeeeze…

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  • PhiloFarnsworth

    Hmmm … this just didn’t hit the funny bone for me. It sounded kind of forced.

  • @seriously?

    I don’t mind saying, “You’re a sharp one…”
    And you didn’t even have to say “Puuuuleeeeze”! (you can unfold your hands and get off your knees now…)

  • dixienormas

    The jokes and criticisms of Madonna falling off a horse are lame and, frankly, ignorant. People that ride and jump horses get thrown occasionally. It happens, fools.

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