I think the real winner of the whole late night clusterfuck is Jimmy Kimmel, who has whipped in and consistently lacerated this whole affair with hilarity like a champion fencer. This monologue further proves it. This is, without a doubt, the best opening show monologue I think I have ever seen. Monologues of recent years are unwatchable because they’re useless pap–timewasters to glide you into an antiquated show format. Monologues are usually soulless fluff, and it is almost always obvious that the deliverer couldn’t care less about the words coming out of his mouth.
THIS is what a monologue should be: honest, funny, personal and lathered in relevant social commentary. I hope it starts a trend.