Adam Sandler, believe it or not, used to be funny. Maybe that’s because we were thirteen when we first heard They’re All Gonna Laugh At You and it seemed much funnier at the time than it probably would today, but Sandler’s work on SNL and in his first few movies still holds up decently. But consider us surprised when the song he performed as tribute to a retiring David Letterman was clever enough to go alongside “Red Hooded Sweatshirt” and “The Thanksgiving Song.”
If you haven’t been watching Letterman lately, BTW, you should probably start. Every night of his going-away run has been priceless, with other seemingly-unfunny people like Ray Romano putting out terrific performances; Don Rickles was a pleasure, too.