Welcome to day four of the initial week of Morning Monologue here on Funkhouser. In Morning Monologue, we will post 1-2 of the best monologues from some of your favorite late night talk shows. This morning we’re going to do something a little different. That’s right, we’re straying from the original idea just four days into the life of this bit.
Yesterday, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch passed away at the age of 89. Stritch was a five time Tony Nominee, winning once for her one-woman show, “Elaine Stritch at Liberty.” She was also an eight time Emmy nominee winning three times, once for the aforementioned one-woman show. She was also nominated five times for her guest roles on 30 Rock as Jack’s mother, winning in 2007. Another fun fact: Stritch auditioned to play Dorothy on The Golden Girls, but according to Stritch, she blew the audition.
In looking for monologues on YouTube for this morning’s post, I ran across this video that The Late Show put on their YouTube Page. A monologue of sorts, this time from Elaine Stritch, who has wandered onto the Letterman set in 1996 and confused Dave for her pool boy. It’s certainly worth the watch. (Just to really date this video, the guests on the episode are Randy Quaid, Sheryl Swoops and The Cure)