I can appreciate David Letterman unnerving Paris Hilton or Jay Leno razzing Hugh Grant about his dalliances in the red light district, but for the most part I just can't sit through uncomfortable talk show appearances. They're too insane. The audience picks one talker to side with, hostility leads to curtness, and suddenly everyone is just angry and unfunny and overheated. I'd rather just watch “Wheel of Fortune,” thanks.
But Seth Meyers' chat with the arguably smug Sen. Ted Cruz is a worthy viewing. Get through the discomfort and Cruz's ridiculous “The world's on fire!” diatribe and just enjoy the “Late Night” host being witty and damning.