Luckily, Jon Stewart could be counted on to come through as reliably as an ATV-riding Chipper Jones rescuing Freddie Freeman from the storm. The host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central devoted a five-minute Thursday segment — title: “South Parked” — to hilariously poking holes in our elected officials’ claims that the storm had taken the metro area by surprise. He didn’t let us unelected folks off the hook entirely, either.
"I know the last time anyone in Atlanta carpooled was this," Stewart said, with a clip of Morgan Freeman's character chauffeuring Jessica Tandy in "Driving Miss Daisy" flashing onscreen. "But this was an emergency!"
Here’s a rundown of some of this week’s other late -night laugh lines, along with links for watching them yourself.
• “The forecast for Sunday’s (Super Bowl) game has actually improved in the last week. It is expected to be in the mid 30s with winds of only 6 miles an hour. Or as that would be known in Atlanta: the Apocalypse.”
— Jimmy Fallon, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," NBC. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwMeW3aVUzM&list
• “They had to deliver a baby on the side of the highway. Basically, it was like a regular rush hour here in L.A. The baby that was born was a little girl. They named her Grace. She’s fine. She was born in the back seat of a car, which is kinda cool. It’s pretty rare these days that people are conceived and born in the same place.”
— Jimmy Kimmel, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC. www.youtube.com/watch?v=86l0IwsP6Lw
• “One woman tweeted a photo of a group of people sleeping in a Home Depot. You know what they usually call it when you see someone sleeping in Home Depot? An employee.”
— Jay Leno, "The Tonight Show," NBC. www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/monologue-part-1/n45739
• To see the full David Letterman clip, go to www.cbs.com/shows/late_show/video/ruKsM4G_3J5oKwwVr6_nwSuzAie9B5or/the-late-show-1-29-2014. And for the Jon Stewart segment, go to Rodney Ho's blog: radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2014/01/31.