Based on what I saw last night, and what I've seen so far tonight, here's my take. What's yours? Dave Letterman: Well, he HAS his writers, but the strike was still the topic of some conversation. Dave's show didn't really seem to be totally affected, since he'll be snagging the A-list celebrities who won't cross the lines to get to the other shows. Robin Williams provided some insanity. The beard jokes were running rampant, and while they were funny, let's hope he doesn't run them into the ground. The same usual "Huh?" comedy seems to be back with Dave. Jay Leno: I'm a Dave watcher by habit, but I was clicking back and forth to Jay and catching his self-written monologue. Ya know what? I thought he was pretty funny! IMHO, Jay in his stand-up days was fantastic, but the "Tonight Show" Jay is as bland as cold toast. I dunno, but the lack of writers seems to have lit a comedic fire under Jay's butt. Conan O'Brian: He too, brought along a new beard which he explained was grown in support of the writers. (Dave hadn't mentioned that fact, so COnan made it all make sense). Conan, however, was also writerless, so he relied on a couple of video pieces, and some time killers that were so intentionally pointless that they reminded me of Letterman's "Network Time Killers" from the 80's strike. Conan held his own, but it didn't some across anywhere near as organized as Jay was. Craig Ferguson: I only caught about 30 seconds of the beginning, in which he was doing a skit about being back in Scotland and "getting the message" to return to work. Craig is a fantastic monologist, IMHO, but sometimes the skits don't hold my interest. I ended up back on COnan before I dozed off. Carson Daly: Didn't see him, and since I don't watch him anyway, I don't know if I missed anything or not. Thoughts?