By Ken Tucker
Updated April 22, 2009 at 11:14 PM EDT

Nathan Lane killed last night on Letterman. The current Broadway star of Waiting For Godot waited for no question from Dave; he came prepared. Fresh, rapid-fire jabs about Madonna’s horse-spill (“‘Kabbalah, Kabbalah, Kabbalah’ — watch where you’re going!”), Joaquin Phoenix’s loopiness, being on jury duty with Uma Thurman, Kathleen Turner and Dick Cavett (“it was more like the new cast of Dancing With the Stars“), and the new Star Trek movie. See what I mean:

When Lane is on, he’s funnier than Kathy Griffin when it comes to celebrity snaps. Plus, the guy remembers who Shields and Yarnell were…

Did you see it? Did you catch his Star Trek cameo clip?