Late Late Show Highlights
It’s been over a month since I reviewed an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. That’s truly awful and I apologize. Let’s get right to it shall we.
His pre-opening credit bit was a funny advertisement for a new television comedy called Eddie and the Barbecue Guy. Check it out:
Never a slave to fashion, Craig started the show with the first couch guest, comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, instead of the monologue. The interview was like something out of a Seinfeld episode in that it was about nothing, made little to no sense and was absolutely entertaining. Here’s the first half:
The second half of the interview was pretty much a repeat of the first half. It was good, just not as good as the first half. So, if you want to see the second half you can either watch the first half again or go here.
The monologue came up next. Here were my favorite jokes:
Susan Boyle had a bit of a scare. She called the police after finding an intruder who had broken into her house, which must have been terrifying. Imagine walking into a dark living room, in the middle of the night, and bumping into Susan Boyle.
What we’d like to celebrate tonight is the birthday of the greatest musician who ever lived. I’m speaking of course of one of the Jonas Brothers.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday is today. He’s no longer with us of course. No, please, do not applaud. He cannot hear you. He’s dead. “Mozart’s dead?!” Yes. But if he were alive today he’d be saying, “Get me out of ze coffin, I’m alive!”
Now Mozart, of course, is from Austria, and his birthday is a very big deal over there. The Austrian people are always trumpeting the fact that Mozart is from there. I think what they try and do is take your mind off other very famous Austrians. [Craig does a subtle Hitler impersonation.]
He wrote over six hundred pieces of classical music, best known for his masterwork Rock Me Amadeus.
Myron Mixon was the second couch guest. Myron is a barbecue specialist who has been featured on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters.. Now, folks, we’re going to talk seriously here for a minute. This is one of the greatest late night segments I have ever seen. It is really terrific. I can’t suggest strongly enough that you watch it. You will laugh and you will salivate for over ten minutes.
The ending was forgettable, so we’re going to forget it.
Great show. I give it: