Late Late Show Highlights

The pre-opening credit segment from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was fun to watch. You can clearly see Craig holding back and resisting the urge to act a lot raunchier:

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Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

It’s a great day for America everybody. Not such a great day on one American street. On Sesame Street their website was hacked and filled with porn. Let’s just say those hackers did a lot more than tickle Elmo. And it’s still going on. Today’s episode was brought to you by the letter “Oh.”

The art world is going crazy. There’s a new book out tomorrow. It’s got shocking revelations about Vincent Van Gogh. For more than a hundred years everyone thought Van Gogh had committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, but this book says it was murder. The book turns the conventional wisdom about Van Gogh on its ear.

Apparently Van Gogh cut off his ear, wrapped it in newspaper and sent it to his favorite prostitute. The authors believe this is a strong indication that Van Gogh was the worst tipper ever.

I wonder what the other prostitutes were thinking when the ear arrived. [French accent] “Thank God I’m his second-favorite prostitute. Up till now my shoddy workmanship has been a source of shame. But now I don’t feel so bad.”

The desk segment was tweetmail. It had its moments, especially when Craig was yelling at the audience:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QLwlW1GDRY[/youtube]

Matt Smith was the first couch guest. He’s an actor who is best known for being the eleventh incarnation of Doctor Who. The interview was pretty entertaining. Craig and Matt really enjoy hanging out together, which makes watching them interact a blast. Here’s the interview:

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Joel Schumacher was second couch guest. He’s a film director. The interview was fine. I was surprised at how young and spirited Joel is. He’s like a kid who never grew up. At the same time, he’s not that good at one-on-one interviews.

The closing segment brought the whole show together, somehow.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YecNOpLlxxg[/youtube]

Fun show. I give it:

– Woody

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