Late Late Show Highlights

The cold open from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was Sid. It was great to see him again, and he was as foul and as cute as ever. The first three minutes are Sid. The rest is monologue, which you can watch or skip and catch the highlights below:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO0Ipyg3IwM[/youtube]

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

It’s a great day for America everybody. It’s also a great day for our friends in the Central Asian country of Mongolia. This is true. In Mongolia they’ve started importing beavers from Germany to help improve their rivers. The beavers build dams and it helps their rivers in some way. I learned this because I have the Google Alerts set for “German beaver.”

Have you heard of the kid Justin Timberlake? We all know he can sing and act, but we’ve all wondered the same thing: can he sell furniture? Well, yes, yes he can apparently cause today JT announced he’s unveiling his own line of home décor. It’ll be like IKEA but somehow even more white. He didn’t design the furniture, nor did he build it, but other than that it’s all his. He better be careful though cause he’s stepping on Martha Stewart’s territory. You don’t want to mess with Martha, she will cut a bitch.

I’m always suspicious of celebrities getting into areas they’re not known for. A couple of years ago a lot of celebrities were writing children’s books. Even Jay Leno wrote one, it’s called Goodnight Conan.

A lot of celebrities are in the perfume business. I would never do that, although I did release my own scent a couple of minutes ago.

The desk segment was tweetmail. It was pretty entertaining. The first five minutes is the desk segment. After that it’s the Michael Sheen interview, which can be skipped:

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

Michael Sheen was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film Jesus Henry Christ. The interview was fine. It’s pretty obvious that Michael is a good guy. He’s friendly, personable and nice. That said, I didn’t think he was first-guest material. It didn’t seem like a good fit for him. Maybe Craig felt the same way, since he hogged most of the conversation with his own humor and stories.

Michael Ian Black was the second couch guest. He’s a comedian who has a new book out. This was interesting; instead of interviewing Michael they had him read a few pages from his book. Having never seen this before on a late-night talk show I found it refreshing and quite enjoyable. You can watch it in this clip starting at the five minute mark, or you can also watch the first five minutes in which Michael goes for the big cash prize:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIv4pvJeTHY[/youtube]

The closing segment was ok, but not worth watching.

Good show. I give it:

– Woody

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