Late Late Show Highlights
It’s week 2 of the 2012 Olympics, and Conan is still the only late-night talk show taping and airing new episodes on the same day. To be fair, the Late Late Show is broadcasting new episodes during the Olympics as well, the difference is they were just taped weeks in advance. I do appreciate the effort though, so let’s give Conan a break today and see how Craig was doing a month ago.
The cold open from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was fine, but not entertaining enough to spend your time on.
Here were my favorite monologue jokes:
It’s a great day for America everybody. Now, I say that, but of course that is statistically impossible that everyone in America had a great day. It could not have happened, and, in fact, it did not happen for one American today. In Seattle a man walked into a police station and said he was attacked a gang of leprechauns. Police say that that report confirms what many of us have suspected for a very long time now: Seattle has the best marijuana in America.
It’s the second week of the Olympics and I’ve still got Olympic fever. Look at my nipples. Today, of course, was the shot put. I was watching it all day. [It’s] the event in track and field where the athletes spin around and then throw a sixteen-pound ball as far as possible. Or as I call it: foreplay.
I admit it, I like watching beach volleyball. The bikinis, the sun tans, the tight oiled-up bodies, and the women’s volleyball is good too.
There was no comedy segment.
Stephen King was the first couch guest. He’s an author who has written close to 50 novels. The interview was great. Stephen was down-to-earth and mellow, but squeezed in some dark wit here and there. Here’s the interview:
Dave Barry was the second couch guest. He’s an author and former columnist for the Miami Herald. The interview was hilarious. Dave was really funny, and his humor was perfectly sychronized with Craig’s. They both made comedy look natural and easy. The interview is totally worth watching. I know the image in the video is of Stephen King, but it’ll start at the beginning of Dave’s interview, trust me:
The Rock Bottom Remainders, which include Stephen King and Dave Barry, was the musical guest. They gave a nice performance:
The closing segment was ok, but I think we can call it a day.
Very good show. I give it: