Late Late Show Highlights

Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Leno and Letterman. What do they all have in common? Yes, they’re all older white guys, but that isn’t the point I’m trying to make. The answer I’m looking for is they are all taking this week off from hosting their late-night talk shows. Know who isn’t on vacation? That’s right: Ferguson. Even better, unlike Monday night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson episode, this one wasn’t pre-taped last week. Nice.

The cold open featured the return of Sid! So, naturally, it was awesome:

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

This is the day I wait for all year. Today is the 60th anniversary of the first men to climb Mount Everest. Yeah, that’s the big holiday for me. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed the world’s tallest mountain, 29,000 feet, which is very high. How high is it? It’s as high as the mayor of Toronto.

The top of Mount Everest is called “The Death Zone.” If you stay there your body doesn’t get enough oxygen, and you can quickly spiral into a black depression that feels like dying but you’re still conscious. There’s a similar place in California, it’s called Los Angeles.

The climbers who reached the summit of Everest say that it’s white as far as the eye can see. It’s like an episode of Downton Abbey.

Last week an eight year-old Japanese man became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. So, that was last week he got there, he was eighty, which means his scrotum will be arriving there right about now.

The comedy segment was Tweetmail. It was ok, but not entertaining enough to recommend watching.

Howie Mandel was the first couch guest. He is a judge on America’s Got Talent. The interview was good. Howie was funny and energetic. He was a little over-the-top at certain points, but overall he was fine. Here’s the interview:

Brit Marling was the second couch guest. She co-wrote and stars in the new film The East. The interview was great. Brit was pleasant, had a wonderful sense of humor and was an excellent sport with Craig’s flirting. It was hilarious watching Craig actively fighting his natural instinct to say and/or do something he’d regret later. Here’s the interview:

The closing segment was quick, but I liked it. You can see it at the 9:20 in the video with Brit.

Enjoyable show that gets extra points for being the only one on this week. I give it:


– Woody

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