Late Late Show Highlights

The cold open from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was a lot of fun:

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

It’s a great day for the music legend David Bowie who turned sixty-seven today. It also would have been Elvis’ birthday today. He would have been seventy-nine. Now David Bowie and Elvis are very different, of course. One used to wear big spangly jumpsuits and pop pills and…actually not that different really.

You know what’s going on in Las Vegas this week? The Consumer Electronics Show is on. CES is basically the Super Bowl for nerds. It’s a huge convention in Vegas where they unveiled the latest TV gadgets and electronic doodads. I remember the first time I unveiled my doodads in Vegas. I got two encores and a standing ovation…but it got me kicked out of the all-you-can-eat buffet.

Basically, CES is where they unveil the technology that in twenty years we’ll be laughing at for being so out of date. We’ll be like, “Oh, looks at these idiots actually holding their smart phones, and watching a television on a wall and using a toilet.” That’s right, in my future no one poops.

The comedy segment bits were “Einen Moment Mit Kraftwerk” and “Tweetmail”. Kraftwerk was silly enough to recommend:

Mark Wahlberg was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film Lone Survivor. The interview was quite good. Mark was nice, mellow and told both amusing and interesting stories. Over the years I’ve noticed that there are typically two types of guests on late-night talk shows: those who are relaxed and easy-going, and those who are serious and have points to make. Mark was the perfect mix of both. He has the ability to shift from easy-going to serious and back again in a heartbeat, and I couldn’t tell which one he was going to be from one minute to the next. It’s fascinating to watch, but also a little scary. Here’s the interview:

Michaela Conlin was the second couch guest. She is on the show Bones. The interview was great. Michaela was pleasant, a wonderful sport and had a terrific sense of humor. I enjoyed her smile, laugh and flirting, and her willingness to do them all often. Here’s the interview:

The closing segment was a quick and perfect epilogue to the show. It’s the last forty-five seconds of the Michaela clip.

Entertaining show. Bonus points to Craig for doing a show while having the flu. I give it:


– Woody

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