Late Late Show Highlights

Well, our worst fear has come true: After ten years as host of The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson is leaving his post at the end of the 2014. He made the announcement during last night’s cold open, which makes it the suckiest cold open ever:

Fortunately, they’re “keeping it classy, all the way to Christmas.”

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

It’s a great day for America, everybody. It’s not a great day, though, for Donald Sterling, the owner of the LA Clippers. You know it’s bad when you get caught on tape with your mistress, and it’s what you said that’s the problem.

Right now every NBA fan here in LA knows there’s a dark cloud of shame hanging over the Staples Center; but enough about the Lakers, there’s also that Sterling thing.

Big new in Hollywood: Aquaman is making his big screen debut. It will be in the Justice League movie. This is the problem I got with Aquaman: how does he get into the Justice League headquarters? It’s an all-glass building; there’s no rivers or streams leading into it. It gives me a bad feeling that he arrives through the toilet.

The comedy segment bits were phone calls and “Tweetmail”. It was pretty silly:

LL Cool J was the first couch guest. He stars on the show NCIS: Los Angeles. The interview was fine. LL was friendly, animated and amusing. He’s a nice guy, and he was very kind to Craig about the decision to move on. The problem I had was that, overall, the interview just wasn’t entertaining or engrossing. I dunno why exactly.

Candice Accola was the second couch guest. She stars on the show The Vampire Diaries. The interview was better than expected. I have many biases in life, and one of them is that stars of CW shows aren’t the most fascinating people to talk to. In this case, however, I was mostly wrong. Candice was pleasant, down-to-Earth and had some interesting stories. She handled herself very well and kept me engaged for the entire interview.

The closing segment was ok, but we’re gonna skip it.

Good show, despite the horrible news. I give it:


– Woody

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