Late Late Show Highlights

The cold open from last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was a lot of fun, especially if you watch this LLS cold open first:

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

Earlier I did what every patriotic American does on Memorial Day. I put on small swimming trunks, I went into the backyard and I cooked my meat. Then I made some food for the family.

It’s not just Memorial Day. On this day in 1897 Bram Stoker’s book Dracula was published for the first time. So, happy birthday Dracula. Do you know who else’s birthday it is? Lenny Kravitz. Now, Lenny Kravitz and Dracula are very different, of course. One is an elegantly dressed scoundrel who swoops into my dreams at night and bites me on my neck, and the other one is Dracula.

The comedy segment bits were phone calls and “Tweetmail”. The phone call with Jay Leno was so funny I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Also, after such a mediocre monologue it was awesome to see Geoff make Craig laugh:

Shailene Woodley was the first couch guest. She is in the upcoming film The Fault in Our Stars. The interview was very good. Shailene was pleasant, charismatic, down-to-Earth and interesting. She and Craig got along extremely well and had a very relaxing conversation. Granted, that conversation didn’t really have much of a focal point, but that’s the way Craig prefers it anyway. At one point Craig mentioned that she was one of the few people in his business that he actually liked talking with, and I think he was being pretty sincere about that. Is the interview worth spending your time to watch if you’re not a Ferguson fan? Probably not. But if you are, then yes:

Dan Boulger was the stand-up guest. His routine was ok.

Wild Child was the musical guest. They gave a nice performance.

There was no closing segment.

Enjoyable show. I give it:


– Woody

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