Late Late Show Highlights
There are less than two weeks left of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
The cold open was stupid, but I think that was the point:
In a jarring change of pace, the monologue segment did not include any monologue jokes. Instead, Craig spent two minutes informing us that because the guest interviews ran long they decided to cut the monologue out.
The comedy segment bit was “Tweetmail”. There was enough entertainment that I think it’s worth recommending:
Mila Kunis was the first couch guest. She is in the upcoming film Jupiter Ascending. The interview was very good. Mila was warm, open, had a wonderful sense of humor and shared some interesting stories. Besides Jay Leno on the last show, this was the appearance I had been looking forward to the most ever since the guest list for the final three weeks was announced. Mila was so delightful on the episodes with Craig in Scotland that I had very high expectations this time around. They were too high, unfortunately, as some of her energy was missing, most likely due to having given birth just two months prior. Regardless, Mila was terrific and the interview is solid:
Bob Saget was the second couch guest. His book Dirty Daddy was released this year. The interview was ok. Bob is a self-proclaimed “filthy comedian.” There’s nothing wrong with that title, but if that’s what you’re going for then you have to follow through on both parts. Last night Bob definitely brought the filth, he just didn’t, in my opinion, bring the comedy. He tried to be funny, and Craig appeared to like it, but I thought the humor was lame, wore thin almost immediately and just made Bob look creepy.
The closing segment was stupid, but I think that was the point. Unlike the cold open, however, we’re going to skip it.
Enjoyable show. I give it: