Late Late Show Highlights

Sadly, this is the last week of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

The cold open was very satisfying:

Here were my favorite monologue jokes:

Before we begin, let me start tonight by apologizing for any jokes I have ever made about Kim Jong-un.

It’s a great day for Pope Francis; it’s his birthday. Happy birthday your holiness. The Pope is now 78, which is old enough to start watching CBS.

The White House announced today plans to begin normalizing relations with Cuba. This at the same time as we’re awkwardizing relations with Russia. If you had told me in the 1980’s this would happen, I would have said, “I don’t care. Have you got any cocaine?”

The comedy segment bit was “Tweetmail”. It was ok. I wanted to like it enough to recommend watching, but it didn’t quite achieve the level of entertainment value needed to make it worth your time.

Betty White was the first couch guest. She’s on the show Hot in Cleveland. The interview was great. Betty was fabulous, which is completely unsurprising, and she and Craig had an awesome time together. They were funny, affectionate and a little bit naughty. Here’s the interview:

Thomas Lennon was the second couch guest. He stars in the upcoming television show The Odd Couple. The interview was fine. Thomas was kind, cool and amusing. There was nothing wrong with the interview; it just lacked the same excitement of the rest of the show. He’s going to guest-host The Late Late Show next year for three episodes. Maybe we’ll catch up with him then.

The closing segment was quick, but added enjoyment to the cold open:

Very good show. I give it:


– Woody

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