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Craig Ferguson leaving Late Late Show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bob Coxner, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Whew
     
  2. Silverman

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    I've only seen it a few times but can someone explain the robot? Is it part of show itself or part of the hosts act? Is it supposed to be someones ghost or have para-normal powers or what? Does it go with the host?
     
  3. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    It's just Craig's sidekick/announcer. Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters' made it.

    Oh, and Geoff is gay, NTTAWWT.

    Not at first, but now a stand-up comic runs it and speaks for it live off-stage. In the beginning Geoff just spoke recorded lines.
     
  4. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    Geoff Peterson is just Craig's sidekick/announcer. Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters" made it.

    Oh, and Geoff is gay, NTTAWWT.

    Not at first, but now a stand-up comic runs it and speaks for it live off-stage. In the beginning Geoff just spoke recorded lines.
     
  5. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    This will give you all the details:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoff_Peterson

    BTW, this is one of the funniest exchanges I have seen between them. He actually made Craig cry:



    I read an interview with Josh Robert Thompson (Geoff's voice). He said other than the bit where he takes them to commercial, the rest between he and Craig is totally unscripted.
     
  6. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i thought it might be more related to craig's show being produced by letterman. now that dave is leaving, maybe cbs, dave and craig couldn't reach a deal to switch production companies.

    another possibility, maybe cbs or colbert had other ideas the best way to follow colbert's new show.
     
  7. nirisahn

    nirisahn Active Member TCF Club

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    When he announced it on his show, he said he originally planned to do this 2 years ago, but they offered him a new studio and some other perks to stay longer.

    I think it's smart retiring while he's still got plenty years left to pursue other projects he's interested in without having to stretch himself too thin in the process. Also, he's leaving while he's still at the top of his game rather than leaving when he's gotten stale. If he waited too long his other interests might not get the backing he can command now.
     
  8. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    IIRC Ferguson had an "out" clause in his contract that netted him between $8-12 million dollars if he was passed over as a Letterman replacement.
    Sounds like decent retirement money to me.
     
  9. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    then it makes perfect sense, thanks for the info. ;)
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I would think that if Worldwide Pants owns the show, they should continue to own those rights even after Dave retires, unless it was part of Dave's contract that WP had to relinquish ownership of the 12:35 show once he retired.
     
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  12. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i always liked ferguson's personality, stand-up routines, and his humor, and thought his approach with interviews and the show was great. i'm glad he's leaving on his own terms and was able to clear up speculation.
     
  13. Inundated

    Inundated Face For Radio

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    I had no idea who does Geoff's voice, or that he's originally from Cleveland.

    You'd think the media around here would have pounded that into the ground by now, but maybe I just missed it.
     
  14. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

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    Does anyone else think the show has gone downhill recently? I find myself fast forwarding through more and more of the show. I only used to do that with dull guests.

    I could delete my season pass but there are still occasional bright spots.
     
  15. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Word is that Craig's replacement will be British actor James Corden.

    I didn't recognize the name, but I did recognize the face upon seeing photos of him. (He's appeared on "Doctor Who.")

    Guess someone at CBS didn't get too far past Stephen Colbert in their Rolodex.
     
  16. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    That's a very odd pick if true as he has virtually no recognition in the US.
    At least Ferguson was on a hit TV series for a number of years prior to his late night gig.
     
  17. JohnB1000

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    Yes a very strange pick. He has some great stuff as a comedy guy though. His "Smitty" with the England soccer team was great.
     
  18. nirisahn

    nirisahn Active Member TCF Club

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    I loved him in Gavin and Stacey and in Doctor Who. I've never seen any of his stand-up, so I don't know how quickly he thinks on his feet. The times I've seen him being interviewed he's been very funny. It's an interesting choice.
     

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