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Old 12-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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Craig Ferguson Show

I never see threads about this show and it is the only late night I regularly record.
If you are a sporadic watcher or a used to watch person, this coming week might be a good time to check it out.
They've moved to a larger studio, Geoff is now voiced live every night with improv (he's clearly old friends with Craig as their banter has chemistry).
And they're getting a live band all next week.

They have been on fire for a couple of weeks- if you ever liked him it's a good time to watch!
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Monday, December 3 Actor/Producer Seth MacFarlane, model Miranda Kerr
Tuesday, December 4 Actress Reba McEntire
Wednesday, December 5 Musican Richie Sambora
Thursday, December 6 Actor/Comedian Denis Leary
Friday, December 7 Actress Julie Delpy
All week: Richie Sambora as The Late Late Show House Band
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Thanks for the plug. On the rare occasion I'm awake when Craigs show airs, I enjoy it. I never thought about recording it regularly, no particular reason. I'll give it a trial run and see if I get around to watching it.

It may well be like the early am airing of the rockford files that I record but never seem to get around to watching.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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I record all of them but you're a bit late with the news. They moved into the new studio in August and Geoff has been voiced live since April of last year.

I love the cold opens and Craig's interview skills. I'm not a big fan of the monologue and viewer mail. Still, overall it's a great show.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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I record all of them but you're a bit late with the news. They moved into the new studio in August and Geoff has been voiced live since April of last year.
I've been meaning to make a post about the show for about that long
It was the live band that finally prodded me into action

Still, someone who hasn't watched in five years wouldn't know, so this is for them
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #5
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I have tried a number of times and even recently but I just cannot get into him.
I don't think he interviews well. I much prefer Jimmy Fallon.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #6
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I tried watching for a few months back in 2010 after NBC dismissed Conan. Craig is a funny guy but I just never find the time to watch this stuff on a daily basis. I'm rather amazed the Geoff gag is still going on-- that started while I was watching.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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I do record him when he has guests I'm interested in. I also have his audiobook, but haven't listened to it yet.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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I've been recording/watching this show for a couple of years. I can't stand any of the other late night hosts, so I was surprised when I found Craig. His repetition does bother me sometimes and I do occasionally fast-forward a dull guest, but his show makes me laugh out loud more often than any other show on TV.

I thought it was an interesting experiment when they had other comedians voice Geoff last November. It was clear some of the temporary Geoffs didn't have any idea what they were doing but I thought Tom Lennon did a great job as Chloe Banderas. I hope he fills in again sometime.

The permanent Geoff (Josh Robert Thompson) is extremely good too. I get the feeling from seeing some of his tweets that he feels limited. Since he is never seen, he feels he is not getting proper credit for his good work. That's just my interpretation.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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I record it every night. I refuse to watch Leno. Letterman is just old, I have watched him for 30 years.

Geoff is great. Love the times when he makes Craig laugh so hard he cries, it's genuine.

I think the "band" is just for this week, Richie Sambora. Craig talked with Sambora in the early block last week and it sounded like the "band" would be there only for one week.

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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Thanks for the info, Toni! I had an SP for this show for years then I kind of got away from it because 1) Too much of the same thing; and 2) Too many daily shows to keep up on.

Love Seth McFarlane, so I will definitely catch that one.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:51 AM   #11
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I love his interactions with Kristen Bell...
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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I love his interactions with Kristen Bell...
I felt the he and Ms. Bell would have been a great replacement for "Live with Regis..."
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:45 PM   #13
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I have tried a number of times and even recently but I just cannot get into him.
I don't think he interviews well. I much prefer Jimmy Fallon.
I think you've been zoomed.

First of all, I haven't seen Craig as a guest, so I can't say how well he interviews.

Secondly, I understand that you don't think Craig is a good interviewer, but I don't think he is trying to be one. Note that when the guests come out, he tears up the interview questions and throws them away. Craig is deliberately messing up the late-show format, just as he violates the fourth wall by playing with the camera. If he tried earnestly to be a good interviewer with every single guest, it would go against the running joke about how terrible the show is.

Sometimes his zany stuff works, and sometimes it's awful. You never know which you'll get, and that's part of the charm.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #14
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...Sometimes his zany stuff works, and sometimes it's awful. You never know which you'll get, and that's part of the charm.
The amazing thing is that NOTHING that Craig says is written down. It's all improv. The monologue is always a riff. He might have writers who come up with talking points but thats it.

I don't watch regularly but I guess I should add a SP to my list with the Daily Show and Colbert.

The segment with Alton Brown was something. BTW all of the segments are available on the web. http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_late_show/ I'll check out those suggested above.

For any that don't know, Geoff was built by Grant Imahara of Mythbusters.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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I think you've been zoomed.

First of all, I haven't seen Craig as a guest, so I can't say how well he interviews.

Secondly, I understand that you don't think Craig is a good interviewer, but I don't think he is trying to be one. Note that when the guests come out, he tears up the interview questions and throws them away. Craig is deliberately messing up the late-show format, just as he violates the fourth wall by playing with the camera. If he tried earnestly to be a good interviewer with every single guest, it would go against the running joke about how terrible the show is.

Sometimes his zany stuff works, and sometimes it's awful. You never know which you'll get, and that's part of the charm.
Actually I get that but he doesn't work for me. I much prefer Stewart and to a lesser extent Colbert. Colbert "better know a district" is a great example where has makes fun. I can only take waste in small segments.

However its great we have a lot of choices.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:50 PM   #16
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I want to create the perfect modern late night talk show.

Monologue: Kimmel
Skits and bits: Fallon/Conan
Celeb interview: Craig Ferguson
Musical booking: all of them
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I love his interactions with Kristen Bell...
Yes, I think that's the best interviewer relationship I've seen.
I think the only one that comes close for me is Jon Stewart interviewing Bryan Williams.
And Kristen is much cuter than Bryan Williams.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:53 PM   #18
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The Prev night Craig is my Bed Time ritual!
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:52 PM   #19
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I want to create the perfect modern late night talk show.

Monologue: Kimmel
Skits and bits: Fallon/Conan
Celeb interview: Craig Ferguson
Musical booking: all of them
If you take away the monologue from Ferguson, then you don't get stuff like this (from 2007):


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Try to imagine getting that monologue from any of the other late night hosts.

Craig also made some serious comments after the Colorado movie theatre shooting (It's not a great day for America.). He can be very silly most nights but he can bring the serious as well.
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The amazing thing is that NOTHING that Craig says is written down. It's all improv. The monologue is always a riff. He might have writers who come up with talking points but thats it.
I find that hard to believe.
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Try to imagine getting that monologue from any of the other late night hosts.

Craig also made some serious comments after the Colorado movie theatre shooting (It's not a great day for America.). He can be very silly most nights but he can bring the serious as well.
And on other serious days, like when Hurricane Sandy was pounding the NorthEast, he does the "we filmed this before X happened" cold open.
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I find that hard to believe.
Check out Craig on Kevin Pollack's Chat show. He says that he has little idea of what he's going to say each night when takes the stage.

Craig made the decision early on to do the whole show off the cuff.
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I believe it. He has that kind of talent.

I lucked out and got to meet him once at a meet-n-greet deal, after a show a couple of years ago. Seems like a nice guy and he signed my book, even though the guard guys screamed at me 'NO AUTOGRAPHS'. Oddly, I hadn't said a word and was just carrying my book in to the event after we watched the show. (guy was a d!ck) So, when we did our photo op thing CF saw that I had his book under my arm and asked me if I'd like him to sign the book. Yay!
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Check out Craig on Kevin Pollack's Chat show. He says that he has little idea of what he's going to say each night when takes the stage.

Craig made the decision early on to do the whole show off the cuff.
Then "Geoff" is amazing at improving the little "throw to commercial" things he does at the end of the monologue because they usually reference something from the monologue.
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Then "Geoff" is amazing at improving the little "throw to commercial" things he does at the end of the monologue because they usually reference something from the monologue.
They're both amazing
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I want to create the perfect modern late night talk show.

Monologue: Kimmel
Skits and bits: Fallon/Conan
Celeb interview: Craig Ferguson/Kimmel
Musical booking: all of themNo musical guests needed
FYP. I have no use for the musical performances on any of the late shows. I'm so glad they're at the end so I can just turn the show off.
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FYP. I have no use for the musical performances on any of the late shows. I'm so glad they're at the end so I can just turn the show off.
I exactly the same way! I'm not looking forward to Craig having a live band this week either. I hope he never gets a permanent one.
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I love watching Craig's show. I think he and Josh Robert Thompson are absolutely brilliant. That they can think so fast and come up with the stuff they do, night after night, is just amazing. Yeah, there's a lot of repetition, and not everything works, but enough of it does to make it worth watching every night.
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I like it when Geoff plays the harmonica.

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