Craig Ferguson is one of the late night comic shows that comes on in the early morning hours. Ferguson is a Scottish comedian who has had a late show the past several years. The first show to a nationwide audience was on January 3, 2010. Ferguson became the replacement for former late, late show host Craig Kilborn. The late,late show with Ferguson is a show that was created by David Letterman, and features Ferguson as the host. Feguson generally opens the show with a monologue and interviews one or two guests. Ferguson employs several running gags. One of his procedures is to rip up the note cards after interviewing the guests. He will be someone who is sticks to standard routines while interviewing, along with his gags. One of his other moves of note is to use hand puppets to entice the audience to laughter.
He also uses Geoff Peterson robot skeleton as part of his on stage routine. The robot skeleton functions as a sidekick. This is a gimmick that has proven to be very popular with the audience. Another thing that Ferguson does is to use certain features such as Crab Week, Magic Week and Shark Week as part of the routines he does while onstage.
The show typically ends with Ferguson showing an animation of the kitten, and asking guests both in the audience and on TV if they learned anything in the preceding hour of television. This is one of Ferguson's stock endings.
The ratings of the show have been respectable with approximately 1.7 million viewers in 2010. This is roughly tied with the other late night show headed by Jimmy Fallon. Ferguson won a Peabody award in 2010. This was reported by the University of Georgia. His CBS show is scheduled to continue until at least 2014. The studio will be moved to a larger venue.
Does "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" finally have a replacement?
Speculation has been running wild ever since CBS announced that Ferguson would be leaving his post as the host of the "Late Late Show" as part of the network's late-night shakeup sparked by David Letterman's retirement.
A number of different names were mentioned, but the one that media outlets now believe is the official replacement wasn't talked about much, if at all: The Wrap is reporting that James Corden is the new host.
Apparently there's some kind of pipeline from E! to CBS.
After news broke that Craig Ferguson would be leaving the "Late Late Show" on CBS, rumors started flying that Chelsea Handler, host of "Chelsea Lately," would be taking over. It made sense, as Chelsea was set to leave her E! show at the expiration of her contract.
But those talks apparently fell through (or never happened), and now Chelsea is off to perhaps make a deal with Netflix.
Enter Joel McHale.
The star of the now-canceled "Community" and current host of "The Soup" (another E! property) retweeted a photo from Julie Chen of himself, Chen and CBS boss Les Moonves having dinner together.
The shake up among late-night talk show hosts that was touched off when David Letterman announced his retirement continued this week when Craig Ferguson announced that he would be leaving "The Late Late Show" on CBS. The announcement wasn't a surprise, but it raised more questions about what the late-night landscape will look like in a year or so.
Ferguson was expected to leave the network once it became clear that he wasn't being considered as a replacement for Letterman on "The Late Show.
Could we finally be seeing a woman on CBS late night soon?
Earlier today, E! talk show host Chelsea Handler tweeted out a photo of a "business meeting," featuring her sitting with her dog Chunk and looking over some CBS-branded papers. While the pic seems to have been posted solely for the purpose of showing off Chunk's adorable behavior, it lit a firestorm of rumors about Handler's next step.
Rumors have been swirling for a while now that Handler will be leaving her E! show "Chelsea Lately" and attempting to land a late-night show elsewhere.
The horrible incident in Boston this week has been plastered everywhere on television.
Late-night comedians who were supposed to do their late-night routines, making audiences laugh and forget, faltered in the face of this tragedy.
Conan O’Brien told his audience, "Boston's my hometown. It's where I grew up. It's where my family lives. So I wanted to take a moment to say, that like everyone here, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston and everybody who's been affected by this absolutely senseless act…
That said, it is our job to do a show and we're gonna try to entertain you the very best we can.
I'm laying down a new rule this instant: Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are the only "Seinfeld" alumni allowed to attempt being funny from this point forward.
Not only can Michael Richards obviously not be trusted, but apparently Jason Alexander doesn't know when to shut up, either.
The Associated Press reports that Jason Alexander - the classic, irreverent NBC sitcom's George Costanza - has apologized for telling American late-night television audiences that cricket, perhaps the world's most confusing sport, is "gay.
Tensions once more rose at CBS Television City in Hollywood when police investigated an envelope that mail room staff reported was spilling white powder, TMZ reported.
The Huffington Post later quoted Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Diana Figueroa as claiming "there was no threat associated with the incident."
She made the point that the envelope was never associated specifically with a possible anthrax attack, but since the Sept. 11 attacks, that's often the first assumption when word leaks that anyone important receives a package bearing white powder.