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(NY Daily News)   CBS' "Late Late Show" is getting better ratings with guest hosts than they did with Craig Kilborn   ( divider line
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2004-10-19 12:20:34 PM  
maybe this is where all Stewart's viewers went

(yes, yes, i know it's not the same slot).
2004-10-19 12:21:20 PM  
Harlan Ellison, Lewis Black, and George Carlin in a cranky three-man tag-team talk show format. Somebody is gonna cry, I guarantee it.
2004-10-19 12:22:37 PM  
I've been watching the Daily show from its first season. The writers are what makes it funny. I like John because he's funny in his own rite as well. The only thing I didn't like about Kilborn on TDS was his constant complaining about being on a cable show. I bet he regrets his move to CBS looking back at how big that "cable show" is now.
2004-10-19 12:40:56 PM  

I think Louis Black is AWESOmE, but if you saw his election coverage in last few years he really awful interviewer. I think when Andy Rooney kicks off Louis would be perfect for the job. He's funny, sharp, angry and wouldn't be doing a bad impression of Andy Rooney, unlike the asshats they have had on 62 minutes.
2004-10-19 12:45:03 PM  
two other The State alumni are on Reno 911.

If by "two" you mean "four", yes.

/Mike Jann only directs though
2004-10-19 01:15:34 PM  

I'll do you one better: I've got all the Dana Carvey episodes on tape somewhere.

That show was the most original show that will ever see its face on network TV again. I'm sure all the network suits thought "Dana Carvey? That non-threatening guy from SNL? I love the Church Lady." -- without listening to any of his stand-up or researching the writers on the show. Which they should have done, especially before making it one of the first direct advertiser-sponsored shows ever. (And what a great cocksmack they gave Mountain Dew.)

The writers, by the way, were most of the original writing staff from Conan's Late Night
run, including Robert Smigel (aka Triumph, the SuperFans, Lookwell, TV Funhouse (the shorts and the show), etc. etc. etc.)
2004-10-19 01:30:00 PM  
Mountain Dew..

It looks just like liquid sunshine.
2004-10-19 01:32:40 PM  
I thought they were going to try out Amy Sedaris? Maybe she's too busy making "Strangers With Candy" the movie. I would love to see her on a nightly basis, she's funny, smart and lovely! (Plus her sweaty tube top scene in "Maid In Manhattan" was hot)
2004-10-19 01:32:51 PM  
Was Craig ever funny???
I'm thinking no.....
2004-10-19 01:50:02 PM  
Dustin Diamond for host of the Late Late Show!
2004-10-19 01:54:15 PM  

then how in the blue hell did the daily show ever make it?
2004-10-19 02:15:35 PM  

The writers.
2004-10-19 02:50:15 PM  
Kilborn was great on ESPN, good on the Daily Show, crappy now.

And yes, Stewart has gotten too "preachy" for me too-- his ego is through the roof. Was great at first, but stopped watching a year ago.
2004-10-19 03:18:09 PM  

I was referring to Craig on the Late Late Show. He was never funny there. He was OK on the Daily Show. The Daily Show was better with Jon Stewart, but he's becoming to preachy.
2004-10-19 04:22:49 PM  
Can someone tell me who the hell this Harlan Ellison guy is? I am afraid that I haven't heard of him....

Yeah, Lewis is a bit over-the-top angry...and I haven't seen him do an interview yet, Mikey.

Maybe Colin Quinn could take Craig's place? Naw...wait, maybe that Patrice O'neal guy that Colin always has on there...(Tough Crowd).
2004-10-19 04:35:35 PM  

I guess I'm the only one who thought he was funny. I liked his smarmy prick persona over all the other kiss ass talk show hosts.

I'm with you, but I think we're alone. You take right, I'll take left?

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2004-10-19 04:57:49 PM  

Have to agree with you. Also, check the goth thread from yesterday, I have a couple presents for you there.
2004-10-19 05:27:14 PM  
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This washing machine would get better ratings than Kilborn.
2004-10-19 05:27:56 PM  
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This washing machine would get better ratings than Kilborn.
2004-10-19 05:29:58 PM  
Ooops!!! Sorry about the double post... It's like Dejavu all over again.

Ooops!!! Sorry about the double post... It's like Dejavu all over again.

Ooops!!! Sorry about the double post... It's like Dejavu all over again.
2004-10-19 08:17:58 PM  
A Republican commenting on how CBS ought to be added to the axis of evil in 3...2...1
2004-10-19 08:25:00 PM  
Oh, and The State was pretty good, but for my MTV sketch comedy dollar, I most miss The Idiot Box.

Yeah, that's another MTV series I miss. "Burrowing Bishop" and the "Rock Accountant" were funny.
2004-10-19 08:26:41 PM  
kilborn's way too whitey. of course, everyone else is whitey as well, but ol' craigers played up the country club aspect of it waaayy too much.

but he was a basketball fan, and i do respect that.
2004-10-19 10:57:50 PM  
i'd like to see norm acdonald be the replacement.
2004-10-20 12:18:57 AM  

I liked Kilborn on TBS much better than Jon Stewart too. I never thought I'd see anyone else, anywhere, say that. The correspondants Craig had were also funnier than the current crop.

/Longing for 1997
2004-10-20 01:11:44 AM  
This thread is giving me deja vu.
2004-10-20 01:21:14 AM  
Kilborn was great on ESPN, and great on The Daily show (I liked him better than Stewart as well); however, he was out of his league in Late Night. I don't think I watched a single show.
2004-10-20 03:03:16 AM  
top five questions were funny, at first.

but the "play that music whiteboy" intro was stellar...
2004-10-20 03:04:10 AM  
SineSwiper:I'll do you one better: I've got all the Dana Carvey episodes on tape somewhere.

I don't know whether to be impressed or concerned. Both, actually.

I saw all of them too. I really looked forward to that show every week for a month. I think the Clinton "Suckling president" ended any network prime-time future instantly.

A personal fave: "Celebrity Bloopers and Dark Sides." Not sure how many people realize the Casey Kasem bit is VERY closely based on a famous studio meltdown (try and get the tape, it's out there.)

"The British...are killing me!" (Banderas as Washington)
2004-10-20 07:51:54 PM  
I'm glad to hear other people are baffled by Colin Quinn's continued presence in any medium. Thud, thud, thud.

As for Ellison--a very bright man, but the angry young man maybe, just maybe, worked about 30-40 years ago. When he was a young man.

(Actually, though I like a lot of his writing, I didn't like the act too much. I speak from both second- and first-hand experience.)
2004-10-20 10:35:29 PM  
if you are going to reference someone in your name and list his career in your bio, get the college right.
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