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(Huffington Post)   Craig Kilborn, the guy that walked away from The Daily Show, looks to host a late night satirical news program. This is CNN   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 132
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2012-12-18 10:03:05 AM
The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.
 
2012-12-18 10:16:09 AM

sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.


You sure did. But that's ok, I'm sure you've been wrong before. Maybe not by this much, but still.
 
2012-12-18 10:27:39 AM
Comparing The Daily Show of today to The Daily Show of then is literally like comparing a Ferrari to a Buick. Personally, I think Kilborn was better at ESPN.
 
2012-12-18 10:42:29 AM

Shadowknight: sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.

You sure did. But that's ok, I'm sure you've been wrong before. Maybe not by this much, but still.


he is always wrong. just not quite enough to get the ignore mallet. I guess we can give him a bit more rope.
 
2012-12-18 10:43:29 AM
It may be a better show now, but I think it was funnier then, if that makes any sense.

The Kilborn-era Daily Show was a lot darker than it is now. I've still haven't seen a show since that was as openly hostile to its guests, particularly Hollywood celebrities, as the old Kilborn Daily Show was. It was a lot of cringe humor, which I love.

I like Jon Stewart as a person, and I think he's funny, but I cannot bear his constant mugging and affectation. It's really hard for me to watch him for any length of time. The correspondents are generally hilarious, but to me he's the weak link of that show. I realize I'm in the minority here.
 
2012-12-18 10:44:17 AM

bluorangefyre: Comparing The Daily Show of today to The Daily Show of then is literally like comparing a Ferrari to a Buick. Personally, I think Kilborn was better at ESPN.


well
they had the SAME name ... LOL
 
2012-12-18 10:45:24 AM
I don't know if the headline was trying to be ironic but Craig Kilbourne's Daily Show wasn't really a satirical news show.

/forgot CK existed
//he had a brief movie career but we already have a Vince Vaughn
 
2012-12-18 01:18:19 PM
I'll just leave this here:

The Daily Show Holiday Spectacular
Bob Mould-Craig Kilborn: "Little Drummer Boy"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9tJQqPJnlM
 
2012-12-18 01:20:08 PM
"Gee, whatever happened to Craig Kilbourne?" no one thought.
 
2012-12-18 01:20:55 PM
I admit, I was disappointed when I heard the news that Stewart took the Daily Show gig. I thought he was wasting his talent and should have gotten a talk show.

Be warned, my latest prediction is that the world won't end in 3 days.
 
2012-12-18 01:22:29 PM
His late late show was pretty good, but once Craig ferguson dialed it in I'd say that kill born is lesser. That said you can never have enough good late night hosts.
 
2012-12-18 01:26:10 PM
Craig Kilborn walking away from TDS was the greatest thing that ever happened to that show.
 
2012-12-18 01:27:31 PM

sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.


i always said that. jon is funny but i always like kilborns style
 
2012-12-18 01:30:12 PM
As an old school C TV fan, I miss "Short Attention Span Theater" and 30-60-90s

I was an Audience of One on Night After Night with Allan Havey and had a mad crush on Rachel Sweet.

(loved seeing Gruber in Bad Teacher) and whatever happened to Tommy Sledge?!
 
2012-12-18 01:31:08 PM

sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.


Agreed.

/Miss He said/Winstead
 
2012-12-18 01:31:38 PM

sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.


Here we see the world's biggest fan of dick and poop jokes.
 
2012-12-18 01:34:18 PM

sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.


It was funny, but mostly irrelevant.
 
2012-12-18 01:35:06 PM
He was nailing Ellen Pompeo, so he gets a pass.
 
2012-12-18 01:36:19 PM
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn is still one of the funniest shows I've ever watched. Ferguson has turned it into his own rather well, but Craig had a real suave approach to comedy that I loved.

I really hope he gets the gig, he could really shake up CNN for the better.
 
2012-12-18 01:38:55 PM

Freakin Rican: sigdiamond2000: The Daily Show was funnier when Kilborn hosted it than it is now.

There. I said it.

i always said that. jon is funny but i always like kilborns style


Apples and oranges. I've liked the show with both of them.

Best thing I remember Kilborn saying - 'The IOC has reinstated snowboarder Ross Rebagliati's gold medal stating marijuana is not a performance enhancing drug, unless you play the bass.'
 
2012-12-18 01:39:20 PM
By the way, other than Stephen Colbert, is Mo Rocca the most successful (in terms of steady work) Daily Show reporter from the Kilborn era? He seems to have a pretty regular gig at CBS Sunday Morning these days.
 
2012-12-18 01:39:46 PM
1. Craig Kilborn looks like Mike Nelson's douchier older brother.
2. Kilborn is not fit to wash Aasif Mandvi's longest ball-hair.
3. TDS then compared to TDS now is like comparing Season 2 of The Wire with any other season. Just stop.
4. I'll admit, I thought that Stewart taking over TDS would turn it into a shiat-show, but he's funnier and more on-target with his criticism than Kilborn.

// TDS was a funny news show even then, though
// remember "When news breaks, we fix it"? That was the tagline when Kilborn was around, wasn't it?
 
2012-12-18 01:40:43 PM
Meh. Jon Stewart' peaked with Short Attention Span Theater. It was all downhill after that.

/speaking of peaks, where's Patty Rosborough these days?
 
2012-12-18 01:41:51 PM
If it weren't for Kilborn walking away from two sweet jobs, we wouldn't have Jon Stewart or Craig Ferguson entertaining us on a regular basis.
 
2012-12-18 01:42:17 PM

Arkanaut: By the way, other than Stephen Colbert, is Mo Rocca the most successful (in terms of steady work) Daily Show reporter from the Kilborn era? He seems to have a pretty regular gig at CBS Sunday Morning these days.


I dunno, Beth Littleford is in a number of...commercials.

Seriously, Beth, what the hell happened?
 
2012-12-18 01:42:49 PM
FTFA: The news of Kilborn's pilot comes on the heels of CNN announcing its newly-appointed CEO, Jeff Zucker, who will take over in January. Zucker said that he will "continue to broaden the definition of what news is"

Cause we need another FOX News?
 
2012-12-18 01:43:32 PM
Former Late Night Host Reportedly Shoots Pilot

Enough of this senseless violence!
 
2012-12-18 01:45:34 PM
Kind of an odd move for CNN, but their ratings are so poor...why not?

I miss Kilborn on ESPN. Those anchors they had back in his "era" (for lack of a better term) were tremendous.
 
2012-12-18 01:46:55 PM

Dr Dreidel: 1. Craig Kilborn looks like Mike Nelson's douchier older brother.
2. Kilborn is not fit to wash Aasif Mandvi's longest ball-hair.
3. TDS then compared to TDS now is like comparing Season 2 of The Wire with any other season. Just stop.
4. I'll admit, I thought that Stewart taking over TDS would turn it into a shiat-show, but he's funnier and more on-target with his criticism than Kilborn.

// TDS was a funny news show even then, though
// remember "When news breaks, we fix it"? That was the tagline when Kilborn was around, wasn't it?


I also was pretty sure that TDS was going to be weak once CK left. No question the show has thrived without him.
 
2012-12-18 01:51:03 PM
The biggest loss for the TDS was when A. Whitney Brown left. Whatever happened to him?
 
2012-12-18 01:51:07 PM
Time for 5 Questions.

1: Who still cares about Craig Kilborn?
2: Where does his replacement by Jon Stewart rank on the list of all-time pop culture upstagings?
3: Can anyone recall one single joke Craig Kilborn ever made without Googling it?
4: Doesn't the world have plenty of other sources of poop jokes?
5: How loud can a person cry into a pillow going 'MEEEEEEEE! IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MEEEEEEEE!'
 
2012-12-18 01:52:39 PM

regindyn: FTFA: The news of Kilborn's pilot comes on the heels of CNN announcing its newly-appointed CEO, Jeff Zucker, who will take over in January. Zucker said that he will "continue to broaden the definition of what news is"

Cause we need another FOX News?


Wait a minute. CNN appointed the former president of NBC Universal? The one that basically made the network look like a trainwreck?

I guess it's a match made in heaven.
 
2012-12-18 01:54:06 PM
Didn't Kilborn's The Daily Show routinely have segments of an old, grouchy geezer who owned the mattress store and wore a red velvet cape and crown? I routinely look for video of that old man wandering his store rambling about one topic or another saying, "It's hokum and horse shiat."

Did I dream this, or do I have the right show?
 
mjg
2012-12-18 01:54:31 PM
Kilborn is a douche.

/at least he knows it and plays those roles in movies
 
2012-12-18 01:55:26 PM

EyeballKid: Arkanaut: By the way, other than Stephen Colbert, is Mo Rocca the most successful (in terms of steady work) Daily Show reporter from the Kilborn era? He seems to have a pretty regular gig at CBS Sunday Morning these days.

I dunno, Beth Littleford is in a number of...commercials.

Seriously, Beth, what the hell happened?


I thought she "took time off" to go have a baby, but according to her Wiki page her first kid was born in 2005, so that can't be right. Seems like she's getting the occasional "guest star" spot though.

/used to think she was kinda hot.
 
2012-12-18 01:58:02 PM
Zucker said that he will "continue to broaden the definition of what news is"

I'm glad to see failure personified, Jeff Zucker, is helping do for CNN what he did for NBC. I'm pretty sure Fox has the market cornered on broadening the definition of news, dummy.
 
2012-12-18 01:58:16 PM

Dr Dreidel: 1. Craig Kilborn looks like Mike Nelson's douchier older brother.


Well "douchebag" was his character. He said Bill Murray was his hero and he's very much Bill in Groundhog Day before the character became all enlightened and shiat. I think he's funny but his movie work was a Rent-a-Center Vince Vaughn.
 
2012-12-18 01:58:22 PM
Get busy sexually harassing or get busy dying I guess.
 
2012-12-18 02:01:37 PM

Boxcutta: I'm glad to see failure personified, Jeff Zucker, is helping do for CNN what he did for NBC


Only CNN, the network that decided the viewing public needed the deep insights of Erick Erickson and Erin Burnett, would be so inept and clueless as to look at Zucker's body of work, and say, "Perfect! Hire him at once!"


Is "utter desperation" a bias? If so, CNN is very, very, biased.
 
2012-12-18 02:03:30 PM
I love TDS, but man, the in-studio audience sure has gotten annoying with the constant hooting and whoo-hooing.
 
2012-12-18 02:04:06 PM
Ron White or DL Hughley takes over for Craig Kilborn on the new show in 3, 2...

// Good luck Craig
 
2012-12-18 02:07:42 PM

REO-Weedwagon: I love TDS, but man, the in-studio audience sure has gotten annoying with the constant hooting and whoo-hooing.


Well, you know. Tickets are free.
 
2012-12-18 02:07:55 PM
I remember when Kilbourn left TDS, and took his "5 questions" with him, I thought the show was dead. I'm in the camp that it's way better now -- that doesn't mean Stewart is better than Kilbourn, just that it's evolved into a pop culture giant that it wasn't before.

I went to a live taping of Kilbourn's show at CBS when I first moved to LA ten years ago. He came across as a pompous ass, which I've heard he is, but it was interesting to see how they shot the show. Basically, he was barely on stage. They filmed the guest band performing a song first. Then Kilbourn came out and threw to a band that was no longer on stage. Then there was a break and he left the stage, then he came back and he filmed an intro, and then interviewed the guests, and there was another break at one point where he left the stage again. It was pretty crazy how it was broken up into separate scenes like a scripted show, and not just the free-flowing thing that you see on TV.
 
2012-12-18 02:08:53 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Kilbourn



And I realize that I misspelled his name throughout my entire post. KILBORN
 
2012-12-18 02:12:27 PM
I love them both equally.
 
2012-12-18 02:13:05 PM

BudTheSpud: I really hope he gets the gig, he could really shake up CNN for the better.


Especially if they allow him to punch Wolf Blitzer in the face at least once a week.
 
2012-12-18 02:15:15 PM
Kilborn also walked away from ESPN SportsCenter.

He's out of feet to shoot himself in.
 
2012-12-18 02:16:05 PM
There isn't much point in comparing Kilbourne's TDS to Stewart's. Besides the title and a couple throwaway copyrighted bits (your moment of Zen) they couldn't be any different.
 
2012-12-18 02:20:02 PM

sigdiamond2000: It may be a better show now, but I think it was funnier then, if that makes any sense.


Well, the whole point of the Kilborn show was to be funny. They flat out called it fake news, and spent most of their time making things up or going out and interviewing crazy people.

JS still does that now, but far less, and politicized the show well beyond what Kilborn had set it up as. Its real content now, slanted, but real none the less.
 
2012-12-18 02:20:43 PM

Arkanaut: By the way, other than Stephen Colbert, is Mo Rocca the most successful (in terms of steady work) Daily Show reporter from the Kilborn era? He seems to have a pretty regular gig at CBS Sunday Morning these days.



Most successful correspondant from that time would go to Brian Unger in my book. A recurring role in Always Sunny in Philadelphia and host of his own bad show on the History Channel (how the states got their shapes).

Actually, it's Carrell, since he joined right at the change. He tells a really good story about almost quitting that show because it was too mean spirited, until Colbert talked him out of it.
 
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