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(CBS)   Stephen Fry was Craig Ferguson's only guest the other night. It was awesome. Link goes to the CBS stream of the full episode, Mr. Fry makes his appearance at the 12 minute mark (right after the second break)   (cbs.com) divider line 41
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2013-05-24 01:21:26 AM
I'm watching this as I type. One of the best episodes of Craig's show ever. Stephen Fry is an amazing astute and articulate man. I wish he was on every week. Craig is to be applauded for having Fry at his side.
 
2013-05-24 01:56:41 AM
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2013-05-24 06:29:08 AM

bigpeeler: I'm watching this as I type. One of the best episodes of Craig's show ever. Stephen Fry is an amazing astute and articulate man. I wish he was on every week. Craig is to be applauded for having Fry at his side.


Can't be that difficult of an achievement.
 
2013-05-24 06:58:20 AM
It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.
 
2013-05-24 07:26:47 AM
Love it!

Also, that Craig does this sort of thing from time to time .... it's become the only late night show I bother with.
 
2013-05-24 07:29:10 AM
"The video you have requested is not available for your geographic region."

Why does CBS hate Canadians?
 
2013-05-24 07:41:09 AM
Fry is good, but he's no:

ist1-3.filesor.com

/should get around to watching through QI.
//was at the taping of the episode with "what are barleycorns?"
 
mhd
2013-05-24 07:48:51 AM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Fry is good, but he's no:


Well, he 55. Back in his day:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-24 08:02:22 AM

The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.


Covet.
 
2013-05-24 08:09:19 AM
Why not just link to the youtube video so people outside the US can watch?
 
2013-05-24 08:51:42 AM
Didn't he do this already with Stephen Fry, or is this a re-run?
 
2013-05-24 08:57:22 AM

hamiltonjdavid: Why not just link to the youtube video so people outside the US can watch?


Because Youtube videos of things like this get yanked.
 
2013-05-24 08:58:57 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Didn't he do this already with Stephen Fry, or is this a re-run?


The no audience one was a while ago.  This one had an audience but Fry was there from the email segment through all the celeb segments and aired Wednesday night.
 
2013-05-24 09:09:50 AM
Watched it the other night. Stephen Fry is a great interview.
 
2013-05-24 09:11:24 AM

The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.


Link?
 
2013-05-24 09:18:13 AM

LucklessWonder: The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.

Link?


Just search for QI XL on youtube. That'll give you the 45 minute editions of the show rather than the half hour ones.
 
2013-05-24 09:45:10 AM

The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.


The wife and I stumbled across QI one night when our then 1-month-old was crying at 1 am. We pretty much watched every episode by the time the kid turned 3-months old.

But then QI led us to Big Fat Quiz of the Year....which let us to Never Mind the Buzzcocks...which let us to 8 out of 10 Cats....all of which are on Youtube
 
2013-05-24 09:49:45 AM
great episode. stephen fry is a treasure. as is craig ferguson.
 
2013-05-24 09:50:32 AM
by the way, what is this five commercials every break bullshiat? if i wanted to watch TV, i'd watch TV. i don't mind a single :30 preroll video. but five? every break? come ON.
 
2013-05-24 10:11:45 AM
Watch the Youtube link up there.

Fry is entertaining talking about his travels.

He can fark off with his pompous gay atheist arm waving. And, I haven't been to a church in decades.
 
2013-05-24 10:23:26 AM

barneyfifesbullet: He can fark off with his pompous gay atheist arm waving.


excuse me, what now? he was very muted about that stuff, i thought. he has a live and let live attitude, which was obvious from the interview.
 
2013-05-24 10:42:58 AM
Its nice to see Ferguson take a break from his usual low-brow (and I mean that in a good way) late-night comedy and have a real, adult conversation with a fascinating man. The fact that Ferguson is also obviously a very intelligent man on his own only makes the show that much more enjoyable. I also applaud CBS for giving him the platform to set aside the standard late-night format and allow Ferguson to have an episode like this.
 
2013-05-24 11:08:50 AM

lithappens: The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.
Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.
The wife and I stumbled across QI one night when our then 1-month-old was crying at 1 am. We pretty much watched every episode by the time the kid turned 3-months old.
But then QI led us to Big Fat Quiz of the Year....which let us to Never Mind the Buzzcocks...which let us to 8 out of 10 Cats....all of which are on Youtube


QI led me to Dara O'Briain and his stand-up act and David Mitchell and his Soapbox and work with Robert Webb. As well as the others to a lesser extent. (I was already a fan of Bill Bailey before finding QI.) Some of whose work I purchased. So it is again proof that putting it up for "free" on youtube has led to increased profits in the long run.
 
2013-05-24 11:28:10 AM
Awesome, he went to the body farm at UT :)
 
2013-05-24 11:42:41 AM

FlashHarry: by the way, what is this five commercials every break bullshiat? if i wanted to watch TV, i'd watch TV. i don't mind a single :30 preroll video. but five? every break? come ON.


I got to the first 5-commercial break and left.
 
2013-05-24 11:52:46 AM
Just finished it.  It's so incredibly sad that talking about those things in our society is considered taboo.  You can praise the Christian God to the sky on every single program, but to have a talk about atheism and what it really is is left for late late night.  Same with homosexuality.
 
2013-05-24 12:04:00 PM

The_Philosopher_King: lithappens: The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.
Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.
The wife and I stumbled across QI one night when our then 1-month-old was crying at 1 am. We pretty much watched every episode by the time the kid turned 3-months old.
But then QI led us to Big Fat Quiz of the Year....which let us to Never Mind the Buzzcocks...which let us to 8 out of 10 Cats....all of which are on Youtube

QI led me to Dara O'Briain and his stand-up act and David Mitchell and his Soapbox and work with Robert Webb. As well as the others to a lesser extent. (I was already a fan of Bill Bailey before finding QI.) Some of whose work I purchased. So it is again proof that putting it up for "free" on youtube has led to increased profits in the long run.


Of course Dara O'Briain also leads to Mock the Week (which recently seasons have had Milton Jones in particular who is hilarious). Of course the various UK news related shows like that, Russell Howard's Good News, Have I Got News For You, Newswipe and so on probably don't translate quite as well given some of the subject matter (news/current events) will be UK specific so more of the references could be a bit opaque that the other shows above.

Another person to try is Dave Gorman (Googlewhack Adventure, etc.) - it takes a while to build the story up generally, but once it is in full flow it is just hysterical.
 
2013-05-24 12:16:16 PM

bborchar: Just finished it.  It's so incredibly sad that talking about those things in our society is considered taboo.  You can praise the Christian God to the sky on every single program, but to have a talk about atheism and what it really is is left for late late night.  Same with homosexuality.


Really?  Seen nothing about homosexuality (like, for example, football players or Boy Scouts stories) anywhere except late night TV?  But you have seen every single show praising Christianity?  I'm thinking that you don't even have a TV.
 
2013-05-24 12:49:01 PM

RickN99: FlashHarry: by the way, what is this five commercials every break bullshiat? if i wanted to watch TV, i'd watch TV. i don't mind a single :30 preroll video. but five? every break? come ON.

I got to the first 5-commercial break and left.


I just come back and read more Fark comments during the commercial breaks.  Posting in the thread takes me almost 2 commercials.

/ Just as a coincidence, I happened to have watch the extended Fry interview just yesterday.  Great stuff.
 
2013-05-24 01:20:52 PM

RickN99: bborchar: Just finished it.  It's so incredibly sad that talking about those things in our society is considered taboo.  You can praise the Christian God to the sky on every single program, but to have a talk about atheism and what it really is is left for late late night.  Same with homosexuality.

Really?  Seen nothing about homosexuality (like, for example, football players or Boy Scouts stories) anywhere except late night TV?  But you have seen every single show praising Christianity?  I'm thinking that you don't even have a TV.


You must not watch TV, either.  Name one program that people have had an open, honest and non-judgmental conversation about atheism.  Politicians can't even talk about it.  And football (where almost every player has said something about "Praise God" or "He was watching over us") and boy scouts (who, as I understand it, STILL don't let homosexuals be boy scout leaders) is a bad example.  Sure, some shows have gay characters- but how many of those characters talk about why they feel persecuted?  All I see are shows that have characters and no matter what they are (black, asian, gay), everyone likes them and they never have any issues with discrimination.
 
2013-05-24 01:37:03 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Watch the Youtube link up there.

Fry is entertaining talking about his travels.

He can fark off with his pompous gay atheist arm waving. And, I haven't been to a church in decades.


Just for the record, you and your pompous arm waving can fark off too.
 
2013-05-24 01:41:58 PM
Simply awesome, but that's because my teapot orbits Uranus.
 
2013-05-24 02:35:22 PM

FlashHarry: by the way, what is this five commercials every break bullshiat? if i wanted to watch TV, i'd watch TV. i don't mind a single :30 preroll video. but five? every break? come ON.


If there was ever a show that justified DVR technology it's this one.  I'm always a day behind but I'm also not a zombie at work the next day (starts at 12:30 am in these parts).
 
2013-05-24 03:06:05 PM
Thanks for posting that Subby. It's still available on Youtube. I just wish heterosexual Roman Catholics should have to spend a great deal of time talking about their sexuality and their religion
 
2013-05-24 04:09:32 PM
Awesome doesn't even begin to describe that interview. Fry is one of those people where you sit up and really listen to what he has to say. He never holds back, and I really admire him for that.  Also, I liked how Ferguson said  at the beginning of the show that if you were offended by certain topics, this night not be a good night to watch. None of the other late night hosts would even think to say that on the air.
 
2013-05-24 05:00:07 PM

coffee fiend: Also, I liked how Ferguson said  at the beginning of the show that if you were offended by certain topics, this night not be a good night to watch. None of the other late night hosts would even think to say that on the air.


I thought that was really over the top myself, must be an American thing - what was there to be offended by in that interview? A gay person thinks it is okay to be gay. Shocking! Some homophobes have really stupid excuses for their bigotry. Amazing! An atheist points out that this means he doesn't think god exists. Matron! Get the smelling salts! I think I am about to faint from the offensiveness of this Fry fellow.
 
2013-05-24 07:29:09 PM
Soupy twist.
 
2013-05-24 08:35:26 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Watch the Youtube link up there.

Fry is entertaining talking about his travels.

He can fark off with his pompous gay atheist arm waving. And, I haven't been to a church in decades.


All I can picture:


i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-24 09:22:01 PM

lithappens: The_Philosopher_King: It is now odd for me watch Stephen Fry without looking to his left to see what Alan Davies will say.

Yes, I have been OD'ing on QI after finding all the episodes online.

The wife and I stumbled across QI one night when our then 1-month-old was crying at 1 am. We pretty much watched every episode by the time the kid turned 3-months old.

But then QI led us to Big Fat Quiz of the Year....which let us to Never Mind the Buzzcocks...which let us to 8 out of 10 Cats....all of which are on Youtube


There's some really good BBC radio shows as well. The Unbelievable Truth and So Wrong It's Right for example.  And check out You Have Been Watching with Charlie Brooker.
 
2013-05-24 11:58:14 PM
You want articulate?   I'll give you articulate!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEhtOhwL8xk

//big fan of QI and SF
 
2013-05-25 02:14:27 AM

bborchar: nd boy scouts (who, as I understand it, STILL don't let homosexuals be boy scout leaders)


They just let them be scouts yesterday. Yes, it's frustrating, but progress will come, they're moving much faster in responding to social consensus on gay people than they were with black people. The scouts are a pretty large civic institution, have a national leadership that's pretty conservative (even though the membership is a pretty reasonable reflection of the nation as a whole) and they really don't like to be out front on anything that might be controversial.
 
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