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2014-08-05 08:15:20 PM  
"Not Mummy"?
 
2014-08-05 08:19:54 PM  
Hmmm...  John Oliver would have been fantastic, but I bet he is making good bank at HBO.
 
2014-08-05 08:21:01 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-05 09:07:12 PM  
Screw you subby, I knew who Craig Ferguson was.

www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2014-08-05 09:10:23 PM  
He was great on Doctor Who. I've seen him in previews for a couple high profile things recently. His star is on the rise.
 
2014-08-05 09:15:55 PM  
 
2014-08-05 09:24:34 PM  
*Googles*

Ohhhh, the chubby guy from "The Lodger".

Also says he was in a movie called "Lesbian Vampire Killers". Now I want to know whether the vampires are the lesbians or the killers are.
 
2014-08-05 09:39:53 PM  

dookdookdook: Screw you subby, I knew who Craig Ferguson was.


Same. Also, new choice will be good!
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-08-05 09:44:38 PM  
Subby, enough people saw The Godfather and Elf to know who he is.
 
2014-08-05 10:03:59 PM  
That reminds me: when is Capaldi going to be on Ferguson? I would expect him sometime before August 23rd. He's got to be on at least once before Craig leaves.
 
2014-08-05 10:13:08 PM  

fusillade762: That reminds me: when is Capaldi going to be on Ferguson? I would expect him sometime before August 23rd. He's got to be on at least once before Craig leaves.


If you hear a definite date I'd be right interested in watching that.

And sure, why not give the LLS hosting gig to JC. He seems a good bloke with comedic timing.
 
2014-08-05 10:26:37 PM  

jbc: Subby, enough people saw The Godfather and Elf to know who he is.


Snerk.
 
2014-08-06 12:07:02 AM  
heavyharmonies.com

It's Urgent that they get the show back on the air.
 
2014-08-06 12:07:54 AM  
Who didn't know Mr. Wick?  He's one of my all time favorite characters from a tv show.  Craig played that part so well.
 
2014-08-06 12:08:38 AM  
Darn furrners taking over my American TV.
 
2014-08-06 12:15:10 AM  

haemaker: Hmmm...  John Oliver would have been fantastic, but I bet he is making good bank at HBO.


Not only that, but he's having a whole hell of a lot of fun not having to bow to censors or advertisers. Broadcast TV would just cramp his style.
 
2014-08-06 12:19:05 AM  
James Corden is more of the guy reacting to the funny in this clip, but its how I know him best...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfFSxyrCnLk
 
2014-08-06 12:28:39 AM  

kronicfeld: He was great on Doctor Who. I've seen him in previews for a couple high profile things recently. His star is on the rise.


He really was terrific in Doctor Who, and then I also saw him in some British charity clip with I think the various other whovians and he was terrific in that as well.

I am still hopeful Craig Ferguson will become one of the Doctor's companions. I send in a few letters and emails each week.
 
2014-08-06 12:29:04 AM  

haemaker: Hmmm...  John Oliver would have been fantastic, but I bet he is making good bank at HBO.


Oliver is too brilliant for broadcast TV, and given the content of his show, it's clear that HBO is where he wants to be.
 
2014-08-06 12:42:52 AM  
I really can't stand James Corden. I think he's a poor choice.
 
2014-08-06 12:43:54 AM  
Not Graham Norton, Harry Hill or Alan Carr?  Im out.

/not that I was ever in
//Never got the Craig Ferguson love
 
2014-08-06 12:57:00 AM  
Insert "Lesbian Vampire Killers" jpeg here

/too lazy to GIS
 
Slu
2014-08-06 01:00:29 AM  
I guess I'll just to keep not watching the show...

...because it is on too late for me.
 
2014-08-06 01:03:52 AM  
So no more Smiffy then, eh. Too bad, I thought he was funny. I know he irritates a lot of people but it's going to be sad to see another british comedian (add quotes if you will) neutering his language for the 'merican heartland's sake.
 
2014-08-06 01:04:27 AM  

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Insert "Lesbian Vampire Killers" jpeg here

/too lazy to GIS


Here you go*

endosupportni.org

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2014-08-06 01:05:45 AM  
He was the best part of  Gavin & Stacey.Not quite sure how you go form bumbling sidekick buddy to network talkshow host in only three years, but good for him. Worth giving him a try for sure.
 
2014-08-06 01:10:36 AM  

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Insert "Lesbian Vampire Killers" jpeg here

/too lazy to GIS


newsimg.bbc.co.uk

Nice work if you can get it, James!
 
2014-08-06 02:03:28 AM  

DemDave: He was the best part of  Gavin & Stacey.Not quite sure how you go form bumbling sidekick buddy to network talkshow host in only three years, but good for him. Worth giving him a try for sure.


He won a Tony?

If your local movie theatre broadcasts National Theatre plays at all, keep an eye out for a re-broadcast of "One Man, Two Guvnors".  It was excellent.

/Not usually into plays
 
2014-08-06 02:04:07 AM  
aftergrogblog.blogs.com
 
2014-08-06 02:27:11 AM  
End of an era.
 
2014-08-06 02:39:53 AM  
fark all. No Dave. No Craig. No reason to watch a late night talk show.
 
2014-08-06 02:43:12 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Darn furrners taking over my American TV.


They're also stealing all our superheroes. At least we got Batman back...
 
2014-08-06 02:47:03 AM  
You know those crappy "spare tires" that are only intended to get you to the next filling station?
img.fark.net
I suspect the Late Show is going to run through a lot of those in the months to come.
 
2014-08-06 02:53:11 AM  
RIP Geoff Peterson (again)

2.bp.blogspot.com

Haven't heard of the new guy, but I'm hoping the show keeps that same atmosphere of controlled chaos. Saw Ferguson back in 2012 at the Chicago Theater, hilarious as hell show, and he definitely has a strong presence as a stand up comedian. Plus he's an excellent author. 'American On Purpose' is up there in my top 10 favorite books.
 
2014-08-06 03:53:30 AM  

kling_klang_bed: RIP Geoff Peterson (again)

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x699]

Haven't heard of the new guy, but I'm hoping the show keeps that same atmosphere of controlled chaos. Saw Ferguson back in 2012 at the Chicago Theater, hilarious as hell show, and he definitely has a strong presence as a stand up comedian. Plus he's an excellent author. 'American On Purpose' is up there in my top 10 favorite books.


Craigs best shows the first 5 or so years. The early skits with Tim Meadows. The shows where he tried to attain citizenship from every state. His parents dying. His one guest shows. His myriad stories about boozing. Finally getting American citizenship, which you could tell he really cared, and was really proud about. His hilarious yet suspect shows with Kristen Bell(they had a kind of Letterman/Monty feel to them). One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.
 
2014-08-06 04:01:31 AM  

robohobo: One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.


I'm so glad that when we were in LA on vacation last year my wife and I made it a point to catch one of his tapings.
 
2014-08-06 04:11:06 AM  

fusillade762: That reminds me: when is Capaldi going to be on Ferguson? I would expect him sometime before August 23rd. He's got to be on at least once before Craig leaves.


Ferguson is off in august.
 
2014-08-06 04:11:48 AM  

Mad_Radhu: robohobo: One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.

I'm so glad that when we were in LA on vacation last year my wife and I made it a point to catch one of his tapings.


So jealous. I've had the pleasure of seeing Dave 6 or 7 times over the past 20 years, once with Michael J Fox(farking awesome) as a guest, but I'll never get to see Craig. I mean, I've seen him in stand-up performances, but not at a show taping. I'll always regret that.

/here's hoping for a Drew Carey reunion show
//Johnson...YOU'RE FIRED!
 
2014-08-06 04:40:30 AM  

robohobo: kling_klang_bed: RIP Geoff Peterson (again)

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x699]

Haven't heard of the new guy, but I'm hoping the show keeps that same atmosphere of controlled chaos. Saw Ferguson back in 2012 at the Chicago Theater, hilarious as hell show, and he definitely has a strong presence as a stand up comedian. Plus he's an excellent author. 'American On Purpose' is up there in my top 10 favorite books.

Craigs best shows the first 5 or so years. The early skits with Tim Meadows. The shows where he tried to attain citizenship from every state. His parents dying. His one guest shows. His myriad stories about boozing. Finally getting American citizenship, which you could tell he really cared, and was really proud about. His hilarious yet suspect shows with Kristen Bell(they had a kind of Letterman/Monty feel to them). One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.


I'm glad he's wrapping it up. First, because I like him more than just as a talk show host, second, the show has turned into what it was special for not being. Don't get me wrong, the guy who plays Geoffrey Peterson is funny, but Craig carried the show by himself perfectly well, and that's what set him apart from the rest of the late-night interview-show hosts. When all Geoff said was "Balls!", it was gold, a hit-and-run punchline. Now Geoff's a full-time sidekick. He ditched the puppets before they got old, but now there's a permanent set piece for Secretariat. It's a shame because he's a great interviewer, but if it means he writes more, does more films and maybe gets another sitcom, more power to him.
 
2014-08-06 04:53:00 AM  

Hoopy Frood: robohobo: kling_klang_bed: RIP Geoff Peterson (again)

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x699]

Haven't heard of the new guy, but I'm hoping the show keeps that same atmosphere of controlled chaos. Saw Ferguson back in 2012 at the Chicago Theater, hilarious as hell show, and he definitely has a strong presence as a stand up comedian. Plus he's an excellent author. 'American On Purpose' is up there in my top 10 favorite books.

Craigs best shows the first 5 or so years. The early skits with Tim Meadows. The shows where he tried to attain citizenship from every state. His parents dying. His one guest shows. His myriad stories about boozing. Finally getting American citizenship, which you could tell he really cared, and was really proud about. His hilarious yet suspect shows with Kristen Bell(they had a kind of Letterman/Monty feel to them). One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.

I'm glad he's wrapping it up. First, because I like him more than just as a talk show host, second, the show has turned into what it was special for not being. Don't get me wrong, the guy who plays Geoffrey Peterson is funny, but Craig carried the show by himself perfectly well, and that's what set him apart from the rest of the late-night interview-show hosts. When all Geoff said was "Balls!", it was gold, a hit-and-run punchline. Now Geoff's a full-time sidekick. He ditched the puppets before they got old, but now there's a permanent set piece for Secretariat. It's a shame because he's a great interviewer, but if it means he writes more, does more films and maybe gets another sitcom, more power to him.


Oh, I agree. It's still a downer. I'm happy for him personally to go do other things that make him go. We've had a solid ten years of great shows, and not everyone can go for Carson years. You can tell he's winding down, not every show is 100%. Geoff has grown tiresome, They're hilarious together about half the time, but like Craigs 'i might be gay' schtick, it does get old. I look forward to seeing what he's up to next, but goddamn, it would been great to have 20 or 30 years of Craig.

/His final airing will not be a great day for America, everybody
 
2014-08-06 05:24:33 AM  
fusillade762
*Googles*

Ohhhh, the chubby guy from "The Lodger".

Also says he was in a movie called "Lesbian Vampire Killers". Now I want to know whether the vampires are the lesbians or the killers are.


I've actually seen that one when a TV channel here aired it as a late night filler.
The title sounded too stupid to be a movie that would take itself seriously, I had the same question about it like you(*), it promised hot chicks, and seeing a trailer or screenshot I was like "Huh?The guy from Doctor Who?" and then I saw it also had Paul McGann (Doctor #8).
It wasn't as bad as I expected from the title; then again, I'm more easily amused late at night and I was in the right mood for some trash or I wouldn't even have bothered looking at the picture in the TV programm.

(*) the vampires are the Lesbians:
Stormageddon's dad or his buddy got dumped or fired or both, go on a vacation as a distraction, run into a minibuslod of college chicks on an excursion or camping trip in Bumfark Nowhere and they party together and stay in the wrong location. Some old curse or old vampire or old vampire's curse kills or turns most of the chicks, IIRC the obligatory virgin of the group is to be sacrificed in some ritual because reasons (like providing a vessel so old lesbo vampire can rise again or something) and Stormageddon's dad, his budy and McGann as the local priest (?or nutcase who remembered and warned about the vampire thing) were the ones doing the killing in an attempt to rescue the girl and save the world.
 
2014-08-06 05:58:15 AM  

The Voice of Doom: fusillade762
*Googles*

Ohhhh, the chubby guy from "The Lodger".

Also says he was in a movie called "Lesbian Vampire Killers". Now I want to know whether the vampires are the lesbians or the killers are.

I've actually seen that one when a TV channel here aired it as a late night filler.
The title sounded too stupid to be a movie that would take itself seriously, I had the same question about it like you(*), it promised hot chicks, and seeing a trailer or screenshot I was like "Huh?The guy from Doctor Who?" and then I saw it also had Paul McGann (Doctor #8).
It wasn't as bad as I expected from the title; then again, I'm more easily amused late at night and I was in the right mood for some trash or I wouldn't even have bothered looking at the picture in the TV programm.

(*) the vampires are the Lesbians:
Stormageddon's dad or his buddy got dumped or fired or both, go on a vacation as a distraction, run into a minibuslod of college chicks on an excursion or camping trip in Bumfark Nowhere and they party together and stay in the wrong location. Some old curse or old vampire or old vampire's curse kills or turns most of the chicks, IIRC the obligatory virgin of the group is to be sacrificed in some ritual because reasons (like providing a vessel so old lesbo vampire can rise again or something) and Stormageddon's dad, his budy and McGann as the local priest (?or nutcase who remembered and warned about the vampire thing) were the ones doing the killing in an attempt to rescue the girl and save the world.


Cool, so lesbian vampires then. I have a friend who will love this movie.
 
2014-08-06 06:51:56 AM  
Great... another farking brit.   FU CBS.
 
2014-08-06 07:00:56 AM  

Hoopy Frood: robohobo: kling_klang_bed: RIP Geoff Peterson (again)

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x699]

Haven't heard of the new guy, but I'm hoping the show keeps that same atmosphere of controlled chaos. Saw Ferguson back in 2012 at the Chicago Theater, hilarious as hell show, and he definitely has a strong presence as a stand up comedian. Plus he's an excellent author. 'American On Purpose' is up there in my top 10 favorite books.

Craigs best shows the first 5 or so years. The early skits with Tim Meadows. The shows where he tried to attain citizenship from every state. His parents dying. His one guest shows. His myriad stories about boozing. Finally getting American citizenship, which you could tell he really cared, and was really proud about. His hilarious yet suspect shows with Kristen Bell(they had a kind of Letterman/Monty feel to them). One of the more honest, personal host to ever host a late night show. It'll be a sad day, his last show. Better to leave, if he's not feeling it anymore, but shiatty nonetheless.

I'm glad he's wrapping it up. First, because I like him more than just as a talk show host, second, the show has turned into what it was special for not being. Don't get me wrong, the guy who plays Geoffrey Peterson is funny, but Craig carried the show by himself perfectly well, and that's what set him apart from the rest of the late-night interview-show hosts. When all Geoff said was "Balls!", it was gold, a hit-and-run punchline. Now Geoff's a full-time sidekick. He ditched the puppets before they got old, but now there's a permanent set piece for Secretariat. It's a shame because he's a great interviewer, but if it means he writes more, does more films and maybe gets another sitcom, more power to him.


He's going to be hosting a fast-paced syndicated game show starting this fall called Celebrity Name Game, based on the board game Identity Crisis. It's produced by the divorced Courtney Cox and David Arquette's production company. I hear he'll be one of the writers, and be able to incorporate jokes (think Steve Harvey on Family Feud, but funnier?)
This follows the trend of using comedians as game show hosts, including Drew Carey, Wayne Brady, and Jane Lynch.
 
2014-08-06 07:29:57 AM  
So, is it just me, or, was this truly one of those times that I think most people could safely say "Wow, I didn't see that one coming".

Was he mentioned in any sort of "rumor mill" for the job?  I can't find any articles before the past few days that even mention it.  And he certainly isn't someone familiar to most americans.  As stated above, while the subby was trying to be funny, Craig had a prominent role on Drew Carey's show for many years.  Maybe I just haven't watched whatever James is on, but, I wasn't familiar with him at all.
 
2014-08-06 07:40:14 AM  
I enjoyed James Corden's Red Nose Day skits as Smithy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_cwwWcyqQ, www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdg7Tgv5lo0, www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQzmT0iYThs, www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvvKUtHlDK8

And he was the star of The Gruffalo, co-starring Helena Bonham Carter, Rob Brydon, Robbie Coltrane, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson. It was nominated for an Academy Award...

He'll be fine. There are just too many talk shows to fill them with people we all think are funny.
 
2014-08-06 08:42:59 AM  
Corden is great as host of "A League of Their Own", one of those panel game shows they love so much in the UK.
 
2014-08-06 08:46:32 AM  
GOOD. Keep him, America. Do us a massive favour and put him on a 90-year contract. Give him citizenship as well. In fact, redact his birth certificate so that he was born there and put him in the Oval Office.

Farewell to that corpulent, Tera-overrated "I'm so funny, aren't I?" Oxygen plunderer.
 
2014-08-06 08:51:37 AM  
I wonder what would happen if they brought Graham Norton over to do a show
 
2014-08-06 09:08:34 AM  

lindalouwho: He's going to be hosting a fast-paced syndicated game show starting this fall called Celebrity Name Game, based on the board game Identity Crisis. It's produced by the divorced Courtney Cox and David Arquette's production company. I hear he'll be ...


This has FAIL written all over it. I'll give him six months, and he'll be back on the stand-up circuit, with the occasional appearance on the "Comedy Bang!Bang!" podcast.
 
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