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Craig Ferguson weighs in on the Conan/Leno debacle

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 8th 2010 5:30PM
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We heard a lot yesterday about NBC's crazy attempt to save their sinking ship by moving around their late night shows. The whole situation is very confusing, and at the end of it NBC will probably end up with some sort of all-singing, all-dancing six-hour block of Leno, Conan, Fallon, Dateline and Law & Order. Everyone will continue to forget that Carson Daly is on the network.

With all of the talk coming out of NBC, I was kind of curious to see what the late night competitors had to say about the whole matter. Luckily, Craig Ferguson took some time to poke fun at the chaos and, more importantly, relate it to his show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

He really takes a moment to reflect on what his legacy will be after all of this shakes out, saying, "When all's said and done, we'll be remembered as the ones that sucked the most. But what did we do? We sucked at the same damn time every night." You can watch the entire clip below.

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Carol Thornberry

Johnny Carson was the KING, Jay Leno became the PRINCE but Craig Ferguson RULES THE KINGDOM!! I agree with others that Craig should be at an earlier time slot (although he wants to move to cable and we know why!) Love your show, Craig!

January 25 2010 at 9:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

craig is the best of the best of the best! funnier, brighter and not scared of anything. he is spontaneous and intelligent. sexy as hell, too. let 'em all leave except craig.

January 22 2010 at 8:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Craig Ferguson is funnier than all of these guys put together. It takes nothing more than the monologue to convince you. These other guys are funny, but they're all reading off flashcards beside the camera that the writers of their show have written for them, they add stuff to it, of course ... but Craig does complete improv. NOTHING is prepared for him. I mean obviously he's thought it through, but he completely wings it up there. like how in that video (^) he caught sight of himself in the moniter and went off on a little rant about his posture. He's the funniest late night talk shwo host out there!

not to mention he's got 82% of the votes on the marie claire poll for "which late-night talk show host would you sleep with?" poll. He;s extremely sexy..

January 11 2010 at 1:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh, Craig, you aren't the one who sucked the most....your the one who has the best show on late night!

January 09 2010 at 10:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I like Craig, but I only watch the beginning of his show - not the guests.
I don't like Conan O'Brian, and never have. There is nothing to watch on late night until Craig comes on. I'm hoping that they return Jay to his old time period, and not just for 30 minutes.

January 09 2010 at 9:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He'll take over for Dave as soon as the scarecrow realizes how irrelevant he has become (C'mon, even Johnny figurd it out) and will put CBS on top for the long haul.

January 09 2010 at 2:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ferguson is the only talk show I will actually sit through to watch the interviews, because he asks them what he wants and there's an energy to conversation without the damn script.

What's even better is that he doesn't just have on movie stars(a good deal of them seem like they actually watch the show from time to time), but he'll have on authors, politicians and scholars that he thinks are interesting.

That's what great about Ferguson, you get potty humor and an intelligent conversation all in one show.

January 09 2010 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Craig is the funniest guy out there. I love Letterman too but Craig has the sense of humor that cracks me up.

January 08 2010 at 11:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Brad, yes try to watch his show on the internet or record it. His monologues are spontanous and never on cue cards. On the 1000 episode, he had a puppet interview guests-some of the questions were dirty but intertaining. Some of his skits are amusing especially his "gay" Prince Charles.
David Letterman was wise to hire him.

January 08 2010 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Craig Ferguson is the funniest guy on any of the late shows. He ought to be on in the best time slot, definitely ahead of Letterman. That's it...move Letterman!

January 08 2010 at 10:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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