On 'The Kilborn File' (weeknights, 7PM ET on Fox), Kilborn welcomes guest Ryan Kwanten, who appears on the vampire-themed show 'True Blood.' If you're not getting your required daily dose of vampire and werewolf-related foolishness from 'Twilight,' then we recommend that you check 'True Blood' out.
Kilborn asks Ryan some of his patented oddball '5 Questions.' Among the questions is this one: Craig wants Ryan to "act," and show what it would be like if he was bitten by a female vampire. (Included in this hypothetical is the fact that Ryan would be "into" being bitten.)
Some of you reading the words "to be as good as Kilborn's 'Late, Late Show' are probably scratching your heads because you thought that show was terrible. Simply put, if you don't like Kilborn, you won't like 'The Kilborn File.'
Grier skillfully (and funnily) answers the question, giving three names that sound like drugs: Levitra, Motrin and Ephedrine. He then explains that the names have to sound like they're being shouted "by an African-American."
The comedian then goes on to demonstrate: "Levitra! Levitra -- get in the house!" And also: "Motrin! Motrin -- where's my BB gun?!"
Mr. Kilborn started out as the original host of 'The Daily Show,' but then left the comedy series. He was replaced by a more popular host who you might remember -- a Mr. Jon Stewart. Then, Kilborn was the host of 'The Late Late Show,' before suddenly quitting that job. (He was replaced by Craig Ferguson.) It's been an strange decade for Kilborn, as he has hosted some immensely popular programs, only to leave under odd circumstances. But those of us who recall his unique brand of sarcastic humor have never quite forgotten him.
Now, Craig is back! He has a brand new comedy show titled 'The Kilborn File' (weeknights, 7PM ET on Fox). And as one of his first guests on the series, Craig welcomes Sam Jaeger, star of 'Parenthood.'
The new show will be on FOX but it won't be a late night show on the network. Instead, it will be syndicated to local FOX stations. We might even see a preview of the show this summer.
Funny how Costas mentions Craig Kilborn at the end. I still have a memory of Kilborn doing something like "Thank You Notes" on his CBS show, or am I remembering wrong? [Watch episodes of 'Late Night' and other shows at SlashControl.]
More of our best of the decade coverage, which started on Tuesday. You can read the other posts at the link above. Here, we talk about the funniest or most surprising late night moments of the last ten years.
In the past decade, late night shows continued to bloom in popularity. However, some of our favorite late night shows were shuffled around while some got new hosts.
No matter what network executives decided to do to the line up of US late night shows, their hosts and guest stars gave us plenty fantastic, OMG!, and WTF? moments that generated tons of watercooler talks and forum discussion threads.
Below are some of the best late night moments of the past decade as chosen by some of the TV Squad bloggers. We realize there are tough choices in this category, so we hope you'll add your own favorites in the comments section below.
ABC is hoping to change that by giving comic babe and former Talk Soup slinger Aisha Tyler her own piece of programming.
The network is letting her develop a pilot for a "hybrid" style talk show that incorporates sketch, stand-up and other variety comedy into a fully "wired" show that will communicate with their audience over the Internet's series of complex tubes.
1. Current cast of Law & Order: I know, I know, who could replace Lenny Briscoe? No one, really. But the current pairing of Anthony Anderson and Jeremy Sisto as NYPD partners is the best the series has produced. They changed the feel of the show. Perhaps because we're still getting to know them, they are less predictable then previous tandems, and both evoke a certain hard-nosed quality that seems a bit more gritty and real. Plus, Anderson has chops as a stand-up comic, and could easily fill the wisecracker role, if need be.
Just when we started to get into this whole "who will replace Conan O'Brien" guessing game, we might have to find a host for another late night show: Craig Ferguson hints he might leave at the end of his contract.
Ferguson reveals to the St. Petersburg Times that he could leave at the end of his six year contract because he doesn't like being famous.
"I just don't know if I like being that visible," he said. "I don't know if I would want to ramp that up any more, you know. And people here find that, I think, quite difficult to (understand)."
I think I've mentioned here before that I'm a big fan of Demetri Martin. Some people don't seem to like him for some reason (not sure why, he's funny and doesn't have any annoying qualities). It's probably just a knee-jerk reaction, to appear hip to dislike someone who has suddenly become hip. But I have no scientific data to back up this claim.
Martin talks to The Onion about how he got started in comedy, what it was like to be an intern on The Daily Show and then an on-air correspondent, how hard standup can be, and how comedy has changed since he started (since he started? What, seven or eight years ago?)
He also updates fans on the status of not one but two pilots he wrote for NBC. Hint: the news is not good. Or maybe it's very good, depending on what you want to see from Martin. He has a new CD out, These Are Jokes, and will film a special for Comedy Central.
Anyway, interesting to see a Daily Show alum anchoring a news program, even if it is one that's not just a straight news show but an all-around news show that mixes humor with the hard-hitting questions. (The show is repeated at midnight, Eastern time, if you want to catch it.)
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