Category: Late Show

  • Quantum Late
    Quantum Late

    I didn’t want to like this from June of 2016, but some of the attention to detail is too good to resist. The handheld device and the leap effect in particular – and when it goes off the rails a bit it gets even better.

  • Behind The Desk
    Behind The Desk

    If, like me, you’re a little obsessed with the late night shows in the US, then set aside a couple of days because CNN has a multi-part documentary called The Story Of Late Night. And if that isn’t enough for you, there’s an accompanying podcast called Behind The Desk, which is hosted by Bill Carter.…

  • Think We’ll See Any UFOs?
    Think We’ll See Any UFOs?

    Here’s the full appearance of David Letterman on a 1992 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Nice to see a full(ish) episode out in the wild too, complete with local TV adverts. So be sure to stay for the second segment. Shame it cuts off, because there’s a nice bit afterwards about Dave’s…

  • Craig’s Last Late Late Show
    Craig’s Last Late Late Show

    On the 28th April 2014, Craig Ferguson announced on air that he was leaving The Late Late Show, and that his last show would be in December of that year. The night before he left, he introduced his audience to the voice and operator of Geoff Peterson. And here’s how the final show began. Here’s…

  • Craig’s First Late Late Show
    Craig’s First Late Late Show

    On the 3rd January 2005, Craig Ferguson took over as host of The Late Late Show. He’d previously guest hosted for Craig Kilborn a few times. This is worth a watch. A few things to note. He’s already clearly bored/uncomfy with the monologue format, and within months he would abandon it for something much more…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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