I have watched Seth Meyers on Late Night since he took over the time slot.
His monologue was awkward, and the producers wisely ditched it a couple of months ago.
But his interview skills put most of his competitors to shame.
Case in point: his recent sitdown with Ellen Page.
Page was on the program to promote her movie Freeheld, the true story of a dying woman’s fight to leave her pension benefits to her lesbian partner.
Page was focused and somber; you could see her talking points reflected in her eyes. Seth was respectful of the film’s subject matter, but injected humor at just the right beats.
Jimmy Fallon? Take a look and take a lesson.
This is how you do it.
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I am so sorry.
More than once in the months that predated your debut on The Late Show on CBS, I questioned you.
Not your talent. Not your comedic prowess or interview chops. Not your deserving the chair.
Instead I wondered if you would add anything unique to the late night landscape.
Without the fake conservative persona that made you legendary, I feared your real personality — so positive and genuine — would bring another version of Jimmy Fallon or James Coburn’s sincerely sunny shtick to late night.
How quickly I was proven wrong.
The educated weirdness that was so much a part of your previous alter ego lives on in your true self, so The Late Show is more complex and more rewarding.
Forgive me for ever doubting you.
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Tagged CBS, celebrities, comedy, entertainment, humor. commentary, James Coburn, Jimmy Fallon, late night, New York City, shtick, Stephen Colbert, sunny, Television, The Late Show
One of the first movies that kept me up at night was a version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that I saw during my grade school years on a late night ‘creature feature.’
I’ve searched IMDB.com to no avail, trying to locate the specific retelling. But I do have a memory of the final scenes — Dr. Frankenstein destroying himself and his monster. And the monster says, “Well done, master.”
No wonder I had nightmares.
There’s yet another remake of the classic story, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, coming out at Thanksgiving time .
This one looks like as much fun as fright. I’m in!
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Dear Ray Rahman:
Thanks for writing your article in Entertainment Weekly encouraging viewers to watch ‘The Late Late Show’ on CBS.
Since my fav Craig Ferguson left in mid-December, the show has been hosted by a revolving cast of characters, giving — as you put it — the sense that ‘anything can happen.’
Where have you been, Ray?
For a decade, Craig Ferguson embodied anything-goes television. His goal was to deconstruct the late night genre, so his shows were always unscripted, unruly and universally hilarious.
A gay robot skeleton as a sidekick? A dancing horse with his own on-set stall? Real, honest-to-god conversations with guests?
I’m just sorry you missed all the fun.
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We outliers of the world who get you–who love you–will miss you more than Geoff misses his penis.
See you on the other side!
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This clip from Late Show with David Letterman has been circling around the Interwebs today and made me laugh.
Of course it did. It’s a classic Stupid Pet Trick.
Now…didn’t that do you some good?
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While this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live with guest host Charlize Theron won’t go on any “Best of” lists, there was one Digital Short that is getting a lot of attention.
In “Tourists,” SNL cast members (including Theron) dressed up as — you got it — tourists and pranked the good people of New York City with indecipherable questions, unknown accents, picture taking confusion and general craziness.
It was very funny.
And I want to point out — despite all the weirdness that SNL threw at them, every New Yorker really tried to help them out.
Points for us!
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