Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.
Josh Robert Thompson
An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transsexual taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
Virtually the same format as "So Graham Norton" but a shorter show for a daily Monday to Friday late evening slot recorded earlier on the day of broadcast. Full of sexual innuendo, crude stories and glamorous guests.
You sort of shocked Elvis in a way.
I did. I did. I did. I did. That man loved to eat, I'm telling you. He could eat a plate of chicken-fried steak this big, but there was one thing Elvis wouldn't eat.
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The English prove once again that in the realm of unique, off the wall and generally side splitting comedy, they have no peer.
Eschewing tried (and tired) talk show formats in the Johnnny Carson, Letterman Leno, et al vein, openly out Graham Norton opts for and delivers a screaming cocktail of chat, audience involvement, ritual Internet and live phone humiliation that appeared (at least to this viewer) to be both spontaneous and hilarious.
He is a natural wit, very quick and sharp, and engages his guests AND and his audience in an atmosphere of mutual fun and outrageous merriment. Be warned -the show is not for the prudish or the faint hearted, but if like me, you love comedy that is dirty, somewhat vulgar and funny in an 'oh my god - I can't believe they got away with that on TV' sort of way, you will love this show.
It also strikes you that the US guests on the show loved the irreverence of it all as well - as acts, words and things are said and done on the show that would NEVER be contemplated, much less attempted on the moral majority influenced and highly conservative US networks!
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