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An interesting alternative. Sad to see him go.
Fard Muhammad27 August 2004
Well, I've finished watching Craiggers' last episode. I used to be an avid watcher of his program when he first aired in 1999- mainly due to the fact that I was a fan of his work on The Daily Show and also of The Late Late Show's previous host, Tom Snyder (so the match-up of timeslot and host at that point was seemingly perfect for me.) As time went on, as fewer and fewer a-list actors appeared on the show, I began flipping over to Conan to see some of his irreverent comedy. However, if for some reason Conan wasn't delivering the goods, the TV went straight back to Kilby.

Craig Kilborn and his writers had a certain unique style when it came to presenting the show that usually engaged the viewers in a more intimate give-and-take with the show. It never tried to be the biggest show in its slot- it made do with the audience who stuck with him and who weren't too thrilled by Triumph the insult comic dog, or later by Jimmy Kimmel's brand of comedy. It was low-key, moderately higher-class humour than his competitors. It was late night comedy at its simplest- no sidekicks, no house band. And I gotta admit that the show did have one of the most comfortable-looking sets.

The show followed a generally regular pattern:

First, there is Craig's monologue. While the monologue was usually lukewarm at best for delivering the laughs (mainly due to Kilborn's horrible timing and rhythm of presenting punchlines), his "desk chat" sketches like A Moment for Us and the 90-second-zoom were always very kitchy and enjoyable. The "In the News" segment gave viewers a micro-version of his Daily Show routine, which were usually hilarious.

Then the guests arrived after the commercial break. Now, Kilborn's interviewing skills seem to have deteriorated after the Daily Show, because it always seems that he is not interested about who he's interviewing with, and subconsciously conveys that not only to the interviewee, but more importantly the audience. That, unfortunately, gives people the impression that Craig is some sort of jerk at times. However, one of the key jewels in the show's 5 year history has to be the 5 Questions game he plays almost every night with one of his guests. I consider it fascinating how some of his guests react. Some play along (like Sir Ian MacKellen's dramatic reading of tire changing instructions). Others seem non-chalant and don't really care how well they do- they just want to get out of the studio so that they can go on to the next PR gig.

All in all, though, the show somehow exuded a sense of nonchalantness to the whole Late Night show idea- it did whatever it wanted to do and had the most fun in doing so. And in that sort of attitude is where it managed to find its niche. People considered that sort of devil-may-care look at its place in the television listings as cool, while others may have seen it as careless.

However it was, it's all over now. Craig has decided to pack up and try out something new- and at a time when he was still somewhat strong in the ratings. Maybe next time he'll have some more decent writers back up his next endeavour. Maybe he'll just disappear into obscurity- where people won't even remember that his show was on the air at all. Whatever it may be, I wish him the best. His show was indeed an interesting alternative to the normal method of delivering a late night television program, and there won't be another show like it. And I, for one and probably only one, will miss that. I'm glad, though, that Craig ended his last show doing what he loves- and that is to dance, dance, dance.

CBS and Worldwide Pants now have the arduous task of finding out what's next for this little show after Letterman. Will it be the return of the one-on-one interview in the style of Snyder? Will it be more irreverent in order to get Conan's audience? Will it be something completely different that no one has seen before? Who knows (at the time of this writing)? All I know is that it has to be good in order to retain the Kilborn audience at the least. Best of luck to them.
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The Kilborn Story, In Context.
DeanNYC18 January 2006
Craig Kilborn seems to have a habit of taking a job, putting his style to it and then moving on to something new. He did it on ESPN's "Sportscenter." He did it again at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and he did it with this, his CBS Late Night talk fest.

To really understand what went on with this program, you have to know the history. Go back to the remarkable HBO series, "The Larry Sanders Show," where Garry Shandling played a self-absorbed emcee. At a crucial point, the fictional Sanders was looking for someone to host a program after his and the name he came up with was Tom Snyder. In a "life imitates art" moment, David Letterman brought Snyder in to host "The Late Late Show." Where Snyder was innovative and cutting-edge in the 1970s and 80s, his delivery and selection of guests for the late 90s were more conducive to a mid morning deadly dull radio program, and people were quick to tune out.

Meanwhile, Kilborn was building a reputation as an amusing character, doing interviews on "The Daily Show" and introducing his "Five Questions" quiz of guest celebrities there. When it was time to replace Snyder, Letterman plucked Kilborn from his Comedy Central job and installed him at the 12:30am slot. Craig's arrival at CBS may have surprised some, but it was clear that he was ready for this next step in his career. In early 1999, Kilborn signed on, with almost no fanfare whatsoever.

The critics didn't seem to get what Kilborn was attempting to do with the genre at first, and branded him a smarmy frat boy early on in his run. He was, in fact, probably the most underrated host in the history of late night television.

His set looked like an erudite bachelor's lair, with wood tones, a fully stocked bookcase, overstuffed and distressed warm leather chairs, a bar cart and a sound system where he could play the stylish music of Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim or sample the hits of a performer on the program. There was also a "windowseat," to which he brought several female guests to do some canoodling, most famously, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

When he was not figuratively or literally kissing up to his guests, the host of the show was clearly trying to do something a little different from other late night talkers. His affirmational concepts including his catchphrase, "Proud of you," were a constant, and he had a metrosexual air, even before that term became part of the vernacular. His attempt to bring back the Ascot was only one in a series of style choices, and he was typically well groomed, keeping a hand mirror as one of the props on his over-sized Bavarian Oak desk.

His heroes were the stars of Old Hollywood and 1960s teevee, and many made semi-regular appearances on the program. His "Tuesdays With Buddy" segment featured Borscht Belt favorite Buddy Hackett. Adam West, William Shatner and Merv Griffin all paid visits, and his final show featured a taped segment with famed producer Robert Evans. Also notable were the seemingly never ending parade of supermodels and starlets that visited, which gave Kilborn a chance to show off his boyish charm and Midwestern homespun manners.

Perhaps the most historic moment for the show came when, with the sponsorship help of Coca-Cola, they took the program on the road to the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in 2003. A week in New Orleans was the first and only road trip for the program, and featured a segment where the modest Kilborn wandered around the French Quarter imploring women to keep their tops on, and permitted him the opportunity to show off some of his basketball prowess, since he was a member of his college team.

Kilborn had a taste of success with acting during the run of the program, including a well-received appearance in the big screen "slob" comedy "Old School," and that might have sealed the show's fate. He realized that he wanted to do something more, and hosting the program meant he would be tied to that desk, unable to continue to grow. He shocked many people (including some CBS execs and industry insiders) by leaving the program on August 27, 2004, a decision that was only made public a few weeks before his departure.

Many of the show's staff remained in place through the guest host trials that followed Kilborn's exit, and many stayed on for the program's ensuing incarnation: "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson."
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Perhaps the best late-night offering?
kris-12426 November 2000
This show got off to a faltering start, but now, after close to two years on the air, I daresay "Craiggers" is developing something of a loyal following. His 12:30 counterpart, Conan O'Brien, probably possesses a greater wit, but the smarmy, irreverent Kilborn has harnessed that particular undefinable quality that makes for a funny late-night talk show. Mixing David Letterman's "ironic detachment" with deliberately lowbrow gags, quirky features like "5 Questions", "Yambo" and "In the News" (a carryover from the host's tenure with 'The Daily Show'), The Late Late Show has become quite funny and certain appeals to the 18-35 demographic... you'll be chagrined when you find yourself laughing at "The Ewok Guy" and goofs like "Craig Says The Wrong Thing To The Fish and Game Warden."
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Brilliantly executed, intelligent humor that puts its competition to shame.
bitchin10 January 2002
When I was about eight years old, I used to tune in to Letterman or Leno from time to time. While their juvenile antics amused me when I was young, and on rare occasion still do to some extent-- I grew weary of their repetitive, unfunny jokes and stupid skits. In my mid-teens, I started watching Conan. I thought, this guy is succeeding where the others have failed. But I also tired of Conan, and rather quickly, as I found his range as a comedian quite miniscule and his jokes monotonously shallow. I still tuned in occasionally, but not more than a few times a year, because that seemed to be the only way late shows could stay funny and fresh to me.

And then, about a year ago, my friend started nagging me to watch Craig Kilborn. I kept forgetting about it, and so he started taping episodes and making me watch them whenever I was over at his house. At first, though I noted Kilborn to be a skilled comedian with a very diverse portfolio of perfectly executed facial expressions, I didn't understand a lot of his jokes. This is because he has built his show upon a foundation of inside jokes that are sometimes rephrased and repeated a number of times within any given week. As a new viewer, I was unfamiliar with his inside jokes. But now, I feel they are one of the best parts of his show, because for an inside joke to be funny-- the audience has to KNOW what he is talking about. It makes you feel like a part of the show.

I treasure parts of Kilborn's show, such as In The News, Five Questions, and Yambo. Not only are these segments often the highlight of Craig Kilborn, they (more often than not) dwarf the competition in terms of wit, humor, and intelligence.

But the thing that makes The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn succeed more than anything else is Craig Kilborn. He has a style of comedy that is very self-referential, and he puts on the act of a vain man who thinks he is more important than he really is. He'll act like he thinks he's a big star, while in reality, he's really making fun of himself.

You have to hand it to him. This man with no announcer and no band has single-handedly created the greatest late-night talk show of our time.

If you don't like Craig Kilborn, then try watching it for a couple of weeks straight. If you're not converted by the end of those two weeks, then you're simply not American.
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This show was great
debtfull31 July 2005
The Kilborn show was funny, topical, and had ironic class. I miss it a lot. Neither Ferguson or Conan are as good. Also, this was one of the few shows that captured a little bit of 80s nostalgia from someone of the "right" age. Mostly people who came of age in the 80s are skipped over, the media marketing went right from the baby boomers to generation Y and Z. Face it folks, gen x is in their 40s and we didn't even get a t-shirt.

Maybe, it's misplaced, but I kind of felt like this was "our" show and that there will never be another. Look at all those great early 80s bands he brought back-- and he understood them. I hope we get a DVD collection of the Kilborn show with some of his Daily Show material thrown in, too.
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My Accounts from Backstage at the Late Late Show
James-242 May 1999
Can Late Late' Bloomer and ex-Daily Show host Craig Kilborn replace Tom Snyder? (Tom who?) Improve CBS' late-night numbers? No doubt. Challenge Conan's ratings? That is the question.

Panic on the set of The Late Late Show: Craig Kilborn is having a bad hair day. And just three weeks before his much-hyped replacement of former host Tom Snyder, the notoriously meticulous Kilborn is not suffering imperfection (grooming or otherwise) gladly--even during a rehearsal. Encouraging words are offered; the network is thrilled with what it's seen so far. "I don't care what they think," mutters Kilborn, "it's what I think. I don't want to wing this."

A rather animated exchange for the usually unflappable Kilborn, 36, who cut his teeth anchoring two of cable's snarkiest talkers: ESPN's SportsCenter and Comedy Central's The Daily Show. But for all the loose, wry repartee on camera, the 6'5" blue-eyed blond is wrapped tighter than a mummy when he's off. "Craig is a complicated guy," says Daily Show co-creator Madeleine Smithberg. "I used to call him a TV savant. It's almost as if he comes to life on camera. Everything else is in the shadow of his TV persona."

Indeed, delivering a smarmy version of "Looks Like We Made It" by the piano on the show's new pseudo-den set (complete with functional bar--"We'll break some FCC rules," Kilborn promises), he visibly relaxes; he's a Mister Rogers for the after-dark crowd, having a Scotch and cracking wise about the neighborhood.

The irreverent Kilborn may seem an odd choice for the determinedly square Eye network ("He's hipper than CBS," admits its TV CEO Leslie Moonves), but really, what's the net got to lose? For four seasons now, its late-night ratings have trailed behind NBC's. Kilborn is certainly a better fit with lead-in David Letterman than the leaden Snyder was. And Late Night With Conan O'Brien proves there's a demographic (young men 18 to 34) eager to stay up late with a sarcastic white guy. The question is, will any of them be eager to flip? Kilborn diplomatically addresses the upcoming battle: "Conan's got a five-year start," he reasons. Kilborn adds that he'll be able to deliver "as long as expectations are low."

If Kilborn's cautious, you can't blame him. He's reticent by nature; a true Midwestern WASP, brought up in Hastings, Minn., he guards his past, revealing little beyond a lifelong desire to be a talk-show host (as a kid, he'd record monologues that his insurance agent dad would critique) and a lackluster basketball career at Montana State University ("I was a slow white player, and I still am," he says). But he's also been burned by the press, not to mention by his own occasional candor. He recently admitted to having an 11-year-old son--but only after a tabloid threatened to break the news first. And he spent most of '98 apologizing for a crack he made in Esquire about Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead (that she'd Monica Lewinsky him if he asked). The remark got Kilborn suspended; Winstead quit. "I made a mistake," he says. "It was a bad joke--and there will be plenty more of those when the show starts."

Clearly, there are still hard feelings. "The Daily Show was obviously a great platform," he says, "but from day one I wanted to leave." He frequently bickered with the show's writers over his role, pretty much limited to making fun of the day's headlines. And he continues to fume over accusations that he didn't write much of his material, though he won't discuss it: "It's almost gossipy. And who the hell cares? Let my work speak for itself." Or listen to Rob Burnett, CEO of Worldwide Pants, producer of Late Late: "We knew we were getting someone very comfortable on camera. What we didn't expect was a guy with a million ideas."

What's certainly true is that The Daily Show has suffered since his departure. Despite the auspicious first-week ratings of his successor, Jon Stewart, Kilborn attracted a younger, more male audience. If he can do the same for Late Late, plenty of CBS execs will be willing to get down on their knees and, uh, thank him.
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Craig Kilborn is elegant, classy, and hilarious. The show is uniquely witty... simply funny.
M. Tedman28 July 2001
The Late Late Show has a perfect mixture of style, cleverness and comedy. The writers have conceived material that is freshly original and keenly witty. The show has never-before-seen segments in talk shows, including one in which Kilborn looks at the camera saying something completely out of place... irreverent, yet original and funny, given a special touch to by Kilborn's charm and talent. As time goes by, it improves, which accounts for Kilborn's, the writers' and the entire staff's hard work. They have now created a game for the two interviewees of the night called "Yambo"... come on, just that name is hilarious (it's also fun to say... try it yourself). Furthermore, the quality of the jokes and the manner in which Kilborn tells them has been perfected. Kilborn seems to enjoy himself more and is more assertive than what he was a year ago. Kudos to him and the entire staff.

I earnestly recommend this show to anyone that can keep awake after eleven at night... actually, if you cannot keep awake after that hour, drink some coffee and watch it. Kilborn is sure to give you a few laughs (sometimes even those hard to get belly-laughs) before you go to sleep. I dare say that he will one day obtain the same degree of expertise in talk show hosting as Johnny Carson. I am enthusiastically looking forward to that. Great host, great material, great show.
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Craig Kilborn Rules!
littleredhypocrite31 May 2004
Craig Kilborn always puts a smile on my face when I'm up late enough to see him. If you find yourself up late, I highly recommend watching this show. Unlike late night show hosts on other networks, Craig Kilborn has a personality and is easy to relate to. He looks and talks like someone I would actually know in everyday life. One of the best parts of the show is a skit called "What Up?". They don't do it every night but I wish they did. I've also discovered some good musical groups that have made guest appearances on the show. If you find Conan as hideous and unimaginative as I do, check out Craig Kilbourn for a refreshing change of pace.
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Awesome show
ali81530 May 2002
The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn is probably the best show to ever hit the television. His charm, wit, sarcasm, and flat out humor will have anyone laughing along with him. I know that I'm definitely hooked and have been for years. When I'm not watching the show I'm thinking about it, and when I am, I can never get enough. Hopefully one day soon I will head down to Cali just to see a taping of his show, it's seriously that great. It takes a little while to get used to, because of the odd tactics used to make people laugh, but it is honestly addicting. Playing 5 Questions, pondering the actions of Opus, or watching as Craig says, "It's Friday and all I want to do is Dance. Dance. Dance." is all I need to get through my day. Thanks so much Craiggers!
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Smarmy host can't charm without good jokes
TIALI9 April 1999
Kilborn has proven that funny isn't genetic. Without good writing, his new effort seems like he's making no effort. His good looks and charm only expose his lack of talent...hopefully only temporary. If he learns quickly, he'll be back in form, bu it's gonna take some solid, new writing.
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A Truly Classic Show
chulo343 August 2006
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn should go down as one of the best late night shows. Craig Kilborn knew how to host a show and keep the conversations interesting. He was not going for the mainstream audience, and that was why he was so perfect. He had his audience pegged from the beginning and that made it so rewarding for them. People who regularly watched the show were treated with many ongoing jokes and segments. Some of the best were "A Moment for Us," "This Just In...," "And Now It's Time For...," and of course "Recreation of a Press Photo." He also had great segments with Gibby and Goldy. Many critics said he was arrogant and cocky. I understand why some may view him that way, but maybe they just never gave him a fair chance. When Craig hosted, his show was the only late night show that I ever watched on a regular basis. Regardless of the guests on a particular night, I knew that Kilby would make it a great show. I feel bad that his show couldn't last, and I only hope that we will see some sort of reincarnation in the future.
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Craig delivers good jokes with his usual sarcastic air.
Mongoose-61 July 1999
Craig Kilborn finally had his long awaited (by me anyways) return to a channel my cable company had in its lineup. His replacement of Tom Snyder was the best thing for CBS late night since NBC gave David Letterman the shaft. Craig is perfect following David's own offbeat sarcastic who the heck cares attitude towards comedy with his own. Kilby makes no apologies as he shouldn't for being sarcastic edgy and sometimes down right mean about the world he lives in. David Letterman handpicked Kilby since his production company owned the timeslot following his show and Kilborn has in my opinion delivered he pulls no punches and so what if he's a little smarmy and goofy sometimes, he has always had that edge to him even when he was a dazzling young sports anchor on ESPN. Long live Kilby. Good choice by David Letterman, and oh yeah he loves Anna Kournikova but hey who can't love her she's a hottie. David and Craig are the best late night one two punch on TV.
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Mister Two1 May 2003
A few months ago I forced myself to watch Kilborn because a friend of mine had sent in a short video that was going to be used as a bumper when the show went to commercial. Not only did the show renege on showing my friend's short, I didn't laugh once the whole time I was watching the show.

It's been several years now since Kilborn jumped from "The Daily Show" to CBS to take over the timeslot that was once held by the venerable Tom Snyder. All in all, Kilborn should have stayed on cable. Now, the only thing keeping the network from cancelling this show is the fact that Kilborn draws about the same ratings as Snyder did, and CBS doesn't want to lose face by firing him. With the aging Letterman's tired irony shtick and "The Late Late Show"'s sorry writing which drags down Kilborn's otherwise incisive and entertaining on-screen personality, it should come as no surprise that NBC can claim the title of "America's Late Night Leader" with its virtuoso trio of Leno, Carson Daly, and especially Conan O'Brien, who, as Kilborn's competitor, will continue to succeed in his part of the network hot clock.

People say the same pejorative things about Kilborn now as they said about Conan when he first started, but the difference here is that "Late Night" kept getting better, while the "Late Late Show" goes on stagnating. I wish Craig Kilborn all the best, but this show is need of a new producer and writers; otherwise, when Letterman finally checks out, CBS will be up a creek without the proverbial paddle to resuscitate their faltering late night schedule.
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Craig Kilborn, the next Letterman!!!
GoatmealCrisp11 January 2001
Well, after 2 years on the air, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn seems to have a bright future. Craigers is the funniest talk show host currently. Dave holds at seconds due to his recent lack of funny host and repetitive monologues. Craig is controversial, sure, but he's the one that is bringing in the 18-35 crowd (Not to mention he comes on at 12:30 at night!. To hold crowds at that time is amazing!). My prediction is that when it comes time for Dave to step away (Not for at least another 5 or 6 years!) that Craig will be CBS's first choice to take over and dominate the Air Waves!
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Anyone who doesn't appreciate the show's humour, doesn't know funny
beanie06092 April 2002
Craig Kilborn is a natural... talented, charming, and amazingly adorable. His unique style has really brought something to the show and it will always remain apart from other late-night shows. I think that it is a quality hour to be watched every night and it doesn't need toilet-humour to generate cheap's a winner!
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Not that funny
matlock23 November 2001
This is show is a one-trick pony and the one trick isn't very funny. This show is nothing more than Craig Kilborn using his smarmy frat boy charm for all that it is worth (which isn't alot). He ripped off "In the News" and "5 Questions" from his Daily Show days, proving that he is incapable of creating any new gimmicks to get us to laugh. If you truly want to be entertained late at night, watch the Daily Show (Jon Stewart has taken that show to incredible heights) and follow it up an hour later with Conan.
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The funniest talk show host on T.V
mbenfeito16 August 2001
Craig Kilborn is definitely the best talk show host there is to offer. I love watching Letterman, but Craiggers is the only reason I stay up late. He always delivers with In the News and I think this show is great. As long as he is the host of the Late Late Show I don't see any reason to watch Conan or Bill Mahr. Kilborn rules.
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The most annoying man on TV
sparky-1269 February 2002
This show is one of the most disgustingly annoying shows I've ever seen. Craig Killborn is extremely cocky, self-centered, and unfunny. Why does he think that he's great enough not to have a band, co-host, or announcer. He does it all himself and it is all horribly unfunny. His stupid self-announcement, "The late show with Craig Kilborn-eeeeeh" is so stupid I cringe upon hearing it. His sense of humor consists of nothing more than knock-off jokes turned into rude cheap shots at celebrities that don't deserve them. In addition, no man who is this arrogant and egotistical can be funny. Good looks, stylish dress, and perfect hair combined with his personality make for a pathetic (self proclaimed)comedian that has no place on TV.
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What a waste of talent
marknyc14 October 2005
I was a huge fan of Kilborn when he hosted "The Daily Show" - his spot-on impersonation of a pompous anchor meshed perfectly with the dumb-as-a-doorknob "correspondents" on the show. In fact, I initially disliked his replacement, Jon Stewart, because he didn't play a character, as Craig had.

But when Craig essentially brought that same character to The Late Late Show, I was skeptical. You can't be a snotty talk-show host - it just doesn't fit. Still, I watched because of Craig. But then I began noticing the that the show was shamefully pandering to TV's favorite audience: 18-34 year old males. It seemed like every joke, every guest, every bit, was designed to appeal to that group alone. Soon the humor got stale and I found myself forgetting to tune in. Eventually, I stopped watching altogether.

At the same time, Jon Stewart elevated "The Daily Show" to a pinnacle of social and political satire and commentary, something unseen since "That Was The Week That Was." And Craig disappeared. It's too bad for him that he left the spot that he was perfectly suited for, but good for us, since Stewart has created an entirely new, and better, show.

Good luck, Craig, wherever you are - next time I hope you'll drop the pandering in favor of pushing the envelope, as you did on "The Daily Show."
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Kilborn wastes his talent.
Nozze-Musica13 July 2005
On the Daily Show he started out so funny, and then became routine and stupid. He left the Daily Show for this show. The show was silly, it paraded the same bunch of stupid models, and hot tennis players (Anna Kournikova, especially) the humor was silly, and I couldn't watch it for five minutes. It's sad he used to be so funny why did he turn out to be so stupid? Tom Snyder, who was on the show before him was much better, although different, and Cragi Ferguson, who was his replacement is much funnier. And this guy was on for 5 years? I will admit some of his stuff was funny, he was a sports reporter, so he did know sports and his sports jokes were pretty funny (especially the way he mocked the fatalist Red Sox fans. Which still annoys me because he can be so funny why did he keep doing the dumb jokes? Well we won't have to answer that and any other questions about him any more, he went off the air, and is doing whatever, I think he said he wanted to be a producer.
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He's the best ~!!
LoveKilborn17 June 2004
I love "The late late show with Craig Kilborn" I only found about it not too long ago, but ever since then, I never miss he's show. He always manages to put a huge smile on my face every night and all of his jokes are witty and funny.

On the other hand, I hate the Conan O'Brien show, because he always and always makes such a bad joke and it's not even funny.. besides, Craig is far more better looking than Conan and much more enjoyable. Conan's jokes are lame, and boring, and he's intro of the show is too long.. I don't understand why people would choose Conan over funny, witty, and better looking Craig Kilborn.
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Don't bother, watch Conan.
carbocookie30 May 2003
Although this show does have it's moments, the jokes are for the most part predictable, and the comedy segments are not anywhere near as funny as what you'll see on Conan O'Brien, which is on at the same time. I recommend for late night television is that you watch Letterman followed by Conan.
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I like him, but I'm loyal to Conan.
llihilloh11 January 2003
I recently started watching Craig for whatever reason. I have been watching Conan for a long time and while he will always be my favorite of all the late night talk show hosts, Craig is just so addicting.

First, Craig is *not* that funny. He can toss out some good jokes here and there, but the show is sort of bland. So, why do I continue to watch him? Well, he just has that quality. It's the one where I can't seem to put my finger on but I know it's there. Oh yeah, he's also really gorgeous. (Yes, this is a FEMALE speaking!) Secondly, Kilborn is so cocky that once in a while he actually persuades me to change the channel to his competition. He needs to settle down a little. Lastly, he's a poor interviewer and only seems to hold the show together during his monologue (In the News, those sometimes funny but not really jokes when he first walks out). I also like 5 questions.

'The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn' is not a bad show, but it does fail to deliver entertainment some of the time. Kilborn is irresistible, but I'm going to have to resist and go back to the number one late night talk show host, Conan O'Brien. Craig's good, Conan's great, so I suppose I can flip between the channels during commercials.
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Kilborn is the man, best thing to hit late night since Letterman
coolchrisrm3 July 2002
Kilborn is the man!!! First, he is witty, he knows how to set the guest up to make a good zinger. He understands the true art of comedic timing. Kilby allows up and coming struggling models come on his show, helping out starving artists whose canvas is their bodies. To be able to put together such a great show from television city is quite an impressive feat. Especially with distractions like Bob Barker, his beauties and soap stars galore! I don't know how anyone could accomplish anything in that atmosphere. Kilby relates to the kids. He teaches us all how to act social when an awkward moment arises through his Yambo teaching tool. Kilby is sure to be around for years to come. I say Bravo Craig, Bravo.
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