This is what every talk-show appearance should really be like. Jason Segel hit 'The Late Show' last night to talk about some pretty basic bits -- how and why he lost weight for 'Sex Tape,' his theory on chip intake at Mexican restaurants, host David Letterman's wonderful pronunciation of "taco," and all that jazz -- before getting to the real meat of the appearance. The sandwich meat, if you will.
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Michael Douglas is not what we would call a comic book guy. Sure, the veteran actor will next star in Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man' (and he even appears to be growing some wild facial hair for the gig), but that doesn't mean that any of this comic book stuff is in his wheelhouse. He even thinks that 'Ant-Man' is about an ant. No, really.
The late-night landscape remains in upheaval, first by David Letterman's decision to retire from the 'Late Show,' followed by Stephen Colbert's ascension to the throne, and finally heir apparent Craig Ferguson's decision to leave the 'Late Late Show.' Controversy has proven to a minimum, but Letterman still stepped up to speak out on Ferguson's departure, while CBS may not yet court a replacement for some time.
Yesterday saw 'The Late Late Show' host Craig Ferguson announcing his imminent exit from the 10-year series in December, a move speculated to result from Stephen Colbert taking over David Letterman's 'Late Show,' where it seemed Ferguson had been overlooked. Now, video of Ferguson announcing his exit has arrived, while the 'Late Late Show' host insists his retirement has nothing to do with Letterman or Colbert.
Last night saw future 'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert dropping by David Letterman's standing regime to preview a bit of his impending takeover, dropping the 'Colbert Report' character for the genuine article. We've seen that Colbert apparently had something of a past with the program, but for those more interested in his future, check out Colbert's first official 'Late Show' Top Ten!
Much as 2014 shook the late night landscape with Jimmy Fallon's ascension to the 'Tonight Show' throne, 2015 will similarly upend the 'Late Show' as 'Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert takes over for the retiring David Letterman. Colbert himself stopped by Letterman's couch today to talk about the transition, the first footage of which has made its way online!
Where last year we were watching David Letterman and Jay Leno still battling it out for late-night ratings, the future looks very different now that 'The Colbert Report' star Stephen Colbert has officially been announced as Letterman's replacement, to compete with the already-installed 'Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. While plenty of questions remain, Colbert himself will drop by Letterman's 'Late Show' next week to shed a little light on the future.
Last night, as the dust settled on the news that Stephen Colbert would be taking over ‘Late Show’ from David Letterman at some point in 2015, I was engaged in a conversation that drifted toward just how someone qualifies to be a viable candidate for a network late night talk show in the first place. More specifically, how is it that 28 years ago, a woman actually did host a network late night network talk show and, now, in 2014, that would seem almost revolutionary.