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Michael4,082 posts since 5 Sep 2005
Hot on the heels of David Letterman announcing he's standing down from the Late Show "sometime next year" to be replaced by Stephen Colbert, Craig Ferguson last night announced he too will be leaving, albeit sooner in December this year. Which is a shame for those of us with crazy senses of humour who like interesting intelligent conversation.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/late_late_show/news/1002393/
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Mr-Stabby2,746 posts since 4 Feb 2004
London London
Am actually pretty sad hearing this. I am a daily viewer of 'The Late Late Show'. It was one of a kind and despite being an American show, it has a distinctly British quirky sense of humour, not to mention the many British guests.

I'm honestly surprised it never got a showing in the UK, i think it would have been a bit of a cult hit here. Especially with its nerdy undertones.
Inspector Sands14,126 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Craigs show was made by David Letterman's production company so I'm not entirely surprised that it's ending too. Possibly it can't continue without the other, either contractually or because it'll be wound up.
A former member
Craig states it was his own decision, and after 10 years he wanted to move on, and he even made fun of not waning David job. maybe its the fact he might be stuck on late night telly for 20 years..

Here are some more reports,

* http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/craig-ferguson-leaving_n_5229431.html
* http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/craig-ferguson-exit-late-late-show-699470
* http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/04/29/craig-ferguson-announces-retirement-from-cbs-late-late-show/

Of course here is one of his finest moments
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Michael4,082 posts since 5 Sep 2005
That was the clip that hooked me all those years ago. I could clutter this thread with numerous YT vids of his finest moments but I've already posted them in the classic YT thread in Media Websites.

EDIT: Oh balls, what the hell.

Eulogy for Robert Ferguson
Eulogy for Janet Ferguson
One on One with Stephen Fry - No Audience
Kristen Bell is ill
Yeah I got a place there....
Broken camera
In the velvet darkness of the blackest night
Kristen Bell and Eddie Izzard in Paris (part 1 of 2)
Alex Salmond at Arbroath Abbey
Aurora shooting reaction
Black History Month Special with Cornel West
Peabody Award winning interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (part 1 of 4)
Karen Gillan - one of many Dr Who related interviews
A collection of Awkward Pauses - John Cusack is a particuar highlight
After Craig thinks he sees Wilford Brimley in a supermarket, he invites him in for a chat
The Big Bang Theory special opener
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JCB2,056 posts since 21 Sep 2004
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Craig states it was his own decision, and after 10 years he wanted to move on, and he even made fun of not waning David job


Did he mention the payoff clause in his contract that guaranteed him a small fortune if he was passed over for the Letterman slot he insists he didn't want?
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A former member
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Craig states it was his own decision, and after 10 years he wanted to move on, and he even made fun of not waning David job


Did he mention the payoff clause in his contract that guaranteed him a small fortune if he was passed over for the Letterman slot he insists he didn't want?


No, but its in all the media reports, so he £10m richer Very Happy
Brekkie33,002 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Craigs show was made by David Letterman's production company so I'm not entirely surprised that it's ending too. Possibly it can't continue without the other, either contractually or because it'll be wound up.

Not really - they'd just form a new production company to continue producing it with many of the same staff - in a way like Paul O'Grady did when he left ITV for C4.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.
JCB2,056 posts since 21 Sep 2004
CBS already took 50% control of Late Late show last year. When Letterman goes the World Wide Pants production deal goes with him meaning CBS will be able to take both shows fully in house.



Well, he didn't deny the cash pot clause which is the one and only reason people doubt his sincerity!