We're no stranger to energetic shows during later hours, but then again I think most of the ones I can come up with are on Friday nights and over the weekend. The very first inception of The Late Late Show was two people sat facing each other and chatting, which is probably more like the type of show Mr-Stabby is talking about. When Billy Connolly appeared and told a flatulence-based story, it made quite the impact, as such toilet humour was very much frowned upon around that time. But secretly the host, Tom Snyder, and his floor manager secretly found such jokes funny. So when Billy goes into his story, it makes for some wonderful television.
Craig Ferguson later paid tribute to Snyder's style when he had Stephen Fry on as a guest. He shunned an audience and there was no sign of Geoff Peterson (not even sure if he was established by then) but almost the whole show was Craig and Stephen talking to each other in the same style as Tom and Billy did years earlier.
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