Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Craig Ferguson's Britney Monologue

The Associated Press reports on how Craig Ferguson DIDN'T make fun of Britney Spears in his monologue last night. But they didn't really capture the riveting, sincere sermon Ferguson delivered. He's really grown on me over the last year and Ferguson's opening chats are always rambling, personal affairs. Last night, he was impassioned, talking about his battles with alcoholism and urging Spears to get some help via some tough love comments about her having two kids but being a child, a 25 year old child. The only thing I can compare it to are Keith Olbermann's gripping essays on MSNBC. It was personal and moving and funny, sort of like that scene from "Network" if the guy hadn't gone insane. Good stuff.

4 comments:

Deb said...

It's interesting that the guy whose name wasn't on the list at the Playboy Superbowl party should end up having more class than any of those whose names were on the list. And he even jokes about that. Craig is the guy who can change the face of late night television... and remind us, in the process, that we really do have a moral conscience.

Not-faint-hearted said...

I thought it was some of the best television of the last 10 years.

Michael in New York said...

I'm glad others found it fascinating and good too. I felt like I'd stumbled on some unexpected little glimpse of reality among late night.

Susan said...

I was in the Vancouver audience last weekend when Craig said that he'd come to a personal decision and would be making an announcement on air on Monday night. That's all he said that night, but FYI, he didn't do any "attack" comedy during his live act either. This guy IS the real deal, and I really admire him for speaking his truth so openly and passionately. Let's hope others in the media raise the bar on their behaviour too.