Craig Ferguson’s affable and intelligent late night presence has been sorely missed since he handed over hosting duties of The Late Late Show in 2014 amid the shakeup following David Letterman’s retirement. But CBS’s loss is HISTORY’s gain: the Scottish-American comedian returns tonight with his new (yet hearteningly familiar) talk show, Join or Die. The first two episodes air back-to-back following the season premiere of Vikings.
Fans of Ferguson’s tenure at The Late Late Show will immediately recognize his relaxed, seemingly ad-libbed monologue that opens each show. Nothing has changed, save the notable-but-not-regrettable absence of Geoff the robot skeleton sidekick. Craig Ferguson is at his best in these introductions where he engages in his exuberantly confessional style of comedy that relies on truth, not truthiness, to inspire laughs.
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