The RSA got a little buzzed up this afternoon when an Australian tabloid newspaper reported than an Australian comedian had signed a deal to temporarily host the Late Late Show for six weeks. Craig himself commented on the article in a tweet this afternoon: I hope reports I’m being replaced by an Australian are false. CBS would never allow a foreigner to do the show. Or would they? Oh no! And LLS assistant producer Andrea Wayland tweeted to RSA member bgrhubarb: That’s just it! They are RUMORS. False. We’re here…I’ve seen him with my own eyes. Pass it on! That seems to be the definitive answer.
Update: Craig continued to humorously tweet about the rumor:
I“m not taking a six week vacation. There is no guest host. . Cocaine is not addictive. #sometimestheinternetcontainsuntruths.
Thanks to @michaelianblack for filling in for the last 6 weeks. Many commented on how Scottish his Australian accent sounded.
Meanwhile, Michael Ian Black had fun with the rumor as well:
Will be on “Late, Late Show” tonight. If I kill Craig Ferguson, I become host right?
I just read that @craigyferg is taking a six week vacation and I am the guest host!!! AWESOME!!!
For those of you wondering if I am secretly Australian, the answer is yes, and I will be announcing it during my guest-hosting gig on LLS.
Also, for those (@craigyferg) wondering how you spell “kangaroo,” in Australia we spell it “kangeroo.” Pronounced: “barbie.”
My first guests when I host “LLS” sans @craigyferg – a wombat and a dingo and Mel Gibson. The wombat and dingo will eat Mel Gibson.
For those wondering if I am really guest-hosting for @craigyferg for six weeks, would I be on his show tonight if it WASN’T true?
The one part of that exchange that is true is the Michael Ian Black will be a guest on tonight’s LLS (see full guest list below). Craig is also promising to give us a look at injuries to his left arm, suffered in a fall from an amusement park slide last week: Full story of the Vermont Alpine Slide Incident on the show tonight. I will show boo boo…. And also where I got hurt.
Randy Kagan sent along some photos from inside Craig’s private plane: I put the G in G4. http://yfrog.com/bg1ctgj Rebeca chatting with one of the pilots. http://yfrog.com/6byclj Jeff Kickin it in the movie room. http://yfrog.com/jwx07j Our Queerless leader. http://yfrog.com/5cn38nj
Our friend and poet LateLateLass is moving from Clarihews to limericks, drawing on one of Craig’s quirks:
There once was a laddie named Craig,
Who wouldn’t eat chicken with egg.
He caused such a stir,
The mad restauranteur
Said, “Go find a hobo and beg!”
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