The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. It first aired in January 1995, with host Tom Snyder, followed by Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson. It is currently hosted by James Corden. The show originates from CBS Television City in Los Angeles. Tom Snyder hosted the program from its inception in January 1995 until March 1999. The choice of Snyder as host was made by David Letterman, whose contract with CBS gave him (via production company Worldwide Pants) the power to produce the show in the timeslot immediately after his own program and who had an affinity for Snyder, whose NBC late night series Tomorrow had been succeeded by Late Night with David Letterman. The time slot on CBS previously carried repeats of Crimetime After Primetime. Snyder departed CNBC to host the Late Late Show on CBS.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
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The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. It first aired in January 1995, with host Tom Snyder, followed by Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson. It is currently hosted by James Corden. The show originates from CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
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When Snyder announced he was leaving, the show was reformatted to resemble Letterman and other major late-night talk programs. Craig Kilborn took over in March 1999, having left The Daily Show to become the new Late Late Show host (previously he was an anchor on ESPN's SportsCenter). When Kilborn was on the show, it began with an image of a full moon wavering behind gray stratus clouds, to the tuning of an orchestra, while the announcer—the recorded, modulated voice of Kilborn himself—blurted out, “From the gorgeous, gorgeous Hollywood Hills in sunny California, it's your Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Tonight,” and then the guests were announced, backed by the show's theme song, composed by Neil Finn. Then Kilborn was presented, “Ladies and gentlemen, pause Mister Craig Kilborn”, with the 1970s disco band Wild Cherry song “Play That Funky Music”. After Kilborn's stand-up monologue, he walked to his “Bavarian oak desk” while Finn's theme song continued playing with the chorus “The Late Late Show is starting. The Late Late Show is starting now.” The “Desk Chat” was said to be Craig's favorite part of the show. During later seasons, the opening consisted of shots of various Los Angeles hotspots accompanied by a new theme song performed and written by Chris Isaak. For this new theme song, Kilborn would be played to the desk with a chorus of “The Late Late Show is starting”. The show continued to originate from Studio 58 throughout Kilborn's tenure as host. Segments included: In the News: A news segment, whose theme song was Survivor's “Eye of the Tiger”, where Kilborn would provide a humorous overview of the day's events. It was briefly called “The World of Whimsy” following the September 11th attacks. The segment also included characters such as the hoary and cherubic “Ewok Guy” or the rapping “PG&E” Lady. What Up?: A Friday segment where Kilborn and three other panelists discussed and joked about the news. To Blank with Love: Kilborn dedicated verses to different people and things Five Questions: Kilborn asked a geography question, a Match Game-style “blank” question where the guest had to fill a blank with a word related to the guest, a “Now think of other one” question in which the guest had to guess what Kilborn had in mind. This segment was a holdover from Kilborn's previous job as the host of The Daily Show. Tuesdays with Buddy: Featuring Buddy Hackett Yambo: An elimination game between two guests. Kilborn would slowly walk in a circle around the two celebrity guests and randomly yell questions at them. A correct answer within three seconds earned them a point; three points won a game. Failure to answer or a wrong answer earned a strike; three strikes resulted in the opponent winning. The Weather with Petra Nemcova: Craig and Goldy would sometimes do a weather report with model Petra Němcová. The theme song was: “Petra, Petra tell us the weather, Tell us the weather to make us feel better. Petra, Petra, tell us whether we need to bring a jacket, or not.” Kilborn left the program on August 27, 2004, two weeks after surprising executives at CBS and Worldwide Pants by announcing after several weeks of talks that he was not seeking a contract renewal. In a June 2010 interview, Kilborn stated that he left late night television due to his belief that the late night timeslot was too crowded for him to succeed.
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