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Season 5

1007 :05x01 - Richard Lewis, Tracie Thoms

Jan/05/2009
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807 :05x09 - Wanda Sykes, Glasvegas

Jan/15/2009
Tonights Guests: Wanda Sykes and Glasvegas
Guest Stars: Wanda Sykes as Herself |
Musical Guests: Glasvegas as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon

809 :05x11 - Sarah Chalke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Seal

Jan/19/2009
Tonights Guests: Sarah Chalke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seal
Guest Stars: Sarah Chalke as Herself | Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Himself |
Musical Guests: Seal as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

810 :05x12 - Joel McHale, The Submarines

Jan/20/2009
Tonights Guests: Joel McHale and The Submarines
Guest Stars: Joel McHale as Himself |
Musical Guests: The Submarines as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon

807 :05x13 - Trace Adkins, Perez Hilton

Jan/21/2009
Tonights Guests: Trace Adkins and Perez Hilton
Guest Stars: Perez Hilton as Himself (as Perez Hilton) |
Musical Guests: Trace Adkins as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

816 :05x19 - Dominic Monaghan, Rosemarie DeWitt

Jan/29/2009
More lunacy from the leader of the Republican Party (Rush Limbaugh), plus Oprah's birthday is the focus of tonight's monologue. We then get a visit from the Governor of California "Arnold Schwarzenegger". Later, DOMINIC MONAGHAN, an upcoming guest on the series, Chuck, is tonight's first guest. Also, star of the Showtime series, The United States of Tara, ROMEMARIE DeWITT, stops in.
Guest Stars: Rosemarie DeWitt as Herself | Dominic Monaghan as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Julie Andrews -- Sound of Music

817 :05x20 - Michael Sheen, Russell Peters, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Jan/30/2009
Tonight we first get Craig's pick for the upcoming Superbowl between Pittsburgh and Arizona (Craig picks Pittsburgh). Later, star of the new film, Underworld: Rise of the Lyncans, MICHAEL SHEEN drops in. Also comedian RUSSELL PETERS gives Craig the details on his new DVD, Red, White and Brown. SHARON JONES & the DAP-KINGS perform.
Guest Stars: Michael Sheen as Himself | Russell Peters as Himself |
Musical Guests: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Arthur Brown -- Fire!, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings -- Let Them Know It

818 :05x21 - Alfred Molina, Lance Burton

Feb/02/2009
Tonight begins Magic Week, with special guest star NEIL PATRICK HARRIS. But first Craig welcomes, ALFRED MOLINA, to talk about the new movie, Pink Panther 2. Later, LANCE BURTON performs.
Guest Stars: Lance Burton as Himself | Neil Patrick Harris as Himself | Alfred Molina as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

819 :05x22 - Robin Williams, Jason Randal

Feb/03/2009
Tonight, Craig welcomes comedy legend, ROBIN WILLIAMS, who is FINALLY making his long anticipated first appearance on the show. Later, Magic Week continues with NEIL PATRICK HARRIS introducing tonight's special guest, JASON RANDEL.
Guest Stars: Jason Randal as Himself | Neil Patrick Harris as Himself | Robin Williams as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

820 :05x23 - Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Hudy

Feb/04/2009
Magic week continues tonight. First, Craig checks in with "Vice President Joe Biden". Later, SAMUEL L. JACKSON gives Craig the lowdown on his new Playstation 3 game, Afro Samurai. NEIL PATRICK HARRIS introduces Magician JASON HUDY.
Guest Stars: Samuel L. Jackson as Himself | Jason Hudy as Himself | Neil Patrick Harris as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

821 :05x24 - Garry Shandling, Ed Alonzo

Feb/05/2009
Magic Week: Day 4. Tonight, Craig welcomes comedy icon, GARRY SHANDLING, for a chat. Later, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS introduces the night's magician, ED ALONZO.
Guest Stars: Garry Shandling as Himself | Ed Alonzo as Himself | Neil Patrick Harris as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

822 :05x25 - Kristen Bell, Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand

Feb/06/2009
Tonight, the final day of Magic Week, Craig welcomes KRISTEN BELL (Ultra Hottie!) to talk about her new movie, Fanboys. Later, Craig gets in on the Magic fun (introduced by NEIL PATRICK HARRIS) as he "cuts Kristen in half" on the air. Also, FRANZ FERDINAND lead singer, ALEX KAPRANOS sits for a chat and then performs a song with his band from their NEW album (Tonight: Franz Ferdinand).
Guest Stars: Neil Patrick Harris as Himself | Alex Kapranos as Himself | Kristen Bell as Herself |
Uncredited: Ed Alonzo as Marguerite |
Musical Guests: Franz Ferdinand as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Franz Ferdinand -- Ulysses

823 :05x26 - Michael Clarke Duncan, Richard Zoglin, Adele

Feb/09/2009
Tonight, Craig begins a new with the always fun, MICHAEL CLARKE DUNCAN, star of the upcoming, Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li. Later, Senior Editor of Time Magazine, RICHARD VOGLIN, drops by to give Craig the lowdown on his new book, Comedy on the Edge. Finally, ADELE is tonight's musical guest, performing a song from her latest album, 19.
Guest Stars: Michael Clarke Duncan as Himself | Richard Zoglin as Himself |
Musical Guests: Adele as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Adele -- Right as Rain

824 :05x27 - Sean "Diddy" Combs, Olivia Williams

Feb/10/2009
SEAN "P. DIDDY" COMBS drops by the show to discuss his latest role as a guest star on CSI: Miami and his latest movie, Notorious. Later, OLIVIA WILLIAMS (of FOX's Dollhouse) is on.
Guest Stars: Sean Combs as Himself | Olivia Williams as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

825 :05x28 - Steve Coogan, Connie Britton

Feb/11/2009
Craig welcomes STEVE COOGAN, host of this years Independent Spirit Awards. Later, CONNIE BRITTON (Friday Night Lights) stops by.
Guest Stars: Connie Britton as Herself | Steve Coogan as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

826 :05x29 - Lewis Black, Shirley Manson

Feb/12/2009
LEWIS BLACK, tonight's first guest, gives Craig his opinions on the upcoming Valentine's Day. Later, SHIRLEY MANSON returns to plug her series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Guest Stars: Lewis Black as Himself | Shirley Manson as Herself |
Uncredited: Steven Wright as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

827 :05x30 - Tom Selleck, Glen Campbell

Feb/13/2009
Craig celebrates Friday the 13th with commentary on the new movie of the same name. His first guest tonight, the fan favorite, TOM SELLECK, star of CBS made-for, Jesse Stone: Thin Ice. Later, Country Legend, GLEN CAMPBELL, performs a classic song from his album, Greatest Hits. Also, TOM ARNOLD wishes Craig a Happy Valentine's Day.
Guest Stars: Tom Selleck as Himself |
Uncredited: Tom Arnold as Himself |
Musical Guests: Glen Campbell as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Glen Campbell -- Rhinestone Cowboy

828 :05x31 - David Boreanaz, Philip Johnson, Zac Brown Band

Feb/16/2009
Tonight in the monologue, Craig discusses President's Day and the beginning of International Flirting week. His first guest is the star of the FOX drama, Bones, DAVID BOREANTZ. Later, newcomer, PHILLIP JOHNSON, talks about his debut film, America. Finally, Country's newest hitmakers the ZAC BROWN BAND perform a song from their album, The Foundation.
Guest Stars: David Boreanaz as Himself | Philip Earl Johnson as Himself |
Musical Guests: Zac Brown Band as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Zac Brown Band -- Chicken Fried

829 :05x32 - Bill Maher, Chris Klein

Feb/17/2009
Craig welcomes the star of the hit HBO series, Real Time with Bill Maher, the ever entertaining BILL MAHER. Later, CHRIS KLEIN drops in to give us a preview of the new movie, Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li.
Guest Stars: Bill Maher as Himself | Chris Klein as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

830 :05x33 - Wynonna, Peter Bart

Feb/18/2009
Tonight, Craig's monologue gives us the news that former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin owes back taxes and supermodel Kate Moss bought a bra for the first time. Later, Country Legend, WYNONNA (JUDD), is the nights first guest, discussing her new album, Sing: Chapter One. Also, the Editor and Chief of Variety, PETER BART talks award shows.
Guest Stars: Peter Bart (1) as Himself | Wynonna Judd as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

831 :05x34 - Paula Abdul, Carl Edwards

Feb/19/2009
Craig discusses the country of Switzerland and everything swiss related in the monologue. Then welcoming American Idol judge, PAULA ABDUL as the nights first guest. Later, NASCAR driver CARL EDWARDS.
Guest Stars: Paula Abdul as Herself | Carl Edwards as Himself |
Uncredited: Steven Wright as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

832 :05x35 - Rosie O'Donnell, the Knux

Feb/20/2009
Craig takes on the upcoming Oscars in tonight's monologue, discussing each Best Picture nominee's chance of winning. Later, ROSIE O'DONNELL plugs her new Lifetime Original movie, America. THE KNUX perform a song from their new album, Remind Me in Three Days.
Guest Stars: Rosie O'Donnell as Herself |
Uncredited: Dave Foley as Himself | The Knux as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: The Knux -- Bang Bang

833 :05x36 - Paris Hilton, Dee Dee Myers

Mar/02/2009
Tonight Craig welcomes socialite and reality star, PARIS HILTON (Paris Hilton's My New BFF). Later, author DEE DEE MYERS (Why Women Should Rule the World) drops in.
Guest Stars: Paris Hilton as Herself | Dee Dee Myers as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

834 :05x37 - Kristin Davis, Wolfgang Puck

Mar/03/2009
Craig covers another goofy vote by the Los Angeles City Council tonight in the monologue. It seems they voted on making this week, "No Swearing Week In L.A." Later, the nights first guest is former Sex and The City star, KRISTEN DAVIS. And then, Craig welcomes back one of his favorite guests, World Famous Chef, WOLFGANG PUCK, for a lesson in making pizza.
Guest Stars: Kristin Davis as Herself | Wolfgang Puck as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

835 :05x38 - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Mar/04/2009
Craig covers the history of the nation of South Africa (with a comedic twist) including it's association with Apartheid in the monologue. This in honor of tonight's one and only guest, the Nobel Prize winning world religious leader, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU.
Guest Stars: Desmond Tutu as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

836 :05x39 - Holly Hunter, Andrew Bird

Mar/05/2009
Craig covers the topic of snakes (why?) and even touches on the snake in the Garden of Eve (yes it sucked) in tonight's monologue. Thankfully, the nights first guest is the star of the TNT series, Saving Grace, the lovely, HOLLY HUNTER. Later, the musical guest is the unique, ANDREW BIRD.
Guest Stars: Holly Hunter as Herself |
Musical Guests: Andrew Bird as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Andrew Bird -- Oh No

837 :05x40 - Amy Adams, M. Ward, Nick Griffin

Mar/06/2009
Craig comments on the Summer's 1st blockbuster movie, Watchmen, in tonight's monologue. Then welcoming a representative from the Girl Scouts, Betty White. The first guest is the star of the upcoming movie, Sunshine Cleaning, AMY ADAMS. Later, artist M. WARD performs a song from his 7th studio album, Hold Time. Also tonight, comedian Nick Griffin performs.
Guest Stars: Amy Adams (1) as Herself | Nick Griffin (1) as Himself |
Uncredited: Betty White as Herself |
Musical Guests: M. Ward as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: M. Ward -- Save Me

838 :05x41 - Jason Segel, Dave Attell

Mar/09/2009
Craig covers a variety of topics in tonight's monologue, including him being asked to be on Dancing with the Stars and his weekend trip to Indianapolis. The first guest of the night, JASON SEGEL, is the star of the CBS sitcom, How I Met Your Mother and the upcoming film, I Love You, Man. Later, the "funniest comedian in the world", DAVE ATTELL is on.
Guest Stars: Dave Attell as Himself | Jason Segel as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

839 :05x42 - Rosario Dawson, Gordon Ramsay

Mar/10/2009
Craig comments on the stock market's 400 point single day climb and offers some opinions on the just announced 10 concert "tour of London" that pop weirdo, Michael Jackson, is planning. On the guest list tonight is ROSARIO DAWSON, star of the limited release flick, Explicit Ills. Later, the star of the FOX reality series, Hell's Kitchen, GORDON RAMSAY is on for some chat.
Guest Stars: Rosario Dawson as Herself | Gordon Ramsay as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

840 :05x43 - Tim Daly, Dr. Kara Cooney

Mar/11/2009
Craig comments on everything Egypt related in tonight's monologue. Then welcoming his first guest of the night, TIM DALY, star of the upcoming film, The Skeptic. Later, Dr. KARA COONEY drops by.
Guest Stars: Kara Cooney as Herself | Tim Daly as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

841 :05x44 - Jim Parsons, Sara Bareilles

Mar/12/2009
Tonight we celebrate Bernie Madoff's 150 year prison sentence with Craig cutting him to shreds in the monologue. We then get a peak at Craig's good friend, Prince Charles and his NEW series, The Rather Late Program. The first guest is JIM PARSONS of The Big Bang Theory on CBS. Later SARA BAREILLES performs a song from her NEW album, Little Voices.
Guest Stars: Jim Parsons as Himself |
Musical Guests: Sara Bareilles as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Sara Bareilles -- Gravity

842 :05x45 - Christina Ricci, Mike Birbiglia

Mar/13/2009
Craig takes on a very taboo topic in monologue, religion, discussing the now disgraced former Rev. Ted Haggard. Later, CHRISTINA RICCI is on and comedian MIKE BIRBIGLIA performs.
Guest Stars: Christina Ricci as Herself | Mike Birbiglia as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

843 :05x46 - Regis Philbin, the Upper Crust

Mar/16/2009
To celebrate the Eve of Saint Patrick's Day (and everything March 16ish) Craig welcomes TV legend REGIS PHILBIN (Live with Regis and Kelly). Later, THE UPPER CRUST perform.
Guest Stars: Regis Philbin as Himself |
Musical Guests: The Upper Crust as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: The Upper Crust -- We're Finished With Finishing School

844 :05x47 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dropkick Murphys

Mar/17/2009
Craig celebrates Saint Patrick's Day (You're drunk and I'm not) in the monologue. Giving us a short history of the holiday and some related news bits about the day. Later, JULIA-LOUIS DREYFUS, star of the CBS sitcom, New Adventures of Old Christine, stops by. Finally, Craig welcomes the DROPKICK MURPHY'S for a performance.
Guest Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Herself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself |
Musical Guests: Dropkick Murphys as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Dropkick Murphys -- (F)lannigan's Ball

845 :05x48 - Steven Wright, Rashida Jones

Mar/18/2009
It's the day after Saint Patrick's Day and Craig has a hangover (but not from drinking). And of course the monologue is about the just concluded holiday. The guest line-up tonight includes the semi-regular, semi-confused, but still funny as hell, STEVEN WRIGHT. Later, cutie pie RASHIDA JONES chats up Craig and gives us a preview of her new movie, I Love You, Man.
Guest Stars: Rashida Jones as Herself | Steven Wright as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

846 :05x51 - Paul Rudd, George Wallace

Mar/23/2009
Craig's monlogue tonight features the news that his boss, David Letterman, got married over the weekend. He then welcomes his first guest of the night, PAUL RUDD, the star of the big screen flick, I Love You, Man. Later, legendary comedian GEORGE WALLACE takes the stage.
Guest Stars: Paul Rudd as Himself | George Wallace as Himself |
Uncredited: Kathy Kinney as Mimi
Director: Brian McAloon

847 :05x52 - Virginia Madsen, Jason Ritter, Chicago

Mar/24/2009
Tonight's jam packed show begins with a surprise appearance by Marion Ross. Later, Craig welcomes star of the big screen flick, The Haunting in Connecticut, VIRGINIA MADSEN. Also, JASON RITTER drops in for a bit and CHICAGO performs their hit song, Saturday in the Park.
Guest Stars: Virginia Madsen as Herself | Jason Ritter as Himself |
Uncredited: Marion Ross as Herself |
Musical Guests: Chicago as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Chicago -- Saturday in the Park

848 :05x53 - Jerry O'Connell, Patrick Pedraja and Tucker Albrizzi, Ra Ra Riot

Mar/25/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on the Swedish holiday of waffledagen (see quotes). Then welcomes the star of the new Lifetime original movie, Midnite Bayou (running out of names!), JERRY O'CONNELL. Later, two of Craig's young friends drop by to deliver their dining report, PATRICK PEDRAJA and TUCKER ALBRIZZI. Last (but not least), is tonight's musical guest, RA RA RIOT.
Guest Stars: Patrick Pedraja as Himself | Tucker Albrizzi as Himself | Jerry O'Connell as Himself |
Musical Guests: Ra Ra Riot as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Ra Ra Riot -- Can You Tell?

849 :05x54 - William Shatner, Regina King

Mar/30/2009
Tonight's show is brought to you in CrapVision (according to Craig). With the monologue taking focus on the sport of pole vaulting and former athlete and current reality star, Bruce Jenner. Later, acting legend WILLIAM SHATNER is on for a little chat. And REGINA KING, the star of the NEW series, Southland, gives us a preview of her NEW series.
Guest Stars: William Shatner as Himself | Regina King as Herself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

850 :05x55 - Isabella Rossellini, Linda Cardellini

Mar/31/2009
Craig's friend (and semi-regular) Steven Wright makes another unannounced appearance. Craig then takes focus on President Obama's first European tour in the monologue (see quotes). Also we get a "live" report from Detroit about the security at the Final Four from Reno 911's, "Lt. Dangle" and "Deputy Travis Junior". Later, ISABELLA ROSELLINI is the first guest of the night and offers a preview of her NEW series, Green Porn. Also, LINDA CARDELLINI is on and gives her thoughts on the end of her series, ER.
Guest Stars: Ben Garant as Deputy Travis Junior | Isabella Rossellini as Herself | Linda Cardellini as Herself |
Uncredited: Thomas Lennon as Lt. Dangle | Steven Wright as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

851 :05x56 - Jennifer Tilly, Heidi Newfield

Apr/01/2009
It's April Fool's day and the show opens with the announcement that the Late Late Show has been cancelled (because Craig became invisible). Craig then does the usual in the monologue and relays some stories about favorite April Fool's day pranks. Later JENNIFER TILLY (Bart Got A Room) is on. Also, HEIDI NEWFIELD performs a song from her debut album, What Am I Waiting For.
Guest Stars: Jennifer Tilly as Herself |
Musical Guests: Heidi Newfield as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Heidi Newfield -- Johnny and June

852 :05x57 - Brittany Murphy, Christopher Gorham

Apr/02/2009
Tonight the lovely Brittany Murphy and the spaced out (and lovely) Steven Wright open the show with one pushing the other on a swing. Craig then covers the sexiness of George Clooney in his monologue (random topic?). Later, BRITTANY MURPHY is back to give us a preview of her new made-for-TV film, The Tribute. Also CHRISTOPHER GORHAM drops in to chat for a bit about his new CBS series, Harper's Island.
Guest Stars: Christopher Gorham as Himself | Brittany Murphy as Herself |
Uncredited: Steven Wright as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

853 :05x58 - Zooey Deschanel, Lance Krall

Apr/03/2009
Craig takes focus on the new movie, Fast and Furious, in tonight's monologue. Later including a special "interview" with the star of that film, Vin Diesel. Later, ZOOEY DESCHANEL is the first guest of the night and gives us a sneak peak at her new film, Gigantic. Also, LANCE KRALL is on, star of the new VH1 series, Free Radio.
Guest Stars: Lance Krall as Himself | Zooey Deschanel as Herself | Vin Diesel as Himself (Archive Footage)
Director: Brian McAloon

854 :05x60 - Dwight Yoakam, Mary McCormack

Apr/13/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes on one of his favorite targets, Hollywood goof Mel Gibson, and a new target the Obama's new dog, Bo (he's mean!). Later, the first guest is singer/actor DWIGHT YOAKAM, who's on to plug his new movie, Crank: High Voltage. Also, MARY McCORMACK (USA's In Plain Sight) drops by.
Guest Stars: Mary McCormack as Herself | Dwight Yoakam as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

855 :05x61 - Adam Goldberg, Anna Gunn, Brett Dennen

Apr/14/2009
Craig welcomes us tonight with the best cold opening EVER (click here to watch). We also get another visit from "Vice President Joe Biden". Later, ADAM GOLDBERG, from ABC's The Unusuals stops by to give us a look at the new series. Also ANNA GUNN from AMC's original series, Breaking Bad and folk singer BRETT DENNEN performs a song from his album, Hope for the Hopeless.
Guest Stars: Anna Gunn as Herself | Adam Goldberg as Himself |
Musical Guests: Brett Dennen as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Brett Dennen -- Make You Crazy

856 :05x62 - Michael Caine, Matt Baetz

Apr/15/2009
It's tax day in America and Craig goes through the usual comedic jabs at the IRS, the Tea bag loons and a few assorted others (see quotes) in the monologue. Later, welcoming Icon MICHAEL CAINE as his first guest of the night. The chat covering Caine's new movie, Is anybody There? Also, former Late Late Show staff member turned comedian MATT BAETZ performs.
Guest Stars: Michael Caine as Himself | Matt Baetz as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

857 :05x63 - Madeleine Albright, Amy Smart

Apr/16/2009
Another day, another loon that Craig can take on in his monologue. This time being the fringe Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. Later, the first guest of the night is former Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration (1992-2000), Dr. MADELEINE ALBRIGHT. Also the lovely AMY SMART, star of the film Crank: High Voltage, stops by again.
Guest Stars: Amy Smart as Herself | Madeleine Albright as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

858 :05x64 - Jessica Lange, Tom Lennon, Madeleine Peyroux

Apr/17/2009
Russell Crowe, Zac Efron and their new movies take the comedic verbal jabs tonight in the monologue. Craig then welcomes Icon JESSICA LANGE (Grey Gardens) as his first guest of the night. Followed by Reno 911 regular, TOM LENNON. Also, MADELEINE PEYROUX performs a song from her NEW album, Bare Bones.
Guest Stars: Jessica Lange as Herself | Thomas Lennon as Himself (as Tom Lennon) | Madeleine Peyroux as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Madeleine Peyroux -- Instead

859 :05x65 - Simon Cowell, Erin McCarley

Apr/20/2009
The monologue tonight is more newsworthy than usual as Craig proudly announced that his son, Milo, won his age bracket at the previous weekends World Sport Stacking Championships. Later, American Idol judge (and popular comedic target) SIMON COWELL is on. Also newcomer ERIN McCARLEY performs a song from her debut album (Love, Save the Empty).
Guest Stars: Simon Cowell as Himself |
Uncredited: Emily Fox (3) as Herself (archive footage) |
Musical Guests: Erin McCarley as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Erin McCarley -- Love, Save the Empty

860 :05x66 - Rob Morrow, Jean-Michel Cousteau

Apr/21/2009
Craig's monologue tonight features more bits of news than one central theme. Including Barack Obama's shirtless magazine shoot and the Pulitizer's being handed out. Later, welcoming the star of the hit CBS drama, Numb3ers, ROB MORROW. Also, JEAN-MICHAEL COUSTEAU of the PBS documentary series, Ocean Adventures, is in for a bit of chat.
Guest Stars: Rob Morrow as Himself | Jean-michel Cousteau as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

861 :05x67 - Bob Barker, Jean Smart

Apr/22/2009
Craig discusses the celebrations of the day, including Earth day. With some bits of news and comedic jabs handed out in the process. We also get another look at "Prince Charles" BBC series, "The Rather Late Programme". Later, Craig welcomes game show legend, BOB BARKER for a bit of chat about his new book, Priceless Memories. Also, Samantha Who? star JEAN SMART.
Guest Stars: Bob Barker as Himself | Jean Smart as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

862 :05x68 - Teri Hatcher, Martina McBride

Apr/23/2009
Tonight's monologue takes focus on the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. And just because the man's been dead for 500 years doesn't mean he can't be mocked. Later, welcomingTeri Hatcher (ABC's Desperate Housewives). Also, Country superstar Martina McBride performs a song from her new album (Shine).
Guest Stars: Teri Hatcher as Herself |
Musical Guests: Martina McBride as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Martina McBride -- Ride (from the album 'Shine')

863 :05x69 - Eddie Izzard, Chris Botti

Apr/24/2009
Tonight Craig covers a variety of topics in the monologue. Including (but not limited to) the debate between our last two "Presidents" and the celebration of Arbor day. Later, comedian EDDIE IZZARD returns to the show (finally!) for a little one-on-one time with his good friend Craig. Also, CHRIS BOTTI (along with LUCIA MIRACELLI) performs a song from his album, Chris Botti in Boston (no idea where he recorded it at).
Guest Stars: Eddie Izzard as Himself |
Musical Guests: Chris Botti as Himself (with Lucia Micarelli) | Lucia Micarelli as Herself (with Chris Botti)
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Chris Botti -- Emmanuel

864 :05x70 - Shirley Manson, Breckin Meyer

Apr/27/2009
The swine flu has Craig on edge and that's the focus of tonight's monologue. Though thankfully Craig offers us some common sense advice on how to avoid dying (wash your hands and go the doctor if you feel bad). Later, singer/actress SHIRLEY MANSON drops in for a little chat. Also, BRECKIN MEYER, from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, is back to give us a preview of his new movie.
Guest Stars: Shirley Manson as Herself | Breckin Meyer as Himself |
Uncredited: Dave Foley as Randy the Burnout
Director: Brian McAloon

865 :05x71 - John McEnroe

Apr/28/2009
Tonight Craig takes focus on the FCC winning a court battle to be able to fine TV stations for allowing "fleeting expletives" (cussing) on-air. He also welcomes Tim Meadows for a "Special Report" about...well something. Later, welcoming a man who knows a thing or two about using foul words, former Tennis Superstar turned TV personality, JOHN McENROE.
Guest Stars: John McEnroe as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

866 :05x72 - Kenneth Branagh, Antony and the Johnsons

Apr/29/2009
Craig comments on the President's 100th day in office celebration and the coverage of it (or lack of it on FOX). He also gives his opinion on Senator Arlen Specter switching teams. All in the monologue. Later, actor KENNETH BRANAGH drops by for a preview of his series, Wallander. Also, ANTON & THE JOHNSONS perform a song from their album, The Crying Light.
Guest Stars: Kenneth Branagh as Himself |
Musical Guests: Antony and The Johnsons as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Antony and The Johnsons -- Another World

867 :05x73 - Michael Douglas, Carrie Ann Inaba

Apr/30/2009
MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) drops by the studio to give Craig the scoop on his latest big screen theatrical. Later, Dancing with the Stars Judge, Carrie Ann Inaba gives us a preview of the upcoming finale for her show.
Guest Stars: Michael Douglas as Himself | Carrie Ann Inaba as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

868 :05x74 - Ryan Reynolds, Ricky Hatton

May/01/2009
Superhero movies and their bizarre premiere's is the focus of the monologue tonight. We get Craig's take on the premiere of Wolverine and Mel Gibson showing up at that event with his NEW girlfriend. Later, RYAN REYNOLDS, who stars in the movie (XMEN Origins: Wolverine) drops by for a preview. Also current IBO Light Welterweight (super lightweight) Champion, RICKY "The Hitman" HATTON chats abbout his upcoming fight.
Guest Stars: Ricky 'The Hitman' Hatton as Himself | Ryan Reynolds as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

869 :05x75 - Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stana Katic

May/04/2009
To open tonight's show, Manfred the Pig (the puppet) welcomes us to the show with some encouraging words about swine flu. Before Craig takes focus on the weekend's number one movie, X-men Origins: Wolverine, in tonight's monologue. Later, JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN, from ABC's Grey's Anatomy, mixes it up with Craig. Also, star of the new ABC series, Castle, STANA KATIC drops by.
Guest Stars: Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Himself | Stana Katic as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

870 :05x76 - George Hamilton, Jenny Lewis

May/05/2009
Craig celebrates Cinco de Mayo (spanish for mayonnaise in the sink) in tonight's monologue. Also noting several newsworthy topics, Shia Labeouf's desire for his mother among them (see quotes). Later, GEORGE HAMILTON is on to plug his autobiography (Don't Mind If I Do). Also, JENNY LEWIS performs a song from her album, Acid Tongue.
Guest Stars: George Hamilton as Himself |
Musical Guests: Jenny Lewis (1) as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Jenny Lewis (1) -- See Fernando

871 :05x77 - Melina Kanakaredes, Nathan Fillion, Zac Brown Band

May/06/2009
Craig covers several bits of news in tonight's varied monologue. Including the Miss California controversy and Bob Dylan's surprising appearance at the top of the billboard charts (see quotes). Later, Craig welcomes MELINA KANAKAREDES of CSI: NY fame. Followed by the return of NATHAN FILLION (in a kilt this time) to plug his new series, Castle. Also, the ZAC BROWN BAND returns to perform another song their album, The Foundation.
Guest Stars: Nathan Fillion as Himself | Melina Kanakaredes as Herself |
Musical Guests: Zac Brown Band as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Zac Brown Band -- Whatever It Is

872 :05x78 - Matthew McConaughey, Cokie Roberts

May/07/2009
Tonight from Los Angeles, California, TV's Craig Ferguson welcomes the star of the Summer's hottest new RomCom (Romantic Comedy), Ghost of Girlfriends Past, MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY. Later, journalist, COKIE ROBERTS drops in to give us a preview of her new book, We Are Our Mother's Daughters.
Guest Stars: Matthew McConaughey as Himself | Cokie Roberts as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

873 :05x79 - Amy Smart, Kunal Nayyar

May/08/2009
Craig's obsession with Star Trek comes to the surface in tonight's monologue as he talks about the premiere of the new film and the original 1967 series (see quotes). Later, the gorgeous AMY SMART brings Craig a gift (an ugly dog whatnot) and gives us a preview of her new film, Love and Dancing. Also, KUNAL NAYYAR from CBS's Big Bang Theory drops by for some chat.
Guest Stars: Amy Smart as Herself | Kunal Nayyar as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

874 :05x80 - Steven Wright, Bryce Dallas Howard

May/11/2009
Tonight's show is the big art show celebrating the birthday of Salvador Dali. And that's the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, Craig welcomes 'America's Foremost Budget Expert' Henry Winkler. Also, comedian (and semi-regular) STEVEN WRIGHT makes it to the studio and this time it's actually his night to appear. Finally, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD (Terminator: Salvation) stops in.
Guest Stars: Steven Wright as Himself | Bryce Dallas Howard as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

875 :05x81 - Paulina Porizkova, Andy Nulman

May/12/2009
Craig's take on the decision by Donald Trump to let Miss California (Carrie Airhead) keep her useless crown and her idiotic excuse as to why her nipples got photographed (the wind was blowing LOL) is the central focus of tonight's monologue. Later, star of the CW series, America's Next Top Model, PAULINA PORIZKOVA is the first guest. Also, author (and longtime friend) ANDY NULMAN plugs his new book (Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise).
Guest Stars: Paulina Porizkova as Herself | Andy Nulman as Himself |
Uncredited: Melina Kanakaredes as Stella Bonasera
Director: Brian McAloon

876 :05x82 - Laurence Fishburne, Paula Poundstone

May/13/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on the recent Poetry slam hosted by President Obama at the White House. Giving Craig a chance to comment on his favorite poems (among some other varied topics). Later, the NEW star of the hit CBS drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. LAURENCE FISHBOURNE, let's us know what it's like to be on that show. Later, comedian PAULA POUNDSTONE performs.
Guest Stars: Laurence Fishburne as Himself | Paula Poundstone as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

877 :05x83 - Howie Mandel, Laura Lippman

May/14/2009
Martin Scorsese's announcement of his next project, a Frank Sinatra biopic, has Craig all excited in tonight's monologue as he discusses some casting choices for the lead role. More (lame) Sinatra jokes follow. Later, HOWIE MANDEL, host of the game show, Deal or No Deal, is the first guest of the night. Also, author LAURA LIPPMAN discusses her NEW novel, Life Sentences.
Guest Stars: Laura Lippman as Herself | Howie Mandel as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

878 :05x84 - Ewan McGregor, All-American Rejects

May/15/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on the new Tom Hanks movie, Angels & Demons (the sequel/prequel to the Da Vinci Code). Plus we get another edition of the always entertaining ESPN UK. Later, EWAN McGREGOR, from the movie Angels & Demons, stops in. Also, the ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS perform a song from their hit album, When the World Comes Down.
Guest Stars: Ewan McGregor as Himself |
Musical Guests: All American Rejects as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: All American Rejects -- Wind Blows

879 :05x85 - Justin Long, Lawrence Block

May/18/2009
Craig celebrated his 47th birthday over the weekend and tonight it's (of course) the focus of the monolgue. He feels like he's getting old and shows us what thinks he'll be like when that really does occur. Later, JUSTIN LONG (Drag Me to Hell) is the first guest of the night. Also author LAWRENCE BLOCK is on to plug his new book, Step by Step: A Pedestrian Memoir.
Guest Stars: Justin Long as Himself | Lawrence Block (1) as Himself |
Uncredited: Daniel McVicar as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Britney Spears -- Oops!... I Did It Again

880 :05x86 - Kathy Griffin, Nelson George

May/19/2009
The finding of the "missing link", a 47 million year old monkey that's supposedly the link between man and monkey is the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, KATHY GRIFFIN of My Life on the D List is the first guest of the night. Also, author NELSON GEORGE (City Kid: A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success).
Guest Stars: Kathy Griffin as Herself | Nelson George (2) as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

881 :05x87 - Guy Pearce, Hattie Hayridge, Hensley

May/20/2009
The American Idol season finale Craig watched earlier cause "we're live" is the focus of tonight's monologue. Noting that the AI finale appears to be a battle between the red states versus the blue states and how that's insane. Later, GUY PEARCE, star of The Hurt Locker is the first guest of the night. Also comedian HATTIE HAYRIDGE performs. And HENSLEY performs a song from his album, Beyond.
Guest Stars: Guy Pearce as Himself | Hattie Hayridge as Herself |
Musical Guests: Hensley as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Hensley -- Beautiful

882 :05x88 - John Waters, Manda Mosher

May/21/2009
A "secret" meeting of the world's ultra rich (Warren Buffet, Ted Turner) in New York City is the focus of tonight's monologue. Letting Craig announce that he's about to join those very people (see quotes). Later, artist JOHN WATERS pays a visit. Also Los Angeles based rocker, MANDA MOSHER makes her national televsion debut and performs a song from her album, Everything You Need.
Guest Stars: Manda Mosher as Herself | John Waters (1) as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Manda Mosher -- Lay Me Down

883 :05x89 - Mark Ruffalo, Mindy Kaling, the Decemberists

May/22/2009
Craig takes on the weekends big movie openings (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian & Terminator: Salvation) in tonight's monologue. He also wishes his good friend Drew Carey a happy 51st birthday. Later, the scruffy MARK RUFFALO previews his new movie, The Brothers Bloom. And MINDY KALING from NBC's The Office is on. Also, THE DECEMBERISTS perform a song from their album, The Hazards of Love.
Guest Stars: Mark Ruffalo as Himself | Mindy Kaling as Herself |
Musical Guests: The Decemberists as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: The Decemberists -- Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)

884 :05x90 - Bob Saget, P.W. Singer

May/25/2009
It's Memorial Day and CBS is making our favorite immigrant work (the show is live, remember?). Craig uses this complaint as the focus of tonight's monologue. While also telling us what he does like about the holiday. Later, the guy that Craig's son thinks is cool, BOB SAGET, of Surviving Suburbia is on. Later, author P.W. SINGER (Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century).
Guest Stars: Bob Saget as Himself | P.W. Singer as Himself |
Uncredited: Dave Foley as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

885 :05x91 - Chris Isaak, Moon Bloodgood

May/26/2009
Craig's "after" memorial day celebration continues as he discusses the HUGE weekend opening of the movie, Night at the Museum 2 (which Craig "watched"). And that's where the focus of the monologue is on this night. Later, CHRIS ISAAK, as the first guest of the night, sits for a chat. Also, MOON BLOODGOOD (Terminator: Salvation) is on (and stunning). CHRIS ISAAK also performs.
Guest Stars: Moon Bloodgood as Herself | Chris Isaak as Himself |
Uncredited: Dave Foley as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Chris Isaak -- You Don't Cry Like I Do

886 :05x92 - Mary Louise Parker, Guillermo del Toro, Tori Amos

Jun/01/2009
After a visit with the "rerun fairy" for much of last week, we're back to NEW episodes tonight with the "live fairy" (see quotes). Which ends up being the focus of the nights monologue mixed with some bits of others news. Later, Craig welcomes the star of Showtime series, Weeds, MARY LOUISE PARKER. Also, GUILLERMO del TORO, co-author of the NEW novel, The Strain. TORI AMOS performs a song from her album, Abnormally Attracted to Sin.
Guest Stars: Mary-Louise Parker as Herself | Guillermo del Toro as Himself |
Musical Guests: Tori Amos as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Tori Amos -- Welcome to England

887 :05x93 - Denis Leary, Diane Birch

Jun/02/2009
Tonight Craig gets a surprise when his paper girl turns out to be TV legend, BETTY WHITE. Later, DENIS LEARY, star of the FX drama Rescue Me & and the upcoming movie, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, pops in for a chat. Later, DIANE BIRCH performs a song from her new album, Bible Belt.
Guest Stars: Denis Leary as Himself |
Uncredited: Betty White as Herself | Frank Oz as Voice of Fozzy Bear |
Musical Guests: Diane Birch as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Diane Birch -- Nothing But A Miracle

888 :05x94 - Jeffrey Tambor, Gabrielle Anwar

Jun/03/2009
The news that right wing "leader" Rush Limbaugh (one of Craig's favorite targets) may support the President's nominee for the Supreme Court is the big bit of news in tonight's monologue. Later, JEFFREY TAMBOR, from the new movie The Hangover chats Craig up about the new movie and various other topics. Also, GABRIELLE ANWAR from USA's soon-to-premiere, Burn Notice.
Guest Stars: Jeffrey Tambor as Himself | Gabrielle Anwar as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

889 :05x95 - Elizabeth Perkins, Mark Burnett, Bernie Williams

Jun/04/2009
Celebrity power polls are the focus of tonight's monologue as Craig comments on the fact that Oprah has slipped to number 2 in a recent one. While President Obama is at number 48 (Wha?). "Larry King" interviews the new head of General Motors. Later, ELIZABETH PERKINS from Showtime's Weeds is on for a bit of chat. Also, producer MARK BURNETT discusses his latest series, Expedition Africa. And BERNIE WILLIAMS performs.
Guest Stars: Mark Burnett as Himself | Elizabeth Perkins as Herself |
Musical Guests: Bernie Williams as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Bernie Williams -- Go For It

890 :05x96 - Chris Kattan, Henry Cho

Jun/05/2009
Craig's discussion of Bachelor parties and why he loves them is the focus of tonight's monologue. Even telling us what the Vegas of Germany (Van Vegas) is like in the process. Later, Craig's good friend (they've met twice), CHRIS KATTAN, comes by to preview his new movie, Bollywood Hero. Also, comedian HENRY CHO performs and then sits for a chat with Craig.
Guest Stars: Chris Kattan as Himself | Henry Cho as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

891 :05x97 - Kevin Bacon, Michael Irvin

Jun/08/2009
The discovery of a color changing frog in the nation of India (they've already begun to worship it) is the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, the first guest of the night is the star of Tv, Movies, Music and more, KEVIN BACON (Taking Chance) drops by. Later, former NFL star (and controversy magnet) MICHAEL IRVIN (Spike Tv's 4th and Long).
Guest Stars: Kevin Bacon as Himself | Michael Irvin as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

892 :05x98 - Dame Edna

Jun/09/2009
The breaking news about President Obama possibly sending Al Gore to North Korea to bring home the imprisoned journalists is the focus of tonight's monologue. He then welcomes Joel McHale (E!'s The Soup) to help read the emails.. Later, the infamous funny "lady", DAME EDNA pays a visit.
Guest Stars: Barry Humphries as Dame Edna |
Uncredited: Joel McHale as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Los Del Río -- Macarena

893 :05x99 - Chris Matthews, Theresa Andersson

Jun/10/2009
Food is the central focus of tonight's monologue as Craig comments on everything food related, including the food from his homeland. Later, CHRIS MATTHEWS chats Craig up about the current state of politics in the US. Promoting his new book, The Hardball Handbook: How to Win at Life. Later, indie pop sensation, THERESA ANDERSSON performs a song from her album, Hummingbird, Go!
Guest Stars: Chris Matthews as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself |
Musical Guests: Theresa Andersson as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Theresa Andersson -- Na Na Na

894 :05x100 - Larry King, Anna Friel

Jun/11/2009
The news of Cher's daughter, Chastity Bono, having a sex change operation and some commentary about subways (both in Los Angeles and in Britian) is the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, LARRY KING, host of Larry King Live on CNN plugs his new autobiography (Larry King: My Remarkable Journey). Also, ANNA FRIEL, from the new movie, Land of the Lost.
Guest Stars: Larry King as Himself | Anna Friel as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Jason Mraz -- I'm Yours

895 :05x101 - Dane Cook, Peter Travers

Jun/12/2009
Craig has declared himself the 'King of Late Night'. How? He put out a press release. We also get his thoughts on the big transition to digital television that became effective at midnight tonight and that's the monologue. Later, Craig welcomes his former co-star from the 1995 series, Maybe This Time, DANE COOK. Also, the Senior Editor of Rolling Stone magazine, PETER TRAVERS pays a visit.
Guest Stars: Peter Travers as Himself | Dane Cook as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

896 :05x102 - Holly Hunter, Camera Obscura

Jun/15/2009
The story of two gay german Penquins has Craig fascinated tonight and so does the stolen election in Iran so those are the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, HOLLY HUNTER stops in to plug the new season of her TnT series, Saving Grace. Also, making their U.S. television debut is, CAMERA OBSCURA, performing a song from their album, My Maudlin Career.
Guest Stars: Holly Hunter as Herself |
Musical Guests: Camera Obscura as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Camera Obscura -- French Navy

897 :05x103 - Jeff Foxworthy, Gavin DeGraw

Jun/16/2009
Craig takes focus on (of all things on earth) Circus de Soleil in tonight's monologue. Commenting on everything circus related, including clowns, clown college and even the Spiderman on Hollywood Boulevard. Later, JEFF FOXWORTHY is by to plug his new book, How to Really Stink at Work. Later, GAVIN DeGRAW performs a song from his album, Free.
Guest Stars: Jeff Foxworthy as Himself |
Musical Guests: Gavin DeGraw as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Gavin DeGraw -- Dancing Shoes

898 :05x104 - Julia Ormond, Derrick Pitts

Jun/17/2009
The scum that pollutes the waters of our Nation's capital (Washington, DC in case you forget) and their philandering ways is the focus of tonight's monologue. Senator John Ensign of Nevada, the family values candidate who cheated on his wife is the main target. Later, JULIE ORMOND from the new movie, Surveillance, stops by. Also, Astronomer DERRICK PITTS.
Guest Stars: Derrick Pitts as Himself | Julia Ormond as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

899 :05x105 - Sandra Bullock, Metric, David Feldman

Jun/18/2009
Tonight's monologue brings the news of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's elbow injury. Craig then relays his own experiences with broken bones (collar bone and three ribs). Later, SANDRA BULLOCK, from the new movie, The Proposal, stops by. Also, rockers METRIC performs a song from their album, Fantasies. Comedian DAVID FELDMAN performs.
Guest Stars: Sandra Bullock as Herself | David Feldman (1) as Himself |
Musical Guests: Metric as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Metric -- Help I'm Alive

900 :05x106 - Bryan Cranston, Ben Kweller

Jun/19/2009
The cancellation of the New Kids on the Block (Australian) reunion tour, Jack Black's new movie, 'Year One' and the FCC's 75th birthday take focus in tonight's monologue. Later, BRYAN CRANSTON, from the AMC (American Movie Classics) original series, Breaking Bad, stops by for a chat. Also, indie rocker-gone-country, BEN KWELLER performs a song from his album, Changing Horses.
Guest Stars: Bryan Cranston as Himself | Ben Kweller as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Ben Kweller -- Want Her Again

901 :05x107 - Marion Cotillard, Michael Musto

Jun/22/2009
Tonight Craig comments on vibrating beds, Wimbledon Tennis and the show 'Jon and Katie Plus Eight' in the monologue. He then welcomes the star of the big screen flick, Public Enemies, MARION COTILLARD. Later, columnist/journalist at New York's The Village Voice, MICHAEL MUSTO, is on for his late night debut.
Guest Stars: Michael Musto as Himself | Marion Cotillard as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

902 :05x108 - Jim Parsons

Jun/23/2009
Tonight Craig welcomes JIM PARSONS from the CBS sitcom, Big Bang Theory. Also "Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger" is live from Sacramento.
Guest Stars: Jim Parsons as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

903 :05x109 - Mary Steenburgen, Bettye LaVette, Todd Sawyer

Jun/24/2009
Craig makes the cheating Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, the focus of tonight's monologue. This before welcoming his first guest, MARY STEENBURGEN, co-star of the NEW movie, The Proposal. Later, BETTYE LaVETTE, performs a song from her album, A Change Is Gonna Come. TODD SAWYER also performs.
Guest Stars: Mary Steenburgen as Herself | Todd Sawyer as Himself |
Musical Guests: Bettye LaVette as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Bettye LaVette -- A Change is Gonna Come

904 :05x110 - Larry David, Wolfgang Puck

Jun/25/2009
Tonight Craig celebrates National Catfish Day and welcomes the star of the new film, Whatever Works, LARRY DAVID. Later, world famous chef, WOLFGANG PUCK, helps Craig cook up some catfish.
Guest Stars: Wolfgang Puck as Himself | Larry David as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

905 :05x111 - Lisa Kudrow, James Frey, Chairlift

Jun/26/2009
Tonight, LISA KUDROW chats up Craig about her latest series, the net based Web Therapy. Later, best selling author, JAMES FREY, gives us the lowdown on his new novel, Bright Shiny Morning. Also, Brooklyn synth trio, CHAIRLIFT, makes their US television debut.
Guest Stars: Lisa Kudrow as Herself | James Frey as Himself |
Musical Guests: Chairlift as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Chairlift -- Bruises

906 :05x112 - Eric Idle, Dr. Lisa Masterson

Jul/06/2009
Tonight in the monologue, Craig comments on his just concluded tour with the USO. Later, he welcomes ERIC IDLE of Monty Python fame.
Guest Stars: Eric Idle as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

907 :05x113 - Evan Rachel Wood, Christopher Gorham

Jul/07/2009
Tonight, Craig's monologue involves his discussion of the Michael Jackson memorial that occured earlier in the day. He then welcomes his first guest of the night, the star of the movie Whatever Works, EVAN RACHEL WOOD, for a really fun interview. Later, actor CHRISTOPHER GORHAM is on to give us a preview of his series, Harper's Island, upcoming Season Finale.
Guest Stars: Christopher Gorham as Himself | Evan Rachel Wood as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

908 :05x114 - Julie Chen, Michael Ian Black

Jul/08/2009
Tonight in the monologue, Craig, discusses the decision by the Los Angeles City Council to begin shutting the stores that "sell" medical marijuana. He later gives us an update on the "Favorite Puppet" contest that's currently going on. His first guest of the night is host of the summer standard, Big Brother, JULIE CHEN. Later, MICHAEL IAN BLACK is on to plug his new series, Michael & Michael.
Guest Stars: Michael Ian Black as Himself | Julie Chen as Herself |
Uncredited: Henry Winkler as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

909 :05x115 - Jeff Goldblum, Jackie Collins

Jul/09/2009
Tonight, Craig welcomes Law and Order: Criminal Intent star, JEFF GOLDBLUM. Later, the star of the hit syndicated series, The Doctors, Dr. LISA MASTERSON stops by. Comedian AVI LIEBERMAN performs.
Musical Guests: Lisa Masterson as Herself |
Interviewees: Avi Liberman as Himself | Jeff Goldblum as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

910 :05x116 - Ray Romano, Michael Buble

Jul/10/2009
Craig relays the tales of his travels to Vienna, Austria in tonight's monologue. Then welcoming the star (Voice) of the just released animated smash, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, RAY ROMANO. Later, the nights musical guest, MICHAEL BUBLE, first chats up Craig and follows that with a performance of the song, Stardust, from his CD/DVD release, Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden.
Guest Stars: Ray Romano as Himself |
Musical Guests: Michael Bublé as Himself (/w Naturally Seven)
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Michael Bublé -- Stardust

911 :05x117 - Selma Blair, Connie Schultz

Jul/13/2009
Tonight Craig covers the movie, Bruno, and most everything gay related in the monologue. Then welcoming the first guest of the night, SELMA BLAIR, who drops in to give us a preview of her upcoming film, The Poker House. Later, columnist CONNIE SCHULTZ (from the Cleveland Plain Dealer) is on with a special gift for Craig in celebration of his becoming an American citizen.
Guest Stars: Selma Blair as Herself | Connie Schultz as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

912 :05x118 - John Larroquette, Will Dailey, Charlie Viracola

Jul/14/2009
Craig comments on the recent holidays and covers some French history (for no apparent reason) in tonight's monologue. The first guest of the night is JOHN LARROQUETTE, star of the upcoming NBC mini, The Storm. Later, WILL DAILEY performs a song from his new album. Comedian CHARLIE VIRACOLA also performs.
Guest Stars: John Larroquette as Himself | Charlie Viracola as Himself |
Musical Guests: Will Dailey as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Will Dailey -- How Will I Make You Happy?

913 :05x119 - Rosie Perez, Mike Massimino

Jul/15/2009
Craig'S monologue takes focus on the cartoon world with a few comedic jabs at SpongeBob Squarepants and Scooby Doo before he reveals President Obama's favorite cartoon (see the quotes). "Aquaman" also makes an appearance to hand out some advice. Later, ROSIE PEREZ drops in for a 'nervous' bit of chatter and Astronaut MIKE MASSIMINO stops by.
Guest Stars: Rosie Perez as Herself | Michael J. Massimino as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

914 :05x120 - Isaac Mizrahi, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Jul/16/2009
In tonight's monologue, Craig reveals why the show didn't get an Emmy nomination (see quotes) and touches on the moon landing (why I don't know!). A great monologue. Later, the first guest is Fashion designer and star of the Bravo series, Fashion Show, ISAAC MIZRAHI. Also, SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO, star of the film, The Stoning of Soraya M.
Guest Stars: Isaac Mizrahi as Himself | Shohreh Aghdashloo as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

915 :05x121 - Paris Hilton, Alan Furst, Ray LaMontagne

Jul/17/2009
Tonight's show begins with a phone call from MICHAEL IAN BLACK (he can't make it) on a phone that's not connected. The star of the MTV reality series, Paris Hilton's My New BFF, diva PARIS HILTON is back as the first guest of the night. Later, author ALAN FURST chats about his novel, The Spies of Warsaw, which is now out in paperback. RAY LaMONTAGNE performs a song from his album, Gossip in the Grain.
Guest Stars: Paris Hilton as Herself | Alan Furst as Himself |
Uncredited: Michael Ian Black as Himself |
Musical Guests: Ray LaMontagne as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Ray LaMontagne -- Meg White

916 :05x122 - Margaret Cho, Michael Lewis, Eric Church

Jul/20/2009
The death of broadcast legend Walter Cronkite and the 40th anniversary of the moon landing are the focus of Craig's monologue tonight (see quotes). Then welcoming funny lady, MARGARET CHO, from the Lifetime series, Drop Dead Diva. Author MICHAEL LEWIS (Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood) is also on. Later, new country rocker, ERIC CHURCH, performs a song from his album, Carolina.
Guest Stars: Margaret Cho as Herself | Michael Lewis (3) as Himself |
Uncredited: Paris Hilton as Herself |
Musical Guests: Eric Church as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Eric Church -- Ain't Killed Me Yet

917 :05x123 - Gerard Butler, Jackie Collins

Jul/21/2009
Belgian Independence Day is the celebration of the night and the focus of the monologue (see quotes). Later, welcoming the star of the upcoming film, The Ugly Truth, GERARD BUTLER (the movie Craig appears in) as the first guest of the night. Also, world famous author JACKIE COLLINS (Married Lovers) checks in with her latest offering.
Guest Stars: Jackie Collins as Herself | Gerard Butler as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

918 :05x124 - Tom Lennon, Kelly Rowland, Dobie Maxwell

Jul/22/2009
Craig comments on the news of Amy Winehouse releasing a perfume and the news of the space walk to fix the batteries on the international space station. Later, welcoming a show regular, TOM LENNON, plugging the release of his series, The State, on DVD for the first time. Also, KELLY ROWLAND, from Bravo's The Fashion Show, is on to plug her series upcoming season finale. Comedian DOBIE MAXWELL performs.
Guest Stars: Thomas Lennon as Himself (as Tom Lennon) | Kelly Rowland as Herself | Dobie Maxwell as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

919 :05x125 - Cheryl Hines, Ben Mezrich

Jul/23/2009
Craig covers the weekends Comic Con convention (in San Diego) to assert that Geeks (along with nerds, dorks and dweebs) are now as cool as gays and lesbians (see quotes). Later, CHERYL HINES from the new movie, The Ugly Truth, is on for some chat. Also author BEN MEZRICH (The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal) makes his first appearance on the show.
Guest Stars: Ben Mezrich as Himself | Cheryl Hines as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

920 :05x126 - Rashida Jones, Chef Jose Andres, Jim Breuer

Jul/24/2009
The new movie G-Force (about crime fighting Guinea Pigs) is the focus of tonight's monologue. We also get news about the North Korea versus Hillary Clinton fued. Later, RASHIDA JONES is back to plug the release of the summer comedy, I Love You, Man on DVD. Also, Chef JOSE ANDRES gives Craig a cooking lesson with a lot of "Hi-jinks" involved. Comedian JIM BREUER performs.
Guest Stars: Rashida Jones as Herself | Jim Breuer as Himself | Jose Andres as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

921 :05x127 - Chelsea Handler, Richard Wolffe, Gavin DeGraw

Jul/27/2009
Craig is still fascinated by the success of the movie G-Force and that prompts him to focus tonight's monologue on other talking animal movies (Dr. Dolittle, Babe). Later, the first guest of the night, CHELSEA HANDLER, who hosts her own late night comedy series, Chelsea Lately on E!. Also, MSNBC correspondent RICHARD WOLFFE drops by to discuss his NEW book, Renegade: The Making of a President.
Guest Stars: Chelsea Handler as Herself | Richard Wolffe as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

922 :05x128 - Christiane Amanpour, Johnny Galecki

Jul/28/2009
Tonight is the Peruvian Independence Day show as Craig dubs it in his monologue celebrating everything Peruvian. Discussing the fact that Peru eats 65 million Guinea pigs a year and his continuing fascination with the movie G-Force (crime fighting guinea pigs). Later, CNN's Chief International Correspondent CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR (Generation Islam) stops in. Also, JOHNNY GALECKI (The Big Bang Theory) is on.
Guest Stars: Johnny Galecki as Himself | Christiane Amanpour as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

923 :05x129 - Toni Collette, Rodney Carrington

Jul/29/2009
Tonight Craig seriously monkey's around with the monologue in his ever present quest to entertain us. All of this stemming from the news of a monkey writing a book (Me, Chimp). Later, TONI COLLETTE from Showtime's United States of Tara come by for a little chat. Also, RODNEY CARRINGTON, the country comedian/singer performs a song from his NEW album, El Niño Loco.
Guest Stars: Toni Collette as Herself |
Musical Guests: Rodney Carrington as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Rodney Carrington -- If I'm the Only One

924 :05x130 - James Spader

Jul/30/2009
The 15th annual X-Games are taking place in Los Angeles and that's the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, Craig answers viewer emails and (of course) gets his usual round of wackiness supplied by his viewers. Later, JAMES SPADER (ex-Boston Legal star), stops by for a rare talk show appearance to plug his new movie, Shorts.
Guest Stars: James Spader as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

925 :05x131 - Saffron Burrows

Jul/31/2009
in a jam packed Friday night show Craig opens it with a monologue focused on the state of Wisconsin (an air show in Oshkkosh sparked this). Later, we find out what'd it be like if "Sean Connery" guest starred on various Tv shows. We also get another peek at "Prince Charles" BBC show, "The Rather Late Programme". SAFFRON BURROWS from Shrink is on as nights one and only guest.
Guest Stars: Saffron Burrows as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

926 :05x132 - Edie Falco, Les Stroud, Lisa Landry

Aug/03/2009
The BIG news in tonight's monologue is Craig's passing of the test for his private pilots license. It's also Shark Week (day 2) on that channel that Craig can't name (Discovery Channel). Later, EDIE FALCO from Showtime's newest comedy, Nurse Jackie, returns. And speaking of Shark Week, the host of that event, LES STROUD, pays a visit. Also, comedian LISA LANDRY performs.
Guest Stars: Lisa Landry as Herself | Les Stroud as Himself | Edie Falco as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

927 :05x133 - Tony Shalhoub, Minka Kelly

Aug/04/2009
Craig once again plugs his upcoming autobiography while talking about doing the audio book version of the soon-to-be best seller (lol) in tonight's monologue. Later, TONY SHALHOUB, pays a visit to discuss the final season of his long running USA Network series, Monk. Also, 500 Days of Summer star, MINKA KELLY gives us a preview of her new movie.
Guest Stars: Minka Kelly as Herself | Tony Shalhoub as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

928 :05x134 - Wolf Blitzer, Rose Byrne

Aug/05/2009
Craig's commentary on former President Bill Clinton's North Korean rescue mission is the focus of tonight's monologue. While also handing out a few comedic jabs to Clinton's former Vice President, Al Gore. Later, WOLF BLITZER, from CNN's The Situation Room pays another visit. Also, ROSE BYRNE, from the new movie Adam.
Guest Stars: Wolf Blitzer as Himself | Rose Byrne as Herself |
Uncredited: Jeffrey Tambor as Stephanie Meyer
Director: Brian McAloon

929 :05x135 - Glasvegas

Aug/06/2009
Craig's a biker, sorta, and he's all excited about the annual Sturgis (South Dakota) motorcycle rally that's taking place this week and that's the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, the star of the new summer film, (500) Days of Summer, ZOOEY DESCHANEL is back for a visit and preview. Also, Scottish rockers, GLASVEGAS perform a song from their self-titled album.
Guest Stars: Zooey Deschanel as Herself |
Musical Guests: Glasvegas as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Glasvegas -- Daddy's Gone

930 :05x136 - Don Rickles, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Aug/07/2009
Craig's commentary on the exit of Paula Abdul from American Idol and the release of the NEW G.I. Joe movie is the focus of tonight's monologue. Also, Craig gives us a peak at the "J.K. Rowling Show" (with guest "Stephanie Meyer"). Later, comic legend DON RICKLES. The musical guest tonight is SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS performing a song from their album, 100 Days, 100 Night.
Guest Stars: Don Rickles as Himself |
Uncredited: Jeffrey Tambor as Stephanie Meyer |
Musical Guests: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings as Themselves
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings -- 100 Days, 100 Nights

931 :05x137 - Carrot Top, Alexis Bledel

Aug/10/2009
Craig's tales of using acid in his homeland of Scotland take the focus in tonight's monologue. Noting that acid was rather popular in Scotland in the late 1970's and early 1980's. Later, the master of prop comedy, CARROT TOP (Scott Thompson) is by for another visit. Also, star of the new comedy film, Post Grad, ALEX BLEDEL, stops by.
Guest Stars: Alexis Bledel as Herself | Scott "Carrot Top" Thompson as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

932 :05x138 - Mitch Albom, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal

Aug/11/2009
Craig opens up about his personal obsession, Barbeque, in tonight's monologue. Noting virtually everything BBQ related including kinds of sauce available at the famous Risky's restaurant in Texas (see quotes). Later, Craig welcomes Officer Betty White from San Quentin prison. Also, author MITCH ALBOM is back to plug his new book, Have A Little Faith. BONNIE RAITT & TAJ MAHAL perform.
Guest Stars: Mitch Albom as Himself |
Uncredited: Betty White as as Officer White |
Musical Guests: Bonnie Raitt as Herself (w/Taj Mahal) | Taj Mahal as Himself (w/Bonnie Raitt)
Director: Brian McAloon

933 :05x139 - Eric Bana, Holly Williams

Aug/12/2009
We open tonight with a visit from Craig's friend, The Gay Unicorn. Craig then gives a history lesson on Ancient Rome in the monologue (for no apparent reason). Later, star of the upcoming film, The Time Traveler's Wife, ERIC BANA, is by for a visit and some chat. Also, a member of the famous (Hank) Willams family drops by, HOLLY WILLIAMS, performing a song from her album, Here with Me.
Guest Stars: Eric Bana as Himself |
Musical Guests: Holly Williams as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon
Songs: Holly Williams -- Keep the Change

934 :05x140 - Jon Cryer

Aug/13/2009
Tonight's "live" show features Craig's announcement that the show will be going HD on August 31st. We then get Craig's thoughts on porn (running out of ideas?) in the monologue. Also, a new episode of VH1's Behind the Music is previewed (featuring Craig as "Brick Johnson" and Dwight Yoakam). Later, being that it's "late August", JON CRYER stops by to promote his new movie, Shorts.
Guest Stars: Jon Cryer as Himself |
Uncredited: Dwight Yoakam as Himself (in the 'Behind the Music' preview)
Director: Brian McAloon

935 :05x141 - Liza Minnelli, Dr. Kara Cooney

Aug/14/2009
Halle Berry and Steve Martin's birthdays, Einstein's theory of HS=d (see quotes) and Craig's new fascination with time travel, including several references to H.G. Wells is the focus of tonight's "August 14th" monologue. Later, LIZA MINNELLI, sits for a chat (and later performs one of her classic songs). Also, Egyptologist KARA COONEY, previews her new Discovery Channel series, Out of Egypt.
Guest Stars: Kara Cooney as Herself |
Musical Guests: Liza Minnelli as Herself
Director: Brian McAloon

936 :05x142 - Emily Deschanel, Terry Crews

Aug/31/2009
After two weeks vacation, Craig returns, and now he's in HD (with 18 NEW lights). The new opening is debuted also. In the monologue, Craig comments on his vacation and how he visited the state of Vermont, managed to fall off a horse and eat at a diner that's being inducted into the Late Late Show's newly created 'Diner Hall of Fame'. Later, star of Bones, EMILY DESCHANEL is the first guest of the night. Also, star of the new film, Gamer, TERRY CREWS is on.
Guest Stars: Emily Deschanel as Herself | Terry Crews as Himself
Director: Brian McAloon

937 :05x143 - Quentin Tarantino

Sep/01/2009
Craig announces the news of the state of Vermont legalizing same-sex marriage as of today and Dick Cheney's proposed run for President (lol). The focus though of tonights monologue is the release of the 2010 Farmer's Almanac (not a clue why). Later, Director QUENTIN TARATINO, stops by to plug his new movie, Inglorious Basterds.
Guest Stars: Quentin Tarantino as Himself

938 :05x144 - Mila Kunis

Sep/02/2009
Craig's commentary tonight features the news of Charlie Gibson's retirement at ABC and then takes focus on the nation of Russia and their former leader, Joseph Stalin. Giving his opinion on the beautiful Russian subway stations and the death of Lenin himself. Later, ultra hottie, MILA KUNIS (a Russian immigrant), from the new movie Extract.
Guest Stars: Jason Ritter as Himself | Mila Kunis as Herself

939 :05x145 - Carrie Fisher, DJ Qualls

Sep/03/2009
It's night three of 'Jason Ritter Week' (he still didn't appear). Craig's thoughts on the potentially psychotic wife of the NEW Prime Minister of Japan (she believes in UFO's and in reincarnation) is the focus of the nights monologue. Later, CARRIE FISHER, from the new movie Sorority Row, stops by. Also, DJ QUALLS, comes on to plug his new movie, All About Steve.
Guest Stars: Carrie Fisher as Herself | DJ Qualls as Himself

940 :05x146 - Radha Mitchell, Jason Ritter

Sep/04/2009
The final night of Jason Ritter week arrives and tonight the monologue takes focus on the video game industry. The absurd thought that video games create killers, plus Ms. Pacman, Pong and Donkey Kong all get mentions. Later, RADHA MITCHELL from the movie, Surrogates is the nights first guest. Also, the moment we've waited all week for...JASON RITTER finally arrives for his interview.
Guest Stars: Jason Ritter as Himself | Radha Mitchell as Herself

941 :05x147 - Juliette Lewis, Alex O'Loughlin

Sep/07/2009
Craig's being forced to work on Labor Day, and tonight he makes the holiday the focus of the monologue. Touching on the President's back to school speech (despite the nutjob conservative's paranoid objections), and the brouhaha at the annual Venice Film Festival. Later, JULIETTE LEWIS stops in for a chat (and later performs). Also, ALEX O'LOUGHLIN from the new CBS series, Three Rivers is on.
Guest Stars: Juliette Lewis as Herself | Alex O'Loughlin as Himself |
Uncredited: Betty White as Herself
Songs: Juliette Lewis -- Fantasy Bar

942 :05x148 - Neil Patrick Harris, Spencer Day

Sep/08/2009
Craig's day after labor day show takes focus on the mentally unstable among us. The paranoid who think the president will "indoctrinate" their child with one speech, or the ones who insists (without proof) that Obama wasn't born here. Such an easy target shouldn't make for such fun, but it does. Later, star of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, is on. Also, musician SPENCER DAY, performs a song from his album, Vagabond.
Guest Stars: Neil Patrick Harris as Himself |
Uncredited: Barry Humphries as Dame Edna |
Musical Guests: Spencer Day as Himself

943 :05x149 - Danny DeVito

Sep/09/2009
Craig's almost gleeful tonight with the news of the scumbag California Assemblyman Mike Duvall (another of the endless family values hypocrites) having an affair with not one but two women and his getting caught on camera bragging about it. Needless to say that's the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, DANNY DEVITO, from the FX comedy series, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Guest Stars: Danny DeVito as Himself |
Uncredited: Kevin Bacon as Himself

944 :05x150 - Audrey Tautou, Ron Livingston

Sep/10/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on the embarassing events of President Obama's address to the joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. South Carolina "Representative" Joe Wilson actually accused the President of lying ("YOU LIE") during the speech. Later, the lovely and charming, AUDREY TAUTOU, makes her first appearance. Also, RON LIVINGSTON, from ABC's Defying Gravity is on to plug his new series.
Guest Stars: Ron Livingston as Himself | Audrey Tautou as Herself |
Uncredited: Holly Hunter as Herself

945 :05x151 - Drew Carey, Mindy Kaling

Sep/11/2009
Craig's special cold opening marks the rememberance of September 11th. The focus of the nights monologue though is the new movie, White Out, which is set in Antartica. Giving Craig the chance to comment on that. Later, Craig's friend and host of The Price Is Right, DREW CAREY, pops by. Also, MINDY KALLING from NBC's The Office.
Guest Stars: Drew Carey as Himself | Mindy Kaling as Herself |
Uncredited: John Waters (1) as Himself

946 :05x152 - Marg Helgenberger, Dule Hill, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

Sep/21/2009
Craig comments on the new movie, Cloudy with Meatballs, which he and his son saw over the weekend. The CSI effect also makes itself felt as the remainder of the monologue is dedicated to the series and it's spin-offs. Later, CSI star MARG HELGENBERGER, stops by for a bit of chat. Also, star of the USA network original series, Psych, DULE HILL. The nights musical guest is, BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS.
Guest Stars: Dulé Hill as Himself | Marg Helgenberger as Herself |
Uncredited: Danny DeVito as Himself |
Musical Guests: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears as Themselves

947 :05x153 - Reba McEntire, Dave Annable

Sep/22/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on former President Bill Clinton's meeting in New York city and the numerous jokes that an event such as that always inspires. We also get a special report from correspondent Tim Meadows on the new fall Tv season. Later, the Queen of Country Music, REBA MCENTIRE, visits for a chat (and later performs). Also, Brothers and Sisters star, DAVE ANNABLE.
Guest Stars: Reba McEntire as Herself | Dave Annable as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Meadows as Himself | Neil Patrick Harris as Himself
Songs: Reba McEntire -- Consider Me Gone

948 :05x154 - Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ken Tucker, Arctic Monkeys

Sep/23/2009
The 250th anniversary of Guinness beer and celebrate bi-sexuality day have Craig in a good mood. Leading him to dedicate his monologue to poking some fun at the Irish and then the psychics. Later, JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT of the CBS drama, Ghost Whisperer, stops by for some fun chat. Also, KEN TUCKER, Editor-at-Large of Entertainment Weekly. The ARCTIC MONKEYS perform.
Guest Stars: Ken Tucker as Himself | Jennifer Love Hewitt as Herself |
Musical Guests: Arctic Monkeys as Themselves
Songs: Arctic Monkeys -- Cornerstone

949 :05x155 - Jason Schwartzman, Angela Kinsey

Sep/24/2009
The season premiere of The Mentalist (Craig watched it because he's live) has Craig talking about his networks newest hit drama. Though he does feel the need to explain the difference between that series and the USA network series, Psych. Later, JASON SCHWARTZMAN from HBO's Bored to Death hits on Craig for a while and ANGELA KINSEY (NBC's The Office) comes by for a bit.
Guest Stars: Jason Schwartzman as Himself | Angela Kinsey as Herself |
Uncredited: Reba McEntire as Herself

950 :05x156 - Ted Danson, Christopher Miller & Phil Lord

Sep/25/2009
Tonights show is actually a "rerun" of September 4th, 2007, only Craig is doing it "live" due to his contract with CBS. The monologue is just as weird as the announcement above. Later, TED DANSON (from HBO's Bored to Death) is the nights first guest. Also, the directors of the new film, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, CHRISTOPHER MILLER and PHIL LORD stops by to plug their new movie.
Guest Stars: Phil Lord as Himself | Chris Miller (1) as Himself (as Christopher Miller) | Ted Danson as Himself |
Uncredited: Marg Helgenberger as Herself

951 :05x157 - Chris O'Donnell, Paula Poundstone

Sep/28/2009
Craig's book tour is the focus of tonights monologue. Fortunately he's tired of the spotlight and has now returned to the show. Later, star of the new hit CBS Tuesday night drama, NCIS: Los Angeles, CHRIS O'DONNELL is back to plug his new series and give us the lowdown on his family life. Also, comedian, PAULA POUNDSTONE performs.
Guest Stars: Chris O'Donnell as Himself

952 :05x158 - James Spader, Cathy Ladman, Laura Izibor

Sep/29/2009
The Mayor of East Cleveland (the man caught in leaked photos posing in skimpy lingerie) and his chances for re-election is the focus of tonights monologue. Later, JAMES SPADER and his newest gig on the stage is the first guest of the night. Also comedian KATHY LADMAN performs. And making her US television debut is newcomer, LAURA IZIBOR.
Guest Stars: James Spader as Himself | Kathy Lidman as Herself |
Musical Guests: Laura Izibor as Herself

953 :05x159 - Jenna Elfman, Dom Irrera

Sep/30/2009
The election loss for the now former Mayor of East Cleveland has Craig a little sad in tonights monologue. Also of note is the news of the Gay Olympic Games landing in Cleveland for 2014. Later, the star of the new CBS sitcom, Accidently on Purpose, JENNA ELFMAN. Also, comedian DOM IRRERA performs.
Guest Stars: Jenna Elfman as Herself | Dom Irrera as Himself

954 :05x160 - Patricia Arquette, Dominic Cooper

Oct/01/2009
Craig's monologue tonight notes the massive country wide celebration that's taking place in the People's Republic of China. Being that it's their 60th anniversary since becoming communist. Later, the star of the newest hit drama on CBS, friday nights Medium, PATRICIA ARQUETTE pays a visit to plug her new series. Also, DOMINIC COOPER from the new movie, A Education.
Guest Stars: Patricia Arquette as Herself | Dominic Cooper as Himself
Songs: Warrant -- Cherry Pie

955 :05x161 - Tim Gunn, Cobie Smulders, Lynyrd Skynyrd

Oct/02/2009
Craig's all excited about this weekend's opening movies, Whip It and Zombieland. One because Craig loves lesbians (and lesbians love roller derby) and the second because he's always wanted to see a romzomcom (Romantic Zombie Comedy). Later, TIM GUNN from Craig's favorite show, Project Runway, is back for a visit. Also, COBIE SMULDERS (How I Met Your Mother) "bounces" by for some chat and LYNYRD SKYNYRD performs.
Guest Stars: Lynyrd Skynyrd as Themselves | Cobie Smulders as Herself | Tim Gunn as Himself
Songs: Lynyrd Skynyrd -- Simple Life

956 :05x162 - Michael Sheen, Viola Davis, Jack Ingram

Oct/05/2009
The David Letterman Sex Scandal and the Olympic host city controversy drives tonights monologue. Though Craig figures if he says too much this will be his last show. Later, special correspondent, Tim Meadows reports "live from Chicago". The nights first guest is actor MICHEAL SHEEN (The Damned United). Also, VIOLA DAVIS (Law Abiding Citizen) stops by.
Guest Stars: Tim Meadows as Himself | Michael Sheen as Himself | Viola Davis as Herself

957 :05x163 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Avett Brothers

Oct/06/2009
The appearance of the legendary rock band, Kiss, on Letterman has them on Craig's mind (because he's live) and so (of course) he takes focus on them in tonights monologue. JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, from the CBS comedy, The New Adventures of Old Christine, is the nights first guest. Later, THE AVETT BROTHERS perform a song from their album, I and Love and You.
Guest Stars: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Herself | The Avett Brothers as Themselves |
Uncredited: Tim Gunn as Himself
Songs: The Avett Brothers -- Laundry Room

958 :05x164 - Rachel Bilson, David Milch

Oct/07/2009
Levi Johnston selling his "pistachios" for Playgirl and NASA's plan to shoot a 78 million dollar rocket at the moon in an attempt to "find water" is the focus of tonight's monologue. Later, the lovely and talented, RACHEL BILSON is back to plug her new movie, New York, I Love You. Also, famed TV writer DAVID MILCH is by for a visit.
Guest Stars: Rachel Bilson as Herself | David Milch as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Gunn as Himself

959 :05x165 - Jean Reno, Sophia Bush

Oct/08/2009
Craig's monologue tonight takes focus on the cable "News" networks (Fox News, CNN and MSNBC) and their supposed fairness. Giving his opinion of what he likes to watch on any given day. Later, star of the new comedy, Couples Retreat, JEAN RENO is the first guest of the night. Also, SOPHIA BUSH (The CW's One Tree Hill) is by to plug the new season.
Guest Stars: Sophia Bush as Herself | Jean Reno as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Gunn as Himself

960 :05x166 - Gerard Butler, Phoenix

Oct/09/2009
Tonight is Craig's favorite Friday of the year because it's 'Leif Erikson Day'. The famous Viking who is credited with "discovering" America some 500 years before Columbus did (see quotes). On the guest list tonight is the star of the new film, Law Abiding Citizen, GERARD BUTLER. Also, French pop stars, PHOENIX, make their first appearance to perform a song from their album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.
Guest Stars: Gerard Butler as Himself |
Uncredited: Tim Gunn as Himself |
Musical Guests: Phoenix as Themselves
Songs: Phoenix -- Girlfriend

961 :05x167 - David Boreanaz, Mitch Albom, Dierks Bentley

Oct/12/2009
The celebration of Columbus Day is the focus of the nights monologue as Craig dips into the history bag and gives a partial lesson on the man himself, Christopher Columbus. Later, DAVID BOREANAZ from Fox's under rated hit, Bones, is back for another visit. Also, author MITCH ALBOM plugs his new novel, Have A Little Faith. DIERKS BENTLEY performs.
Guest Stars: Mitch Albom as Himself | David Boreanaz as Himself |
Uncredited: Kristen Bell as Herself |
Musical Guests: Dierks Bentley as Himself
Songs: Dierks Bentley -- I Want to Make You Close Your Eyes

962 :05x168 - Tim Robbins, Adam Goldberg

Oct/13/2009
The great pumpkin shortage of 2009 is upon us and has Craig all worried that Halloween won't be the same this year. That's also the focus of the nights monologue. Later, the popular actor TIM ROBBINS returns for another visit and gives us the low-down on his latest efforts to him the Arts. Also, the funny ADAM GOLDBERG from the new movie, (Untitled), stops by.
Guest Stars: Adam Goldberg as Himself | Tim Robbins as Himself

963 :05x169 - Kristen Bell, Robert Carlyle

Oct/14/2009
The DOW soaring above 10,000 for the first time in a year and the horrible light rain blanketing LA is the focus on the nights monologue. PAULA POUNDSTONE stops by to help Craig read the emails. Later, Craig's favorite guest, KRISTEN BELL is back to plug her new animated comedy, Astro Boy. Also, actor ROBERT CARLYLE from Stargate Universe.
Uncredited: Paula Poundstone as Herself |
Interviewees: Kristen Bell as Herself | Robert Carlyle as Himself

964 :05x170 - Forest Whitaker, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman, A Fine Frenzy

Oct/15/2009
Craig's finally admitting that he's getting older so tonight in the monologue he gives us a preview of the good and bad things that are to come. Later, FORREST WHITAKER, from the new movie, Where the Wild Things Are, stops by for a chat. And, the hosts of Craig's favorite show, Mythbusters, ADAM SAVAGE and JAMIE HYNEMAN pay a visit. Also, A FINE FRENZY performs a song from her album, Bomb in a Birdcage.
Guest Stars: Forest Whitaker as Himself | Adam Savage as Himself | Jamie Hyneman as Himself |
Musical Guests: A Fine Frenzy as Herself
Songs: A Fine Frenzy -- Blow Away

965 :05x171 - Toby Keith, Michelle Monaghan

Oct/16/2009
Craig's fascination with fairy tales makes it way to the surface tonight as he makes this the central focus of the monologue. But we do learn a lot. Later, the always entertaining TOBY KEITH is back for a chat and to perform the title track from his latest album, American Ride. Also, MICHELLE MONAGHAN from the new movie, Trucker, is by for a chat.
Guest Stars: Michelle Monaghan as Herself | Toby Keith as Himself
Songs: Toby Keith -- American Ride

966 :05x172 - Sherri Shepherd, Alex Dryden

Oct/26/2009
Back from a week long vacation, Craig, gives us the details of his Helicopter trip to the famous Hollywood sign that over looks the city of Los Angeles. Later, Halloween Party Expert, Henry Winkler, stops by. Also, SHERRI SHEPHERD is on to plug her new Lifetime sitcom, Sherri. Finally, author ALEX DRYDEN.
Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd as Herself | Alex Dryden as Himself

969 :05x175 - Newt Gingrich

Oct/29/2009
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973 :05x179 - Mo'Nique, Stephen Fry

Nov/04/2009
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989 :05x195 - Michael Sheen

Nov/30/2009
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991 :05x197 - Paul Shaffer, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Dec/02/2009
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Uncredited: Kristen Bell as Herself
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Genre: Comedy
Status: Final Season
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 12:35 am
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 03, 2005
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