There once was a time when stand-up comedians who performed on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson didn’t know when they’d actually appear on the TV show. They recorded their sets separately in front of the appropriate live studio audience, to be sure, but those sets aired later. Sometimes much later than that night.
We don’t talk about those days. Anymore.
Ophira Eisenberg performed on Friday’s episode of Late Show, and she became the first stand-up to do her set, then get summoned over by Ferguson to the desk and sit down for a panel segment.
Is it the same as getting the wink, wave and summoning from Johnny Carson? Is anything really ever the same as what came before?
Let’s focus on Eisenberg, who jokes about being introduced in another gig as Oprah Something Jewish, is nostalgic for a time before Facebook, stalking your exes, bikini waxes and marriage.
Roll the clip!
If you’re in the New York City area, then you can see Eisenberg in person hosting her own radio quiz show, “Ask Me Another,” at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Such as tonight! Even if you cannot see that, you can hear that as “Ask Me Another” airs on NPR.
And if you’d like a copy of her book, “Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogomy,” here’s the link: