Hoda and Kathie Lee torture three aspiring comedians and Craig Ferguson during morning “happy hour”

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, drinking white wine at 10 in the morning, forcing sober comedian Craig Ferguson to sit next to them on live TV and judge three aspiring stand-up comedians who are tasked with performing 45 seconds each, back to back to back, to “crack up” Craig.

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Watch this highlight from Monday morning’s Today on NBC, featuring a gracious Ferguson, gamely playing along and making nice with the three comics:┬áJames Goff, Ali Kolbert and Bowen Yang.

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