Did you catch The Late Late Show last night? Unless I am mistaken, Craig Ferguson did something unprecedented in late-night talk-show history: He did his opening monologue… in the middle of the show!

Ferguson had guest Eddie Izzard come out first. They were just ducky together, free-associating wit at its TV finest.

Then, Craig did his monologue, including a fine Susan Boyle joke:

Finally, Ferguson did a cooking segment with barbeque master Myron Mixon to make some “chicken balls.” They were great; as Craig said to the Georgia chef, “I don’t understand your accent, and you don’t understand mine.” (Mixon got off a good line: “I speak the King’s English… Elvis.”)

Boy, do I love a cook who uses a lot of butter:

Did you watch?

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