Craig Ferguson Handles Late Late Show Anthrax Scare The Best Way Possible, With Jokes
Wow, this has been a scary week for late night comedians. Just a day after David Letterman mocked the jihadists threatening in message boards to kill him, his network-mate Craig Ferguson received an envelope in the mail containing white powder and a claim that it was anthrax. This, of course, brings up a very important question: Don’t terrorists get any channels other than CBS?
Seriously, though, it’s a dangerous situation and, like Letterman and his staff, Ferguson and those at the Late Late Show were brave enough to handle it like true professionals; by making fun of it.
The situation began around 3 p.m. yesterday as a threatening message was found in an envelope packed with a mysterious white powder. The building was evacuated and two employees who were exposed were held until a hazardous materials team was able to determine that the material was thankfully not dangerous.
The first fans heard of what had transpired was a tweet from Ferguson:
The show was taped late yesterday but still in time to air as scheduled. Ferguson made light of the matter in a hilarious monologue in which he joked about wanting to “test” the white powder himself using “a special test that I conducted between 1979 to 1992.”
You’ve got to respect Letterman, Ferguson, and their staffs for being able to still perform as usual after scares such as these.
Watch the monologue from CBS below:
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