Craig Ferguson Gets Serious About Britney, Anna Nicole and Addiction
As you can see from this link -- CBS won't allow sites to embed this bit -- Ferguson delivers a mostly-serious, artful discourse on the destructive nature of fame and addiction, noting that perhaps a celebrity's life can tank so badly that even late night comics should lay off.
It was an inspired, heartfelt monologue, which helped prove why I insist on TiVo-ing his stream-of-consciousness performances every evening. When you've got a host that talented, all you need to do, is set him in front of a camera and let him connect (news that she has entered rehab again should hearten Ferguson, who suggested she consult a group of experts on addiction listed at the front of the phone book).
Here's an embedded video from a time when Ferguson was less circumspect about who he lampooned on air.