David Letterman got kinda sorta screwed over this week for boning people on his staff. Yeah, yeah. It’s whatever. Everyone bones people they work with, and he was not married when he did it, so it ain’t that big of a deal. Point is: We’re going to be hearing a lot about it from all sorts of people for the next hot minute or two because that’s the kind of thing that people talk about. We’ve already all forgotten that Mackenzie Phillips’ dad diddled her and now we’re all on to this and maybe next week Aaron Carter will rape someone and then we’ll all be preoccupied with that.
HOWEVER! It’s not easy for the late night hosts who actually have a great deal of respect for Letterman, and in the case of Craig Ferguson, a working relationship, to crack on this story like they would most others of the same nature. So tonight, a class act as usual, Ferguson delivered a great monologue about his buddy and boss David Letterman that is most definitely worth a watch. The best lines? “Well, I guess by now you’ve all figured out how I got the job” and of course, “If we are now holding late night talk show hosts to the same moral accountability as we hold politicians or clergyman – I’m out. I’m gone. Because I don’t think I have kept it a secret from you that I have a few incidences in my own past.”