August 24th, 2011
11:55 AM ET
It's a comic's job to find humor in even the scariest situations and late night talk show host Craig Ferguson did just that.
After an anthrax scare at the CBS studio of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" he tweeted, "Ack!Someone mailed my show white powder & claimed it was anthrax. I'm not a big fan of that sort of thing. #thanksFBI&LAPD&LAFD&CBSsecurity [sic]."
During his monologue on his Tuesday night show, Ferguson told his audience that "an envelope packed with white powder" had been mailed to his studio, which caused the show's taping to run late.
Joking about his past battle with drugs and alcohol, he laughingly said he offered to test the powder, but police declined.
“Nowadays white powder in the mail is a bad thing," he said. "I called CBS security and they said, ‘We’re busy.’"
All ended well after an evacuation of the studio, Ferguson said.
Watch the monologue here:
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