Craig Ferguson makes light of anthrax scare
August 24th, 2011
11:55 AM ET

Craig Ferguson makes light of anthrax scare

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:


soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Kel

    Isn't it interesting that both Craig and Dave (of CBS) had some sort of "terrorist-type" scare this week? Hmm, does this smell like a CBS late night TV publicity stunt to maybe help with ratings?

    August 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    Thanks for reminding us that the 2001 anthrax letters were an inside job.

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/this-is-next/

    August 25, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. judy

    thought Craigs monologue, was funny, hes the best late night host on tv, his interview with the interns was hilarious!!!Good Job, Craig and Geoff!!!!

    August 24, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cpfcpf

    Was it a new haircut or did he just not have time to get it styled due to the evacuation? That's all I could think about. The stuff with the interns was priceless. I love it when he tortures regular people, and the male intern looked like one of the hipster idiots from Fallon's audience.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mejazzbo

    Craig and Geoff are the only reason I watch late night television. No one else even comes close. Too bad the week in Paris were his worst shows. I was really hoping to see something special there. If you want to take a vacation, take a vacation, guys. Don't force us to watch the slides. You must know how bad that was.

    August 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cpfcpf

      The Paris trip did seem poorly planned. Those of us with a Kristen Bell crush had little to complain about though.

      August 24, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    Craig is the man! Suck it Leno!

    August 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anomic Office Drone

    Craig is the funniest guy in late night. When the writers strike happened and the late night guys were either terrible or took a vacation, Craig was still working and still funny.

    August 24, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tracie

    Ok I will go ahead and say it, I want to snort some white powder off his butthole.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. timbo

    How do you put a train in a envelope? Ill ask momma she knows every thing.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Get a room

    Looks like an addict to me.

    August 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |

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