Published on April 7th, 2011 | by Patrick Riley
Late Late Karen
There’s been so much Doctor Who goodness on American talk comedy hour The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ever since that fateful day in June when a casual conversation with Nerdist Podcaster Chris Hardwick turned into rants of praise about a certain awesome show.
Since that moment, The Late Late Show has featured a Doctor Who night with(out) an infamous viral cold open, excellent conversations with both Matt Smith and Alex Kingston, a miniature TARDIS sitting on Craig’s desk every single night, and even a trip to the recent 2011 Gallifrey One convention which we’ll get to in a minute.
So what’s next for this comedic Scotsman’s late night Who-fests?Â According to Gallifrey News Base, her name is Karen Gillan!
Coinciding with the Doctor Who cast’s 2011 promotional tour in America, Karen will appear in-studio on the Late Late Show on April 13th, for an episode to be broadcast on a later date.Â This suggests that, like last year, the cast’s US trip, whose announced events are currently only in New York, will eventually end up on the continent’s west coast (The Late Late Show is recorded in Los Angeles).
If you want to see her live and in person (if you don’t, you must be crazy), and you happen to be able to be at the CBS Television City in Hollywood by about 4 PM Pacific Time (the recording starts at 4:30) on the aforementioned date you can request non-guaranteed free tickets at 1iota.com, where there’s also more information about CBS studio audience dress codes, policies, etc.
Since The Late Late Show is surfacing in the Who news universe yet again, we figured this would be the perfect time to show you this superb clip from the end of February when Chris Hardwick brought the show’s non-Whovian intern Bridger to Gallifrey 2011.Â As always be aware that this clip, originally broadcast on a late night program, may not be suitable for children: