It played very big in the room, even when one critic suggested Socrates probably would have rated any talk about Spitzer as pop culture gossip. Ferguson disputed that, calling the Spitzer talk a “valid” history debate.
Ferguson was sporting a beard at TCA. A beard is considered noteworthy in some circles. TCA, for instance: One critic wondered if it was his homage to Jon Stewart, who grew a beard after he retiring as host of The Daily Show. Socrates, so far as we know, did not weigh in on facial hair discussion. So, Ferguson shot back that his beard was, in fact, Kimmel’s beard, that crawled across the pillow and “came onto my face” when they slept together.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the tweets: ‘Jimmy Kimmel comes on Craig Ferguson’s face’,” added Ferguson, who apparently did his homework and knows about the whole competitive tweeting in which critics engage at TCA.
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“You killed the room there,” Ferguson’s new late-night EP, Brian Volk-Weiss, said to the comic, of the profound silence that followed his bull’s-eye snark about critics’ tweets
“Nah! They’re just thinking about it,” Ferguson muttered.
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