WATCH: Craig Ferguson’s Keith Olbermann Monologue

Keith Olbermann, all smiles

Oh, Keith Olbermann. How your sudden departure from MSNBC has rocked our little worlds. Olbermann’s exit from his highly-rated chat show has certainly made an impact on Craig Ferguson, who devoted his entire monologue Monday night (January 24) to the pundit.

Actually, Keith himself directed his Twitter followers to watch last night’s Late Late Show. The mysterious tweet appeared to foreshadow a surprise appearance, but nothing materialized. Viewers did, however, get several Olbermann-related jokes from Mr. Ferguson about NBC, his own network CBS, and the Jonas Brothers. He even made a jibe about J. Lo‘s much-discussed tush seem somewhat fresh and funny. Seriously, this guy does monologues better than anyone else in the business right now.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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