Late night talk show guests: March 8-14

Posted by: Paul Little  //  March 8, 2010 @ 3:49pm

Filed under: Late Night Guests 

Sorry about missing last week. I know it seems like a habit of one week on, one week off, but I have a good excuse. I was in Mexico for a good friend's wedding, and my resort in Mexico didn't have the Wi-Fi in the rooms that I thought it did. So it actually had nothing to do with the re-launch of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and me trying to avoid the hype (though I guess it was a nice side effect to go along with the beautiful weather).

And just to prove how much I love all of you, I am posting the listings this week, despite the fact that I'm in Las Vegas after covering the Academy Awards in L.A. the past few days. Despite being in Sin City, I'm still on the internet giving you a list of what to watch this week in late night. So... am I forgiven?

Anyway, enjoy these 5 guests this week, plus all the rest taking place in the talk show world:

  • Tom Hanks (Monday on Colbert) – Fresh off of appearing at the Academy Awards, the "nicest man in show business" will be stopping by The Report. If I recall, Hanks has never been a guest on the show, though he did appear in a funny bit putting together care packages for the troops prior to Colbert's trip to Iraq. When two people this smart and funny get together, it's sure to be entertaining.
  • Jerry Seinfeld (Wednesday on Stewart) – Sure, Jerry Seinfeld is here promoting the reality show The Marriage Ref (of which he's an Executive Producer), but he's also a funny stand-up who will be interviewed by a funny stand-up. Just like when Gervais was on a couple weeks back, there are bound to be some good exchanges between these two.
  • Dominic Monaghan (Wednesday on Ferguson) – Besides the fact that Monaghan is supposed to make more appearances on this final season of Lost, and the fact that his OTHER show Flash Forward returns in a couple weeks, the reason to watch this is that Monaghan is a big fan of Ferguson (he's actually just been in the audience before). That kind of report always makes for an enjoyable interview.
  • Christoph Waltz (Tuesday on Leno) – I feel icky suggesting watching the new, bastardized version of The Tonight Show, but I've personally never seen an interview with Christoph Waltz, and I'm curious to hear what the phenomenal actor has to say. Plus, as he showed in his Oscar acceptance speech yesterday, he has a bit of a sense of humour, too.
  • Jim Gaffigan (Friday on Letterman) – Gaffigan is one of the funniest stand-ups working today. Whether he'll be doing a stand-up set or sitting for an interview with Dave, it'll still be extremely funny, and it would just be silly not to watch. So do it!

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

  • Mon 03/08: Kelly Ripa, Lady Antebellum
  • Tue 03/09: Julianna Margulies, grocery bagging champion Kyle Perry, Broken Bells
  • Wed 03/10: Jessica Simpson, Alkaline Trio
  • Thu 03/11: TBA
  • Fri 03/12: Liev Schreiber, Jim Gaffigan, Drive-By Truckers

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)

  • Mon 03/08: Simon Cowell, Richard Roeper, Ben Harper
  • Tue 03/09: Christoph Waltz, Dave Salmoni, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Wed 03/10: Kristen Stewart, Guy Fieri, Ryan Bingham
  • Thu 03/11: Dana Carvey, Kim Kardashian, Colbie Caillat
  • Fri 03/12: Dakota Fanning, Judd Apatow, Katharine McPhee

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)

  • Mon 03/08: Isaac Mizrahi
  • Tue 03/09: Lisa Kudrow, Adhir Kalyan
  • Wed 03/10: Dominic Monaghan, Lindsay Sloane, the Temper Trap
  • Thu 03/11: Holly Hunter, Ryan Bingham
  • Fri 03/12: George Hamilton, Mike Massimino

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

  • Mon 03/08: Abigail Breslin, Chris Parnell, Ted Leo
  • Tue 03/09: Chelsea Handler, Matt Walsh, Allman Brothers
  • Wed 03/10: Forrest Whitaker, Rachael Harris
  • Thu 03/11: Michael Moore, Chris Hardwick, Broken Bells
  • Fri 03/12: Parker Posey, Jason Sudeikis, Vampire Weekend

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

  • Mon 03/08: Robin Wright, Jason Mesnick & Molly Malaney, Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Tue 03/09: Gabourey Sidibe, Josh Hopkins, Gary Allan
  • Wed 03/10: Tom Papa, Manchester Orchestra
  • Thu 03/11: Nicole Richie, Gin Wigmore
  • Fri 03/12: After the Academy Awards special (Repeat from Oscar night)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, CTV)

  • Mon 03/08: Harry Markopolos
  • Tue 03/09: Marc Thiessen
  • Wed 03/10: Jerry Seinfeld
  • Thu 03/11: Eamon Javers

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, CTV)

  • Mon 03/08: Tom Hanks
  • Tue 03/09: Annie Leonard
  • Wed 03/10: Sean Carroll
  • Thu 03/11: David Aaronovitch

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

  • Mon 03/08: Eli Roth, Neville Page, Daniel Merriweather (Repeat)
  • Tue 03/09: T-Pain, aerial base jumper Miles Daisher, Weezer
  • Wed 03/10: David Arquette, Lisa Hannigan
  • Thu 03/11: Lake Bell, Jennie Ketcham, David Gray
  • Fri 03/12: Ben McKenzie, the Adam Carolla Podcast Team, Lily Allen

Lopez Tonight (TBS)

  • Mon 03/08: Evan Lysacek, Don Cheadle, Annalynne McCord, J. Alexander
  • Tue 03/09: Freddie Prinze Jr., Steve Austin
  • Wed 03/10: Lenny Kravitz, Khloe & Lamar Odom, Emilio Estefan
  • Thu 03/11: Ozzy Osbourne, Kendra & Hank Baskett, Alonzo Mourning

The Hour with George Stroumboloupoulos (CBC)

  • Mon 03/08: Rufus Wainwright, Lionel Tiger
  • Tue 03/09: Robin Thicke
  • Wed 03/10: Engelbert Humperdink, Greg Campbell
  • Thu 03/11: Dave Stewart

Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (Online)

  • Sun 03/14: Poker player Annie Duke

Tags: David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Hour, Kevin Pollak, talk shows

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Paul Little is the founder and Managing Editor of ShowbizMonkeys.com. When not interviewing his favourite musicians and comedians, he can also be found at The Purple Room in Winnipeg, where he is Artistic Director. (@comedygeek)

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