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posted 16 December 2003 04:44 AM      Profile for majorvictory     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'll be in line for tickets, you betcha!

Late Night host to take show on a four-night February road trip to Toronto

Late Night, which now enjoys renown for its offbeat, quirky humour, found some of its earliest fans north of the border, O'Brien told a press conference in Toronto yesterday.

"They appreciated some of the things we were doing, like Clutch Cargo with the lips, some of the weird animated segments," he said. "They appreciated those things before Americans did."

While in Toronto, the priority will be on Canadian guests, Ross said within reason. "We're in the business of putting as big a name as we can on the air. So we're after Mike Myers, that sort of person. There could be some Americans, but we're focusing on Canadians."

For his part, O'Brien said he already had a good handle on how to coax Canada's best and brightest on the air. "Alex Trebek is going to put me in touch with everybody," he told the media, while Tourism Minister Jim Bradley and Mayor David Miller looked on. "It's the Trebek system."

O'Brien made it clear that he wasn't here as a shameless Toronto booster. "The first 15 minutes of each show will be a film strip to talk about Gross National Product, rainfall, you know, ethnic diversity," he joked, explaining that the show's writers had enrolled in the University of Toronto's agriculture program.

Ross said a stint in Toronto would likely prove to be of mutual benefit to the show and the city. "It's good to travel the show. It gets the staff and everybody and gives them a little kick in the butt and gets them thinking differently," he said, as O'Brien obligingly squeezed into a too-small red Mountie uniform and hat, and waved a Canadian flag for publicity photos to be made public later.

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posted 16 December 2003 06:54 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of the shows' content, O'Brien joked: "It's gonna be igloo, igloo, igloo, igloo."

I like O'Brien, even though I practically never watch the show - it's on too late, and I never think about turning on the tv that late at night even when I am awake. I think it'd be fun to see a show. I have a friend who goes to the Bullard show occasionally. I'm not really sure why - I'm afraid I share the majority point of view of the Frank Forum when it comes to Dullard.

I always said if I ever go to NYC, I want to see Letterman. Haven't seen him in ages so I don't know whether I still like him as much as I used to, but I think I would still go just because I always associate NYC with Letterman.

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