'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' finale recap: Keep bangin' on

December 20, 2014 9:34 PM

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Craig Ferguson doesn’t have a band. That’s been a long-running joke of The Late Late Show—he didn’t have a lot of things that most late-night talk shows have. It’s why, among other things, his sidekick is a talking robot skeleton. But on Friday night, Ferguson began his final show with the biggest band of all: A montage of nearly 50 celebrities, all former guests on his show—from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu to Quentin Tarantino and Kristen Bell—sang and danced to “Bang Your Drum” by Glasgow group Dead Man Fall.

Craig Ferguson’s tenure on The Late Late Show didn’t feel like the latest incarnation of a 20-year-old franchise, or even like any other late-night talk show, period. A lot of this is due to Ferguson’s honesty and charisma; when you watch him, it’s like having the most affable man in the world as yo...

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