Thursday, March 5, 2009

Desmond Tutu on Craig Ferguson

Last night Craig Ferguson had Nobel Peace Prize Winner Desmond Tutu on his show and Jimmy Fallon had… Cameron Diaz and Billy Crudup. As Tutu laughed like a small child at Ferguson’s jokes I thought about how the night before Craig was laughing in his own maniacal manner when Wolfgang Puck flicked flour playfully on his shirt. Or how Tutu put his hands on the desk to demonstrate that on one side of the street a human body would by laying and on the other side of the street a man would be laughing and drinking. And that on Monday night Paris Hilton was sitting in that same seat pressing her hands into her lap in order to make sure her triceps popped whilst they propped up her cleavage.

Tutu does a mean impersonation of Nelson Mandela. Way more endearing than Fallon’s De Niro. To humanize himself he talked about the marital strife caused by squeezing the toothpaste in the middle. And then gave his “Watchu talkin’ about Willis” look to Ferguson when he assumed that Desmond never fights with his wife.

Ferguson had to cut him off for time in the middle of a great quote about Obama: “America is experiencing a Mandela Moment.” Tutu did all this while wearing a mighty big piece of crucifix bling.

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