Toby Keith, Kristin Chenoweth, James Marsden & more appear in “Keep Banging On” music video on final “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Oklahoma stars Toby Keith, Kristin Chenoweth and James Marsden are among the many stars who appear in the music video “Keep Banging On,” which aired on Friday’s finale episode of the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
The star-studded video also includes Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick, Kristen Bell, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Carell, Don Cheadle, Marion Cotillard, Tenacious D, Jeff Daniels, Ted Danson, Kat Dennings, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale, Jane Lynch, Cedric the Entertainer, Jon Hamm, Sean Hayes, Samuel L. Jackson, Rashida Jones, Jimmy Kimmel, Mila Kunis, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Meadows, Metallica, Kunal Nayyar, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Bob Saget, William Shatner, Michael Sheen, Quentin Tarantino, Betty White, Henry Winkler, Shailene Woodley, Weird Al Yankovic, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and of course, Ferguson’s animatronic skeleton sidekick, Geoff Peterson.
The pre-taped video then transitioned into the studio for a full production number with Ferguson backed by a rock band and choir.
The Scottish-American multi-hyphenate is leaving after 10 years of hosting the show. Taking Ferguson’s place as host of “The Late Late Show”: British actor-writer-comedian James Corden, who debuts March 23, according to the Associated Press.
Now 52, Ferguson came to “The Late Late Show” in January 2005 with a varied resume including punk-rock drummer, author, standup comic and actor. He had appeared in several films and written and starred in three, including the 2003 comedy “I’ll Be There,” which he also directed. At the time, he was best known as Nigel Wick, the imperious British boss on Carey’s long-running ABC sitcom.
Carey will be among those filling in on “Late Late Show” before Corden arrives. Other scheduled guest hosts include Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Jim Gaffigan, Billy Gardell and Sean Hayes.
But even though absent from late night in the future, Ferguson won’t be absent from the airwaves. He continues as host of “Celebrity Name Game,” a weekday syndicated game show launched this fall.
As previously reported, Ferguson’s star-studded musical finale aired the day after Stephen Colbert’s star-studded music finale on “The Colbert Report” (Toby Keith was on that one, too). “The Colbert Report” ended its nine-year run so that Colbert (the man, not the character he played as the Comedy Central show host) can take over CBS’ “The Late Show” from the retiring David Letterman next year.
Source: News OK