Kaley Cuoco has had to take an extended medical leave from The Big Bang Theory after suffering a broken leg when she fell of a horse a week and a half ago. So I have to wonder if Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady are looking for her replacement and if Craig Ferguson is their woman, I mean man.
Actually he isn’t, sorry to disappoint. But I have some good news, the guys from The Big Bang Theory are all going to be on The Late Late Show tonight at 12:37a on CBS before the premiere of their new season on the network tomorrow at 8p. Sheldon aka Jim Parsons, Leonard aka Johnny Galecki, Howard aka Simon Helberg and Raj aka Kunal Nayyar will be featured throughout the whole show from beginning to end. That means we will get them in a comedy sketch, Tweets and E-mails and being interviewed by the Scot himself! I am sure they will talk about Kaley and her injury! All in all it should be a really fun show!
And what is really funny show is tomorrow’s The Big Bang Theory’s season premiere. It is seriously one of the funniest episodes I have seen of any show in a really long time and I can’t stop watching it. Oh and after seeing tomorrow’s TBBT, I wonder how Simon Helberg is going to react to Robot Sidekick Geoff Peterson because it should lead to some interesting flashbacks for him from the season premiere! Although after seeing the second episode, the Emmy winning Jim Parsons might have some suggestions for Geoff!
So make sure to watch The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS at 12:37a tonight and The Big Bang Theory tomorrow on its new day and time at 8p.
Finally before Craig talks the 4 funny actors, David Letterman is going to interview Joaquin Phoenix for the first time since he used the Late Late Show to be part of his mockumentary I’m Still Here without his knowledge.
Today when Craig Bierko decides to wake up (which is now) he is going to host his first Tweetathon at @MrCraigBierko for Loma Linda Children’s Hospital and continue Tweeting until tomorrow night. That’s right he is going to spend 24 hours in his underwear Tweeting not only little 140 characters messages, but he has also enlisted his celebrity friends to post videos for you to watch like Michael Ian Black doing fake late night sex ad and Steven Weber doing a little dance just for us! I have seen Steven Weber in Hair and believe me he looks impressive when he dances!!! So why are they all doing this, they’re doing it for a good cause because Loma Linda Children’s Hospital performed the first infant heart transplant and that was over 2,000 transplants ago! Isn’t that incredible? So please donate just $10 to the hospital by texting KIDS to 27722, all donations are being matched during the Tweetathon. That’s right instead of giving $10 you are really giving $20 and that money will go a longs way! So set your Twitters to @MrCraigBierko for the best Tweetathon ever!!!
Craig Bierko has a brilliant idea for us to be able help the people of Haiti who suffering from the devastating effects of the 7.0 quake that happened on Wednesday. So many of us have to wanted to give money to help them, but financially we are trying to figure out how to do it. Well Craig came up with this genius idea and posted his plea on The Huffington Post that he titled “This Valentine’s Day, Let’s All Get Together and Make Love” and I thought it was so awesome that I had to share it with y’all and I hope you share it with others!
Last night I made a donation while watching CNN. A young girl had been trapped between two massive sheets of collapsed cement. She was terrified and the rescue workers kept her spirits high as they labored to free her, which they eventually did. Overcrowded conditions and the general mayhem of disaster complicated her delivery to a hospital and, by the time rescuers finally got her to a doctor the young girl had died.
My heart ached for this child – and it broke for her injured mother who was too weak to be told the news just yet.
I thought of my mother, my nieces, my beautiful girlfriend Meg and our dog Boo. I felt my heart swell to the point of bursting because all of the beautiful ladies in my life were healthy and out of harm’s way tonight.
And that’s when the ache in my heart became an idea.
Valentine’s Day is approaching – a day reserved for couples to celebrate their love for one another by giving flowers, candy, sharing a romantic dinner, exchanging gifts or spending a night in some cozy out of the way hotel.
I am suggesting we dedicate Valentine’s Day to those men and women who lost the love of their lives this week – or, right this moment, await news regarding a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend or child.
I’m not talking about romance – I’m talking about love.
And I’m talking about money. The money you’d spend on the flowers, the candy, the dinner, the cozy out of the way hotel. That money.
Ladies, take your boyfriend or husband by the hand and tell him that instead of roses, candy and dinner, you prefer to celebrate the miracle of love this year by giving – together, as a couple.
Let’s unite our hearts – right now, today – and offer a piece of the love in our own lives to those who need it desperately.
Gay, straight, Republican, Democrat, high school sweethearts, elderly and middle-aged couples alike – let’s celebrate this Valentine’s Day early by making love now.
Ladies, you know that this will be a lot easier if it comes from you, not us. Let your man know you’d like to donate the money you’d spend on indulging romance – and offer it together as a gesture of gratefulness for your good fortune – and in the name of those who suffer alone in misery.
It is such a simple thing to do instead of spending at least $100 on your special person on February 14th, how about using that money to help send supplies to Haiti? I will imagine I had someone to spend money on for Valentine’s Day and use that to share the love with the Haitians.
BTW Craig Bierko was just seen on CBS’s hit show The Good Wife doing a phenomenal job and soon we can see him on the Emmy winning Damages on FX.
Illeana Douglas has created the brilliant webseries Easy To Assemble. In it she has quit her Hollywood acting job and is working at the Ikea in Burbank (my Ikea) and learning how Easy everything is To Assemble. Several of her friends including the hysterical and witty Craig Bierko appear in the webisodes, so when I saw his name attached I had to ask him about it. Afterall he did create the brilliant webisode Bathing with Bierko!!!
Seriously? OMG! WTF?: How did you get involved with Easy to Assemble? Craig Bierko: Iâ€™m friends with Illeana and when she told me about the concept for the show I thought it was hilarious and surreal, a combo that always appeals to me. I also liked the idea of playing myself because I wasnâ€™t always a fan of the guy who played me before.
SOW: Do you carry your Allen Wrench around with you at all times even when you are not working? CB: I think they have a lot of nerve naming something that small and nonwrench-like anything but what it is â€“ a little bent piece of metal. You canâ€™t do that. Youâ€™re not allowed to just pick up a little bent piece of metal and claim â€œAllen Wrench.â€ Thatâ€™s bullshit, man.
SOW: Do you shop at Ikea? Did you have some Swedish Meatballs when you shot the webisode? CB: I must have bought something at Ikea at some point. Maybe a frame of some kind, or a pot. I really donâ€™t like to put things together though, especially if Iâ€™m going to sit on it eventually. Iâ€™m not good at doing that stuff and it seems like a cost-efficient recipe for serious spinal cord injury. I missed the meatballs but the smell is never far away at Ikea.
SOW: Can you believe the success of Easy To Assemble? Did you hear CBS.com picked up the webisodes? CB: I didnâ€™t know that until just now but Iâ€™m not surprised. Illeana emailed me a few days ago and told me some of the people who are planning to do â€“ or have already shot â€“ an episode. Sheâ€™s worked with everyone and everyone loves her so that means itâ€™s going to be really fun to see who pops up week after week.
SOW: What have you been up to? What are you working on? CB: Iâ€™m about to shoot an episode of a show called â€œHead Caseâ€ which Ali Wentworth does for Starz. Once again, Iâ€™ll play myself â€“ only this time Iâ€™m getting therapy from Ali, who plays a shrink to the stars. Itâ€™s all improvised which is good because thatâ€™s what I usually do anyway.
SOW: Taken baths with anyone famous recently and filmed it? Or not so famous? CB: I gave my dog Boo a bath last night and sheâ€™s quite renowned in my apartment.
SOW: What happened with â€œTo Be Or Not To Beâ€? CB: Well, Iâ€™ll just say that it was a very difficult decision for me to leave the play. Everyone in the cast is so talented â€“ as is the director Casey Nicholaw who is probably the single nicest, most enthusiastic, big-hearted person Iâ€™ve ever met. You stand next to him and you just start smiling. There should be a few of him on every block, the world would be a better place.
SOW: What will we next see you in? CB: Iâ€™ve got a Vera Wang number thatâ€™s going to stun you to your socks.
I can’t wait to see Craig in that Vera Wang number, you know he is going to be so sexy in it! Seriously he always cracks me up! So I can’t wait to see what he does when he is on Head Case, a show that is so perfect for his comic timing!
On an Easy To Assemble note, the webseries is doing so well in its first two weeks alone that CBS has picked it up and the webisodes can be seen on TV.com.
Thank you so much Craig Bierko for taking the time to answers my questions once again!
So today is Craig Bierko’s birthday and since he did my favorite viral video of the year, Bathing with Bierko, I figured why not post it on his birthday! I mean how hot is he in his birthday suit!!!
You can next see Craig Bierko at the Biltmore Theatre in To Be or Not To Be starting in previews on September 11th!
The Music Man, Craig Bierko is back on Broadway in To Be or Not To Be according to Playbill!!! To Be Or Not To Be is based in the 1942 movie and not the Mel Brooks film based on the 1942 movie.
"At the Polski Theatre in 1939 Warsaw, Joseph (Bierko) and Maria Tura (Maxwell) are about to open yet another smash with their theatrical troupe. As the German invasion gets underway, the theatre is closed by the censors, forcing the troupe to face desperate times. But when a handsome young bomber pilot enlists their help to catch a spy, what is a group of actors to do? This hilarious black comedy is an ingenious commentary on the World War II era and an inspired tribute to the timeless joys of the theatre."
Previews begin on September 11th and the show opens on October 2nd. While I am bummed that Craig Bierko will not be playing Gomez in The Addams Family on Broadway, I am happy to see him back on Great White Way. I am off to buy my ticket home just to see him back on the Broadway Stage! But in the meantime we can all enjoy him in Bathing with Bierko!!!
Fox is giving us two extra Easter eggs tonight by airing not one but two episodes of Unhitched at 8:30p and 9:30p!!! If you have never seen this show, you are missing out one of the funniest shows of the season. Unhitched is created by the two idiots (Fox’s words not mine) who did Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, The Farrelly Brothers, and it stars the hysterically funny and extremely talkented Craig Bierko.
Dating in your 20s is like going to the farmersâ€™ market â€“ if you get there early, thereâ€™s plenty of fruit, all ripe, juicy and yours for the taking. But dating in your 30s is like getting there at closing time. The remaining fruit has been sitting in the sun all day. Itâ€™s been dropped, squeezed and handled by a thousand different people. UNHITCHED follows a group of newly single friends living in Boston and learning the painful lessons of starting over in their 30s. Theyâ€™d all love to get remarried, if they could just find their true loves. JACK â€œGATORâ€ GATELY (Craig Bierko) is a charismatic, optimistic guy who never expected to be single again. But now that he is, heâ€™s determined to make the best of it until he finds â€œthe one.â€ Joining Gator in bachelorhood redux are his best friends: thrice-divorced TOMMY (Johnny Sneed), the founder and brewmaster of an upstart microbrewery, who has a voracious appetite for food, beer and women; and DR. FREDDY SAHGAL (Shaun Majumder), a successful surgeon who can execute a triple bypass in his sleep, but is all thumbs when it comes to the opposite sex. Rounding out the group is KATE (Rashida Jones), a smart, successful attorney who handled all three of the boysâ€™ divorces. Having just turned 30, Kate finds herself dumped after a seven-year engagement and reluctantly joins the guys in negotiating the treacherous waters of dating. With Kate owning the brownstone next to Gatorâ€™s, this pair, over time, may find that â€œthe oneâ€ is just a brick wall away.
Here is what Craig Bierko, who also just launched the daring and original Bathing with Bierko webseries, told me about the show that has me hitched since the first minute I saw it!
SOW: So besides cleaning up in the tub, you have the only non-animated show on Fox Sundays at 9:30p called Unhitched? For my readers who might not have seen the show can you tell them a little about it and your character? Craig: Unhitched is executive produced by the Farelly Brothers and it’s their first foray into network television. The show is about three divorced guys in their thirties, reentering the dating scene. It’s a whole new world for them and, of course, they’re older now. My character’s name is Jack “Gator” Gately and, on my first date after my wife leaves me, I, um, get raped by an orangutan. I’ll leave it at that. You’ll have to download the pilot from iTunes for further research. Better yet, watch the show Sunday nights at 9:30pm on Fox.
SOW: What is like working with the Farrerlly brothers? Craig: They’re a great combination of being down to earth and outrageously hilarious – basically two guys you want to hang out with. I really enjoy working with them because, aside from being genuine and kind, they absolutely know what they’re doing. It’s a pleasure to work with nice people who know precisely what they want and how to get it. Makes my job much easier.
SOW: How much of the show is like your life? Like dating a woman who has a monkey or extra skin that looks like a shrimp? Craig: I’m happy to say that I’ve never been sexually compromised by a monkey and my girlfriend has only the necessary amount of skin – she somehow ended up with just the perfect amount.
SOW: What is coming up on Unhitched? Craig: Mayhem. You’ll see some things you’ve certainly never seen on television before. And it’s hilarious.
SOW: Will anyone from Unhitched be coming over to your house and take a bath with you in front of the cameras? Craig: That’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll wash the cast. A few of them could use it. I’m not naming names, but it’s Johnny Sneed.
So tune into Unhitched tonight on Fox at 8:30 and 9:30p and prepared to laugh your extra skin off and if you dirty your pants because you laughed so hard make sure to watch Bathing with Bierko while you clean yourself up!!!
The interview that has everyone talking, Craig Bierko’s sit-down with John Malkovich in a bathtub, and I got the dirt behind it!
Craig Bierko answered my probing questions about his hysterical new webseries Bathing with Bierko and new hit show on Fox Sundays at 9:30p Unhitched.
SOW: How did you come up with the idea to interview people in your bathtub?
Craig: We wanted to take the ridiculously false intimacy of a talk show â€“ two men wearing make-up, one sitting behind a fake desk, having a fake conversation – and turn it up a notch. We just replaced the desk with a very small bath tub and made the conversation even more meaningless. Other than that, itâ€™s just your regular talk show.
SOW: Then once you came up with the idea, how the heck did you convince someone like John Malkovich to do it?
Craig: Well, my agent handles John. We met him at his hotel and told him that we wanted to do “The Charlie Rose Show” only I’d be giving him a sponge bath in a tub. He smiled, paused and said “okay. ” I had to stop myself from asking “why?” He struck me as an incredibly down to earth man who doesn’t take himself seriously. Well, obviously.
SOW: How did you get your producer Rob Cohen aboard to do this?
Craig: I’ve known Rob since he wrote for The Ben Stiller Show. He’s famously hilarious, a highly sought after comedy writer out here – everyone thinks of Rob as being one of the funniest, driest men on the planet. We were having dinner a few months back and I pitched the idea to him. He laughed and said “let’s do it. ” That was literally all there was to it. We called our friend Dan Pasternack at SuperDeluxe.com, told him the idea and he loved it.
SOW: Is it weird bathing someone while you are interviewing them?
Craig: Are you kidding?
SOW: What is it like being filmed taking a bath with someone while interviewing them?
Craig: It was a completely unique experience – which after all is the whole point. We knew this was going to be a very odd, even uncomfortable, for the audience. I didn’t want to make it sillier than it was interesting, if that makes sense – a vaguely familiar mutation of something you see every day.
SOW: Who else do you have joining you in the bathtub?
Craig: We’re very excited, lots of people have been asking to be on the show but you’ll have to wait and see.
SOW: Oh yeah, are you naked in the tub?
Craig: How do you bathe?
SOW: So besides cleaning up in the tub, you have the only non-animated show on Fox Sundays at 9:30p called Unhitched? For my readers who might not have seen the show can you tell them a little about it and your character?
Craig: Unhitched is executive produced by the Farelly Brothers and it’s their first foray into network television. The show is about three divorced guys in their thirties, reentering the dating scene. It’s a whole new world for them and, of course, they’re older now. My character’s name is Jack “Gator” Gately and, on my first date after my wife leaves me, I, um, get raped by an orangutan. I’ll leave it at that. You’ll have to download the pilot from iTunes for further research. Better yet, watch the show Sunday nights at 9:30pm on Fox.
SOW: What is like working with the Farrerlly brothers?
Craig: They’re a great combination of being down to earth and outrageously hilarious – basically two guys you want to hang out with. I really enjoy working with them because, aside from being genuine and kind, they absolutely know what they’re doing. It’s a pleasure to work with nice people who know precisely what they want and how to get it. Makes my job much easier.
SOW: How much of the show is like your life? Like dating a woman who has a monkey or extra skin that looks like a shrimp?
Craig: I’m happy to say that I’ve never been sexually compromised by a monkey and my girlfriend has only the necessary amount of skin – she somehow ended up with just the perfect amount.
SOW: What is coming up on Unhitched?
Craig: Mayhem. You’ll see some things you’ve certainly never seen on television before. And it’s hilarious.
SOW: Will anyone from Unhitched be coming over to your house and take a bath with you in front of the cameras?
Craig: That’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll wash the cast. A few of them could use it. I’m not naming names, but it’s Johnny Sneed.
SOW: Or what about the show you were on last season, Boston Legal? Did you keep that Buzz Lightyear costume?
Craig: I was very happy to leave that costume behind. It was like wearing a Volvo.
SOW: Or Dickie Roberts with a rubber duckie?
Craig: Spade grabbed the duckie, dammit. He got all the good toys.
SOW: Besides Unhitched and Bathing with Bierko, what other projects do you have coming up?
Craig: I’m just hoping to stay off of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
SOW: Are you pitching Bathing with Bierko as a TV show?
Craig: There’s been some interest but SuperDeluxe has been so great – we took our time making the first one with John – we all have day jobs – and they were unbelievably patient and supportive. You don’t always get that in the television world.
Craig: Don’t touch that dial – we’ll be right back!
Seriously how funny are his answers?
One more tidbit I found out from him after the interview is whose bathroom they are filming Bathing with Bierko in….the incredibly talented actress and author Carrie Fisher!!! He also added about her, “She’s probably one of the nicest, most generous people I’ve ever met. A true friend.” Which is really nice to hear about a second-generation star who was in some of the biggest movies of all time!
From what I was able to tell from my interview time that I had with him, he too seems like a really nice person. So please support his incredible talent and tell all your friends about Bathing with Bierko and make sure to watch him in Unhitched on Sundays at 9:30p on Fox. BTW this Sunday Unhitched is doubly as good because it will be airing at 8:30p and 9:30p!
Thank you so much Craig Bierko!
You know when they say if you want to feel more comfortable during an interview picture the person naked, well I guess Craig Bierko took that saying literally…and boy I am glad that he did because that is one of the funniest interviews I have seen in a while! I just love the way he washes what is left of John Malkovich’s hair all over his body. Ewww.
I have to admit I have a new-found respect for Craig Bierko after seeing him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and on his new Fox show Unhitched! Although after seeing him scrub Malkovich’s nether region my opinion of him has changed a little bit!
BTW this is Craig’s first interview from his webseries called Bathing with Bierko: Keeping It Clean!
Craig Bierko has been cast as the lead in Fox’s comedy "The Rules of Starting Over," playing a thirty something newly single man among a group of recently divorced friends. Bierko, who has been recurring on ABC’s "Boston Legal," recently was seen in the feature "For Your Consideration."