For this new theme song, Kilborn would be played to the desk with a chorus of The Late Late Show is starting. Drew Carey hosted the week of January 5 and did so again the week of March 2. Longtime late night television producer Peter Lassally was executive producer of Snyder s iteration of the program and mentored Jon Stewart when he was a guest host filling in for Snyder.
In keeping with customs employed on British chat shows, Corden interviews all of the nightly guests at once, opting for a more conversational style. Hughley, Damien Fahey, and Michael Ian Black. Occasionally Craig requested Thompson (as Geoff) to interpret the thoughts of Secretariat or others, in one of a variety of celebrity voices, most notably Morgan Freeman.
Saxophonist David Sanborn composed and performed the theme music and several other songs featured on the show, all of which were smooth jazz pieces to fit the show s low-key, middle-of-the-night mood. From 2010 the monologue also included banter with Geoff Peterson, his robot skeleton sidekick , voiced and controlled by Josh Robert Thompson. Ferguson often joked about the studio s small size, leaky roof, and poor lighting..
The show ended with What Did We Learn on the Show Tonight, Craig. .