#1 Edited by lun49gameon (89 posts) -

I was watching the late late show with craig ferguson the other day and his guest was Notch, you know that guy that made minecraft. It was a really funny interview and it seemed as though both craig and notch got along really well. I really like the style of craig and his show and conan are the only things on tv I watch besides football and soccer games.

Today an idea popped into my head and I imagined Jeff gerstmann going to the late show with craig ferguson and just talking about video games and other random stuff. I think this would be possible since Giantbomb is part of the grand CBS interactive label. The late show with craig ferguson airs on CBS, just imagine if this happened!

Also, has Jeff ever appeared for an interview on national television? I think he might have been on a morning show talking about the dreamcast a long time ago.

#2 Posted by Ramone (2931 posts) -

Should he? Yes

Will he? No. Never.

#3 Posted by FinalDasa (1253 posts) -

I don't know. Rocking shorts on a morning show really seems to be his thing.

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#4 Posted by Demoskinos (13856 posts) -

Fuck Late night son. He's already been there done that.

#6 Posted by seamuspaxman (52 posts) -

Jeff Gerstmann looks the same, but younger.

#7 Edited by Strife777 (1431 posts) -

Notch is a man who became a millionaire with a game he made by myself (right?) Said game became what could arguably be called a phenomenon.

Jeff is just some guy who happens to be funny and very good at his job.

#8 Posted by 1momosauky (204 posts) -
#9 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -

Jeff is the only professional videogamesman that I would want to see on the television box

#10 Posted by RawknRo11a (508 posts) -

Wow, young Jeff on Good Morning America...

and man was that interview awkward...

#11 Edited by Flappy (2034 posts) -

Jeff already had his time to shine! Let's send Drew!

#12 Posted by CornBREDX (4456 posts) -

Fuck Late night son. He's already been there done that.

Ya, that's what I was gonna post.

I don't think Craig Ferguson really cares about video games- they're just what's popular- and I get the impression (like all talk shows now) he has to remain relevant by discussing them in one way or another.

Minecraft is huge and they would be silly to ignore it. The video game industry is huge as well. Almost as big as the Movie industry (if not bigger, it's hard to compare as their balance sheets are still significantly different).

Jimmy Fallon seems like a gamer, at least in some regard (if even casual since I'm pretty sure he's a busy guy these days). I'm not a fan of him or anything but I get why he looked at video games and decided to make it a regular focus on his show. It's both forward thinking and part of his generation (he's not much older than me).

Craig Ferguson and Conan are not video gamers. Conan has admitted as much and found a small way to focus on games somewhat and still make it clear he doesn't really know anything about games. He didn't have to, but he did. That's why he's so cool.

I have to admit, I don't know a lot about Craig Ferguson. He can be funny sometimes, but I suspect if anything his view of games is from his kids. I don't really get the impression he would know much about them.

So, what I'm saying is; Late Night talk shows want the big guns. We're not at a level yet where niche video game website personalities will show up on late night. Jeff did the Good Morning America spot for dreamcast as an "expert" (probably a very random call they got and someone said "Hell ya"), and does spots on random web sites and TV still from time to time. One day he might show up on a late night talk show, but right now I think that's just reserved for the big guys like Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and big players like Notch.

I believe Giant bomb can be that big, but they really are not yet. The only way Jeff would get on one of those right now is if he happened to meet someone on one of those shows or they got that random call again for the video game expert. That would actually be cool because it could provide more visibility for the site which is always cool.

#13 Posted by MOAB (358 posts) -

Should Jeff Gerstmann have a late night talk show?

Yes

#14 Posted by csl316 (7355 posts) -

Jeff should host a late night talk show.

#15 Edited by Brackynews (3966 posts) -

In b4 why no poll.

Why is this not a poll?

#16 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (4445 posts) -
@csl316 said:

Jeff should host a late night talk show.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

#17 Posted by thatdutchguy (1217 posts) -

Amazing.

#18 Posted by Brendan (7514 posts) -

I don't think that Giant Bomb is as relevant to the mass consciousness as Minecraft. Meaning Jeff should start his own talk show.

#19 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

Jeff Gerstmann should be on everything. All the time.

#20 Posted by Jimbo (9710 posts) -

@csl316 said:

Jeff should host a late night talk show.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

He should, but then get somebody else to guest host it so he can be the guest on his own show.

#21 Posted by ShaggE (5982 posts) -

Not to knock Jeff, but I want Vinny doing the talk show rounds. Or give him control of editing for an episode.

#22 Posted by WMoyer83 (585 posts) -

Jeff should do porn.

Wait...what?

#23 Edited by Chop (1963 posts) -

@shagge said:

Not to knock Jeff, but I want Vinny doing the talk show rounds. Or give him control of editing for an episode.

We all know Vinny is basically the greatest human around but c'mon...he's just not the entertainer Jeff is! Jeff was made for late night television!

#24 Posted by Jayzilla (2538 posts) -

I think he should, but that is because I know who he is and how funny he is. Most gamers, let alone people that watch late night wouldn't know Jeff from any other random dude. To those people, I might as well be on a late night talk show because they know me just as well as him which is to say, not at all.

#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (34608 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@themanwithnoplan said:
@csl316 said:

Jeff should host a late night talk show.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

He should, but then get somebody else to guest host it so he can be the guest on his own show.

The Gerstmann Show! Starring Jeff Gerstmann! Featuring Special Gerst Jeff Gerstmann!

I think I know what they're gonna do for this year's GOTY videos.

#26 Posted by ShaggE (5982 posts) -

@chop said:

@shagge said:

Not to knock Jeff, but I want Vinny doing the talk show rounds. Or give him control of editing for an episode.

We all know Vinny is basically the greatest human around but c'mon...he's just not the entertainer Jeff is! Jeff was made for late night television!

Jeff is definitely the better fit for the format, but Vinny's so damn likable that he could be a great ambassador for the site, and video games in general! We love Jeff's curmudgeonly ways, but will that amorphous blob of humanity known as "the general public" see past his demeanor and into his video game and Tokyo Drift loving soul?

Actually, new plan: We sneak Drew into the late night circuit by claiming that he's actually Michael C. Hall. Nobody will be the wiser! Vinny can then show up as his co-star in the new Showtime series "Giant Bomb", where Drew plays a large explosive that only blows up other large explosives, and Vinny is his unassuming brother that is also a bomb-disposing robot.

#27 Posted by Fattony12000 (6355 posts) -

Whiskey Media Radio Show.

#28 Posted by wjb (1552 posts) -

I don't know. Rocking shorts on a morning show really seems to be his thing.

Shorts and some weird Fubu half-jersey thing.

Diane Sawyer is like, "Uh...you sur-, you sure you don't want to like, uh...change before you go on national TV?"

Jeff is seriously the only person who wore clothes like that sincerely and I didn't want to punch him in the face.

#29 Edited by csl316 (7355 posts) -

@jimbo said:

@themanwithnoplan said:
@csl316 said:

Jeff should host a late night talk show.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

He should, but then get somebody else to guest host it so he can be the guest on his own show.

Gerstmann presents The Gerstmann Show starring Gerstmann with musical guest Jeff "The Rap Man" Gerstmann!

#30 Posted by Vuud (1433 posts) -

Fun fact: Jeff told Diane Sawyer that he was George Clooney, she believed him, they banged, then he split for the coast.

#31 Posted by EXTomar (4125 posts) -

I feel they should do a proper show to come after "Unprofessional Friday" that is like a talk show. Just 30 minutes but solidly done and with interviews and such.

#32 Posted by PimblyCharles (1105 posts) -

Fuck Late night son. He's already been there done that.

Crazy thing about that appearance is I watched it while it was live. Huge Dreamcast fan here, and I remember my mom saying they're talking about Dreamcast on the news. Had no idea who Jeff was then, but it was awesome seeing the amazing graphics at the time. The jump from PS1, Saturn & N64 to Dreamcast was a huge one.

#33 Posted by randiolo (1088 posts) -

i can see it now...

#34 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3595 posts) -

Only if he wears jorts.

#35 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

Appear? No. He should host host his own talk show.

#36 Edited by bigjeffrey (4160 posts) -

#37 Posted by Coafi (1433 posts) -

But uh... Jeff already appears on a late night talk show, it's called GIANTBOMBDOTCOM.

#38 Posted by ReTarDedFisHy (1054 posts) -

"The new generation of... SEGA...... uh, games."

#39 Posted by DEFE (197 posts) -
#40 Posted by crithon (2575 posts) -

hehe, remember when he hosted Attack of the Show like in 2007

#41 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (238 posts) -

It would epic if he would.

#42 Posted by ajamafalous (11591 posts) -

No

#43 Posted by Dalai (6879 posts) -

Let's just give the staff their own show after Craig Ferguson. Somebody needs to take Carson Daly down another peg. Yes, Carson Daly still has a job.

#44 Posted by Berserk007 (191 posts) -

Only if he brings Vinny

#45 Edited by subyman (561 posts) -

I hope Giantbomb doesn't go "mainstream." The language would be the first thing they'd have to work on to open the site up to a bigger market. I think a lot of the innuendo and such would be dropped very quickly as well. I could definitely see Jeff doing that stuff on the side, but I don't see Giantbomb in its current form taking over that role. I'd hope they would create an off shoot, maybe through gamespot, to do the mainstream coverage.

#46 Posted by how92 (15 posts) -

Giantbomb doesn't have to go mainstream. I could see them do a video game talk show just like everything else on this site. Hell if it had to be on tv though adultswim would be a good fit. It would be like The Eric Andre Show except about video games instead of weird comedy. I'm sure that wouldn't happen though because of different stuff between CBS and Time Warner (owners of adult swim), but some tv is made by one production company and broadcast by a channel they are not affiliated with so who knows? I sure don't.

#47 Posted by Tajasaurus (660 posts) -

good morning america is the latest late night show