Did you catch The Mindy Project‘s Adam Pally (also late of Happy Endings, R.I.P.) hosting the Late Late Show on CBS Friday night? No one else did, either. But the video of that appearance, alongside sidekick Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), is well worth your time. Pally is the latest in a revolving door of guest hosts who CBS has asked to fill in between Craig Ferguson‘s departure and James Corden‘s debut. Yet, his appearance felt like something that would air as a parody on Adult Swim. (Too Many Hosts!)
Pally awkwardly took the helm with Schwartz, doing a failed man-on-street segment before settling in to interview NFL tight end Martellus Bennett (they discussed fonts), children’s book author Beth Stern, and actor Eric Andre (Man Seeking Woman), who just spun around in his chair until they started comparing socks. Pally didn’t seem to give a patoot what was going on, and probably neither did CBS (I mean, who sets a guest host up on a trip to L.A. in a coach middle seat, anyway?) Pally drops some major shade on the network, and is hilarious doing so.
The entire segment (on only a partial set cobbled together) has the makings of true greatness, especially since the almost-silent studio confirmed that no one was watching (or at least, didn’t know what to make of what was happening). Check out the video to see, essentially, what it would be like if you and your friends were told you could host a show in the middle of the night on broadcast (oh, and introduce Death Cab for Cutie as a fan):
“This whole thing has been truly bizarre, for real.”
The Late Late Show airs weeknights at 12:35 a.m. ET on CBS