Just days after death threats against David Letterman, an envelope containing white powder arrived at the L.A. offices of Craig Ferguson's show on Tuesday.
"The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson" is, of course, the lead-out show on CBS for Letterman, whose recent death threat on a jihadist website also recommended that the comedian's tongue be cut out. And Ferguson's show is produced by Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants. Ferguson addressed the incident with a very funny monologue last night.
"Today someone sent here an envelope packed with white powder. Ferguson acknowledged that the incident left him spooked. I called CBS security, and they said, 'We're busy.' Craig Ferguson said a white powder purported to be anthrax was sent to the Los Angeles set of the "Late Late Show."
"Ack! Someone mailed my show white powder & claimed it was anthrax. "It's a very scary situation," Ferguson said.
Someone mailed my show white powder & claimed it was anthrax. “Today someone sent, here, an envelope packed with white powder,” Mr. Ferguson told the studio audience at “Late Late Show,” which is produced in Los Angeles. “Nowadays,” Mr. Ferguson said, “white powder in the mail is a bad thing. Last week, Mr. Ferguson’s CBS late-night colleague David Letterman, who hosts the network’s “Late Show” and whose company Worldwide Pants produces “Late Late Show,” was threatened on a message board used by Al Qaeda.