Whether or not you care for Craig Ferguson...
If you are in any way an admirer of Stephen Fry, you would be most remiss (as he would say) or an utter tard (as I would say) to pass up watching this "experimental" audience-less hour in which he is interviewed on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
I promise you will be blown away ~ especially if you aren't multi-tasking or otherwise distracted whilst you watch and listen well.
Since I have such a liking for Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, John Oliver and such, I confess that for the past few years I have TRIED to feel "fannish" or otherwise give a bit more than a damn about the great Mr. Stephen Fry, but the feeling just does not come for some reason. That's so strange, since he does seem to exhibit more than a few Eppy-like characteristics and personality traits (I shall leave you to discover them in the vids of this show ~ via Fry's self-descriptive shmooze segs).
B) Stephen Fry chat (4 pts)
(If for some reason these vids do not work for you, simply click the links provided above each part)
At one time a few years back, upon the prodding of matisse_ep, I had almost borrowed the movie Wilde, from the local library ... however, I know myself too well, and am not unaware of Wilde's central theme ~ it would have been a total waste of time for me. I am probably the only person in the world who is completely BORED by sexuality, whether hetero or homo or whatever. A better word might be "burnt-out" I suppose, because I did have my day in that life. Also, me being so anti-melodrama, any "angsty life situations" in a movie fail to hold any interest for me ~ ironically, the same sort of things that would spark Brian's interest in a film tend to drive me away. *shrugs*
Strange coming from "Brian Epstein's biggest admirer" but there are other reasons for my attachment to Brian than those that seem to draw other people to him. The people who usually become "Brian fans" ~ ugh, that word "fan" again ~ well, besides the slash-mongers, that is ~ start caring about Brian because (1)the all-pervasive and invasive Beatles connection, or (2)he is a gay hero/icon, or (3)because of the oft-moaned-over tragic emo aspect of his life ... or all three ... anyway, none of them are reasons that attracted me.
Getting back to the original subject ~ I hold the same type of feelings toward Oscar Wilde as I do Stephen Fry. Super clever fellas ~ "brilliant" and "genius" are overused words, LOL ~ but I simply cannot seem to forge an interest/connection with them. Like I have said about Lennon, I would most likely enjoy being a friend if they were so inclined ~ but I can't see me being all awed over them, except maybe being tickled for the shallow reason that a celeb I didn't dislike was paying attention to me (which leaves out people like Mel Gibson, who I would turn and walk from after fighting the urge to spit on him).
Anyway, enjoy the show.
So far, I find Mr. Fry to be quite an agreeable and wise fella.