Craig Ferguson Knocks Ben Silverman: The Mugabe Of NBC (VIDEO)

01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Danny Shea Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

All of the late night hosts made reference to Jay Leno's move to 10PM on their shows Tuesday night (watch a video compilation here), but "Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson had a special segment on NBC Universal Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman.

Ferguson compared Silverman — the wunderkind producer behind shows like "The Office" and "Ugly Betty" before being tapped to run NBC's programming — to an African dictator, saying, "He is to NBC what Robert Mugabe is to Zimbabwe."

Ferguson then said, "Not only has Silverman run the network into the ground, he also has the creepiest and most annoying laugh in show business," before showing video from Tuesday's press conference.

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