A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a Scottish Late Night Comedian, Craig Ferguson, and posted some videos from his Late Late Show. This video is already over a year old, but unfortunately I only found it now. It’s the monologue with which Ferguson earned his first Emmy nomination: the euology for his father. It’s the most honest thing I have ever seen, heard or read in the media. In my opinion it is not only the climax of television but also the pinnacle of what it means to be human.
If you’re not already crying when he reminisces the gesture his father used to make, you will at the latest have tears in your eyes when he says farewell at the end. And in a way that is beautifully sad.