Even when I’m not familiar with a guest on
Norton plays the warm-up act in this schedule, but he's the best part of it as far as I’m concerned. This is, by far, my favorite
His biggest tweak to the format, however, is when he brings out all his guests at once, putting everyone on equal footing. Norton expertly moves from one guest to another, encouraging them to chat amonst themselves as well. (But not too much; he does feign offense if he's left out of the conversation too long.)
And somehow, Norton almost always manages to get them to tell their most embarrassing stories. You also can expect musical performances, occassional skits, live segments shot outside the studio and audience participation segments.
One of the best parts of the show is when Norton invites audience members to sit in the infamous red chair, where they are asked to regale Norton and his guests with a story. If any one of the panelists gets bored or grossed out, they push a red eject button and the chair falls backward, dumping the speaker out.
The only downside to the telecast is that it seems like BBC America trims the show to get in all the commercials. I want more Graham!