Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of April 18

Given last week’s wealth of guests, I’m not surprised to see things drop precipitously this week.  Many of the programs are off this week.

We once again rely on our usual consistent performers here.  Even though it’s in repeats, The Colbert Report comes in strong, with three guests.  However, Andrew Chaikin (Tuesday), MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage (Wednesday), and Ray Kurzweil (Thursday) were all on since the beginning of the month, so you probably remember their visits.

Two new appearances of note.  Tomorrow night Dr. Sanjay Gupta visits Conan.  Perhaps Japan and radiation will be up for discussion, perhaps not.  Later that night,  Derrick Pitts returns to Craig Ferguson’s Late, Late Show.  He’s the Chief Astronomer of the Franklin Institute.

And yes, MythBuster Grant Imahara was indeed on last Thursday’s Late, Late Show as part of a celebration of show robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Petersen’s first year with the show.  But it was a party rather that a traditional appearance.  The gang was in Vegas, and that’s perhaps all that should be said other than watch the segment.