Thursday, October 22, 2015
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $37 / $47 / $57
Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career of film, television and the stage. As the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, the show set an all-time viewer record in the nine years it was on the air.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for punk bands in the U.K. Following his musical stint, Ferguson discovered he had a knack for comedy and was soon the star of his own BBC television show, “The Ferguson Theory.” After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to America in 1995 to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the ABC comedy, “Maybe This Time.” After the show ended, ABC added the talented Scotsman to “The Drew Carey Show”.
Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He has performed to sold out theaters all over the country. In October 2012 Craig performed his highly praised stand-up at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall to a sold out audience. In the summer of 2013, Craig released his third comedy album “I’m Here to Help,” garnering him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
Craig came into his own on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” winning his first Emmy nomination in 2006, as well as receiving the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In February 2008 he succeeded in becoming a US Citizen mentioning that this is his home after thirteen years and “my heart is here.” Soon after, Craig had landed himself the biggest date of all; a date with President Bush hosting the White House Correspondence Dinner. Critics raved of his witty and comical deliverance speech to the 3,000 attendees who included political journalists, celebrities, and Washington’s power players.