Get ready to laugh out loud with one of the funniest men of late night! All of you night owls are likely to
be familiar with the comedic work of Craig Ferguson, but now everyone in America can have a laugh as well when he comes to
a city near you! He's best known for his job as host for the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, but along with hosting
famous guests, he also has other talents. He's an amazingly-talented stand-up comic, and he's on his way to a venue near you
to entertain an audience of his biggest fans. Don't miss your chance to see him live. He will be making stops in Toronto,
Montreal, Dallas, Atlanta and many more cities around North America.
Craig Ferguson is not just
a gifted funnyman. He also has a talent for writing and directing films. He has written three films—"The Big Tease,"
"Saving Grace" and "I'll Be There," which he also starred in. "I'll Be There" was so popular, that it received the Audience
Award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas and Valencia film festivals. And Ferguson himself was honored at the Napa Valley
Film Festival, being named "best new director." He has also appeared in a number of films including Niagara Motel, Lenny the
Wonder Dog, Chain of Fools and Born Romantic.
About the Speaker
Craig Ferguson was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
Ferguson's upbringing wasn't always easy. When he was six months old his family moved into government housing after World
War II damaged much of the city. The future comic found comfort in comedy, using his funny personality to keep from being
bullied. Before he became a comic, he tried his hand as a drummer for various punk bands in the UK. He was a part of the band
"Dreamboys" that was fronted by vocalist Peter Capaldi. It was actually Capaldi who inspired Ferguson to go into comedy. When
music didn't pan out, Ferguson eventually tried acting and found a talent for comedy. He started performing at local clubs
as "Bing Hitler"—a character that Capaldi helped him create.
Ferguson became a hit with his folksy character at
the 1986 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was soon recording his act and releasing it for fans to buy. He found success on television
in the UK, appearing in Red Dwarf, STV's Hogmanay Show and a Christmas special hosted by One Foot in the Grave. During this
time, Ferguson also appeared in several musical theater productions in London, including The Rocky Horror Show and a production
of Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom. Soon, he landed his own show on BBC called The Ferguson Theory. From there, he
came to the United States, where he appeared on various sitcoms, including the hit show The Drew Carey Show. He also appeared
in several films including Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Ugly Truth and How to Train Your Dragon. He
also released comedy albums during this time, reaching the top of the Billboard charts.
His most recent comedy album
has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. But perhaps his biggest role to date is his role
as the host of the Late Late. He took over the show from Craig Kilborn in 2004, and has continued to gain a devoted fan base
over the past decade. before landing his current gig at a late night host. His role as host has helped to become one of the
most recognizable comics in the world, and now he's bringing all of his signature laughs to a theater near you. Don't miss
your chance to see him perform live.
Ferguson's first big break came when he
performed his signature over-the-top comedy routine at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1986. His performance at the festival
showed comedy fans that he had some serious chops and that he was going to be around for a long time. His next breakthrough
performance was his role as the over-sexed boss on the Drew Carey Show. The role showed off his outrageous brand of comedy,
and gave him the exposure he needed to become a comedy star. Then, in 2004, he landed his biggest role to date—host
of The Late Late Show. The exposure he received as host helped his career skyrocket to super-stardom. Now, he is one of the
biggest stars in the comedy world.
Craig Ferguson's late night audience can see his comedic
talent shine on the stage each night, but his two-minute monologue hardly showcases his true comedic abilities. To truly appreciate
Craig Ferguson's work, you must see him perform live, on stage. After that, you are sure to have a new appreciation for this
Scottish comic. With anecdotes about growing up in Scotland, to his experiences with the celebrities he's worked with and
those he's interviewed, there's sure to be something that tickles your funny bones. Don't miss your chance to see this amazing
comic in person!