Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson may be a relentless champion of edgy, off-color humor, but he also has a conscience — in 2007 Ferguson announced that he would not make fun of celebrities struggling with substance abuse, citing the deaths of easy targets like Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson as the potential result of such wisecracking. Not only did the decision draw praise, but his comedy is better off for it — rather than join the bloated chorus of celeb bashers, Ferguson digs deep for his material, arriving at a strikingly original standup act that's a cut above the rest. Hilarity reigned at his 2013 concerts on the Hot and Grumpy tour, building anticipation for more delectably crude performances in 2014.
Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson made a variety of appearances on stage and screen before landing his breakthrough role on The Drew Carey Show, where he played Carey's pink slip-happy boss until the show's finale in 2004. That same year, he was selected to replace Craig Kilborn as host of CBS's The Late Late Show, a role he continues to perform to this day. In addition to numerous high-profile appearances in films and television, Ferguson has released several comedy specials including 2013's I'm Here to Help, which peaked at No. 6 on the Top Comedy Albums chart and received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Craig was fantastic. His improv reactions to unexpected events were fast and funny, as usual. The routine was excellent."
"He's brilliant, rude, vulgar, hysterically funny, and monumentally talented. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to need emergency medical care."
"Craig Ferguson has done it again with Hot and Grumpy. I would definitely recommend this show for anyone who likes the Late Late Show. A+++."