Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. In December 2014, Ferguson concluded his ten-year run as the host of CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which set all-time viewer records, earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. As the host of Celebrity Name Game, Ferguson was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row. This year he was nominated for a third Daytime Emmy Award. As of February 2017, Craig launched his new SiriusXM program The Craig Ferguson Show which is broadcast live on Comedy Greats every evening.
After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson first brought his act to America in the short-lived ABC comedy Maybe This Time. After the show ended, ABC decided to add the talented Scotsman to The Drew Carey Show, playing Drew Carey's boss, ‘Nigel Wick,’ from 1996-2003 and he never looked back!
Ferguson has also become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He has performed to sold-out theatres all over the country and sold out Carnegie Hall in October 2010. 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 2016, Craig performed The New Deal Tour, a 60-show comedy stand-up tour, across North America.
Additionally, Craig has four widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, A Wee Bit O’ Revolution, which premiered on Comedy Central, and Does This Need To Be Said, which premiered on EPIX in 2011, aired on Comedy Central and was released on Home Video. 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. The stand-up special premiered on Netflix and was later released on DVD. In September 2015, Ferguson launched his fourth original stand-up comedy special on EPIX entitled Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
As for the big screen, Ferguson wrote the feature films The Big Tease and Saving Grace. He made is directorial debut in 2003 with I’ll Be There, which he also wrote and starred in. I’ll Be There went on to receive the Audience Award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas, and Valencia film festivals, as well as earning Ferguson a Best New Director nod at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Ferguson’s other film credits include Niagra Motel, Lenny the Wonder Dog, Prendimi l’anima, Life Without Dick, Chain of Fools, and Born Romantic. He is also the voice of ‘Gobber’ in How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2, ‘Owl’ in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, and ‘Lord Macintosh’ in Disney’s 2012 hit Brave.
Ferguson is also a bestselling author after the debut of his first novel Between The Bridge and The River, in 2006.
Ferguson also serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network. The mission of the Lollipop Theater Network is to bring movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life threatening illnesses nationwide.