Scottish Comedy Rules
When it comes to list of best current late night talk show hosts, Craig Ferguson might not even make the top 5. But thanks to the endearing weirdness he has displayed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson since 2005, he has developed a cult following, one that will be sure to be on hand when Ferguson comes to McFarlin Auditorium on February 15.
Ferguson's appearance isn't part of a regular tour, but is instead a one-off show that will be preceded by another in Austin on Valentine's Day. Ferguson was scheduled to do a string of shows in Canada starting January 23, but had to reschedule those due to a sinus infection.
Ferguson's 10 seasons on The Late Late Show have been marked by quirks that fans love but that can be hard to understand for the casual viewer. This includes his robot skeleton sidekick, Geoff, and the opening of show, in which Ferguson eschews the normal monologue for random observations, interactions with puppets and more.
The Scottish comic previously came to fame as Drew Carey's boss Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show, which ran for nine seasons on ABC. Ferguson has also put his Scottish brogue to good use in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and How to Train Your Dragon.
Tickets for Ferguson's concert, which run $45-$55, are now on sale through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.