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->"It's a great day for America, everybody!"

Actor, talk show host, comedian, author. Occasional singer, onetime PunkRock drummer, terrible impressionist, comical slanderer of his co-workers, and necromantic slaveholder (simulated).

'''Craig Ferguson''' (May 17, 1962-) hosted ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' on Creator/{{CBS}} from 2005 to 2014 and is the author of the books ''American on Purpose'' and ''Between the Bridge and the River''. Besides his recently-vacated post behind (and in front of, and sometimes on top of) the desk of ''The Late Late Show'', he is best known as Drew Carey's evil boss Mr. Wick on ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''. He has also appeared in several films including ''Saving Grace'', ''The Big Tease'', ''I'll Be There'', and ''Film/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'', and has voiced animated characters such as Gobber the Belch in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' and ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', Nos-4-A2 in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', Owl in the 2011 ''Disney/WinnieThePooh'' feature, and Lord Macintosh in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.

Craig was born in UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}, and thus began his career in the UK doing stand-up comedy under the name Bing Hitler. (He is now a naturalized American citizen, and self-identifies as American rather than Scottish or British.) He was in an early episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' in 1988 ("Confidence and Paranoia") as Confidence, who killed himself by trying to breathe in space. He also appeared on the UK panel game ''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou'' and the American game ''Million-Dollar Series/{{Password}}''.

He has a passion for history and science, he is a big fan of the Series/MythBusters (Grant Imahara built him a robot skeleton sidekick, in gratitude for helping him expand his Twitter fanbase), and was also the 2010 host of ''Shark Week'' for the DiscoveryChannel. [[OneOfUs He's also a bit of a]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' fan, and a toy TARDIS was prominently displayed on his late-night show's desk for several years - coincidentally, he is also a lifelong friend (and former bandmate of) the Twelfth Doctor, Creator/PeterCapaldi. He shares great chemistry with Creator/KristenBell, so much to the point where she made so many appearances on his show that she openly lobbied to become co-host, although this never came to be. (In later appearances, she created a false rivalry with Geoff Petersen, the robot built by Imahara.) He also hosted the Boston Pops' Fourth of July show from 2009 to 2012, and on AprilFoolsDay 2014 he swapped places with his friend and former costar Drew Carey to host ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''. He ended his tenure as ''Late Late Show'' host on December 19th, 2014.

He has also done four comedy specials:

* ''A Wee Bit O'Revolution'' for Comedy Central in 2009,
* ''Does This Need To Be Said?'' for {{Creator/HBO}} in 2011,
* ''I'm Here To Help'', debuted as an Netflix exclusive in 2013,
* ''Just Being Honest'', debuted as a EPIX exclusive in 2015, but is now also available via Hulu.

Ferguson currently hosts the syndicated game show, ''Series/{{Celebrity Name Game}}'', which launched in September 2014, for which he won a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award [[note]]while he did win a Peabody award during his time on ''The Late Late Show'', he never won an Emmy[[/note]]. He also now hosting a new series, ''Join Or Die'', for the [[http://www.history.com/shows/join-or-die-with-craig-ferguson/season-1 History Channel]] which began airing in February 2016.

Ferguson announced in 2014 that he was going to produce a series based of the ''I F**king Love Science'' blog, curated by Elise Andrew, for the Science Channel, but as of 2016, that has yet to materialize.

You can also [[http://twitter.com/#!/CraigyFerg follow him]] on {{Twitter}}.
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