253 5th ave. N
Saint Petersburg, FL
7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013
Funny man and late night talk show host Craig Ferguson will be appearing at The Palladium on Monday, November 18th!
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the UK. Too wimpy to be in punk rock, he started acting. He played Drew Carey’s boss, Nigel Wick, in The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003.
Ferguson has also become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He performs all over the country and has sold out Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Craig has three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials: A Wee Bit o’ Revolution, which premiered on Comedy Central, Does This Need To Be Said, which premiered on Epix in February 2011 and I’m Here To Help, which premiered on Netflix in March of 2013.
Ferguson wrote the feature films The Big Tease and Saving Grace. In 2003, he made his directorial debut with I’ll Be There, which he 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. Craig also named Best New Director at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Ferguson’s other film credits include Niagara Motel, Prendimi ‘lanima, Life Without Dick, Chain of Fool and Born Romantic. Craig was in DreamWorks’ animated feature How To Train Your Dragon as the Viking, Gobber, a role he will reprise in the 2014 sequel. In 2011, Craig portrayed Owl in the Disney classic Winnie The Pooh and this year, he played Lord Macintosh in Pixar’s Oscar®-winning animated feature, Brave.
In April 2006, Ferguson debuted his first novel, Between the Bridge and the River, which was on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2009, Harper Collins published Ferguson’s memoir, American On Purpose, which debuted at Number Four on the New York Times Best Seller list and received a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
Presently, he hosts The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on CBS. He won his first Emmy® nomination in 2006, as well as receiving the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.