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Keith to play at Boston Pops July 4 show

Keith to play at Boston Pops July 4 show

BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- Country music star Toby Keith has been booked to perform during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, CBS said Wednesday.
CBS: Ferguson to get robot sidekick

CBS: Ferguson to get robot sidekick

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- Grant Imahara, co-host of TV's "MythBusters," is to present Craig Ferguson with a robot skeleton sidekick on "The Late Late Show" in Los Angeles, CBS said.
'Glee,' 'Ferguson' win Peabody Awards

'Glee,' 'Ferguson' win Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga., March 31 (UPI) -- "Glee," "Modern Family" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" will be among those honored at the upcoming 69th annual Peabody Awards in New York.
'Late Late Show' host marks 1,000 episodes

'Late Late Show' host marks 1,000 episodes

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson is preparing to celebrate the 1,000th episode of his U.S. late-night chat series "The Late Late Show," CBS said Thursday.
Craig Ferguson tapes show in the dark

Craig Ferguson tapes show in the dark

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson had to finish Tuesday's taping of "The Late Late Show" in the dark after the electricity went out at his television studio.
'Late Late Show' going high-def

'Late Late Show' going high-def

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," which is taped in Los Angeles, will soon be broadcast in high-definition, CBS announced Monday.
Neil Diamond booked for fireworks show

Neil Diamond booked for fireworks show

BOSTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Venerable pop music star Neil Diamond will perform during the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" TV special July 4, CBS said Monday.
Ferguson gets 1st Comedy Central special

Ferguson gets 1st Comedy Central special

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson is set to star in a stand-up special called "Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit O' Revolution," Comedy Central said.
Eisner to interview Ferguson, Marshall

Eisner to interview Ferguson, Marshall

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS , N.J., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson, Penny Marshall and Stan Lee have agreed to appear on "CNBC's Conversations with Michael Eisner," the U.S. network announced.
Adele, Brown to perform at Grammys show

Adele, Brown to perform at Grammys show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Adele, Chris Brown and Sugarland have agreed to perform at the 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said Tuesday.
Craig Ferguson marries art dealer

Craig Ferguson marries art dealer

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson announced on his U.S. talk show Monday night he has married his longtime girlfriend Megan Wallace Cunningham.

Writers return to late-night TV shows

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Writers for several U.S. late-night television talk shows return to work Wednesday after a three-month-long strike against producers ended Tuesday night.

Ferguson passes U.S. citizenship test

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson, who is the host of the Los Angeles-based "The Late Late Show," has earned a perfect score on his U.S. citizenship test.
Report: WGA near deal with UA

Report: WGA near deal with UA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The union representing striking Hollywood writers is reportedly close to a deal that will allow filmmaker Tom Cruise's company to hire union writers.

SAG actors won't cross Globes picket line

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The Screen Actors Guild said Friday its members will not cross a striking writers picket line to attend the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Brooke Shields and Craig Ferguson present the award for lead actress in a comedy series to Tina Fey for "30 Rock" at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 21, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish–American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author and producer. He is the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that airs on CBS. In addition to hosting that program and performing stand-up comedy, Ferguson has written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel, and American on Purpose, an autobiography. He became a citizen of the United States in 2008.

Before his career as a late-night television host, Ferguson was best known in the United States for his role as the office boss, Nigel Wick, on The Drew Carey Show from 1996 to 2003. After that, he wrote and starred in three films, directing one of them.

Ferguson was born in the Stobhill Hospital in the Springburn district of Glasgow, Scotland, to Robert and Janet Ferguson, and raised in nearby Cumbernauld, growing up "chubby and bullied." When he was six months old, he and his family moved from their Springburn apartment to a council house in Cumbernauld. They lived there as Glasgow was re-housing many people following damage to the city from World War II. Ferguson attended Muirfield Primary School and Cumbernauld High School.

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