Craig Ferguson says goodbye to the 'Late Late Show' with the help of dozens of celebrities

James Corden will make his debut as host of "The Late Late Show" March 23.

By Karen Butler
Craig Ferguson in a 2010 UPI file photo.
Craig Ferguson in a 2010 UPI file photo. | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Scottish-born comedian Craig Ferguson has wrapped up his 10-year run as host of The Late Late Show in Los Angeles.

Friday night's finale opened with an upbeat music video featuring Ferguson urging everyone to "Bang Your Drum" along with footage of dozens of celebrities happily obliging.


Among those who appeared in the clip were past guests such as Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Bacon, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Pierce Brosnan, Steve Carell, Don Cheadle, Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Daniels, Ted Danson, Jon Hamm, Sean Hayes, Rashida Jones, Mila Kunis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Meadows, Jonny Lee Miller, Bill Murray, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Bob Sagat, William Shatner, Michael Sheen, Quentin Tarantino, Betty White, Henry Winkler, Shailene Woodley and Weird "Al" Yankovic.

The finale also included a sit-down chat with former Tonight Show star Jay Leno and the hilarious revelation that comedy icon Bob Newhart was really the man beneath show sidekick Secretariat's faux horse head.

Ferguson announced his intention to leave the CBS program last April, shortly after the network announced Stephen Colbert would be taking over The Late Show from retiring emcee David Letterman.


James Corden will make his debut as host of The Late Late Show March 23. Numerous guest hosts will fill in between now and then.

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