Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Craig Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the U.K., a profession he held for several years. Following his musical stint, he began bartending in a local pub in Glasgow where he was introduced to Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, who persuaded Ferguson to give acting a go. After several low paying acting gigs, Ferguson discovered he had a knack for comedy and was soon the star of his own BBC television show, "The Ferguson Theory."
After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to America in 1995 to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy "Maybe This Time." After the show ended, ABC decided to add the talented Scotsman to "The Drew Carey Show, " playing Drew Carey's boss, Nigel Wick, from 1996-2003.
Since 2005, Ferguson has been the host of CBS's The Late Late Show. His comedic expertise is easily recognized in his quick-paced and enthusiastic monologues. Meanwhile, Ferguson has also toured performing stand-up comedy, keeping audiences around the country in stitches. Comedy Central has featured two of Ferguson's comedy specials, and in 2013 another was released on Netflix. The later of the three specials, I'm Here to Help, received a 4/5 rating on Netflix as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.