Craig Ferguson, the charming comedian with the thick Scottish brogue who has helmed The Late Late Show on CBS since 2005, is bringing his standup comedy tour to the Palladium in downtown St. Petersburg on Nov. 18.
Ferguson had already found fame before his late-night success, most notably for playing obnoxious British boss Nigel Wick on the Drew Carey Show. But his absurdist comedy and unorthodox interviewing style — he often rips up cue cards and prepared questions before interviews and refuses to see whatever movie an actor is coming on to promote — have made him a YouTube favorite.
Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon. Make a decision soon, because Ferguson sold out his last performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall in 2010.
Ferguson has found huge success on the North American comedy circuit. He has sold out Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. He also released widely acclaimed standup 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.
For The Late Late Show on CBS, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2006 and won the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Tickets are $55-$85 and will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater, or by calling (727) 791-7400 or at rutheckerdhall.com.