Performing Arts Fort Worth in the City of Cowboys and Culture proudly welcomes comedian, actor and late night talk show host Craig Ferguson back to Bass Performance Hall on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38.50-$60.50.
On January 3, 2005, Craig Ferguson entered the competitive world of late night comedy. Six years, an Emmy Award nomination and Peabody Award later, not only is The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson still going strong, so is Ferguson’s career away from the show. He also is a successful film actor, writer and stand-up comedian.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a punk rock drummer. Following his musical stint, he began bartending in a Glasgow pub, where he was introduced to Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre. Boyd persuaded Ferguson to give acting a shot. 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.
In 1995, Ferguson brought his act to America to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy, Maybe This Time. After the show ended, ABC hired Ferguson to star in The Drew Carey Show, playing Carey's boss, Nigel Wick.
Since then, Ferguson has made the leap from small screen to big screen. Most recently, he was featured in the Academy Award-nominated animated movie, How to Train Your Dragon. He will also star in the sequel, slated to be released in 2013. Ferguson also wrote the feature films The Big Tease and Saving Grace; in 2003, he made his directorial debut with I'll Be There, which he also wrote and starred in. Ferguson’s other film credits include Niagra Motel, Lenny the Wonder Dog, Prendimi l’anima, Born Romantic and The Big Tease.
In 2006, Ferguson released his first novel, Between the Bridge and the River. He followed it up in 2009 with an autobiography, American on Purpose.
Ferguson also serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network. The mission of the Lollipop Theater Network is to bring movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.For more Fort Worth Nightlife events visit our website at www.FortWorth.com