NEW YORK, September 26, 2011 – America’s favorite Scottish late-night talk show host returns to COMEDY CENTRAL! The Network Television Premiere of “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said” debuts Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Filmed at the Polk Theater in Nashville, Ferguson explains his love for “friendly cussing” and the frustration he feels when he cannot use certain “naughty” words on the “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.” In his second one-hour special to air on COMEDY CENTRAL, Ferguson explains what sex education was like growing up in Scotland, how celebrity scandals make for easy work days and how terrifying it was to meet “Bond-like” villain, Dick Cheney, while hosting the White House Correspondents dinner.
On October 18, “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said” will be released on DVD uncensored and extended by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment with 20 minutes of material not seen on COMEDY CENTRAL and bonus features that include “Craig Arrives in Nashville” and a “Fan Rap.”
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson’s comedy career began when he landed a starring role in his own BBC television show, “The Ferguson Theory.” In 1995, he came to America to star in the ABC comedy “Maybe This Time” and later starred in the hit series, “The Drew Carey Show” from 1996-2003. Ferguson has performed to sold out theaters all over the country and in 2010, sold out Carnegie Hall. In 2009, his first COMEDY CENTRAL special, “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution” premiered and was released on DVD.
Ferguson has written the feature films “The Big Tease” and “Saving Grace” and in 2003, he made his directorial debut with “I’ll Be There,” which he also wrote and starred in. The movie received the “Audience Award for Best Film” at the Aspen, Dallas and Valencia film festivals and Ferguson was named “Best New Director” at the Napa Valley Film Festival. His other film credits include “Niagra Motel,” “Lenny the Wonder Dog,” “Prendimi l’anima,” “Life Without Dick,” “Chain of Fools,” “Born Romantic,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and 2011′s “Winnie The Pooh.” Ferguson has a best selling novel, “Between The Bridge and The River” and a New York Times bestselling memoir, “America On Purpose.
Ferguson came into his own on the “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” winning his first Emmy® nomination in 2006, as well as receiving the 2009 Peabody Award® for “Excellence in Broadcasting” for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. In 2008, he had the unique honor of hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner. Ferguson also serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that bring movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life threatening illness nationwide.
“Craig Ferguson: Does This Need To Be Said” is executive produced by Ferguson and Sandy Chanley. The special is directed by Keith Truesdale.
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