• Celebrity Name Game: Kevin Nealon pleads with Craig Ferguson (Exclusive video)

    Ever since he vacated his post at the Late Late Show in 2014 after nine seasons, Craig Ferguson has been honing is stand-up act and employing his already-deft hosting skills to head up Celebrity Name Game, the syndicated gameshow created by Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s production company. If you’re somehow unfamiliar with Celebrity Name Game, here’s the deal: Celebrities — think Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Gibson, Rachel Bloom, Julie Chen,

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    Craig Ferguson is The King of 7B in ABC sitcom pilot

    Craig Ferguson is very busy despite his CBS departure two months ago. The former Late Late Show host will star in an ABC comedy pilot The King Of 7B. Ferguson plays Prentiss Porter, an agoraphobe who takes his first steps into the outside world in 11 years. Of course, as soon as he finds himself amongst people he appears to see his potential soul mate living across the street. The

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    When Craig Ferguson leaves Late Late Show, great comedians will guest host. And then also John Mayer.

    When Craig Ferguson ends his nearly 10-year reign as Late Late Show host at the end of December, a roster of guest hosts – including the insufferable John Mayer – will sit behind the Scottish comedian’s vacated desk until James Corden officially takes over. Drew Carey will host first between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9 and again between March 2 and March 6. Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady, Will

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    Reports: Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will host syndicated talk show when contract expires in December

    Not even four months after Craig Ferguson announced he’d be leaving his post at CBS as host of the Late Late Show, it seems the Scottish comedian has landed a new gig. According to reports, Ferguson is about to sign a deal to host a new syndicated talk show that would air around 7 or 7:30 pm— not during late night! “It will also tape in Ferguson’s current studio at

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    Norm Macdonald delivers inspirational graduation speech in Funny Or Die video

    Norm Macdonald has made no secret of his desire to take over Craig Ferguson’s spot on CBS as the host of the Late Late Show. The former Saturday Night Live anchor of Weekend Update — arguably the best one, at that — has been re-tweeting to his 424,000 followers his fans’ messages of support for the idea; the hashtag #LateLateNormNorm has been going strong for weeks. He’s even told Conan

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    Craig Ferguson leaving Late Late Show: What does it mean for Chelsea Handler, Conan O’Brien and the rest of the late night television landscape?

    Well, this was inevitable. Craig Ferguson will leave Late Late Show when his contract with CBS expires at the end of this year. Ferguson, who succeeded Craig Kilborn on Late Late Show in 2005, announced to his studio audience, “CBS and I are not getting divorced, we are ‘consciously uncoupling,’ but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse and robot skeleton, both of whom

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    Watch David Letterman announce his retirement from ‘Late Show’

    Late night talk show legend David Letterman will announce his 2015 retirement on tonight’s edition of Late Show with David Letterman. When a monstrous announcement like this is to be made, a press release is usually sent to media outlets or it is agreed that the star will break the news on air (or in Johnny Carson’s case, make a surprise-to-the-executives announcement during the upfront presentation to advertisers). Tonight’s Late

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    Recording Academy still nominating Kathy Griffin for Grammys, for some reason

    The Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have once again, despite the huge amount of quality stand-up released in 2013, felt it necessary to laud Kathy Griffin in the best comedy album category. It’s the sixth year in a row they’ve done so. Griffin’s album this year Calm Down Gurrl, not unlike many of her previous “albums,” is simply one giant audio track extracted from her most recent stand-up special

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    Craig Ferguson to host Celebrity Name Game in fall 2014

    You might not have to stay up for the Late Late Show to catch Craig Ferguson anymore. The Scottish-born talk show host has been signed to host a new syndicated game show next fall. In a string of recent celebrity-driven game shows, Celebrity Name Game is based on the popular board game Identity Crisis. Celebrities will team up with regular contestants to guess the famous names of actors, singers, athletes,

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    Seven things I didn’t expect from my network television debut

    1. I’d find out the night before I got the call on Labor Day — late in the evening — that I’d be appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson the next night. I think Craig is charming and smart and great at his job, so I was stoked about the booking. And I actually appreciate that the universe didn’t let me know any sooner so I didn’t

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    Comedy album releases for July 30, 2013

    Editor’s note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. Today is comedy album release day! These three albums are now available to the general public, much as Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes were in 1974—only time will tell if these comics are as hilarious as America’s 37th president. • Stewart Huff: I Don’t Think I Believe Us (On Tour Records) • Jen Murphy: Size Does Matter

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    New study finds late night hosts make fun of Romney twice as much as Obama

    Ever since Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush in the White House four years ago, politically minded comedians have attempted to adjust their focus to a president who is decidedly not the slow-moving target Bush was. And on the eve of election day, it seems Obama is still enjoying his status as a hard-to-make-fun-of commander in chief. According to a new study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs,

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    David Letterman and Craig Ferguson will stay at CBS through 2014

    David Letterman and Craig Ferguson are here to stay, comedy fans! At least through 2014, anyway. CBS just re-upped the two late night favorites for at least two more years on the network. This means, unless something totally unexpected occurs, The Late Show host will break the record for longest-running late-night talk show host; he’s currently just about tied with Johnny Carson at 30 years. For Ferguson and The Late

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    Watch Steven Wright and Craig Ferguson try to out-weird each other

    While the traditional formula of a two-hander still works to this day (one plays “straight,” one plays crazy), a pair playing crazy in their own respective ways can be one of the most delightful things to watch. Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, for example, hosting anything from their live show Crash Test at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles to the most recent Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on VH1 are

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