Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson, the British comedian, actor, director, and practically everything else you can think of, will be launching a new SiriusXM show on February 27th.

The new show will be known as “The Craig Ferguson Show” and will be a live two-hour format-free show airing weekdays from 6-8 pm EST. According to Variety, the show will include long-form interviews, guests, viewer call-ins, Ferguson’s opinions, stories, and comedy sketches.

Ferguson used to host the Late Late Show on CBS and wants his new free-format show on SiriusXM to be whatever he wants. An example of that, as the Variety story points out, is that the show will bring on guests that interest Ferguson solely and not guests coming on simply to promote their newest venture. To help launch and run the show, Ferguson is bringing two producers from the Late Late Show with him.

The Late Late Show ended its 10-year run back in December of 2014.

“I like the idea of trying to do it a little different and a little strange,” Ferguson told Variety.

The show will be run out of a Los Angeles radio studio inside Ferguson’s house. However, the show will be broadcast on the road as well, including from New York in March.

SiriusXM’s 31.3 million subscribers will be able to hear the new Craig Ferguson show on the Comedy Greats channel.

“I’m only making this show for people who already understand and like me,” Ferguson said. “It’s kind of an experiment. It’s a two-year deal. If I like them and they like me, we’ll do more.”

With Ferguson moving from the FCC restricted CBS to the less censored SiriusXM, the comedian will truly have complete control over what he says and does.

“Craig Ferguson is a great broadcasting talent with a singular style,” Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s president and chief content officer said. “Throughout his impressive, award-winning career, Craig’s irreverent charm has won over millions of Americans, while proving himself a true original.”

While talking with Variety, Ferguson did talk a little bit about what the show will focus on.

“It’s not going to be an overtly political show, but the world is overtly political right now so there will be a lot of that,” Ferguson said. “After the election, the job of a comedian is to speak truth to power — or speak alt-facts to power.”

“The shows have either become super-political or super-glitzy show business,” he said. “I didn’t fit into either camp particularly well.”

Once again, the show will debut on SiriusXM on February 27th, 2017.

[Variety]

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