Thursday, 1 April 2010


[13.30 - French Time] It was a great day for America yesterday, everybody! Scottish-born American comedian (I know!) Craig Ferguson, host of The Late Late Show on CBS, has won a Peabody Award.

The Peabody Award is the most prestigious award acknowledging "broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment" and Ferguson won for an enlightening March 2009 episode with Archbishop Desmond Tutu as guest.

Of course CBS has the best Late Night combo with veteran host David Letterman (Late Show with David Letterman) and Craig Ferguson. But it must be noticed that Ferguson is not only a funnyman and innovative host, he's also a great interviewer. And he proved it again two months ago in his one-on-one interview with Renaissance man Stephen Fry, one of the finest moments of television ever.

"Crocodile-alligator" puppet Wavy Rancheros announced the award in Craig Ferguson's yesterday show (« It makes the Emmy looks like... an Emmy! »), much to the joy of Ferguson's "highly-paid hobo" audience and members of his "Robot-skeleton army" (as he calls his followers on Twitter).

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is produced by David Letterman's company Worldwide Pants for CBS.

Complete list of recipients of the 69th Peabody Awards here:

1 comment:

Adam Kay said...

Awsome news,i'm so happy for him.