Craig Ferguson, comedian and host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” will debut his new show at The Venetian in May. The Scottish-born Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompassed film, television and the stage. His engagements are set just a couple weeks apart, May 21-22 and June 4-5 at 9 p.m. inside the 742-seat Venetian Showroom.
“We’ve been a fan of Craig Ferguson’s for a long time,” said Chris Yancey, executive director of entertainment for The Venetian and The Palazzo, “he’s not only extremely funny but a multi-dimensional artist as well. His headlining performances are rare so we’re excited to have him perform here at The Venetian”
Throughout Ferguson’s career, he has written the feature films “Saving Grace” and “The Big Tease,” and best-selling novels, including the most recent “American On Purpose,” on which his standup routine is largely based. This March, he is featured as the voice of the Viking ‘Gobber’ in the animated feature “How to Train Your Dragon.” Since taking the helm of the Late, Late Show on January 3, 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records in the five years that it has been on the air. In addition to the above accomplishments, Ferguson recently won a 2009 Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment for his episode “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.”
Tickets are on sale now. Show dates are Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22 and June 4 and 5 at 9 p.m. Ticket prices will be $47.75, $67.75, and $87.75 inclusive of tax and handling fees. A limited number of VIP Packages, which include front row seats and the opportunity to meet Ferguson after the show, will be available for $147.75 per person inclusive of tax and handling fees. Performance dates are subject to change. To make reservations visit www.venetian.com, call 702.414.9000 or visit any Venetian Box Office.