NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Emmy Award-winning actor, writer and comedian Craig Ferguson returns to Nashville for one night only with the continuation of hisHobo Fabulous Tour on Oct. 5 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
In September 2018, Ferguson embarked on his North American comedy tour, Hobo Fabulous, offering audience members an exclusive show that would not be recorded, which will now continue in 2019.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the U.K. Following his musical stint, he began bartending in a local pub in Glasgow, where he was introduced to Michael Boyd, the artistic director of The Tron Theatre in Glasgow, who persuaded Ferguson to try acting. After several low-paying acting gigs, Ferguson discovered he had a knack for comedy and was soon the star of his own BBC television show, “The Ferguson Theory.” After several stints on the English comedy circuit, Ferguson brought his act to America in 1995 to star with Betty White and Marie Osmond in the short-lived ABC comedy, “Maybe This Time.” After the show ended, ABC decided to add the talented Scotsman to “The Drew Carey Show,” playing Drew Carey's boss, Nigel Wick, from 1996-2003. In 2016, Ferguson debuted his original History Channel show, “Join or Die,” which featured him and his celebrity friends debating provocative topics with history experts.
As the host of “Celebrity Name Game,” Ferguson was awarded the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host two years in a row and was nominated for a third. Last year, Ferguson concluded his wildly popular daily SiriusXM program, “The Craig Ferguson Show.”
In 2014, Ferguson concluded his 10-year run as the host of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," which had set all-time viewer records and earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination and the 2009 Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Ferguson has achieved notable success on the North American comedy circuit and has performed to sold-out theaters across the country, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. He has five widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials: “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution,” which premiered in 2009 on Comedy Central; “Does This Need to Be Said” in 2011 on EPIX and Comedy Central; “I’m Here to Help” in 2013 on Netflix, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album; “Just Being Honest” in 2015 on EPIX, which earned him a second Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album and “Tickle Fight” in 2017 on Netflix.
If You Go:
Craig Ferguson - Hobo Fabulous Tour
Oct. 5, 2019
TPAC’s Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.