During his recent radio tour through Envision Networks®’ Guest Booking Service, Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor Craig Ferguson spoke about his decision to leave late night television and discussed his new limited series Craig Ferguson: Hobo Fabulous.
During the tour Craig Ferguson revealed, “One of the reasons why I left though was I think I kind of … I’d run out the steam with it. Well look, I don’t know how much more I can do. With the thing about late night television, or that form of television, because it’s part of the promotional circuit, and you I’m sure have run into this, too. You are … you’re interacting with a lot of different people from a lot of different types of you know … movies, actors, and musicians and comedians and lots of different people but it kind of makes you part of their world all the time. I don’t really want to do that anymore.”
Ferguson continued on to say, “I want to concentrate on making my little things and doing my thing and like doing the gameshow, doing a stand-up show or making a movie. And I didn’t want to interact with all these different worlds. You know, I have to kind of fake an interest half the time anyway. So, it kind of allows me to retreat into my own world. I would have probably kept doing late night if they said you don’t have to have guests anymore. But I don’t think anyone’s going to settle for that.”
On the man who replaced him as Late Late Show host: “I like James Corden. Just the irony kinda struck me — I was in that job for 10 years, and I constantly worried about my weight and my accent. And then when I quit, they put in a fat guy with a worse accent than me.”