Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson is America's newest late-night chat show host.

The former DREW CAREY SHOW regular, who started his career as stand-up comedian BING HITLER in Britain, has been announced as the full-time replacement for CRAIG KILBORN, who quit the LATE LATE SHOW abruptly in August (04) to concentrate on a writing career.

Ferguson has been one of more than 20 guest hosts who have appeared on the show since Kilborn left.

He beat MTV host Damien Fahey, comic DL Hughley and Michael Ian Black for the overall hosting job.

Ferguson also appears in the upcoming Jim Carrey movie LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.

08/12/2004 09:22