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Craig Ferguson To Play The Ridgefield Playhouse

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RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Craig Ferguson entered the world of late-night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career in film, television and the stage.

When he took over the helm of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2005, the show set all-time viewer records, according to a press release.

Returning to his stand-up comedy roots, Ferguson brings his “New Deal Tour” to The Ridgefield Playhouse, as part of the Clark Construction Comedy Series.

The show is at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23. Special guests include actor, comedian and impressionist Josh Thompson, who is perhaps best recognized as robot sidekick Geoff Peterson on "The Late Late Show," along with Joseph Bolter and Ryan McGowan, who also have been seen on "The Late Late Show."

Visit Steakhouse Cellar Door, 439 Main St., Ridgefield, and enjoy a complimentary glass of house wine or draft beer and dessert before or after the show when tickets are presented.

Ferguson got his start in the entertainment industry as a drummer for some of the worst punk bands in the United Kingdom. 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.

Ferguson discovered he had a knack for comedy and was soon the star of his own BBC television show, “The Ferguson Theory.”

He played Drew Carey’s boss, Nigel Wick, from 1996-2003 on “The Drew Carey Show.”

For tickets ($85), call or visit the box office at (203) 438-5795 or order online .

The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street.

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