Craig Ferguson vs David Letterman

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Comedian, PersonalityComedian, Personality
$30 Million
Net worth 2018
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Other
Springburn
Residence
United States
Country
United States
17/05/1962
BirthDay
12/04/1947
1.88 m
Height
Children
1
Muirfield Primary School, Cumbernauld High School
Education
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Ball State University
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TIMELINE
2014

His contract with CBS to host the show extends through 2014

2012

He was also part of the voice cast of ‘Brave’, a computer-animated award winning fantasy comedy released in 2012

2010

He lent his voice to ‘Gobber the Belch’ in the 2010 3D computer-animated fantasy film ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

2009

In 2009, he published his memoir ‘American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot’

2006

He made his debut as a writer in 2006 with the publication of his novel ‘Between the Bridge and the River’

2005

His first show as host was broadcasted on January 3, 2005 while December 15, 2009 marked his 1000th episode as host

2004

He succeeded Craig Kilborn as the host on CBS’s ‘The Late Late Show’ in December 2004 and his first show as the regular host was aired in January 2005

1999

Apart from doing stand-up comedy and hosting shows, Ferguson also wrote and starred in three films, also directing one of them: ‘The Big Tease’ (1999), ‘Saving Grace’ (2000) and ‘I’ll Be There’ (2003)

1994

He moved to Los Angeles, US in 1994 and got his first role as a baker in the short-lived comedy ‘Maybe this Time’, which also starred Betty White and Marie Osmond

1993

Apart from comedy, he also presented his series on Scottish archaeology in 1993, titled ‘Dirt Detective’, which focused on historical sites throughout Scotland

1989

His first television appearance was as ‘Confidence’ in an episode of sitcom ‘Red Dwarf’ in 1989

2018

The show will be entitled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, with the first episode released on January 12, 2018, featuring Barack Obama

2017

" On May 16, 2017, Letterman was named the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the award granted annually by the John F

2016

In 2016, Letterman joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of the show's celebrity correspondents

2015

In 2015, he said that "For years and years and years – 30, 40 years – I was anxious and hypochondriacal and an alcoholic, and many, many other things that made me different from other people

2014

While introducing the band's performance of "Miracle" on the October 17, 2014 show, Letterman told the story of how a souvenir video of he and his four year old son learning to ski used the song as background music, unbeknownst to Letterman until he saw it

2013

In his 2013 appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, part of Jerry Seinfeld's conversation with Letterman was filmed in Letterman's outwardly unassuming 1995 Volvo 960 station wagon that is powered by a 380-horsepower racing engine

2012

Letterman was a recipient of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, where he was called "one of the most influential personalities in the history of television, entertaining an entire generation of late-night viewers with his unconventional wit and charm

2011

He won four American Comedy Awards and in 2011 became the first recipient of the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at The Comedy Awards

2010

Eventually, on March 9, 2010, he pleaded guilty to this same felony and served a six-month jail sentence, followed by probation and community service

2009

On October 5, 2009, Letterman devoted a segment of his show to a public apology to his wife and staff

2008

According to business news reporter Eve Tahmincioglu, "CBS suppliers are supposed to follow the company's business conduct policies" and the CBS 2008 Business Conduct Statement states that "If a consenting romantic or sexual relationship between a supervisor and a direct or indirect subordinate should develop, CBS requires the supervisor to disclose this information to his or her Company's Human Resources Department

2007

The US$21 million, 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m) David Letterman Communication and Media Building opened for the 2007 fall semester

2006

On December 4, 2006, CBS revealed that Letterman signed a new contract to host Late Show with David Letterman through the fall of 2010

2005

In 2005, police discovered a plot to kidnap Harry Letterman and demand a ransom of US$5 million

2004

The team won the 2004 Indianapolis 500 with driver Buddy Rice

2003

He has a son, Harry Joseph Letterman (born November 3, 2003), with her

2002

In March 2002, as Letterman's contract with CBS neared expiration, ABC offered him the time slot for long-running news program Nightline with Ted Koppel

2000

Worldwide Pants also produced the dramedy program Ed which aired on NBC from 2000–2004

1999

He also appeared as himself in the Howard Stern biographical film Private Parts as well as the 1999 Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon, in a few episodes of Garry Shandling's 1990s TV series The Larry Sanders Show and in "The Abstinence", a 1996 episode of the sitcom Seinfeld

1998

After she committed suicide in October 1998, Letterman told The New York Times that he had great compassion for her

1996

On the Late Show in 1996, Letterman talked about his tinnitus in an interview he did with actor William Shatner, who has severe tinnitus himself, caused from an on-set explosion

1995

On March 27, 1995, Letterman acted as the host for the 67th Academy Awards ceremony

1994

Carson's final television appearance came May 13, 1994, on a Late Show episode taped in Los Angeles, when he made a surprise appearance during a 'Top 10 list' segment

1993

It was Letterman's first association with NBC since he left the network in 1993

1992

In 1992, Johnny Carson retired, and many fans believed that Letterman would become host of The Tonight Show

1990

Subsequently, while still recovering from surgery, Letterman revived the late night tradition that had virtually disappeared on network television during the 1990s of 'guest hosts' by allowing Bill Cosby, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dana Carvey, Janeane Garofalo, and others to host new episodes of the Late Show

1989

Following that appearance, the two had a 16-year feud which arose, as Winfrey explained to Letterman after the feud had been resolved, as a result of the acerbic tone of their 1989 interview of which she said that it "felt so uncomfortable to me that I didn't want to have that experience again"

1988

Beginning in May 1988, Letterman was stalked by Margaret Mary Ray, a woman suffering from schizophrenia

1987

Eastern Time, immediately following The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (a Friday night broadcast was added in June 1987)

1986

It is co-owned by 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, businessman Mike Lanigan, and Letterman himself, and is based in Hilliard, Ohio

1983

Although Letterman attracted the highest ratings to the annual telecast since 1983, many felt that the bad publicity garnered by Letterman's hosting caused a decline in the Late Show's ratings

1982

In one infamous appearance, in 1982, Andy Kaufman (who was already wearing a neck brace) appeared with professional wrestler Jerry Lawler, who slapped and knocked the comedian to the ground (though Lawler and Kaufman's friend Bob Zmuda later revealed that the event was staged)

1981

In his capacities as either a performer, producer, or as part of a writing team, Letterman is among the most nominated people in the history of the Emmy Awards with 52 nominations, winning two Daytime Emmys and ten Primetime Emmys since 1981

1980

The show was a critical success, winning two Emmy Awards, but was a ratings disappointment and was canceled in October 1980

1978

Letterman became a favorite of Carson and was a regular guest host for the show beginning in 1978

1977

He hosted a 1977 pilot for a game show entitled The Riddlers (that was never picked up), and co-starred in the Barry Levinson-produced comedy special Peeping Times that aired in January 1978

1976

And I thought: That's really what I want to do!Letterman began his career as a radio talk show host on WNTS (AM) and on Indianapolis television station WLWI (which changed its call sign to WTHR in 1976) as an anchor and weatherman

1975

In 1975, encouraged by his then-wife Michelle and several of his Sigma Chi fraternity brothers, Letterman moved to Los Angeles, California, with hope of becoming a comedy writer

1971

In 1971 Letterman appeared as a pit road reporter for ABC Sports' tape-delayed coverage of the Indianapolis 500

1969

He credits Paul Dixon, host of the Paul Dixon Show, a Cincinnati-based talk show also shown in Indianapolis while he was growing up, for inspiring his choice of career:I was just out of college [in 1969], and I really didn't know what I wanted to do

1968

On July 2, 1968, Letterman married his college sweetheart, Michelle Cook (born July 2, 1946), in Muncie, Indiana; their marriage ended in divorce by October 1977

1960

"Letterman and Regina Lasko (born November 20, 1960) started dating in February 1986, while he was still living with Markoe

1950

The show also featured comedy segments and running characters, in a style heavily influenced by the 1950s and 1960s programs of Steve Allen

1948

He also had a long-term live-in relationship with the former head writer and producer on Late Night, Merrill Markoe (born August 13, 1948), from 1978 to 1988

1947

David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer

1921

His mother, Dorothy Marie Mengering (née Hofert; July 18, 1921 – April 11, 2017), a church secretary for the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis, was an occasional figure on Letterman's show, usually at holidays and birthdays

1915

His father, Harry Joseph Letterman (April 15, 1915 – February 13, 1973), was a florist

1636

ISBN 0-399-16368-9Letterman started his production company — Worldwide Pants Incorporated — which produced his show and several others, including Everybody Loves Raymond; The Late Late Show and two television series for Bonnie Hunt