Craig Ferguson vs Stephen Colbert

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American comedian
$30 Million
Net worth 2018
$45 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
Springburn
Residence
Washington, D.C., United States
United States
Country
United States
17/05/1962
BirthDay
13/05/1964
1.88 m
Height
1.80 m
Muirfield Primary School, Cumbernauld High School
Education
Northwestern University, Porter-Gaud School, Hampden-Sydney College
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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

2009

In 2009, he visited Baghdad to film a show, Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando

2007

He released a book, I Am America (And So Can You!), in 2007 which contains political satire written primarily by him, the role of his writing staff in it being minimal

2006

At the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006 as the featured entertainer, his satire targeted President Bush and the media

2005

Popularized "truthiness" after making it the Word of the Day on the debut episode of his mock news program; the American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Year in 2005

2003

With Sedaris and Dinero, he wrote a satirical novel, Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not, in 2003, about a small town threatened by impending destruction of a dam

1999

Characterized as a cult show, its 32 episodes were aired between 1999 and 2000

1997

Colbert joined Comedy Central’s parody news series, The Daily Show, in 1997

1996

He worked as a cast member and writer on ‘The Dana Carvey Show’, in 1996, along with Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and Dino Stamatopoulos, but the series was cancelled as the satire was distasteful

1988

Offered work at Second City’ box office, he joined their free improvisation classes, was hired to perform with their touring company in 1988 and became close friends with comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul DinelloHe left Second City in 1995, and shifted to New York to work with Sedaris and Dinello to create, ‘Exit 57’, a television comedy show

1986

He transferred to Northwestern University to major in theatre and graduated with a degree in 1986

1974

In 1974, when he was 10, his father and two brothers were killed in an air crash