How Craig Ferguson Prepares For Late-Night
By ROBERT PACE
May 14, 2012
Craig Ferguson has worked his way up through the ranks in Hollywood from having a recurring role on The Drew Carey Show to hosting his own late-night show. As he tells ET, he has a rather simplistic approach to his career and towards his late-night show that has kept him successful.
The Scottish native told ET that when it comes time for his late-night show, he simply takes it step-by-step. "I put on a suit," Ferguson said when discussing his late-night preparations. "I'm telling you--that's what I do. I put on a suit, and there you go. We'll see how it goes."
That same simple-yet-effective approach that has granted him success on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson has been a longstanding philosophy for Mr. Ferguson. "I tend to think [of] life as short chunks," he revealed. "I try and keep it in short amounts of time 'cause if [I] start thinking about, 'What [do] I want to be doing when I'm 50 or 70?' I go crazy."
Ferguson, who will turn 50 this week on Thursday, stated that he never really gets too far ahead of himself and half-jokingly said that it feels as though reality hasn't set in and that his success could be terminated at any given moment.
His day-by-day approach also led him back to visit his native Scotland, where he filmed a week's worth of shows that will air this week. Ferguson brought along his celebrity friends Mila Kunis, Michael Clark Duncan, Rashida Jones, and a few others.
Check out the full interview above to hear Ferguson divulge why one of his fingers is crooked. Don't miss The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson this week as he revisits his native Scotland beginning tonight at 12:35 a.m. on CBS.