Craig Ferguson.... Funny Man From ScotlandSo you drive over to Atlanta to see Scotsman Craig Ferguson on tour doing live stand up comedy freed of all those pesky network censors.
The star of the Late, Late Show on CBS is appearing at the Performing Arts Centre in NW Atlanta so first we need to find a good stop for an early meal.
Hmmm - there's a Celtic themed place nearby called The Tilted Kilt. Come to find out it's an Irish version of Hooters. Hey, close enough. It's a sports bar with good pub food and the ladies wear abbreviated kilts.
The Arts Centre rises up to really, really high nosebleed seats. (I saw a sign once at a hockey match calling its highest section The Ceiling Fans.)
It looks like our man from Glasgow is drawing nearly a full house.
The opening performer comes out to harass and browbeat the crowd. He's ok but we're there to see how potty-mouth Craig will be.
Craig dances onstage dressed casually in jeans and wearing a black leather jacket.
Two dance partners assist him in opening the show then they depart and,14 seconds later, the first "F-Bomb" is dropped.
Sit back and laugh.. he's funny as h*ll and he's on a roll.
He has commented often that he dislikes the dressed up look expected of a television talk show host. Now we hear about his days as a teenager playing in a heavy metal band, immersed in drugs and booze and his disdain of ever wearing a suit and tie and sitting behind a desk.
It was a fun evening and Craig was totally hilarious, unhindered by constraints.
But..is cable television ready for him?
*The hits on my blog really spiked as people searched for Craig Ferguson so I've added a few more shots that I took. No Cameras Allowed so two were taken with the camera held in my lap and I couldn't adjust the exposure. Sorry.
Craig is in a white spotlight. The rest were taken at the end of the show when we all jumped to our feet, applauding and cameras suddenly appeared. I felt comfortable taking a few pictures...would they kick me out then?
(Be sure to click on the photos for lots of detail. Thank you.)