DVD Review: Craig Ferguson – A WEE BIT O’ REVOLUTION
Craig Ferguson began hosting “The Late Late Show” on CBS back in 2005 but he’s best known to me as the goof-off boss on “The Drew Carey Show” for eight years (96-04). His late night show has been fun when I’ve caught it even though I was sorry at the time that he beat out Michael Ian Black for the spot. So while Ferguson has been working over here for all those years he’s never had a comedy special.
Enter Comedy Central and his new special “A Wee Bit o’ Revolution” which airs on Sunday March 22nd at 10pm and then hits DVD shelves on March 24, 2009.
Recently granted American citizenship, Craig Ferguson is ready to rule his adopted nation! Filmed live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Ferguson shares his wisdom on rehab, explains why junkies are fun to be around, and criticizes the latest James Bond for not being hairy enough. See why the Emmy® nominated and wildly popular host of the Late, Late Show took the world by storm with his brash, no B.S. style of comedy.
The “Revolution” special runs for about 80 minutes and features Craig Ferguson running through jokes on Sean Connery, politics, drug habits, and pretty much everything related to Scotland that you could possibly imagine. It’s not for the faint of heart though with a heavy dose of language which I’m sure won’t be an issue if you’re watching the Comedy Central version. Many of the jokes were funny but I think I’ve heard better bits out of this guy in other venues. Ferguson seems to get hung up on the idea that foul topics are funny and get funnier the more you apply the language. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with rough discussions, but he’s like the little kid that learns he can get a laugh by shouting a four-letter word and then gets carried away.
There are plenty of good bits in there though, so it’s not all bad, but unless you’re a Craig Ferguson fanatic I think it’d be best to catch it on Comedy Central.
Preview clip of Craig Ferguson’s “A Wee Bit o’ Revolution”:
Craig Ferguson’s “A Wee Bit o’ Revolution” premieres on Comedy Central March 22, 2009 at 10pm and hits DVD shelves on March 24, 2009.Did You Enjoy this Post? Subscribe to Hollywood Hills on Facebook, Twitter, & Email