World Television Premiere Thursday, September 10 at 10PM ET/ PT, 9C
As Part of the EPIX Free Preview Weekend September 10-13
New York, NY, June 19, 2015 – Premium TV network EPIX announced today that it will spotlight the surreal, naughty and hilarious comedy of Grammy® nominated, Peabody® and Emmy® Award winning comedian Craig Ferguson, in the Original Comedy Event Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest making its World Television Premiere Thursday, September 10, at 10pm ET/PT, 9C. The stand-up special airs during the EPIX Free Preview Weekend taking place September 10-13. EPIX subscribers can watch the Free Preview Weekend across all EPIX platforms—on air, online, on demand and via the EPIX app. Non EPIX subscribers can enjoy the Free Preview Weekend online at EPIX.com.
Craig Ferguson’s new special Just Being Honest captures a comedic genius at the peak of his powers. He delivers an unrestrained and brilliant performance covering the deeply meaningless to the profoundly meaningful. From the pros and cons of catch phrases, shoes that look like feet, and the Scottish version of hacky sack, as well as religion, aging, and sex, drugs and rock and roll – including his own delightfully weird experiences with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Kenny G. The hour-long special was filmed in a packed to the rafters Town Hall in New York City.
Craig Ferguson said: “I think it’s important to be honest in a comedy special, but, then again, I’m a 30 year old comic who weighs 170 lbs. and is not sexually aroused by the smell of damp wool, so what do I know?”
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Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. On December 19th, 2014, Ferguson concluded his nine-year run as the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” which has set all-time viewer records and earned him a Primetime Emmy® nomination during its run. Ferguson has also become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit, performing to sold out theaters all over the country, including New York City’s Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest is Ferguson’s second EPIX comedy special. Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to be Said aired on the network in 2011.
Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest is an EPIX Original Comedy Event produced by Comedy Dynamics, directed by Jay Chapman, written by Craig Ferguson and Megan Ferguson, and performed by Craig Ferguson. Brian Volk-Weiss and Cisco Henson are the executive producers, Philip Cottone is the producer and Mike Berkowitz is the consulting producer. Ross Bernard is the executive producer for EPIX and Valerie Bishop is the production manager for EPIX.
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