Cleveland insomniacs and second-shift workers will recognize Craig Ferguson
as the host of CBS's Late Late Show
. Drew Carey fans will recall him as Drew and Mimi's Scottish boss, the irrepressible Nigel Wick. A former drummer and bartender, the funnyman also writes well-received screenplays and novels -- but mostly, he cracks wise. After a stint as an actor, Ferguson drifted into stand-up comedy, and he still uses it to keep his wits sharp. As he does on the Late Show
, he usually starts with some news of the day, then tells tales of his rise from Glasgow punk to American TV personality. It's a funny story . . .