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Posted on: August 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Craig Ferguson is coming to the Belle Mehus Auditorium

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Call him what you please – comedian, actor, director, author, or philanthropist – Craig Ferguson is a jack-of-all-trades. With a diverse career encompassing film, television and the stage, Ferguson’s talents brand him as one of the most successful entertainers of the generation.

Ferguson’s knack for comedy has allowed him to be part of numerous highly appraised shows including CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” BBC’s “The Ferguson Theory,” and ABC’s “The Drew Carey Show.”

The Glasgow, Scotland native has performed to sold-out theaters all over the country such as Carnegie Hall and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Ferguson has three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution,” Does This Need To Be Said,” and “I’m Here to Help.” These humorous and witty stand-ups garnered him specials on Comedy Central as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.

In 2003, he made his directorial debut with “I'll Be There,” which he also wrote and starred in. “I'll Be There” went on to receive the Audience Award for Best Film at the Aspen, Dallas, and Valencia film festivals. Ferguson was also named "best new director" at the Napa Valley Film Festival. His other film credits include, “The Big Tease,” “Saving Grace,” “Niagra Motel,” “Lenny the Wonder Dog,” “Prendimi l’anima,” “Life Without Dick,” “Chain of Fools” and “Born Romantic.”

Ferguson’s directorial skills are just one of the many talents audiences will find on the big screen. His voice can be heard in a variety of animated feature films such as “How to Train Your Dragon” as the Viking ‘Gobber,’ as ‘Owl’ in the Disney classic “Winnie the Pooh,” and as ‘Lord Macintosh’ in Disney’s “Brave.”

In 2006, Ferguson released his first novel entitled Between the Bridge and The River, which made it onto the best seller list and won his first Emmy nomination for his unprecedented success on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” In 2009 he also received the Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting for his interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Ferguson became the topic of conversation within the media and a growing trend of success in 2010. After becoming a US Citizen in 2008 he landed himself the biggest date of all; a date with President Bush hosting the White House Correspondence Dinner. Critics raved of his witty and comical deliverance speech to the 3,000 attendees who included political journalists, celebrities, and Washington’s power players.

Ferguson also serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network. The mission of the Lollipop Theater Network is to bring movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life threatening illness nationwide.

On September 22nd, 2014, the new syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game” debuted with Ferguson as host, from executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette. “Celebrity Name Game” puts celebrities on the spot as they compete to identify famous names based on improvised clues.

On September 10, 2015, Ferguson will be seen in his original stand-up comedy special debuting on EPIX entitled, “Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest.” The special was filmed at New York City’s Town Hall and focuses on topics spanning from “the deeply meaningless to the profoundly meaningful.”

Tickets are available at the Bismarck Event Center box office, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at ticketmaster.com.

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