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Best known as the snobby boss on The Drew Carey Show, Scottish comic Craig Ferguson, 42, took over as host of CBS's The Late Late Show on Jan. 3.
ON THE LATE LATE SHOW I hope people expect a good laugh. We're working on a section called "Bob Saget gets hit in the [groin]," because of all the videos shown over the years of people getting hit in the [groin] on America's Funniest Home Videos. There's something satisfying about that
ON GETTING THE GIG I got the news in Vancouver. As I was driving back [to L.A.] that night, there was a blizzard in Oregon and the freeway was closed. There was no room at the inn. The last place I tried was the Seven Feathers Hotel & Casino, and they weren't impressed that I was the new boy on late night, so I slept in the parking lot. I like the idea that God made me sleep in my car the night I got a big job.
ON HIS FAMILY'S RESPONSE It's hard to tell with Scottish people. They don't say, "Wow, that's fantastic." They say, "Well, that's good. You'll be able to afford a new car maybe."