Picks and Pans Review: Craig Ferguson Sounds Off

updated 01/23/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/23/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST

On Jan. 3, Scottish funnyman Craig Ferguson hit his one-year mark as host of CBS' Late Late Show. Since his takeover, ratings have enjoyed a hike. Now put that in your bagpipe and smoke it.

ON WHAT HE HAS LEARNED I used to psych myself up before the show and now I do the complete opposite: I psych myself down. It's 12:30 at night, you don't want some guy yelling at you. You want some guy just talking to you.

ON WORST MOMENT OF 2005 Audience doughnut Jenga. It was so lame.

ON WEARING A TIE I don't do that anymore. You don't need to wear a tie at that time of night, unless you're working as a doorman. —ALEXIS CHIU

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