Parents' Guide to

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Late-night humor with a Scottish flair; aimed at adults.

TV CBS Comedy 2005
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

Love me some Craig Ferguson and Shadoe Stevens

Very funny! It does have sexual inuindo and a few swears but they bleep the really bad words. I also think Craig's a lil hot tamale. Lol
age 12+

A good laugh

He's a good guy and a good example of not making fun of people with hard problems.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The Late Late Show, which was previously hosted by Tom Snyder and Craig Kilborn, offers the typical lighthearted fare that viewers hve come to expect from late-night entertainment. Ferguson's easygoing manner makes the pacing of the segments seem a bit slower than other late-night comedy programs, and the absence of an in-house band also takes away a little of the show's punch.

Despite these details, Ferguson's observations about life in America, paired with his Scottish charm, make the show fun to watch. His willingness to share very personal details about his life -- including the death of his father, his battle with addiction, and his excitement about becoming an American citizen -- also gives the show a lot of heart. Overall, it may not be the most flamboyant late-night option, but it has successfully found its way into many night owls' hearts.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 3, 2005
  • Cast: Craig Ferguson
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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