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Craig Ferguson coming to Fillmore Miami Beach

Miss Craig Ferguson (@CraigyFerg)? Catch him Dec. 3 @FillmoreMB.

Craig Ferguson will bring the intelligent, off-the-cuff wit that distinguished his decade hosting “The Late Late Show” to the Fillmore Miami Beach on Dec. 3, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 31.

Reserved-seat tickets are $59.50, $45 and $35 at the theater box office (1700 Washington Ave.), LiveNation.com and at 800-745-3000. A LiveNation presale begins 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A Scottish-born U.S. citizen who greeted audiences at his CBS talk show with “It’s a great day for America, everybody!,” Ferguson was something of a cultish figure who worked in the shadows of David Letterman, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

His final appearance as host of “The Late Late Show” in December was an under-appreciated event (compared to the hype accorded his late-night brethren), a fate that seemed fitting for Ferguson’s show, a gloriously low-rent affair co-hosted by a pantomime horse and a skeleton robot named Geoff.

Ferguson's was a special show, as the Los Angeles Times’ TV critic, Robert Lloyd, observed in 2010: “The most interesting person on late-night television is a … Scottish reformed alcoholic high-school dropout, drummer, actor, comic and novelist named Craig Ferguson, who since 2005 has been hosting ‘The Late Late Show,’ which follows David Letterman's ‘Late Show’ on CBS. He is not the only talk show host whose work I like, or even the only one I'm tempted to call a genius -- the other would be Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants produces Ferguson's program -- but he's doing something that, though constructed within the recognizable parameters of a late-night American comedy talk show, is all his own thing: personal and free, mindless of rules and yet in control of the medium. It is direct and intimate in a way that hearkens back to earlier, less frilly days of television, and it is also hilarious.”

More info: FillmoreMB.com, Twitter.com/CraigyFerg.

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