One thing that really attracts me to Craig above all other talk show hosts is his willingness to appear stupid on camera. David Letterman knows this trick well, but Craig takes it to a very human and likeable extreme. Where other shows would hire actors to play out their skits (and Craig do not start talking about your low budget ;) ), Craig goes out there and night after night does the skits and silly costumes himself. It wasn't some actor looking all goofy and hot in a sleeveless shirt pretending to be Cooter. Hell no! It was Craig "I'm look like an idiot doing this, but women still think I'm fucking hot" Ferguson. It's not an actor doing the Celebrity Grab Bag trying to talk through wax lips while pretending to be Angelina Jolee. Nope, that's my baby Craig Ferguson. And not only is he willing to do it, but he can laugh at himself at the same time and have some geniune fun with it. That quality is so lovely.
And it's not just the skits either! Coming back from a commercial break you can see Craig just getting down to a song, beating his desk like a drum, headbanging. Do I even have to bring up the "chicken dance"? I'm telling you, I'm in love with Craig because he's NOT just another star. He acts like a regular joe that's just been thrown into "minor celebrity" and I like that. I guess somewhere that tells my brain that I'd have a chance with him, but it goes beyond that. I like knowing that underneath all the cameras and lights that he's a normal, fun loving person. It makes me glow. And it makes Craig a far better host than most.
Another thing that makes him fan-fucking-tastic is his talking to the camera stuff. You know what I mean, when he turns, stares right into the camera (or "right at me" as Anne always says) and talks to his "at home" people. It's so.....involving and I can't help but melt every time. If it allows me to fool myself into believing that he knows I exist, then it's ok in my book. (and yes I know I'm obsessing again, shut up)
But by and large, the biggest thing that attracts me to Craig is his intelligence. You know he's smart. He doesn't have an author on unless he knows and enjoys their work and....wait, what's that? Authors as guests? That's right, and not just occasionally, but all the time. He appears to be very well read and has the most unusual guests, usually people that you always wanted to see interviewed but never got the opportunity. And that's how I hope to end up on his chairs one day. One day I'm going to write an amazing book and be a guest on his show, and then I'll tell him all about the crazy time when I had a website about him and wrote nasty little stories concerning he and I. lol....well maybe not in detail, but still.....back to the point, he's intelligent and I find that so sexy. I don't like dumb hosts, or ones that barely made it through the "guest information" sheet (can we get a hell yeah on that one?). I can't tell you how many times I got irked when a guest on Craig's show would flub up and would say that Craig was from anywhere but Scotland. Now come on! How can you NOT know that he's Scottish? *takes bat to guests* But Craig just grins through his teeth and waves it off. What a sweety.
He's so much nicer than me. lol.
Craigsy, Craigsy, Craigsy.
I've totally lost my train of thought, pulls bell-cord. Guess I'll get off here. Craig has a tendency to get me addled.
Now if Anne would just write back to tell us whether or not he changed into that shirt in front of the audience...*droooooooool*