Ferguson joined The Drew Carey Show as Nigel Wick in 1996, his run lasted several seasons and led to the actor becoming a known quantity in the world of U.S. television. Ferguson’s busy life on TV and the big screen got a lot busier in January 2005, when he took over the late-night comedy series The Late Late Show. Once it found its footing, Ferguson’s show was another hit, earning its first Emmy nomination a year into its run. Mixed in with his work on the show were several high-profile big-screen roles, often voice-over work, in movies like How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Winnie the Pooh (2011) and Brave (2012). Ferguson, who became an American citizen in 2008, is also an author, publishing Between the Bridge and the River (a novel; 2006) and American on Purpose (a memoir; 2009). In April 2014, Ferguson announced that at the end of the year he would leave The Late Late Show. His last appearance on the show came in December. While he may be out of the late night scene, Ferguson has been exploring other opportunities. He began hosting Celebrity Name Game, a game show produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, in September 2014. In February 2016, he began hosting a history-based topical talk show. Join or Die with Craig Ferguson features a panel discussion with a variety of comedians, experts and other guests.