Does Craig Ferguson Need To Say It? Yes, He Does!March 11, 2011

Does Craig Ferguson Need To Say It? Yes, He Does!

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On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies and shows on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: CRAIG FERGUSON: DOES THIS NEED TO BE SAID (EPIX).
 
 
Does Craig Ferguson Need To say It? Yes, He Does!
By Jean Tait
 
Craig Ferguson has a Scottish accent.  If Mike Myers hadn’t made SHREK such an indelible, universally-recognized figure, no one would notice that Craig Ferguson sounds a lot like him. But, unfortunately for him, Shrek sounds a lot like him, and Shrek is the more famous of the two. It has even been written online that Ferguson stole his schtick from the Mike Myers character! It’s not easy being a funny Scot.
 
It may not be easy, but it is a lot of fun for the audience. Craig Ferguson is funny. And when he is freed from the constraints of broadcast television, his energy is unbound. Leaping and jumping around the set like a young gazelle (well, maybe like a middle-aged gazelle), Ferguson unleashes his humor. 
 
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
 
He also unleashes his language. Now I’m usually sick of comics using f*ck to be “shocking” and funny. C’mon kids, it’s been almost 40 years since Lenny Bruce. It’s just not original or shocking anymore. But Ferguson takes such delight in using the word, he’s like a kid in a candy shop, and it’s just as adorable, too. I bet his son thinks he’s got the coolest, funniest dad EVER!
And I guarantee that after hearing Ferguson’s take on the “f” word, you’ll never be able to listen to a dog barking in the same way…
 
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
 
It’s impossible to not enjoy someone having such a good time. Ferguson not only enjoys being able to say whatever he wants, he also enjoys sharing his wry observations with us. It’s refreshing to hear a man talk about getting older and drooping—usually a topic overused by female comics. We women don’t get the feeling we’re being chased by twin hamsters!
 
Be careful about drinking liquids while watching this, there are some dangerous moments when it might spurt out of your nose!
 
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
Craig Ferguson (EPIX)
 
 
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- Jean Tait

Jean
Jean Tait is a contributing writer to On Demand Weekly. Currently the Director of Programming for the Connecticut Film Festival, Jean has programmed for the Jacksonville Film Festival and Sundance Channel.

 

CRAIG FERGUSON: DOES THIS NEED TO BE SAID is available on EPIX On Demand.

 

Check out previous reviews by Jean Tait:

Funny or Die - HBO

An Idiot Abroad - Science Channel

The Ricky Gervais Show

Big Love's Final Season

Eddie Izzard at MSG

Matt LeBlanc's Episodes


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