Craig Ferguson Speaks From The Heart
Craig Ferguson talking about his last Christmas before he got sober

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Craig Ferguson one of the person I have lot of respect for, speaks on his past problems as an alcoholic and why he will not ridicule Britney Spears and her shaved head crisis. Must watch! [Original Air Date: 20-Feb-2007] YouTube: Brought To You By Your Friendly Neighborhood MONKE :)


Storageheater : "Anna Nicole Smith died" audience laughs "Britney Spears is seriously ill" audience howls with laughter "she clearly needs help" audience giggles boy they aren't on the same page are they

2300Kenzie : "comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it"  Artfully stated.

Tommy Petersen : Why is not more made of this man's stint on late night. There has never been a host that had done what he has. He had the ability to make us laugh, cry, feel, and especially think! He is not just one of these " rehab of the month" celebs. He has been sober over 20 years and is almost what we refer to as an oldtimer in the program ( sorry Craig!) He quietly dominated late night with something rarely seen on television.... Dignity. This monologue is really just an AA talk,it changed my life, I recommitted to my recovery and have been sober ever since. God bless you Craig.

David Quintana : I been sober for over a year now and before that I had a 8 months and a year sober. I owe it all to this monologue. It has been almost ten years since I hear this on TV piss drunk and realize I was an alcoholic. It has taken almost ten years for me to say that I'm managing the situation and I'm confident I can stay sober. I have a long way to go but I'm doing much better already. Thanks Craig.

Lisa Brady : Some of the audience members haven't got a clue, they just came expecting to be entertained when he was discussing a serious topic. Just because the words are coming from a comedian doesn't mean it's funny. Laughing about the death of a women or just saying the words "Britney Spears"? Perhaps it's the American humour but I'm not okay with that. 

Alex L. : I don't get how this guy can be hilarious but yet speak such inspiring words at the same time. It's incredible. It really is.

Dondi Leigh : This video saved my life.

Roger Eltvik : RESPECT. My date is January 12 1992.

Kyle Johansen : The greatest opening monologue in late night history, and it's not even close.

godihopethisnottaken : It's depressing how the crowd continually does not realize that this isn't a set up.

Daniel Varney : I don’t know if he coined it, but the line “I don’t have a drinking problem, I have a THINKING problem” is so perfectly stated. And telling.

BethGoth15 : Well this deserves a slow clap that gradually builds to thunderous applause.

La Gazy : I am 24 and from the same area as him in Scotland (Cumbernauld), and I am currently struggling with the battle against alcoholism, whenever I crave a drink, I watch this, it doesn't always work, but one day I will conquer it

Parmetheus Rai : This kind of thing is why I've always respected Craig

Marsha Rupe : I really miss Craig's talk show. I used to stay up late just to see the monologue.

Ghostlore : This. This is why Craig Ferguson will be remembered as perhaps the greatest talk show host ever.

MisterBoneman : here's an oddity to consider. Argue with it if you wish, or write it off as unbelievable... All good comedy is born of pain.

Joe Bryant : "This is my story because I was there when it happened... Well I was present." LOL Craig will always be #1 in my book.

Anita Foster : Oh my G-d...WHY ARE YOU ALL LAUGHING?? He's pouring his heart out here...he's bearing his soul and you're LAUGHING....SHAME ON ALL OF YOU.

Rich Morris : WOW.....glad he dismissed the thoughts of suicide. Would have been a shame not to have had the ten years of his humor and wit.

TacomaPaul : Audience laughing because they came to laugh.  And yes, Craig knows that he has to throw in a couple of chuckles...  yet with grace he pulls off a non-preachy, yet oh so important message. Well done jumping through the hoops of entertaining people without being too much of one of those (insert any former drinker, smoker, meat eater) morons that won't shut the hell up.

Tyler Dokis : "We need to talk about the politicians, and the Trumps..." Or, sadly now, about the Trump politicians.

Wreek Havok : If someone is a friend of Craig Ferguson, They are one of the luckiest people on the planet in my opinion. He just seems so sincere all the time weather hes on his show or talking to a reporter on the streets. I believe this man is the real deal and we could all use a friend like Craig, he'd never throw you under the bus. Gonna miss him every night at 12:35

James Travers : Always admired this man.  Even more so now that I saw this.

Joey Levenson : Oh, his accent is in full force here,,,,

alan webb : Craig thanks mate!! You are the reason I'm trying to get sober!! It's fuckin hard though. I can't afford rehab so I'm using you as rehab. I appreciate you being a bright light in an otherwise dreary world. I assume it's a lot like Glasgow. Hafuckinhardyhaha

Nahuel Martínez : Whenever people like him or just anybody say that they've been sober for certain amount of days, months, years, specially him, 15 years in this video and I suppose and hope he's kept it on till this day, I just feel like a sense of admiration for them and also I'm just proud. I mean, I don't even know him or everyone commenting here about their stories that are similar to his, but it's like, damn, you've made it this far, I'm so proud of you

Martin Hatchuel : Epic rant: every word makes total sense. 

Alex : At 2:40 he talks about how he should be going after "the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards." Ahead of his time.

Keron M : Wish I could double like and triple favorite this.

J. Scott G. : Mad respect for CF for saying this. People need to practice empathy more often because the fact of the matter is, none of us are perfect.

Feardrinker : "Everybody knows an alcoholic." That's it. It's everywhere, but we pretend it isn't.

Christopher Lamke : I really like this man. It's a shame he's no longer on late night TV. That says a lot about our TV preferences.

Mace Windu : People have such disdain for those who are clearly not mentally well. It's sad for humanity.

Anastasia Osho : I am glad I watched this. I wasn't sure why I watched the whole thing but I learned something profound today. Being truthful about your situation is therapeutic and the start of your healing process. I am not addicted to drugs or alcohol but I have my own struggles. I pray any one watching this gets inspired to face their demons and overcome them.

handsomehippo : God bless the man that gave Craig him the glass of Sherry. The world is a better place with Craigy Ferg.

Stephen Marino : these days, Craig is a diamond in the rough: a comedian with a moral compass- a complete class act.

Conor Dyer : listen to this dumb crowd laugh

mmmodafoca : This was one of those monologues that deserves wayy more attention than it's getting. 

Bodenlose Dosenhose : The audience doesn't get it.

imaredhel : What an amazing, insightful monologue. Perhaps the best I've ever heard. I'm not particularly a Craig Ferguson fan but I now have a great deal of respect for him.

James LaHousse : of the 29th of this month....7 years 5 months "C & S!!!"

roadrailn : This video clip SAVES LIVES

Robert McPhalen : This man puts all other talk show hosts to shame. : I love you for your heart....its funny , shes selling out vegas now, and the funny thing is......I bet she heard this.

Lisa Watson : he sound REALLY scottish in this wow, his accent is a lot less prominent now.

elvisobsessor : this video is my new favorite thing.

Sean Boudreaux : Craig is such a class act and has a great common touch. Hearing him like this is like sitting at the kitchen table with an old friend.

Emperor Penguin : i remember watching this, Craig really is pure class.