CBS's The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson will be honored in the upcoming Banff World Media Festival, as he is scheduled to receive the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award.
"I'm delighted to be receiving such a prestigious honor that will surely end any doubt and self-loathing that I have and compensate for a difficult childhood," Ferguson said about the honor. “If it doesn't do that, at least I get to visit beautiful Banff. Win-win."
In addition to the award, Ferguson will also be conducting an informal interview session during the festival.
“Craig Ferguson has been a leader in late-night comedy television for years, and we are delighted he will be joining us this year to receive the Sir Ustinov Comedy Award,” said Ferne Cohen, Banff executive director.
The award has previously been awarded to Martin Short, Ricky Gervais, Kelsey Grammer and Chuck Lorre, to name a few.
Ferguson will not be the only famous face in Banff. Also scheduled to attend are Arrested Development actor Will Arnett, Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and The Good Wife actress Christine Baranski.
The Banff World Media Festival will be held from June 9 to 12.
Congrats to Ferguson! He has come a long way in his personal life and deserves this honor.