Craig Ferguson - Being a Citizen

Craig Ferguson: A Wee Bit o' Revolution Season 1, Ep 0101 03/22/2009 Views: 22,375

Three months after becoming an American citizen, Craig Ferguson hosted the White House Correspondents' Dinner. (2:03)

I AM VERY HAPPY TO BE BACKIN BOSTON.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU SAY TO PEOPLEIN HOLLYWOOD, "I'M GONNA DO THE

STAND-UP SPECIAL IN BOSTON,"THEY'RE LIKE, "ARE YOU CRAZY?"

[laughter]"YOU CAN'T DO IT IN BOSTON.

THAT PLACE IS FULLOF SURLY DRUNKS."

I'M LIKE, "THAT'S MY FAMILYYOU'RE TALKING ABOUT."

[cheers and applause][laughs]

"THEY'RE ALL ANGRY AND CELTICAND HALF IN THE BAG."

I'M LIKE, "YES, EXACTLY."

[laughter]I FEEL AT HOME.

IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEENBACK HERE SINCE I'VE BEEN A

CITIZEN, THE FIRST TIME I'VEDONE STAND-UP AS A CITIZEN.

[cheers and applause]YEAH, RIGHT HERE IN BOSTON

WITH ALL THE GUYS.

I KNOW, ISN'T THAT AWESOME?

ISN'T THAT--YOU KNOW WHAT--THETHING I THINK IS SO GREAT?

LIKE, I BECAME A CITIZEN INJANUARY, RIGHT?

BY APRIL OF THE SAME YEAR,I'M HOSTING THE WHITE HOUSE

CORRESPONDENCE DINNER.

I MEAN, THAT'S AMAZING,ISN'T IT?

LIKE, ME THERE, AND THEPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

ME AT THE TABLE; THE PRESIDENTOF THE UNITED STATES.

NOW, ADMITTEDLY, IT'S GEORGE W.

BUSH, BUT THE PRESIDENT OF THEUNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

[cheers and applause]AND HE WAS--I'VE GOT TO BE

HONEST WITH YOU.

I KNOW--NOW THAT IT'S ALL KINDOF GONE, HE WAS REALLY NICE TO

ME AND FRIENDLY...

WHICH MAKES THINGSA LITTLE AWKWARD.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I'M READY TOSAY MY THING AND TELL HIM A

THING OR TWO, AND HE'S LIKE,"HEY, BUDDY.

HOW YA DOIN'?

WANT A SODA?"I'M LIKE, "UH, YEAH, OKAY,

I GUESS I'LL HAVE A SODA."

AND HE KNOWS.

HE'S VERY SELF-AWARE, AND HEWAS LIKE, "YEAH, YOU KNOW,

PEOPLE DON'T LIKE ME ANYMORE."

I'M LIKE, "MM-HMM."

AND IT'S KIND OF AWKWARD, YOUKNOW, BECAUSE HE'S THE MOST

UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN THEHISTORY OF PRESIDENTS, AND

THAT'S THE ONE I GET MYPHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH.