Hitler is almost American

Ferguson to become US citizen

Scottish stand-up turned talk-show host Craig Ferguson is becoming a full US citizen.

The Glasgow-born comic, who used to perform under the stage name Bing Hitler, has already taken the citizenship test – which he passed with flying colours.

He told viewers of his CBS Late Late Show: ‘Last Friday, I took the test, the citizenship test, and it's very difficult by the way. All you people born here, if you had to take that test, Canada would be building a fence right now.’

Ferguson, 45, said he will officially take the oath of citizenship in the next few weeks

The move had started as a joke last June, when he was granted ‘honorary citizenship’ of Ozark, Arkansas, after praising the town's catfish.

He then started begging for the legally meaningless designation from other communities – and received it from a total of 16,109 cities, towns and states.

Ferguson moved to Los Angeles in 1994, after cutting his teeth on the UK comedy circuit. He appeared in a number of sitcoms, achieving fame when he played the boss on The Drew Carey Show, from 1996 to 2003. In 2005, he took over as host of the Late Late Show, which airs at 12.30am and attracts an average audience of 2 million

Here’s Ferguson taking his citizenship test:

Published: 30 Jan 2008

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