Late Night Legend Craig Ferguson Enters the Podcast Arena with New iHeartPodcast Series “Joy, A Podcast.”

Premiering on August 1, the weekly interview series will feature celebrity guests including Gabriel Iglesias, Tony Hawk, Angela Kinsey, and Lewis Black


WHAT: iHeartPodcasts and Craig Ferguson today debut a new weekly series “Joy, A Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson.” Ferguson will bring his interview talents and singular world view to a discussion of the modern state of JOY, sitting down with notable guests from the worlds of entertainment, science, government and more. How's our Joy doing? Bridled? On life support? Where do we find joy in a world that seems by any rational measure to be collapsing around us?

WHO: Hosted by Grammy nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director, comedian and storied late-night talk show host Craig Ferguson. Upcoming guests include Gabriel Iglesias, Tony Hawk, Angela Kinsey, Kathie Lee Gifford, Diedrich Bader, Lewis Black, Wendie Malick, Shirley Manson, and Tom Papa.

WHEN: Premieres Tuesday, August 1, with new episodes airing every Tuesday. Listen to the official trailer now.

WHERE: “Joy, A Podcast. Hosted by Craig Ferguson” is distributed by iHeartPodcasts. Fans can listen on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are heard.


ASSETS: Show art is available for download HERE

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Craig Ferguson is a Grammy nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian with a diverse career that encompasses film, television and the stage. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has recorded numerous standup specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central and Amazon. The wildly popular Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ran on CBS for ten years and remains a cult favorite on YouTube racking up millions of views every year on fan posted bootleg clips.

In addition to comedy, Ferguson is a film writer and director, with film credits that include “The Big Tease, “Saving Grace,” “I'll Be There,” “Niagara Motel,” “Lenny the Wonder Dog,” “Prendimi l’anima,” “Life Without Dick,” “Chain of Fools” and “Born Romantic,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Brave,” and “How To Train Your Dragon.” He has five widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials: “A Wee Bit O’ Revolution, “Does This Need to Be Said,” “I’m Here to Help,” “Just Being Honest,” “Tickle Fight,” and “Hobo Fabulous.”

In 2006, Ferguson debuted his first novel entitled Between the Bridge and the River, which made it onto the bestseller list. In 2009, he released his memoir American on Purpose, a book about why and how he became an American. The book was listed on the New York Times bestseller list and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word. His most recent book Riding the Elephant is a series of linked biographical stories.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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