Craig Ferguson is probably the greatest late-night talk show host ever. Judi and I had the opportunity to tell him that on the phone Friday.

Craig will be appearing at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank on July 19. He's been off late night TV for a couple of years but has been doing other TV shows like "Join or Die" on the History Channel.

During the call, Craig also joked about what it's like to perform in the Garden State, saying Jersey crowds are definitely "lively."

He brought more energy and spontaneous wit and humor to late night than any other host. I'm sure his stand up is just as good, if not better.

More from New Jersey 101.5:

Dennis and Judi are on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tweet them @DennisandJudi or @NJ1015.

More From New Jersey 101.5 FM