Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American comedian and former talk show host. He moved to Hastings, Minnesota when he was 4.
Also sometimes known as Craiggers, Kilby or simply Kilborn.
Kilborn, who stands 6'5", played college basketball for Montana State University. He was the play-by-play commentator for the Savannah, Georgia Spirits of the Continental Basketball Association, starting in 1986, a job which lasted for two seasons until the team left for Tulsa, Oklahoma.
From 1990 to 1993, he was Sports Director at KCBA television in the Salinas/Monterey/Santa Cruz market of California.
From 1993 to 1996, he was a host of ESPN's SportsCenter.
From 1996 to 1998, Kilborn was the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central where he courted some controversy. In a 1997 Esquire interview, Kilborn joked that Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead "does find me very attractive. If I wanted her to blow me, she would.". Kilborn was suspended for a week, and Winstead later quit the show.
When Tom Snyder retired from the Late Late Show, David Letterman's production company (World Wide Pants) wanted to have Kilborn to replace him. Kilborn's last Daily Show episode was on December 17, 1998, and featured Richard Lewis as the final guest.
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn began on March 30th 1999 and aired nightly on CBS immediately following The Late Show with David Letterman. He left the show in August of 2004 to dabble in movies (although it was also reported that CBS did not meet his demands regarding remuneration). Craig Ferguson replaced Kilborn in early 2005.
Kilborn made his motion picture acting debut with a small role in Old School (2003). He has three movies coming out in 2006: The Shaggy Dog, The Benchwarmers, and "Full Of It" where he plays a school counselor.
Kilborn, who has never married, revealed in a 1998 TV Guide interview that he had a son who was born in 1987 from a previous relationship, but he declined to identify the child's mother.
On August 8, 2004, Kilborn made a one-night return to SportsCenter Old School as part of ESPN's 25th anniversary celebration ESPN25. That night, he co-hosted with Dan Patrick. Regarding his son, Kilborn says simply, "We know the cards we've been dealt; we're dealing with it and doing a good job."