Name: Craig Kilborn
Nickname: Craigers, Kilby (note: I believe he gave these nicknames to himself).
Claim to Fame, Minnesota: one of us! Although born in Kansas City, Kilborn grew up in Hastings, where he was an All-State high school basketball player, earning a scholarship to Montana State University. He later sat in on a few Timberwolves broadcasts and even scrimmaged with the team during their 2003 training camp
Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: after his college basketball career ended, Kilborn went into sports broadcasting, landing at ESPN in 1993. He left the Worldwide Leader in 1996 to host the original incarnation of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He parlayed that into his own post-Letterman show on CBS three years later, before departing to “focus on writing and producing different television projects” in 2004. Speaking as someone who has enjoyed his work, it’s fair to note that he was succeeded at both The Daily Show and the Late Late Show by people who are funnier than he is.
Where He Is Now: after essentially falling off the face of the earth for the last six years (save for appearances in The Shaggy Dog and The Benchwarmers), he is returning to TV this month with The Kilborn Files, a half-hour show that will air on select Fox affiliates across the country this summer, although not locally.
Glorious Randomness: if you’re reading this, you’re probably well aware that Kilborn played Meredith Grey’s jerk
husband love interest in Old School, which means you’d probably like to watch the scene where Will Ferrell takes a tranquilizer dart to the neck. (Earmuffs needed for language, per usual in that movie).
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