Skip to comments.Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host
Posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by EveningStar
Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so.
Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports.
Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.
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won’t watch him anyway, don’t watch letterman now.
don’t watch fallon. don’t really care to. didn’t watch hardly any leno.
I’d say you have that down perfect.
I thought it was Chelsea Handler.
Not happening. Neither of these comedy central creeps can really do a long day's work, late at night. Whatever you can say about DL, he could produce more than an hour of content a week.
Chelsea Handler, CBS in Talks for Late-Night Spot (Exclusive)
Insider tells TheWrap that the star was already negotiating for a show with the network ahead of David Letterman’s retirement announcement
Chelsea Handler is in talks with CBS for a late-night talk show, an individual close to the producer and E! talk show host told TheWrap.
CBS contacted Handler to discuss the potential of hosting a syndicated show in the wake of her announcing this week that she’s leaving E! when her contract expires at the end of the year. But Handler has told CBS that she isn’t interested in that option. As a result, CBS then expressed interest in considering Handler for Craig Ferguson’s 12:30 a.m. slot.
I seldom watched after Johnny left he was the gold standard imo
Who? Seriously, I'd never heard of her. Having just now done a search on her, I guess she has as good a chance as anyone to get the gig.
One unfunny pinko replaced by another.
I hadn’t either.
I just ran across that article at Drudge shortly after seeing this thread.
From bad to irrelevant.
The only thing that would get me to tune in would ge Craig Ferguson, Stopped finding Letterman funny decades ago And Colbert is an ass I never found funny.
I have watched, maybe, 5 total minutes of Letterman since he has been on late night TV.
I would plan on watching the same or less of Colbert.
Chelsea looks good for someone 50ish. Too bad she’s still in her 30s.
I am so relieved to know that I can continue not watching.
She handles Chelsea Clinton’s public appearances.
Were your search words road hard and put up wet?
He ain't funny either.
Should be rode hard. Oh well.
He looks like a serial killer.
Apparently he either hasn’t any indoor plumbing, or he has aquaphobia.
There you go...that just about sums it up. The only one I halfway like is Jimmy Kimmel...but none of them come close to being a Carson.
She just resigned her $9 million job at E. Supposedly was a shoo in.
Colbert is certainly nasty enough a character to take over for Letterman. Both are equally unappealing and biased.
Chelsey Handler would be a far better pick.
Colbert bores me to death because he’s not funny. I’m not sure how he got past the auditions, much less got a show of his own. He used to do GM commercials, and I always thought they hurt GM more than they helped. He has the charisma of an armadillo.
Isn’t Colbert a noted White Racist?
Chelsea has always seemed rather ‘unbalanced’ to me. I don’t mean right or left in a political way. I mean mentally. When listening to her, I always get the impression of someone with barely concealed rage and contempt for whoever is being forced to pay attention to her. I always picture her with a drink in one hand and a pearl handled pistol ( or some sort of toy) in the other hand. She’s a loose canon. Maybe that’s what they’re looking for.
I used to show YouTube "Here's Johnnnnnny!" clips to my Dad (using a computer I'd hooked up to his flat panel). Both of enjoyed a hour or so of that at a time.
Get the guy who stood in for John Stewart. He was FUNNY!
Yuk what an unfunny zero.
That’s a man, isn’t it?
That ought to be good for about 15 mintues ago.
What about the Arseniohole guy who had a show in the 90s?
Larry the cable guy!
Well who would have EVER believed that they would replace a liberal with a liberal? Astounding.
I wouldn’t touch that with your ten foot pole! What about Laz?
Let’s petition for Rush Limbaugh to get the job, just to upset the left!
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Heads would explode!
We all know he would never do it.
He should just claim it though, just to jack around the left.
Fact is, Rush could start his own network but he is about Rush, and frankly
he would not want to work that hard. (why should he)
What about Jerry Seinfeld? I think he draws comedy out of people and he is not politically correct. Does CBS know there is a market for that?
People of all types are sick of PC crap.
That about covers it.
Sounds like a great replacement for Letterman. One vagina for another.
Sorry, but I found Carson completely unfunny. His Tonight show flopped on British TV in the 80s.
Dang! I always wished I could find a girl with large, smooth biceps...
I know that there is a phrase that describes that condition perfectly. Alas, my Alzheimer’s is kicking up and I can’t seem to remember what it is.
He will flop and Craig ferguson will take over long term.