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2014-04-04 10:20:52 AM  
The premise: Chelsea Handler should get the show.

The article: all the reasons why Chelsea Handler won't get the show.
 
2014-04-04 10:23:10 AM  
"I started lying about my age as soon as I got my boobs."

--Chelsea Handler in My Horizontal Life.
 
2014-04-04 10:27:14 AM  
Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?
 
2014-04-04 10:27:46 AM  
Chelsea Handler is a remorseless talentless hack whose sole purpose seems to be murdering perfectly crafted comedy material, writing vapid books and showing up at appearances half in the bag and writing it off as edgy and what she needs to do to cope with everything that was handed to her in this world.
 
2014-04-04 10:32:54 AM  
Right, because the Joan Rivers Show turned out so well.

/oh wait, you said woman, not harpy
 
2014-04-04 10:36:50 AM  
I agree, it time for a dwarf Chineese immigrant to host a late night show because there has never been one. Petition time.
 
2014-04-04 10:40:41 AM  
That woman makes me almost physically ill. Her program IS that bad!
 
2014-04-04 10:43:01 AM  
I'm still waiting to see her sex tape.

We know it exists. It's out there somewhere. Yet, I don't believe it's on the internet.
 
2014-04-04 10:44:26 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: The article: all the reasons why Chelsea Handler won't get the show.


The main one being, Sumner Redstone won't sleep with her.
 
2014-04-04 10:45:29 AM  

BilltheThrill: Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?


Women can be funny.  Tina Fey would be a potentially great host.  Chelsea Handler though?  Yeah, she's the female Jay Leno:  devoid of any real talent.
 
2014-04-04 10:46:31 AM  
Wut? Chelsea Handler isn't a woman? I thought the approved Internet Joke about Ms. Handler is that she only got a show because she slept with executives? I don't really agree with that, as I've enjoyed the parts of her books that I've read here and there, and I think she's overall a funny person that has a good rapport with her guests. And the short lived, faux-reality "After Lately" was hilarious. Regardless, she really wouldn't work in network TV.

I also think she's pretty hot, but what do I know.
 
2014-04-04 10:47:37 AM  

BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I'm still waiting to see her sex tape.

We know it exists. It's out there somewhere. Yet, I don't believe it's on the internet.


Never...say...that...again.  <runs for mind bleach>
 
2014-04-04 10:48:34 AM  
Chevy Chase should get a show.
 
2014-04-04 10:54:32 AM  
Amy Poehlehlher
 
2014-04-04 10:56:44 AM  
I think Paula Poundstone would be great at it. Most of her act is improvised interaction with audience members. It seems like that would easily translate into being a good interviewer.
 
2014-04-04 10:57:02 AM  
Here's a thought: How about just ending the show when Letterman retires?
 
2014-04-04 10:57:13 AM  

Old Man Winter: I agree, it time for a dwarf Chinese immigrant to host a late night show because there has never been one. Petition time.



This. Saying it's time to pick specifically a woman is demeaning to women. It says "we know you can't compete if we base this decision on merit/skill/ability/talent/competence, so here's a freebie. Now run along and play with your little cameras, cutie."

It's so sad to see feminism coming to this. After decades of proclaiming how wrong it is to make judgments based solely on sex (and obviously being right about that), it's all being boiled down to gangs of the angry and entitled using pressure tactics to demand that our society make judgments based solely on sex.
 
2014-04-04 11:01:31 AM  

Benaiah: I think Paula Poundstone would be great at it. Most of her act is improvised interaction with audience members. It seems like that would easily translate into being a good interviewer.


I'd sign on to this only if each episode was drawn a la Home Movies, and Coach McGuirk was her wacky sidekick.

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2014-04-04 11:02:00 AM  
Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.
 
2014-04-04 11:05:08 AM  
How about meeting in the middle and bringing over Graham Norton?
 
2014-04-04 11:05:54 AM  

StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.


Not funny.

The only female comedian who can make me laugh on a relative regular basis is Ellen.
 
2014-04-04 11:06:41 AM  

StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.


I think they're looking for "ha ha" funny, not the other kind of funny.
 
2014-04-04 11:10:07 AM  

quo vadimus: Old Man Winter: I agree, it time for a dwarf Chinese immigrant to host a late night show because there has never been one. Petition time.


This. Saying it's time to pick specifically a woman is demeaning to women. It says "we know you can't compete if we base this decision on merit/skill/ability/talent/competence, so here's a freebie. Now run along and play with your little cameras, cutie."


Unfortunately, if a woman is picked, no matter the circumstances, this will be the thought.

It's so sad to see feminism coming to this. After decades of proclaiming how wrong it is to make judgments based solely on sex (and obviously being right about that), it's all being boiled down to gangs of the angry and entitled using pressure tactics to demand that our society make judgments based solely on sex.

That's not what modern feminism is. Saying "You know, all the network late night hosts have been men, and it's assumed a man will take over next, why not give serious thought to women candidates?" doesn't mean, "YOU HAVE TO PICK A WOMAN!".

I'll cede that the author of this piece is veering close to the latter. "In fact, "opportunity" is not the right word; "necessity" is more like it" is extraordinarily close to tokenism, and I don't agree with it. In fact, I doubt any of my feminists friends would agree with that. But using one article by one author to represent "feminism" is foolhardy.
 
2014-04-04 11:10:22 AM  

MugzyBrown: StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.

Not funny.

The only female comedian who can make me laugh on a relative regular basis is Ellen.


David Letterman never made me laugh. And before he was on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was awful in every role he was in.

Contribute some names of women you'd like to see as hosts of an interview show, then. (Ellen excepted, she already has a successful show.)
 
2014-04-04 11:16:51 AM  
Opportunity for Piers Morgan.
 
2014-04-04 11:22:25 AM  
The only female clever enough to do a late night show would be Tina Fey.

I'm not saying she's barely capable--I'm saying she's so much better than the next female it's not even close.

/Seriously, she's funnier than 97% of the guys, who are generally better than the rest of the chicks.
 
2014-04-04 11:32:02 AM  

fickenchucker: The only female clever enough to do a late night show would be Tina Fey.

I'm not saying she's barely capable--I'm saying she's so much better than the next female it's not even close.

/Seriously, she's funnier than 97% of the guys, who are generally better than the rest of the chicks.


You know how I know you didn't watch SNL when a certain person was a writer?
 
2014-04-04 11:37:55 AM  
Chelsea sucks and her and her show is shiat.
 
2014-04-04 11:44:29 AM  
maybe someone can dig up that Rhonda chick from Up All Night. She just seems a little less barfly sleazy than Chelsea
 
2014-04-04 11:50:34 AM  

sinanju: How about meeting in the middle and bringing over Graham Norton?


Another vote for Graham Norton.  He would kill it.
/Still don't know why his show on CC didn't take off cause it was awesome.
 
2014-04-04 11:51:01 AM  

mactheknife: BilltheThrill: Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?

Women can be funny.  Tina Fey would be a potentially great host.  Chelsea Handler though?  Yeah, she's the female Jay Leno:  devoid of any real talent.


Tina Fey would be good, but I think she has some kind of deal in place with NBC. I don't them letting her out of that to compete with Fallon.
 
2014-04-04 11:51:48 AM  
Elvira
 
2014-04-04 11:55:27 AM  
Carol Burnett
 
2014-04-04 11:58:42 AM  

Buttknuckle: sinanju: How about meeting in the middle and bringing over Graham Norton?

Another vote for Graham Norton.  He would kill it.
/Still don't know why his show on CC didn't take off cause it was awesome.


He's on BBCA.  My TiVo catches every episode.  The great thing about his show is, except in cases of tight scheduling, all of the guests are out at once.

Back to Ferguson for a second... the reason he's great and nowadays Conan rather sucks is most of the time Conan is just reading from the blue cards and waiting for the opportunity to mug for the camera.  Ferguson throws the cards away and just flirts with the guest.  I'm sure agents hate him because the guest doesn't remember to plug the project half the time.

I record Norton and Feguson to watch the show.  I record Letterman and O'Brien just to see if the band is any good.
 
2014-04-04 12:06:46 PM  
Then you got these lady comics talking about stuff that would embarrass Redd Foxx -- God rest his smutty soul.
Who they slept with.
What time they sit on the can.
This is supposed to get you a husband?
 
2014-04-04 12:08:43 PM  

EyeballKid: fickenchucker: The only female clever enough to do a late night show would be Tina Fey.

I'm not saying she's barely capable--I'm saying she's so much better than the next female it's not even close.

/Seriously, she's funnier than 97% of the guys, who are generally better than the rest of the chicks.

You know how I know you didn't watch SNL when a certain person was a writer?


Yeah, because you were just as efficient and experienced at your first "big boy" job as you are now.

She was good on SNL Update, wrote a good movie in Mean Girls, and was brilliant developing & shepherding 30 Rock.

SNL is at best 10% funny, no matter what year is chosen*.

*Except for Eddie Murphy, who was a freak of nature back in the day.
 
2014-04-04 12:17:01 PM  
Who?
 
2014-04-04 12:30:54 PM  

llort dam eht: mactheknife: BilltheThrill: Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?

Women can be funny.  Tina Fey would be a potentially great host.  Chelsea Handler though?  Yeah, she's the female Jay Leno:  devoid of any real talent.

Tina Fey would be good, but I think she has some kind of deal in place with NBC. I don't them letting her out of that to compete with Fallon.


Ever wonder how 30 Rock got SEVEN FARKING YEARS despite the fact no one watched it?  Lorne Michaels.  Lorne Michaels also hand-picked Fallon.  There is no possible way Tina Fey would go against Fallon after everything Lorne Michaels did for her.
 
2014-04-04 12:32:41 PM  
I vote for Sara Rue. She was a great guest host before Ferguson started full time.
 
2014-04-04 12:38:42 PM  

BATMANATEE: I vote for Sara Rue. She was a great guest host before Ferguson started full time.


And she has some tig ol bitties too.....

/GIS shows them in all their floppy glory
 
2014-04-04 12:42:18 PM  
I think Kathy Griffin would be good, too.  It will never happen, but she would be great.
 
2014-04-04 12:42:30 PM  
I would buy her 10 vodka martinis and let her fark me
 
2014-04-04 12:43:05 PM  
How about the chick from My Drunk Kitchen?

/if it's a woman, she needs to be naked and a whore.
 
2014-04-04 12:43:39 PM  

hollowverse.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com


BarryTheMasterOfSandwich:
I'm still waiting to see her sex tape.

We know it exists. It's out there somewhere. Yet, I don't believe it's on the internet.


Hey Sailor!!
 
2014-04-04 12:52:08 PM  
Make it a late night female panel show with snookie, Miley, Margaret cho, that broad from the nanny, Ellen's crazy ex-gay ex-girlfriend, whoopi, and that wacky ex congresswoman from Georgia.

Make the topics increasingly more and more complex... Tonight we discuss the geopolitical and economic effects of the move from an agrarian society in Papua New Guinea and the effects of culture and geography on their ability to exploit their own indigenous resources

Would look like 5 monkeys trying to hump a doorknob
 
2014-04-04 01:00:18 PM  

StopLurkListen: Contribute some names of women you'd like to see as hosts of an interview show, then.


I don't have any to contribute.

Give it to Zach Galafananakananis,
 
2014-04-04 01:07:11 PM  
If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?
 
2014-04-04 01:16:00 PM  

BizarreMan: If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?


What her and her giant man hands?
 
2014-04-04 01:16:39 PM  
Sorry but it would be a ratings disaster. There is zero chance CBS hires a woman.
 
2014-04-04 01:20:40 PM  
I really think Amy Schumer is funny but she may be a little too raunchy for the mainstream.
 
2014-04-04 01:22:15 PM  
 
2014-04-04 01:25:13 PM  

dslknowitall: BizarreMan: If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?

What her and her giant man hands?


I know, right?
 
2014-04-04 01:40:55 PM  

BizarreMan: If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?


She should certainly be on the short list for Letterman replacements.
 
2014-04-04 01:59:18 PM  

mjohnson71: BizarreMan: If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?

She should certainly be on the short list for Letterman replacements.


Well, selecting her would certainly put the execs in the
DANGER ZONE!!!!
 
2014-04-04 02:06:51 PM  

chevydeuce: BATMANATEE: I vote for Sara Rue. She was a great guest host before Ferguson started full time.

And she has some tig ol bitties too.....

/GIS shows them in all their floppy glory


I'd mutilate her thirst, if you get my meaning...
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-04 02:12:20 PM  
I think CBS did the right thing with Late Late by giving different hosts tryouts before landing on Craig Ferguson. But would they have the guts to try that again with a 11:35 E/10:35 C show?
 
2014-04-04 02:20:34 PM  
I think she's as funny as an abscessed diabetic foot sore, but of all the female comics out there her style
is the closest to Letterman's, so she may well have a shot.

MelGoesOnTour: Here's a thought: How about just ending the show when Letterman retires?


Because CBS can't have a mineshaft gap!!!!
 
2014-04-04 02:21:15 PM  
I dunno. Giving a woman a late night show would be like giving a man one of those mid-afternoon shows.
 
2014-04-04 02:28:49 PM  

Foxxinnia: I dunno. Giving a woman a late night show would be like giving a man one of those mid-afternoon shows.


media3.s-nbcnews.com

"What are you tryin' to say there?"
 
2014-04-04 02:36:12 PM  
Give it to Maria Bamford.  I want to see guest and audience reactions when she interviews "in character" every night.
 
2014-04-04 03:19:23 PM  
Many of the women I know think Chelsea Handler is amazingly funny.  I've laughed the couple of times I've watched the show, but it's never been at anything she's done.  Sometimes her panelists are funny.

I think maybe it's the botox.  Her deadpan doesn't look like a normal human doing deadpan anymore.  It looks like she just can't physically move her face.  I'm not listening to the joke, I'm waiting to see if her eyebrows will ever move again.  Maybe I was witness to the last Chelsea Handler forehead movement ever.  I look at my calendar, ready to mark the date and time.
 
2014-04-04 03:21:09 PM  

Car_Ramrod: doesn't mean, "YOU HAVE TO PICK A WOMAN!".


She called it a 'necessity' in TFA
 
2014-04-04 03:22:17 PM  

Car_Ramrod: I'll cede that the author of this piece is veering close to the latter.


I should really read posts in their entirety before responding.

/sorry
 
2014-04-04 03:26:38 PM  

mactheknife: BilltheThrill: Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?

Women can be funny.  Tina Fey would be a potentially great host.


they would have to move the desk to the other side of the stage
 
2014-04-04 03:27:05 PM  
Let Ralph Garman host the show.
 
2014-04-04 03:29:56 PM  
People don't want to see a nice Joan Rivers.

FTFTA.
 
2014-04-04 03:47:06 PM  

baconbeard: Then you got these lady comics talking about stuff that would embarrass Redd Foxx -- God rest his smutty soul.
Who they slept with.
What time they sit on the can.
This is supposed to get you a husband?


Don't you hate pants?
 
2014-04-04 03:57:12 PM  

StrikitRich: [hollowverse.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com image 640x360]


BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I'm still waiting to see her sex tape.

We know it exists. It's out there somewhere. Yet, I don't believe it's on the internet.

Hey Sailor!!


WTF is that thing?
 
2014-04-04 04:19:30 PM  
Surprised no one's mentioned Sarah Silverman or Lily Tomlin yet, though I guess Tomlin is getting a bit long in the tooth.

\either would still be funnier than Handler.
 
2014-04-04 04:21:40 PM  

Philimus: Surprised no one's mentioned Sarah Silverman or Lily Tomlin yet, though I guess Tomlin is getting a bit long in the tooth.

\either would still be funnier than Handler.


A bad case of cancer is funnier than Chelsea Handler.

/Didn't mean to make that rhyme.
 
2014-04-04 04:27:38 PM  
admintell.napco.com
 
2014-04-04 04:53:22 PM  
Eddie Izzard
 
2014-04-04 06:14:17 PM  

beerrun: Eddie Izzard


I'd need subtitles. I don't know what it is about his accent, but I can only understand about 30% of what he says, while I am fine with any other Brit.
 
2014-04-04 06:16:46 PM  
I really can't stand her.

She's talented, but her personality disgusts me.
 
2014-04-04 06:59:40 PM  

Benaiah: I think Paula Poundstone would be great at it. Most of her act is improvised interaction with audience members. It seems like that would easily translate into being a good interviewer.


She's a lesbian and a pedophile.
TV rules state that she has to be one or the other, not both.
Also, she hasn't been funny since 1995.
 
2014-04-04 07:05:12 PM  

StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.


Yes there is, but it doesn't necessarily transfer to "talk show host".  For guys, either.  I'd much rather watch someone who can engage their guest and produce interesting back & forth than some smug stand-up that's primarily concerned whether a joke will go over or not.
 
2014-04-04 08:31:32 PM  
I've seen bits and pieces of Chelsea Handler's show, and what struck me is a>the only humor she knows is sarcasm  b>she seems to have either disdain or disinterest in most of the guests  c>she seems like she's a genuinely cranky biatch most of the time.    She would be absolutely terrible in Dave's spot
 
2014-04-04 08:35:57 PM  
Can't believe I didn't think of her before.

Amy Sedaris.
 
2014-04-04 08:53:47 PM  
People still watch late night celebrity movie promotion talk shows?

I stopped watching them many years ago. I think the last one I watched was Conan. Late night talk shows are dinosaurs. They should cancel them all and replace them with late night monster movies, Three Stooges shorts, and Loony Tunes.
 
2014-04-04 09:00:41 PM  
It should be whoever gets them the best ratings, I mean, that's the whole point right?
 
2014-04-04 09:16:17 PM  
ftfa: "...if CBS is going to be the network that breaks the glass ceiling-and it's in its best interest to do so-it needs to go big or go home. Milquetoast is safe, but it often doesn't cut it. (See Katie Couric as the first female nightly news anchor as proof.) That proscription goes double for comedy, and especially late-night."

Well, then, CBS could consider: (besides ones already mentioned above)

Bonnie McFarlane
Maria Bamford
Samantha Bee
Sara Benincasa
Leah Bonnema
Lisa Lampanelli (seen live show - no repeats from her!)
Rita Rudner (seen her live show - great)
Margaret Cho (seen live - fun show)
Michelle Collins
Whitney Cummings
Susie Essman
Rachel Feinstein
Erin Foley
Helen Hong
Adrienne Iapalucci
Karen Kilgariff
Julie Klausner
Natasha Leggero
Kathleen Madigan (seen live, loved her act, hated her intro guy)
Morgan Murphy (writes for Fallon, among other things)
Kelly Oxford
Caroline Rhea
Andrea Rosen
Sara Schaefer (also works for Fallon)
Amy Schumer
Livia Scott
Wanda Sykes
Brooke Van Poppelen
Alex Borstein
Victoria Jackson
Carol Leifer
Margaret Smith
Mo Gaffney (seen her onstage live)
Kathy Najimy (seen her onstage live)
...to name a few
 
2014-04-04 09:37:19 PM  

Nix Nightbird: People still watch late night celebrity movie promotion talk shows?

I stopped watching them many years ago. I think the last one I watched was Conan. Late night talk shows are dinosaurs. They should cancel them all and replace them with late night monster movies, Three Stooges shorts, and Loony Tunes.


What I think these shows need to do that is more important than this diversity crap is that no matter who it is, tailor the show to the host instead of the host attempting to do it like Carson. Conan is so good when he goes out on location and talks to weird or interesting people, he should be doing more of that instead of half-assed monologue jokes.
 
2014-04-05 01:01:37 AM  

nanim: ftfa: "...if CBS is going to be the network that breaks the glass ceiling-and it's in its best interest to do so-it needs to go big or go home. Milquetoast is safe, but it often doesn't cut it. (See Katie Couric as the first female nightly news anchor as proof.) That proscription goes double for comedy, and especially late-night."

Well, then, CBS could consider: (besides ones already mentioned above)

Bonnie McFarlane
Maria Bamford
Samantha Bee
Sara Benincasa
Leah Bonnema
Lisa Lampanelli (seen live show - no repeats from her!)
Rita Rudner (seen her live show - great)
Margaret Cho (seen live - fun show)
Michelle Collins
Whitney Cummings
Susie Essman
Rachel Feinstein
Erin Foley
Helen Hong
Adrienne Iapalucci
Karen Kilgariff
Julie Klausner
Natasha Leggero
Kathleen Madigan (seen live, loved her act, hated her intro guy)
Morgan Murphy (writes for Fallon, among other things)
Kelly Oxford
Caroline Rhea
Andrea Rosen
Sara Schaefer (also works for Fallon)
Amy Schumer
Livia Scott
Wanda Sykes
Brooke Van Poppelen
Alex Borstein
Victoria Jackson
Carol Leifer
Margaret Smith
Mo Gaffney (seen her onstage live)
Kathy Najimy (seen her onstage live)
...to name a few


Are you just checking to see if people are paying attention?
 
2014-04-05 02:03:47 AM  

StrikitRich: [hollowverse.zippykid.netdna-cdn.com image 640x360]


BarryTheMasterOfSandwich: I'm still waiting to see her sex tape.

We know it exists. It's out there somewhere. Yet, I don't believe it's on the internet.

Hey Sailor!!


It's like she decided one day "Hey! I really look like one of those Spitting Image puppets!"
 
2014-04-05 02:31:51 AM  

nanim: ftfa: "...if CBS is going to be the network that breaks the glass ceiling-and it's in its best interest to do so-it needs to go big or go home. Milquetoast is safe, but it often doesn't cut it. (See Katie Couric as the first female nightly news anchor as proof.) That proscription goes double for comedy, and especially late-night."

Well, then, CBS could consider: (besides ones already mentioned above)

Bonnie McFarlane
Maria Bamford
Samantha Bee
Sara Benincasa
Leah Bonnema
Lisa Lampanelli (seen live show - no repeats from her!)
Rita Rudner (seen her live show - great)
Margaret Cho (seen live - fun show)
Michelle Collins
Whitney Cummings
Susie Essman
Rachel Feinstein
Erin Foley
Helen Hong
Adrienne Iapalucci
Karen Kilgariff
Julie Klausner
Natasha Leggero
Kathleen Madigan (seen live, loved her act, hated her intro guy)
Morgan Murphy (writes for Fallon, among other things)
Kelly Oxford
Caroline Rhea
Andrea Rosen
Sara Schaefer (also works for Fallon)
Amy Schumer
Livia Scott
Wanda Sykes
Brooke Van Poppelen
Alex Borstein
Victoria Jackson
Carol Leifer
Margaret Smith
Mo Gaffney (seen her onstage live)
Kathy Najimy (seen her onstage live)
...to name a few


Connie Chung frowns at shenanigans.
 
2014-04-05 05:50:54 AM  

chitownmike: mactheknife: BilltheThrill: Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?

Women can be funny.  Tina Fey would be a potentially great host.

they would have to move the desk to the other side of the stage


That one took me a second to see what you did there.
 
2014-04-05 06:08:31 AM  
Least we forget:

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-05 06:21:48 AM  

Old Man Winter: I agree, it time for a dwarf Chineese immigrant to host a late night show because there has never been one. Petition time.


I know he's not a dwarf, but what's William Hung doing nowadays that he's not jumping on this?
 
2014-04-05 11:15:07 AM  

nanim: ftfa: "...if CBS is going to be the network that breaks the glass ceiling-and it's in its best interest to do so-it needs to go big or go home. Milquetoast is safe, but it often doesn't cut it. (See Katie Couric as the first female nightly news anchor as proof.) That proscription goes double for comedy, and especially late-night."

Well, then, CBS could consider: (besides ones already mentioned above)

Bonnie McFarlane
Maria Bamford
Samantha Bee
Sara Benincasa
Leah Bonnema
Lisa Lampanelli (seen live show - no repeats from her!)
Rita Rudner (seen her live show - great)
Margaret Cho (seen live - fun show)
Michelle Collins
Whitney Cummings
Susie Essman
Rachel Feinstein
Erin Foley
Helen Hong
Adrienne Iapalucci
Karen Kilgariff
Julie Klausner
Natasha Leggero
Kathleen Madigan (seen live, loved her act, hated her intro guy)
Morgan Murphy (writes for Fallon, among other things)
Kelly Oxford
Caroline Rhea
Andrea Rosen
Sara Schaefer (also works for Fallon)
Amy Schumer
Livia Scott
Wanda Sykes
Brooke Van Poppelen
Alex Borstein
Victoria Jackson
Carol Leifer
Margaret Smith
Mo Gaffney (seen her onstage live)
Kathy Najimy (seen her onstage live)
...to name a few


All you did here was list known female comedians
 
2014-04-05 11:36:59 AM  

MugzyBrown: StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.

Not funny.

The only female comedian who can make me laugh on a relative regular basis is Ellen.


This times one thousand. The only woman I actually find funny is Ellen.
 
2014-04-05 12:31:25 PM  

TerminalEchoes: MugzyBrown: StopLurkListen: Funny women? Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Paula Poundstone ... plenty of talent in that pool.

Not funny.

The only female comedian who can make me laugh on a relative regular basis is Ellen.

This times one thousand. The only woman I actually find funny is Ellen.


I, too, really like Ellen. I'm surprised by the love people give her on Fark die to her popularity in the mainstream. Then again, most people on Fark don't own a television.
 
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