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(The Daily Beast)   Why the next late-night TV show host should be a woman. Or if one is not available, Chelsea Handler   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 91
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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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