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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 19
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2014-04-04 10:57:13 AM  
4 votes:

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 10:27:46 AM  
4 votes:
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 01:07:11 PM  
2 votes:
If it's a woman, how about Aisha Tyler?
2014-04-04 10:57:02 AM  
2 votes:
Here's a thought: How about just ending the show when Letterman retires?
2014-04-04 10:44:26 AM  
2 votes:

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 10:27:14 AM  
2 votes:
Aren't late night shows usually comedy shows?  Who would get a woman to host a comedy show?
2014-04-04 08:53:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:00:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:32:41 PM  
1 votes:
I vote for Sara Rue. She was a great guest host before Ferguson started full time.
2014-04-04 12:06:46 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:51:48 AM  
1 votes:
Elvira
2014-04-04 11:51:01 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:22:25 AM  
1 votes:
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 11:10:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:56:44 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:46:31 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:45:29 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:40:41 AM  
1 votes:
That woman makes me almost physically ill. Her program IS that bad!
2014-04-04 10:20:52 AM  
1 votes:
The premise: Chelsea Handler should get the show.

The article: all the reasons why Chelsea Handler won't get the show.
 
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