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(Entertainment Weekly)   Ten women who should be given the chance to host a late-night talk show   ( popwatch.ew.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, human beings, Amy Sedaris, talk shows, Amy Poehler, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Lately  
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2013-03-25 03:56:24 AM  
7 votes:
How about Garfunkel and Oates?  I picture some sort of bizarre variety show.
2013-03-25 04:37:05 AM  
3 votes:
Screw Fallon and put Bonnie Hunt at 11:30.
2013-03-25 12:47:45 AM  
3 votes:
Aisha Tyler would be a good pick.
2013-03-25 12:48:52 PM  
2 votes:

SilentStrider: Aisha Tyler would be a good pick.

Another vote for this.

I also like the Jane Lynch suggestion. She could very well have the chops to host a late night talk show.
2013-03-25 04:04:09 AM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: Amy Sedaris would be awesome. That is one funny lady.

I'm not sure about Aisha Tyler. She's wonderful on Archer but I watched a standup thing she did and I was pretty underwhelmed.

No mention of Maria Bamford? Really?

Not just funny. She's really quick on her feet, like Ellen.

I'm amazed how one family can have two such talented comedians -- David and Amy. Their home life had to be bizarre.
2013-03-25 12:48:08 AM  
2 votes:
Amy Sedaris would be cool.

Sandra Bernhard would be better.

I doubt any female would get late night talkshow host tho. That's just how it rolls now. Sad but true.
2013-03-25 09:17:50 PM  
1 vote:
Amy Sedaris is the only one I would watch. Because she's the only one for whom the filters come down.
2013-03-25 08:45:40 PM  
1 vote:
I know she rubs a lot of people the wrong way, but I think Paula Poundstone has one of the quickest, sharpest minds in comedy.
2013-03-25 02:43:33 PM  
1 vote:
2. Rhonda Shear
2013-03-25 12:16:48 PM  
1 vote:

NuttierThanEver: Thunderboy: Summer Glau's Love Slave: SilentStrider: Aisha Tyler would be a good pick.

I couldn't cope with the cognitive dissonance, because my mind would be constantly re-running Archer moments.


danger zone!


/also I do think Aisha would kick ass

Aisha would be excellent. If you haven't listened to Girl on Guy treat yourself.

Also IMO if you are going to throw in Natasha Leggero because she isn't well known, how about the funnier (again IMO) Jen Kirkman or Morgan Murphy? I'd add the better know Amy Schumer but she has the same problem with Sarah Silverman that there is no way their comedy translates on to network.
2013-03-25 10:53:24 AM  
1 vote:
No to Sarah Silverman. She's a one-trick-pony. The whole "Look! I'm a girl and I can be gross and talk about farting and pooping!" wears thin very quickly.

Aisha Tyler would be interesting, as long as she keeps making Archer episodes.

Actually, I'm surprised no one has said Jane Lynch. She's probably the best woman to host a comedic late night show. She was freaking great in the Comedy Central roasts.
2013-03-25 10:39:39 AM  
1 vote:

SmellsLikePoo: Who puts together a list of the best female comedians and leaves off Tina Fey? Seriously?

Anyone who watched SNL when she was a writer?
2013-03-25 09:34:20 AM  
1 vote:
List is just fine without Chelsea Handler.
2013-03-25 09:24:38 AM  
1 vote:

Seth'n'Spectrum: CarnySaur: How about Garfunkel and Oates?  I picture some sort of bizarre variety show.

They would run out of ideas pretty quickly. As it is, they have to pace their awesomeness already.

They could be the band for the Poehler.
2013-03-25 08:34:17 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-25 08:19:05 AM  
1 vote:
So they're admitting that the late-night talk-show format is essentially dead?
2013-03-25 07:21:30 AM  
1 vote:
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Mainly horror (and a stint as a Bond Girl in The Spy Who Loved Me)
but also a few roles that could be considered sci-fi-esque (or at least fantasy).

Starcrash (1979)
E.R. Burroughs' 'At the Earth's Core' (1976)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)

She's working the convention circuit and still looks pretty damn nice and is very friendly to boot.
2013-03-25 07:06:33 AM  
1 vote:
My vote is for Sara Rue. She was a great guest host on The Late Late show before Ferguson started full time.
2013-03-25 05:04:16 AM  
1 vote:
Just like with women priests issue, I completely support putting women into a position I already ignore and fall asleep to.
2013-03-25 04:23:12 AM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: Aisha Tyler would be a good pick.

I couldn't cope with the cognitive dissonance, because my mind would be constantly re-running Archer moments.

2013-03-25 03:42:39 AM  
1 vote:
I don't see how these women would have the time with all the cooking and cleaning and sammich making they have to do...
2013-03-25 02:30:23 AM  
1 vote:
Joan Rivers
Why not? The hardest working woman in show business is still one of its funniest, and she deserves another shot at network talk show stardom.

Because she sucked the first time and she hasn't been funny since the 80s.
2013-03-24 11:24:17 PM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: List fails without Tina Fey

I say Tina and Amy together.  Then again, that might be too much awesomeness for the universe to handle safely.

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