The more I watch Stephen Colbert do his thing more more I feel like he is the right choice as the heir to the Letterman empire. He’s funny, good in front of a camera, and one of the true masters of an interview. Sure he can be a bit too silly sometimes, but like his mentor Jon Stewart, he knows when to get serious. Interviewing Smaug is one of those…more serious times.
If you missed it, or live under a large stone, here is Stephen on The Late Show talking about his future.
With Colbert tagged as the favorite to take over for David Letterman, we are truly entering into a golden age of late night TV. First, Jay Leno gives his chair over to, the always funny, Jimmy Fallon. Next, SNL writer and weekend update host, Seth Meyers, takes Jimmy’s slot, and now? Stephen Colbert is slated as the favorite to the heir of the Letterman thrown. (Not to mention Conan on TBS)
Here’s the deets (details for all you unhip folk): Leterman announced his retirement for next year and Colbert’s contract with comedy central is through the end of 2014. That’s what we call in the biz (business) a BINGO.
Nothings in stone, but I like this hypothetical move. I like it a lot.
Bill Murray Stopped By David Letterman’s Show And Now I Want Him to Be a Late Night Guest Every Night
Bill Murray is like the opposite of that selfie song. When I hear that song I hate selfes, but when Bill Murray takes one I can’t help but think its the coolest thing in the world. That’s power. Also, how much of a power couple would Lady Gaga and Bill Murray be? She dresses like an animal and blows people away with her voice and he walks around cracking jokes, stealing peoples French fries and making everybody’s day. The more I think about it the more I’d be on board for a variety show. I basically want any way to get Bill Murray on my TV 7 times a week. If I ran a TV station that would be my first order of duty: pay Bill Murray whatever he wants and let him have his own show. Ratings juggernaut.
Oh my sweet Clooney. Some people look forward to Christmas. Some people look forward to their birthday. I look forward to George Clooney’s media week. He’s promoting Monuments Men, which I will probably see, but right now the matter at hand is Clooney. Letterman one day, The Daily Show the next (YouTube has banned the Daily Show video. Nobody bans Clooney!). So effortless. So suave. Cracking jokes, making everyone in the room feel like they’ve been best friends for years. If I ever met a magic genie, I’d wish for George Clooney to come out with 52 movies a year, so we’d never have to be apart.