Billy Eichner and David Letterman play “Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner”
- The loss of his “Colbert” character will be painful. It’s been one of the most genius, game-changing comedic performances on modern television and to not have that 4 nights a week anymore will be truly unfortunate.
- Additionally it’s a shame CBS didn’t go for a woman or person of color in this spot. More of the same.
- But it’s exciting to see what Colbert can do on CBS in a more traditional format. They wouldn’t have hired him if they didn’t think he had the personality skills to carry such a show. It’s going to be different but exciting nonetheless.
- Colbert and Fallon going head-to-head will be delightful for their “BFFs for 6 months” rivalry.
- Comedy Central has the option to move @midnight up which would be cool (though confusing considering the title), or move another strong Daily Show voice into the 11:30 spot (Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac).
- Ratings wise I could see them expanding Tosh into a 4-day a week show at 11:30, but it wouldn’t be consistent with the intelligent brand they’ve built from 11-12.
Stephen Colbert is CBS’ top choice to replace David Letterman, people familiar with both sides of the discussions tell Mashable.
Will Ferrell Sings ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ with the Vienna Boys Choir
Bill Murray Sings “I Will Always Love You” to Letterman | CBS
Or witness Murray digging up a time capsule under Letterman’s couch.
I’ll take it.
Surprised that this is the song they’d do on ‘Letterman’ but not mad about it.