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  • Macbeth
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    I recently re-watched the Louie “Late Show” arc and it got me thinking about the fact that Letterman has to retire eventually. His legendary show has been around for almost 20 years, and it is inevitable that he will retire, most likely after his contract expires in 2014.

    Who should replace him? I would love for Jerry Seinfeld to replace Letterman. I think its unlikely that Louis C.K. will host the show, especially after the arc on his show.

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    A Person
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    It should be someone younger than Seinfeld.

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    Denis
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    Seth Mcfarlane? crazy? O_O

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    Anonymous
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    Maybe Craig Ferguson? His brand of humor is similiar to Letterman, and there is no denying he has tons of fun with his guests and audience. I think Seinfeld would be better suited at NBC-home os Seinfeld, etc. Hopefully David Lynch! LOL

    Though slightly  OT, if Jay Leno ever does retire for sure, or dies while hosting because he’ll never retire, who will take over the legendary Tonight Show? Jimmy Fallon wanted it, but last time a younger demographic took over-Conan-it was a flop. Seinfeld? Alec Baldwin since 30 Rock is in its final season? Tina Fey?

    I do believe Seth Myers, as terrible as I find him, will eventually get his own talk show. Take over for Carson Daly or Fallon, whenever his time is. He works for NBC-obviously Lorne adores him, etc.
       

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Louis C.K. will replace him. LOL!

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    Louis C.K. will replace him. LOL!

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    RichterScale
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    #265894

    I sure hope Leno retires long before Letterman does.

     

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    Alijah Purdy
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    I think a woman should take over. Mo’Nique? Wanda Sykes? Or if they want to go with a man what about Kevin Hart? Katt Williams?

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    Renaton
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    Alec Baldwin.

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    Spenser Davis
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    The trick is finding someone who is funny in their own right but willing to hand over the spotlight night after night. Jerry Seinfeld is hilarious (though I never “got” his show) but I don’t see him doing something quite like that. The most predictable prediction would be Craig Ferguson … but his “Late Late Show” has such a unique structure that he’d probably have to abandon for the “Late Show” slot: his pre-theme song to-the-camera skits, Great Day for America monologue, animal puppets, and his robot wingman.

    I’d love to see Conan come on (head-to-head with Leno) but that would require him to leave TBS, which might be considered a betrayal. FOX seems to have Seth MacFarlane in their pocket for now, though his Oscar gig could change that. I feel like I’m missing a female comedienne who would be fantastic. And then you have left-field choices, like Chris Rock, that sound weird on paper but could end up being fantastic.

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    Max 2.0
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    Tina Fey! Can you imagine that?!

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    Laactingnyc
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    Craig Ferguson or Wanda Sykes!

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    Anonymous
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    Tina Fey! Can you imagine that?!

    She pretty much stays at NBC, but I honestly think she would be an amazing host. Funny, down to earth, etc.  

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    Renaton
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    Chris Rock would never do it. He doesn’t like tv that much, and has said in the past that if he does something there it will be entirely done his way. 

    I don’t think most stand ups today would care about it. The only huge one I could see accepting such a thing is Seinfeld.

    They should just get an actor.  

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    RICKY GERVAIS!! HE CAN BRING ON KARL AND STEPHEN MERCHANT!
     

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