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Who Should Replace David Letterman as 'Late Show' Host? Vote in Our Poll Here!

Who Should Replace David Letterman as 'Late Show' Host? Vote in Our Poll Here!

While many are mourning the fact that David Letterman will be leaving The Late Show next year, many others are already trying to figure out who should replace his role as the talk show host!

Let us take you through some of the names floating around right now:

  • Craig Ferguson is the most obvious choice if CBS decides to promote from within. He has been the host of The Late Late Show for ten years and Letterman even produces that program, so if he has a say, this might be a no brainer.
  • Chelsea Handler announced last week that she plans on leaving E! after eight years on the air when her contract is up at the end of the year. She already has a bunch of offers on the table according to her team. Could this job be one of them?
  • Stephen Colbert‘s contract with Comedy Central for The Colbert Report comes to an end in late 2014 and his form of satirical humor is a favorite among many late night viewers.
  • Jay Leno just ended his longtime run as host of The Tonight Show and while this is probably a huge long shot, you never know if he wants to get back into his old time slot!
  • Neil Patrick Harris seems to be a big favorite among a lot of fans and critics. He has a ton of hosting experience after serving as host of many awards shows and also several stints as guest host on Live! alongside Kelly Ripa over the years. He also has ties to CBS with his series How I Met Your Mother, which just wrapped up after nine seasons.

Other names being thrown into the bucket are Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Louis C.K., Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Seacrest, Arsenio Hall, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, and even Tina Fey.

Make sure to watch Dave‘s full ten minute speech announcing his retirement in case you haven’t seen it yet!

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  • Taylor

    Tina Fey!

  • Sayer

    Craig Ferguson…duh.

  • Haley

    CRAIG ALL THE WAY!!! Neil Patrick Harris is kinda boring…

  • Lori

    If its Chelsea Handler I’ll never watch it again. She is the most horrible person on TV

  • Claire

    Amy Poehler. Or Louis CK.

  • Redsquareaffair

    Vladimir Putin

  • http://october007z Andrew D

    remember guys we are voting for the other have of the new kings of late night n i think neil patrick harris would make a great king along side jimmy fallon!

  • joypantujan


  • mer1

    chelsea should she’s a b!tch but she’s halirious

  • Bibi

    Ricky Gervais or Ellen DeGeneres.

  • karine
  • karine
  • Meredith

    CHELSEA HANDLER!!! OMG she is hysterical!

  • http://JustJared Jan

    Chelsea handler has no class.

  • JustSayin

    Craigy Ferg!!!!

  • moss

    kermit the frog

  • Fercat

    One of Letterman’s charm is that he can dig into his guests, get them to reveal more than they like and still be lighthearted and accommodating.

    Half the people on that list would rather talk about themselves.

  • OMG

    Craig! Craig! Craig! Craig!

  • Theresa

    Ann Curry!

  • Angel

    Golly, not Neil Patrick Harris, The pompous little p rick.

  • Mkhay

    Ferguson. He deserves it.

  • http://@moutzakos christiana

    Tina Fey!! We need more women!!

  • oh hell no

    If Chelsea [I'm not racist I've had black lovers] Handler gets the job by sucking some D again, I’ll never ever watch a show. She’s the worst.
    I think Craig Ferguson seems to be the right man for the job.

  • Some ideas

    Stephen Colbert, Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy, Jon Stewart or Craig Ferguson.

  • CPM

    Olivia Munn

  • Tamy

    Not Neil Patrick Harris, he’s so boring. What about Amy Poehler or Tina Fey? I like the idea of a funny woman hosting the show.

  • Or

    Kathy Griffin maybe?

  • anonymous

    Matthew Perry

  • tasha

    Amy Poehler or Tina Fey! Or both. They could take turns.

  • Joseph Weitzel


  • Greg

    PLEASE consider these fine outstanding actors/people… it has to be someone FUNNY including Martin Short (Jiminy Glick/who is really good at interviewing people), Jon Cryer, Arsenio Hall, Jason Alexander or Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Awesome!

  • Arina

    Amy Poehler