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Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down David Letterman's Job, Says He Would 'Get Bored'

Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down David Letterman's Job, Says He Would 'Get Bored'

Neil Patrick Harris has revealed that he was offered David Letterman‘s job as the host of The Late Show, but he ultimately turned it down.

“I don’t have any interest in doing ‘monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest musical act, goodnight,’” the 40-year-old actor said on The Howard Stern Show.

Neil also turned down the hosting position on Craig Ferguson‘s The Late Late Show. He said, “It’s still nightly. You’re still coming up with the same content and now you’re just getting bitter that no one’s watching it.”

“I was flattered that I was kind of being considered,” he said. “How exciting to be considered for something like that.”

Neil said that he would be interested in doing a variety show that airs once a week. “I think if it’s weekly and people really want to see it – and you trust that there’s a lot of really great sh-t on there – then you’re going to get the guests to want to come on your thing,” he said. “A weekly thing, you’d have more time to prep for stuff. You could do pre-taped stuff that would be really exciting, you could flesh it out a little bit more and have more acts.”

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