Why Another Old White Guy Is a Bad Idea for CBS’ ‘Late Show’

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A little background on me in regards to late-night talk shows: I wrote for the pilot for The Pete Holmes Show, previously wrote for @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and attended tapings of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan. I also made this hilarious and perfect tweet that was cited by the pinnacle of journalism, Time magazine (wherein I was also adorably mentioned in a sentence along with the word “moxie”):

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Besides all that, I’m the audience CBS wants. I’m the millennial it — and everyone else — seems so desperate to ensnare.

The odds are I don’t have the same relationship with late-night television that you do. If you’ve ever stayed up too late to watch Johnny Carson without your parents knowing, or sneakily recorded a David Letterman bit on your VCR, or always ended your workday next to your partner in bed while watching Jay Leno ask, “If you’ve seen” this or “If you’ve heard about” that, I can’t pretend to have the same relationship with late night as you. I can’t and I won’t Read more…

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