As a child, I watched Sonny and Cher. She can do comedy, she can do anything serious. The deal is, I also had Whoopi Goldbergin mind for third place, but then found out she wouldn’t do it. She has compassion for the struggles of women and anyone disadvantaged in society, really. She’s a solid, well-rounded person and a hilarious comedian. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
The whole “Seinfeld curse” thing appears to be conquered by Julia Louis-Dreyfus who recently won an Emmy for the HBO series Veep. I highly doubt she’d consider hosting the Late Show, but I’ve always been impressed by her storytelling ability and how down-to-earth she comes across in person.
Up next, enjoy this short clip of her acceptance speech at the Emmy’s:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Emmy Acceptance SpeechThe Tonight Show4. Somehow I think hosting the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler and their separate acting careers are enough, for now:
The 71st Golden GlobesBest Of Tina Fey And Amy Poehler3. If Cher called me up and said, “We’d love to have you on the show,” I’d be there, yesterday. I think that Canadian comedians have trouble securing a long-term, decent paying gig here (re: Jon Dore, Jeremy Hotz, and perhaps Ed the Sock came close though). Tina might have more creative ventures to get out of her system though, before settling into a steady late night hosting gig. Top reviews by 35 customers, so far. Similar to how I feel about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there might be too many creative juices flowing in her.
After reading more about her life, I came to appreciate her even more.She’s well aware of all the pitfalls of fame and I think she’d be able to recognize talent a mile away.
She’s the kind of person I feel I could open up to about the hardest times in my life. Cher
You might find Cher an odd pick – but think about it.She’s done it all and I think life on the road must be exhausting. She was quoted as saying, “I have a job here.I work for ABC.”
Of course, she’d be brilliant – just look at her in 30 Rock or the string of movies she’s done. I wonder what her thoughts are. Her and hubby Jason Jones promised to work together, so they’d make a fabulous pairing to host the Late Show. Tina FeyWith Amy Poehler?
Having been on SNL and the show’s first female head writer, she’d also be great. She appears to be one of the most promising candidates (at least, according to the articles I’ve read). Bonus: a never before heard duet with Cher and her mom. She’s a solid entertainer. I often wonder if they could use their Canadian “guilt tripping” abilities to convince fellow Canadian Paul Shaffer to stay. Wouldn’t you? Who’d say no to Cher?
Who would you pick?
Credit: Cher’s photo provided by the artist or their representative on Amazon | Chelsea Handler photo credit: david_shankbone on flickr (2012) / Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic
Letterman retiringand he’s taking Paul
Okay, by now everyone knows that David Letterman announced he’ll be retiring from the Late Show next year. And it sounds like he’s taking Paul Shaffer with him.
Once he became a father, I noticed he “softened” a bit more – he was gentler and kinder when he interviewed certain celebrities.
Clearly, he can recognize true talent. Includes grandchildren Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman too. I also adore her ability to tackle controversial issues and break down all the BS that mainstream thinking entails.
When Sonny died, she honored him in such an endearing and respectful manner. And I have to admit, Whoopi was the one person I seemed to agree with the most. Whenever I’ve watched her being interviewed, I’ve always come away thinkingOMGshe’s wise.
And, I like the idea of having a strong female role model who takes risks to fill Dave’s spot. And I agree with some obvious contenders – but there is a woman who came to my mind immediately (that I haven’t seen mentioned).
5. Love the humorous quips in this DVD. I remember watching David Letterman when he had a morning show and I certainly admired how well he handled himself through controversy (and dare I say, scandal).. I feel Cher would be an incredible interviewer – one who would convey the same compassion as Oprah. Hmmm.
Yet, her contract ends this year as talk show host ofChelsea Lately on E! Purportedly, she’s “in talks” with CBS [about Dave's job].
Her comedic talent is unquestioned and I’m certain she’d be stellar – however, I know it’d be a long shot to see her in Dave’s role.
Yet, Sam Bee would be amazing with her hubby. Chelsea Handler
I know she could do it, she’s daring and edgy. The following clips illustrate the depth of her comedic talent:
Canadians will “get” this short clipChelsea Handler apologizes to Vancouver’s mayorBest of Chelsea Handler’s AppearancesThe Tonight Show1. Just my observation, but I can see her getting bored with it – too many creative juices churning in that one. Samantha Bee with hubby Jason JonesYes I’m Canadian and I’m extremely biased
I think Sam Bee would be brilliant. And perhaps, she might be too interesting at times – making her guests pale in comparison. Actually, Cher is my top pick to replace Dave.
May 22nd, 1986 Cher speaks her mindCher calls Dave an asshole (scroll to 3:45 mark)Cher talks to Dave about ChazShe helps to explain societal misconceptionsDear Mom Love Cher (2013)Or watch right away with Amazon Instant VideoDear Mom Love Cher
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An in-depth 90 minute biography about the hard road to fame that Georgia Holt and her daughters have endured. I wonder, though, if Chelsea might not get every guest to appear (that the network would want). Plus her and Amy Poehler make such a fantastic comedic team.
This leaves many fans to wonder who might be able to replace Dave (sorta). A must-see for any Cher fan.
She has the guts to disagree with people – yet she provides good reasons why.
I used to watch The Viewon occasion. He will be missed.
But, the show must go on
After skimming a bunch of articles about who should replace Dave, I was pleasantly surprised that many fans would like to see a female in the role. This video is especially inspiring for all the single mothers out there. I have no idea if Sam Bee would even consider it, but I had to toss her hat in the ring once I found out Whoopi wouldn’t do it.
Rarely can I access Daily Show clips sinceI’m Canadian, but I found a Dove Truth Files clip:2