In the few days since Craig Ferguson announced his departure from CBS’ The Late Late Show, a host of candidates have been suggested as possible replacements. CBS insists it’s not thinking about who will take over for Ferguson yet, while candidates like Aisha Tyler, John Hodgman, and Amy Schumer have mostly remained quiet about their prospects. Not so for Norm Macdonald, whose fans started tweeting about what a good host he’d make under the hashtag #latelatenormnorm late last week. Since then, Macdonald has been tirelessly retweeting their supportive messages on his own feed.
In response to a question from a Twitter fan, Macdonald admitted he hadn’t been approached by CBS and that he has “no idea” whether he’s even being considered for the job—so he may just be goofing off. Still, the comedian comes front-loaded with experience and appeal: Macdonald previously hosted the short-lived Sports Show With Norm Macdonald and has proven himself to be a fun, unpredictable late night guest. And were he chosen, he would only strengthen the Weekend Update-to-late-night-talk-show pipeline, all but ensuring that Cecily Strong takes over for Jimmy Kimmel sometime within the next decade.
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