These 26 Female Comedians Would Gladly Accept a Late Night Hosting Job

late_night_womenFrom the Late Show and Daily Show writing staffs to Vanity Fair’s recent cover story on why late night is currently “better than ever” despite its total lack of female hosts, gender equality has been a hot late night issue in the past month. To that end, Vulture recently reached out to 37 female comedians and asked them whether or not they’d host a late night talk show, and the majority of the responses are a resounding yes. Networks take note: Here’s a nice big list of comedians who will gladly entertain your offer the next time a late night talk show host gig opens up on your channel:

Retta
Sasheer Zamata
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Rachel Dratch
Tammy Pescatelli
Rachel Bloom
Cameron Esposito
Yvette Nicole Brown
Margaret Cho
Eliza Skinner
Lauren Lapkus
Loni Love
Beth Stelling
Jo Firestone
Phoebe Robinson
Iliza Shlesinger
Sara Schaefer
Kathy Griffin
Sandra Bernhard
Jen Kirkman
Kristen Acimovic
Michaela Watkins
Amy Hoggart
Sara Benincasa
Miranda Hart
Alison Rosen

Many of the women who answered positively already have some pretty fun ideas for what their late night show would look like, including Rachel Dratch’s “late-night Lifetime Movie Network ladies chat show” and Mary Lynn Rajskub’s idea for a show that’s “biting, sarcastic, contemplative, relatable, pro-peace, anti-government, music, art, comedy, and a celebration of the weird and marginalized.” Check out the rest over at Vulture.

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