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Who Will Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'?

David Letterman announced his retirement from late night at the taping of tonight's episode of Late Show. Letterman has been one of the most prolific late night hosts of all-time, hosting NBC's Late Night from 1982 to 1993 and CBS's Late Show from 1993 until next year, but who will take over once he retires? As with Late Night, Letterman was the first host of Late Show, and we've assembled a list of 9 people likely to be on the shortlist to become the second host of Late Show.

It should be noted that while this is a great opportunity to diversify late night, we’re not expecting much from CBS. [...]

Looking at the Best Late Night Appearances By Other Late Night Hosts

Before he took over The Tonight Show, Jay Leno was famously one of the best guests on Late Night with David Letterman. Leno intuitively knew what Letterman needed from a guest – he was funny and prolific, making it easy on his host. For that reason, late night hosts make excellent guests, and with so many new shows popping up, there are even more opportunities for late night hosts to mix. Here's a look at some of the best late night appearances by other late night hosts, from David Letterman on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to a baby Jimmy Fallon dropping by Conan's Late Night

Watch Jon Hamm and Craig Ferguson Have a Lovely Conversation

Jon Hamm went on Craig Ferguson last night, and as you suspect, the two had a goofy, fun chat with each other. It's mostly about sports but ends in a big hug.

Craig Ferguson Addresses the Boston Tragedy

All the late night hosts addressed the Boston tragedy on their shows last night, but Craig Ferguson discussed the day's horrific events in a particularly heartfelt and compelling way. Full video of the opening to his show is embedded above.

Craig Ferguson to Release New Stand-Up Special on Netflix March 15th

Craig Ferguson, host of CBS's The Late Late Show announced via Twitter last week that he'll be releasing a new hour-long stand-up special on Netflix later this month. Called Craig Ferguson: I'm Here to Help, this is his third stand-up special, following two that debuted on Comedy Central, 2011's Does This Need to Be Said? and 2009's A Wee Bit o' Revolution. I'm Here to Help makes its Netflix debut on March 15th, continuing the trend of comedians releasing specials straight to the streaming service. It's pretty impressive that Craig Ferguson is the only late night host who releases his own stand-up specials and that he's been able to put out [...]

Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey Hosted Each Other's Shows This Morning

As announced a couple weeks back, Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey took over hosting duties on each other's shows today for April Fool's Day. Carey hosted the latest episode of Ferguson's The Late Late Show (watch his monologue above), while Ferguson is hosting this morning's episode of Carey's show, The Price Is Right, with Geoff the skeleton joining him as co-host. Check out Carey's full episode of The Late Late Show here.

Craig Ferguson Is Gonna Be a Game Show Host

Late night host Craig Ferguson is taking on hosting duties for a second show. He's been hired as the host of Celebrity Name Game, a new syndicated game show that'll debut in fall of 2014, THR reports. It's a half-hour show based on the board game Identity Crisis, and it's a fast-paced show that will involve celebrities teaming up with contestants to help guess famous names, including entertainers, athletes, politicians, and cartoon characters. Celebrity Name Game will be produced by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, via their company Coquette Productions. Ferguson, who will become the second Drew Carey Show vet to host a game show following Carey taking [...]

Watch Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson Meet for the First Time

Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson met each other for the first time last night when Galifianakis was a guest on The Late Late Show, and the result was a pretty nutty interview, which you can watch in its entirety above.

Craig Ferguson and Zach Braff Starred in a TV Pilot 25 Years Ago

Zach Braff went on Craig Ferguson last week to promote Oz, The Great and Powerful, and it was apparently the first time they'd seen each other in 25 years. Back in 1989, the two starred in High, a failed CBS pilot for a high school drama series that also starred Gwyneth Paltrow and Dana Barron from the first Vacation movie. Braff was 14 at the time, and it was his first acting job. Braff and Ferguson should reunite in another 25 years and talk about this talk show appearance then.

Using Comedy to Help Overcome Addiction

Welcome to the latest installment of Tragedy Plus Time. Each segment will focus on a particular ‘life crisis’ — sometimes globally tragic, sometimes more of a personal affair — and we’ll explore how many of the comedians we know and love have dealt with it.

Though no one has proved it scientifically, there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support the connection between creative types and recreational drug use. Whether it’s an openness to new experiences, a desire to numb the pain, or just the absence of a reason to get up early the next morning, many artists find themselves indulging at some point in their life. What starts as [...]

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson Will Host Each Other's Shows on April Fool's Day

Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson are set to try out each other's jobs for a day. USA Today reports that the duo, who spent nearly a decade starring on ABC's The Drew Carey Show together, will be guest-hosting each other's shows on April 1st, with Ferguson anchoring daytime game show The Price Is Right and Carey taking over Ferguson's The Late Late Show. Both shows are broadcast on CBS.

Carey will be bringing his announcer, George Gray, and the Price is Right models to Late Late Show. Last year for April Fool's, Carey and Gray switched places with the models on the show. Ferguson already taped his Price [...]

Jay Leno and Craig Ferguson Interrupted Cameron Esposito's First Late Night Set

Here's a clip of standup Cameron Esposito making her late night debut last night on Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, where Jay Leno was the guest. A few minutes into her set Esposito made a joke about Leno, which inspired Leno and Ferguson to call her over to the desk. This is probably the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history.

Watch Nathan Fielder Make His Late Night Debut

Nathan Fielder, star of Comedy Central's excellent new show Nathan for You, made his late night talk show debut last night on Craig Ferguson. Like most first time late night guests, he accidentally spilled a cup of water in his lap. These things take practice.

Watch Gillian Jacobs Steal Her 'Community' Castmate Alison Brie's Talk Show Appearance

Alison Brie was "sick" so she couldn't make it to her appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Her Community co-star Gillian Jacobs filled in, but somebody should probably check on Alison Brie to make sure she's not strung up in TV appearance-hungry Gillian Jacobs's attic or something.