18 Comedians Who Could Take Over "The Late Show"
After 20 years, David Letterman is retiring from his CBS post. So now the question is: Who will take his place on the legendary show?
The late-night circuit has long been dominated by white men (mostly named "Jimmy," as the Washington Post's Alexandra Petri pointed out). Though the slot David Letterman will leave open at CBS when he retires in 2015 will likely be filled by yet another white man (reports claim that Stephen Colbert is the front-runner), there are plenty of non-white or male comedians out there who could breathe new life into the longstanding series.
A woman taking over for Letterman could forever change the decades-long late-night sausage fest. Here are 18 people — some household names and a few less famous comedians — who could be worth taking the risk for CBS.