Wednesday, January 27, 2010

MTV News wonders if Andy Samberg is ready for his own Late Night show

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The last two weeks of late night shows have been so great that it's easy to forget that, most of the time, those shows aren't all that amazing. For all the great things that David Letterman, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien or anybody else have done, their shows are typically cycles through a handful of familiar tropes: The news-based monologue, the wacky interaction with the band leader, the piece of audience participation, the wacky off-set video package, two celebrity interviews and a musical performance. It's a predictable formula that has worked for years, but it's also just that: A formula. While "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" have shaken things up a bit, the late night scene is still flooded with stuff we've seen before.

It's also full of people we've seen before. Leno and Letterman have literally been on the air for decades — isn't it about time some new blood got injected into the after-hours game? (And we're not talking about Chelsea Handler.) Here are a few people who should really be given the opportunity to shine.


Andy Samberg
The guy already has experience hosting the MTV Movie Awards and has been the MVP of "Saturday Night Live" for the past few years. He's everything that's great about Fallon (the easy-going personality, the "Everyone's invited!" brand of humor, the willingness to look weird) without as much stammering.

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Anonymous said...

I love Andy, but I think it's too early for him to be a late night host. Also, I find Jimmy's stammering to be endearing.

Anonymous said...

andy is soo not ready yet

Anonymous said...

it's not about if he's ready or not. I think it would be a shame if he got stuck with a late night show. I want him to fly free and do a lot of different stuff, a whole lot of movies and maybe a lonely island tv sketch show. there's so much potential. a late night show would kind of crush that because they would have to follow the rules again and probably do what they're told (the formula). i don't want that for him.

I'm sure he's gonna stay a couple more years on snl and then become the next great comedy superstar!

(which he already is, i know :))

Anonymous said...

I definitely don't think he should do a late night show. It would close off so many options. I really want him to stick with SNL for a few more years, because it's just so fun to watch him on Saturday nights doing what he does best.

Ed Price said...

Yeah, I think I'd rather see Andy do a The Lonely Island show with Akiva and Jorma.


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