Louis C.K. Says He Never Wants to Host a Late Night Show


Louis C.K. sat down for a chat with The New York Times’ Bill Carter at the Directors Guild last night, and he ended up discussing David Letterman’s retirement and the late night world. C.K., who did a series of three episodes about taking over for Letterman two years ago, said that he has no interest in ever hosting a late night show (via Vulture):

“I’d never be that guy … I wouldn’t want it and nobody would want me to do that job … The only reason I would think of doing it would be just to see how badly it would go … My specialty [is going] to a place where people get uncomfortable and then stay there and at some point they’re like ‘if I don’t laugh, I’m going to kill myself, so I’m going to laugh.’ That’s not a good formula for late night TV — on every night, on a major network.”