From 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.