Late evening speak exhibits are getting a significant shake up in 2024, with CBS saying the brand new host who’s changing James Corden and The Late Late Present on the community.
After months of looking for the subsequent late evening star, CBS named comic Taylor Tomlinson as the brand new host of After Midnight, which is able to air after The Late Present with Stephen Colbert.
She would be the solely feminine late-night host within the US and the youngest late-night host by greater than 20 years to the male-dominated subject.
Late-night veteran Colbert introduced After Midnight and Tomlinson as its new host on his personal speak present to raucous applause.
“Thanks guys for clapping,” Tomlinson mentioned.
“That might’ve been so embarrassing if we ‘focus grouped’ it they usually (the viewers) had been like … ‘ehh’.”
Followers and fellow stars shared nicely needs and reward for Tomlinson because the information unfold on-line.
Fellow late evening host Jimmy Fallon commented on her Instagram put up concerning the information, writing: “Congratulations! You’re gonna be nice.”
“Why I’m form of crying proper now?! I’m so pleased for an individual I’ve by no means met however know completely deserves this,” certainly one of Tomlinson’s followers wrote.
“Taylor is hysterical – she‘s going to completely crush this gig,” one other wrote.
“You imply I get to look at Taylor on TV 5 nights every week????? Take into account me offered.”
“A girl!!! The heavens opened!”
Some followers even dubbed the appointment an “improve” from James Corden, who introduced earlier this 12 months he could be quitting the Late Late Present and returning to the UK together with his household.
It got here, however was unrelated, to his fall from grace after plenty of allegations concerning the Briton’s disagreeable behaviour on-set and in public levelled by celebs, former co-stars, and members of the general public.
Most infamously, Corden was accused of being “abusive” towards servers at New York Metropolis restaurant Balthazar by the institution’s proprietor Keith McNally. The boys later apologised to 1 one other.
“I’m so glad you’re going to do that, I’m such an enormous fan,” Colbert instructed Tomlinson after bringing her to the stage.
The 30-year-old has gained acclaim by her two Netflix stand-up specials – Quarter Life Disaster and Take a look at You, that are among the many hottest on the streaming platform – and sold-out worldwide excursions.
Tomlinson instructed him she was most excited to have a “actual job” after greater than a decade doing stand-up.
“I’ve by no means had an actual job. I’ve been doing stand-up since I used to be 16, which isn’t an actual job,” she mentioned.
Nevertheless it seems she was genuinely shocked to get the job, producers at The Late Present took a snap of her surprised face within the Zoom name with Colbert after she discovered she acquired the gig.
“I assumed they had been calling to let me down straightforward, so I wasn’t positive it was going to occur,” she instructed the viewers.
She joins the likes of Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers on NBC, Jimmy Kimmel at ABC, and fills the slot left by British expat James Corden on The Late Late Present earlier this 12 months – in a present that may, reportedly, value “considerably much less to provide” than The Late Late Present, based on Selection.
And regardless of being the youngest host of a US late-night program, CBS executives felt Tomlinson was established sufficient, could be beneficiant with company, and had a “poise and competence past her years”, Selection reviews.
In 2021, Tomlinson was named in Forbes’ annual 30 Underneath 30 checklist. In 2015, she was a finalist on NBC’s Final Comedian Standing. And Selection deemed her one of many prime 10 comics to look at after her look on the Only for Laughs pageant in 2019.
Tomlinson has additionally gained enormous recognition on social media, with 2.6 million followers on TikTok and one other 1.5 million on Instagram.
She had a message for the individuals who won’t know her, telling the viewers at Colbert: “I’m 29 so if you happen to don’t know who I’m, don’t fear. I barely know myself.”
Colbert joked she was “greater than a whole Taylor Tomlinson youthful” than he’s at age 59. She mentioned she would flip 30 days later, and Colbert replied: “Comfortable birthday, I acquired you a community present”.
After Midnight can be based mostly on Comedy Central‘s @midnightWith Chris Hardwick, which aired from 2013-2017 and which featured a panel of comics.
Tomlinson is certainly one of a handful of feminine abilities to take the helm of comedy tv applications, with new expertise exhausting to return by or hard-pressed to seek out success within the dwindling format.
The newest was YouTuber-turned-presenter Lilly Singh, who changed Carson Daly on NBC from 2019 to 2021, when the present was taken off air.