Taylor Tomlinson named new US late night host

Taylor Tomlinson named new US late night host

CBS recently announced US comedian Taylor Tomlinson as its new late-night host -the only female late-night host and the youngest by more than 20 years.

After Midnight will air next year after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tomlinson, 29, has gained prominence from two Netflix stand-up specials – Quarter Life Crisis and Look at You.

She joins the likes of NBC’s Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel at ABC on the late-night circuit and fills the slot left by Corden on The Late Late Show earlier this year.

Tomlinson has gained popularity on social media, particularly TikTok but was also a finalist on Last Comic Standing in 2015 and was named as one of the top 10 comics to watch by Variety, after appearing at the Just for Laughs festival in 2019.

The format of her new show, After Midnight, will be based on Comedy Central’s @midnight With Chris Hardwick, which ran from 2013-2017 and featured a panel of comics. Colbert announced After Midnight would be broadcast next year on his show on Wednesday, saying “We’ll need someone who is, I don’t know, fun, likeable, young, in touch with online trends and available every night of the week.”

Source: BBC