It didn’t take long for speculation about David Letterman’s retirement to run rampant on Twitter and other social media. Among those touted as his replacement: Amy Poehler, Jay Leno, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.
Here’s a roundup.
Reed Tucker of the New York Post:
Is it even in the realm of possibility that CBS would hire Leno to replace Letterman?—
Reed Tucker (@reed_tucker) April 03, 2014
Letterman 2015 Replacement: My sources say Stephen Colbert "the only one on the air currently that CBS is considering."—
Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) April 03, 2014
CNN followers pitched Tim Tebow, Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien:
Jim Antle at the Daily Caller:
Albert Brooks suggested somebody named Jimmy. Given that Fallon and Kimmel are locked up tight, that must mean…Smits!
David Letterman announces that he will retire next year. CBS frantically looking for someone named Jimmy.—
Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) April 03, 2014
Lena Dunham is looking for diversity. Her followers suggest Amy Poehler, Amy Sedaris and, of course, Lena herself:
I love Letterman but I am really excited about what this could mean for the diversification of late night. Trying not to be a pessimist…—
Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 03, 2014
Jezebel, of course, is all for the ladies, too. Among the blog’s candidates are Amy Schumer, Maya Rudolph, Ellen Degeneres, Retta and Wanda Sykes.
"Y'know who does a wonderful David Landerman impersonation? Joe Piscopo." — the CBS exec they can't fire because of nepotism—
Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 03, 2014
At Entertainment Weekly, your choices include Neil Patrick Harris, Craig Ferguson, Arsenio Hall and Chelsea Handler:
I don’t know who Shelby Fero is, but I like her moxie:
There is literally not a single doubt in my mind that I will be asked to replace David Letterman.—
shelby fero (@shelbyfero) April 03, 2014
Erik Malinowski at Fox Sports:
But seriously: Late Night with Aisha Tyler—
Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) April 03, 2014
North Carolina TV host Ramona Holloway:
Musician Brett Gleason:
And Andrew Kaczynski at BuzzFeed has the best idea yet:
Who do you think it should be?
Update: This post has been edited to correctly identify comedian Shelby Fero. Due to a reporting error, an earlier version used a masculine pronoun.