O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

O'Brien: Colbert 'right person' to do 'Late Show'

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for MTV

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11: Host Conan O'Brien speaks onstage during rehearsals for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Don't feel bad for Conan O'Brien. Again.

The 50-year-old talk show host said he was never a contender to take over CBS' "The Late Show" when David Letterman announced his retirement last week. The host of TBS' "Conan" said he believes Stephen Colbert is the right person to take over "The Late Show" from Letterman.

The funnyman made the comments backstage Friday during a break from rehearsing as host for Sunday's MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

O'Brien originally succeeded Letterman on NBC's "Late Night" in 1993 when Letterman moved to CBS to headline "The Late Show." O'Brien infamously replaced Jay Leno as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show" for seven months beginning in 2009 before Leno was reinstated as host in 2010.

Related:

Print
Email
|