Ever since David Letterman announced his retirement plans last week, speculation has been rife about who CBS will tap to be his replacement. Among the names that have been mentioned as potential Late Show hosts is Neil Patrick Harris, currently starring on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
When asked about the possibility during a press conference today, the former How I Met Your Mother star said it’s not something he’s thinking about right now — although he didn’t rule it out, either.
“I’m super focused on Hedwig at the moment, so that hasn’t even been a conversation at all,” said NPH, as quoted by The New York Observer. “But I’m a big fan of CBS and [CBS CEO] Les [Moonves], so who knows?”
However, when asked whether he thought the Late Show job would be “fun,” the star didn’t sound particularly enthusiastic about hosting a five-nights-a-week talk show. “It would be an asinine amount of work,” he said.
Meanwhile, another person who’s been mentioned as a potential replacement has already dismissed the rumours: Whoopi Goldberg. Discussing reports she was in consideration for the Late Show gig on this morning’s edition of The View, Whoopi commented: “What do you mean? I’ve got a job here. I work for ABC.”;