On Monday Craig Ferguson announced that he will be leaving CBS’s Late Late Show and continue the long line of recent Late Night Television Change-Ups, which has so far seen the addition of Seth Meyers take Jimmy Fallon’s old time while Fallon replaced Jay Leno, the announcement of Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman when he leaves next year.
With each of these changes we heard the same names being consider; names like Aisha Tyler, Amy Schumer, Joel McHale, or Neil Patrick Harris to take the spot. But a new Twitter campaign is demanding a name not previously thrown in the ring: Norm Macdonald. And Macdonald seems to support the fan-driven campaign according to comments on his @normmacdonald twitter feed. Macdonald, like Meyers and Fallon, comes from the Saturday Night Live Weekend Update desk and does seems primed for the role. In 2011, he briefly hosted the Sports Show with Norm MacDonald on Comedy Central and launched his own web series two years later. So far, he’s gotten tons of support from twitter fans and comedians urging CBS to hire Macdonald.
For those interested, the campaign is using hashtag #LateLateNormNorm, usually pointed towards @CBS
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