Comedian Taylor Tomlinson has been announced as host of CBS’ new late-night show “After Midnight,” taking over after “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
“After Midnight” will air at 12:37 a.m. ET, previously led by James Corden and “The Late Late Show,” which finished in April.
Tomlinson will soon be the only woman to host a late-night television show, joining a lineup that includes NBC’s Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, as well as ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.
The 29-year-old joined Colbert on his show Wednesday night for the announcement.
“I’ve never had a real job…I’ve been doing stand-up since I was 16, which is not a job,” she joked.
The comedian has two specials on Netflix and is currently finishing it. “Have It All” Tourwith shows in Florida, Tennessee and Virginia.
Just before announcing Tomlinson as host, Colbert, who will produce the new show, said: “We’re going to need someone who is, I don’t know, fun, friendly, young, up to date with online trends and available every night of the week.”
Colbert said he called Tomlinson after her show Tuesday night to tell her she got the job.
“I’m 29, so if you don’t know who I am, don’t worry. I barely know myself,” Tomlinson said.
She shared that her 30th birthday was Saturday, to which Colbert replied, “Happy birthday, I got you a show on the network.”
“After Midnight” will begin airing in early 2024, CBS said in a statement. Press release.
The network said the show was inspired by Comedy Central’s late-night series, “@midnight with Chris Hardwick,” which was canceled in 2017 after four years.