When Craig Ferguson ends his nearly 10-year reign as Late Late Show host at the end of December, a roster of guest hosts – including the insufferable John Mayer – will sit behind the Scottish comedian’s vacated desk until James Corden officially takes over. Drew Carey will host first between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9 and again between March 2 and March 6.
Judd Apatow, Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady, Will Arnett, Thomas Lennon, Kunal Nayyar, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes and the aforementioned Mayer will also fill in, though a schedule hasn’t been disclosed. For the most part, CBS’ choices make a lot of sense. But John Mayer? Clearly I’m not the only one disappointed that CBS would give this bad-poetry-writing yet incredibly talented musician and wannabe comedian a chance to stroke himself on late night television.
“Ok CBS. Fine. Don’t ask any women to host a late night show for ONE hour,” comedian Sara Schaefer tweeted to her 53,000 followers. “But to let JOHN MAYER do it? You’re just trolling us at this point.”
So, yeah, also, there’s not one women out of nine – NINE! – guest hosts. To be fair, however, a CBS source told Entertainment Weekly they’re totally still reaching out to possible guest hosts— even some that are women! And some women weren’t available for the gig, according to the source.