Taylor Tomlinson takes the After Midnight desk

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The Future. Taylor Tomlinson, fresh off two hit Netflix comedy specials and in the midst of a popular tour, is getting a late-night talk show on CBS. Although late-night has been dropping in ratings for years now (losing ground to clip-happy platforms like YouTube and TikTok), Tomlinson’s unique perspective and popular online persona may give the format a fresh update.

Stand-up to sit-down
Taylor Tomlinson — one of the fastest-rising comics on the scene and one of the best follows on TikTokis heading to late night.

  • Tomlinson will be hosting CBS’ After Midnight, which will follow The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 12:37am ET nightly and air the next day on Paramount+.
  • The show, which is executive-produced by Colbert and Funny or Die, is an update of the @midnight panel game show that ran from 2014 to 2017 on Comedy Central (it’s even bringing back original showrunner Jack Martin as a co-showrunner).

With the gig, Tomlinson will be the only woman currently with a broadcast late-night show — joining a rare cohort of legendary comedy names who have done so, including Joan Rivers, Wanda Sykes, Amber Ruffin, and Lilly Singh.

Oh, and she’ll be the only millennial sitting behind a late-night desk. Tomlinson’s only 29-years-old.


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