by Joshua Wilson
Network television is a dinosaur. Comedy Central should land Conan O’Brien, and let Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, and Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report lead into Conan.
Sure, this might mean moving up the lineup by half an hour, but young viewers are where it’s at, and young viewers are watching Comedy Central.
In addition to the nightly handoff, Stewart and Colbert often appear on their counterpart’s show. Imagine the ratings Bonanza if you added the clout wielded by Conan O’Brien.
Past skits involving these three on The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien have all been hillarious. A healthy rivalry between the 3 for ratings would only build a mutually beneficial situation for them and for Comedy Central, and owner Viacom.
As a bonus, let’s throw in a little Andy Richter, and let this team be the meteor that drives the network dinosaurs into late night extinction.
P.S. Just one last request: Please, let’s have Norm Macdonald as the first guest on Conan and Andy’s new Comedy Central show!