Neil Patrick Harris Revealed That He Turned Down Hosting The Late Show Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.15.2014
He would get bored...
In an interview with Howard Stern (via Rolling Stone), Neil Patrick Harris revealed that he turned down the job of hosting The Late Show instead of David Letterman because he thought he would get bored with it. Stephen Colbert got the job and will take over when Letterman retires next year. Here are highlights:
On not wanting to do the Late Show: "I don't have any interest in doing 'monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest musical act, goodnight."
On also being offered The Late Late Show: "It's still nightly. You're still coming up with the same content and now you're just getting bitter that no one's watching it."
On appreciating the job offers: "I was flattered that I was kind of being considered. How exciting to be considered for something like that."