Not too long ago we were rallying to get a female replacement after Letterman’s departure…but what’s the next best thing besides replacing a big late night name? Endeavoring into uncharted waters and getting the chance to start your own show! I’m counting my lucky stars and sending major support to Maya Rudolph now that she has been elected to try out her own (trial run) late night variety show on NBC. We knew how chill Maya was after doing our cover last year and are so psyched to see her moving on to big things!  

The network announced that The Maya Rudolph Show will air as a one-hour special on Monday, May 19th at 10pm. If things go well, the one-off special could serve as a pilot for a weekly series by the same name. I think her new position amidst the late night boys club should be absolutely mandatory. The future looks bright now that this funny gal is climbing the real talk show ladder after the rise and fall of her time on Up All Night.

Rudolph is one of the most loved ladies in comedy and will of course be accompanied by an impressive role call. After an 11-year stint on SNL she has more than impressed us with an arsenal of characters and comedic genius. She definitely had more then enough time to rub shoulders and form friendships with important and hilarious people. The guest list exemplifies her connections with the likes of Andy Samberg, Chris Parnell, Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and Rudolph’s former Up All Night cast mate Sean Hayes. Her first musical guest is Janelle Monáe who is sure to be mesmerizing. I’m counting down the days until I get to see this Comedic Queen assume her rightful throne amidst the same ol’ late night dudes! Here is a glimpse of what it's like when Maya Rudolph takes the talk host reigns!

Photo Credit to Michael Lavine

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