Niecy Nash of both Claws and Reno 911! fame getting a pilot for a late night might be signaling a new trend. Along with Michelle Wolf’s The Break was just cancelled at Netflix and Busy Philipps getting ready for Busy Tonight, it might seem late night might be shifting away from off-shoots of The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight into something that’s more personal and less socio-political.
Also, Niecy, if this show gets picked up, would also be one of many late night hosts these days that didn’t come from a stand-up comedy background, which used to be the primary pedigree for those hosting late night.
Called Naked with Niecy Nash will be curious to see where this might end up being like as “no topic will be off limits” and it will have a “late night feel”. That could mean any number of things at this point, but that’s appropriate as we feel as though the world of late night is heading into uncharted waters.