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Stephen Colbert calls late-night circuit a 'sausagefest' and promises his show will celebrate women

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Stephen Colbert recently published an essay for Glamour's September issue titled "Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything." Admits it's "not my place to mansplain to you about the manstitutionalized manvantages built into Americman manciety," and makes a promise to celebrate women on his late-night show at the end of the piece.

- Begins by acknowledging the lack of women in late-night television and calls the current circuit a 'sausagefest': "It has been pointed out to me that I, like other late-night TV hosts, am a man. And while I'm happy to have a job, I am surprised that the world of late-night TV lacks a female presence, unlike sitcoms, which are packed with smoking-hot wives who teach their doughy husband a valuable lesson when he slips on a pizza and falls head first into a porta-potty full of beer. Check your local listings."

- Closes it with this: "Point is, I'm here for you, and that means I'm going to do my best to create a Late Show that not only appeals to women but also celebrates their voices. These days TV would have you believe that being a woman means sensually eating yogurt, looking for ways to feel confident on heavy days, and hunting for houses. But I'm going to make a show that truly respects women, because I know that there's more than one way to be one...Whoever you are, I promise: I'm going to lean in on this. It really accentuates my muffin top."

Read the essay in its entirety at the source.


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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres September 8th.

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