After months of speculation, insiders at the Elephantian Broadcasting Company have told ShiftyScoop that current host of Midnight Live with Manny Balthasar, Manny Balthasar, is the pick to take over for Luke Longbottom, Legend of Late Night, as host of the network’s signature talk show, Evening Live.
The pick comes as no surprise, given Balthasar’s long tenure at ML and his status as Elephantia’s sarcastic sweetheart. Of course, in the world of late night talk shows, anything can happen, but a betting man (or woman) would be well-advised to place their money on Balthasar to bring his mix of hilarious interviews, baked-bean based stunts, and unique brand of comedy to the 11:00 time slot.
When asked for comment, Balthasar’s agent declined to respond. Representatives from both EBC and ML also wished to remain off the record.
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