Following Jay Leno’s retirement and David Letterman’s retirement announcement, there was a lot of speculation about whether a women would be named as a late night network host. But, with the dust mostly settled, it doesn’t look like that’s happening.
As slightly more than a casual observer, Tina Fey told Seth Meyers this week her thoughts on why this is… And it all comes down to fashion selections.
“A lot of times, these hosts get the job when they’re 35 or 40 and they keep them until they’re 65,” Tina observed. “So I was like, ‘If you’re a lady, what do you wear?’ Because if you go in with a cocktail dress, then you’re 45… You’re 50… Then there’s going to come a day when you go, ‘I don’t got it. Bring me the jacket!'”
See her full rationalization here…
Working with that theory, who does Tina think will be the first woman to break through? Ellen DeGeneres, because “she’s already wearing jackets!”