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Joel McHale Says He’s Not Interested in CBS’s ‘Late Late Show’ Gig (Video)

E!’s ”The Soup“ host addresses reports he’s replacing Craig Ferguson

Joel McHale isn’t interested in Craig Ferguson‘s job at CBS’s “Late Late Show” — if you believe what he had to say on TBS’s “Conan” on Friday.

O’Brien asked the “Community” actor and E!’s “The Soup” host if he’s interested in the job.

“[Expletive] no, who would do that?” grinning at O’Brien. “I mean that is so much work, right?”

See video: Norm MacDonald Auditions for Craig Ferguson’s ‘Late Late Show’ Job on ‘Conan’

He later continued, “No, I’m funny about once a week. And, hey, I’m on the E! Network, where can I go higher from there?”

McHale also addressed a photo he took with CBS CEO Les Moonves and his wife, “The Talk’s” Julie Chen, which got tongues wagging.

“It was a [expletive] picture!” McHale told O’Brien. “She tweeted it and then I retweeted it and the entertainment business assumed, ‘Well, that’s a contract.'”

See video: Craig Ferguson Announces His ‘Late Late Show’ Exit

In April, Ferguson announced his impending departure from CBS’s 12:35 p.m. talk show. Soon after, McHale found his name floated in the media as a possible replacement for Ferguson, alongside Aisha Tyler and Chris Hardwick, among others.

Watch the video above and decide for yourself how sincere McHale was being about the late night gig.


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