The latest late-night talk show headed to Comedy Central is coming from the news parody website Reductress, hosted by Abby Elliott.
Many of us have spent hours enjoying the hilarious content on the parody news site, Reductress. The website focuses on some of the nuttier parts of “women’s news,” trends, and the ways women are often portrayed and perceived by society as a whole. Now, Comedy Central wants to bring that Reductress wit to late-night TV.
As The Hollywood Reporter states, the network is teaming with Reductress co-creators Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo to create a late-night talk show with the same wit and focus of the Reductress website.
The show will be called The Reductress Hour, and like many late-night talk shows these days, the show will focus on big stories from the week as well as include segments and field interviews. The show will be led by Abby Elliott, who will serve as the show’s host.
Comedy Central handed out a pilot order for the show, and should the show get picked up, it will join Comedy Central’s male-heavy late-night line up with shows like The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, The Opposition With Jordan Klepper, Tosh.0 and Nathan for You.
It’s no surprise to see Reductress entering the late-night sphere. The website itself has amassed a huge following with over 2 million visitors to the site each month, and with the launch of their podcast Mouth Time and a 2016 book, How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All – And Then Some!, it was clear that fans want as much Reductress content as they can get their hands on.
There is no word on when the pilot will shoot, but we will be keeping a close eye on this one and praying to the TV comedy gods that The Reductress Hour gets picked up for a full series order.