It's Late Night With Rod Blagojevich!
By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Jan 13, 2010 3:00PM
We may support Coco but we also may soon be saddled with Blago in late-night form, albeit on the internet. The Sun-Times' resident gossip monger, Michael Sneed, who perfected use of the third person in Chicago media way before Chicagoist ever did, reports that Blago will be coming to the web as (temporary) host of a late-night talk show. Web site artoftalk.tv is gearing up for a show called The Late Net Show that will feature a different "celebrity" host each week and it looks like the show's producers have eyes on Blago. The website's founder, Charlie Oliver, said, "We look forward to seeing him step out of his comfort zone as the first host of the 'Late Net Show.'" We'd prefer to see him step out of his comfort zone into somewhere else. Like prison. Anyway. Sneed continues:
The show will feature a "Blago's Book Club" segment and a roundtable discussion on hot topics. Viewers will also be able to dictate content by voting online. Choices will include hearing Blago sing an Elvis song, recite a poem or movie monologue, or dish advice on subjects ranging from relationships to job searching.
"Because it's online, there's no censorship, it allows for brutal honesty and creativity," Oliver said. "The host and guests will feel at ease to express themselves."
From what we hear, Blago's never been one to hold back anyway.