Late-night TV seems to be a man's world

    Dave Letterman is retiring from "The Late Show," leaving the chair vacant.

    Wouldn't it be neat to put a woman in that chair?

    No.

    First off, women are not funny.

    Occasionally, they are indignant. But that is as far as it goes. If you really want laughs, have the vengeful spirit of Christopher Hitchens take over hosting duties. That man knew comedy.

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