We merged the faces of every network late-night star into TV's ultimate talk show host


Tonight Stephen Colbert will make his debut behind the desk of The Late Show on CBS, the talk show formerly hosted by David Letterman. The latest entry into late-night network television, Colbert’s program joins the ranks of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC), The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS), and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC).

The late-night diversity landscape is more promising on cable—where hosts include Larry Wilmore, Grace Helbig, and Trevor Noah—but it can be tough to keep track of all the white dudes on the networks. That’s why we used the Multi Face Blender app to morph Fallon, Meyers, Colbert, Corden, and Kimmel into one comfortingly bland face.

Behold, network television’s platonic ideal of a talk show host: a little Stone Phillips, a little Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, and a little Justin Timberlake aged 20 years. (This dude also looks like a Central Casting submission for a TV commercial “dentist.” Four out of five dentists agree that this face is non-threatening and cares about your gums.)

Previously: We merged the faces of all 11 Bachelorettes into reality TV’s ultimate eligible woman

Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion’s Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.

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