"The reason that latenight TV persists is pretty basic," the comedian said in a recent interview with Variety. "Whether it's Conan or Letterman or Kimmel, a lot of it is practical. It takes about 100 people to produce a show, and you have guests who you pay nothing and the same with your music guests, and you just pump them out and make a profit."
In assessing the latenight personnel who've come and who've gone, Louis CK notes, "What's interesting about all the changes taking place is that even though Jimmy Fallon is the most different, he's still the guy with the skyline, the desk and the band." Louis CK says that Fallon has garnered his attention because "his voice is so smart and he's such a sweet guy, and he is the guy who has totally changed the tempo and the feeling of latenight."
2014 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media; Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC
Tina Fey, Louis CK and Patton Oswalt Among Jerry Seinfeld's Guests on 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' (VIDEO)