Back in 2005, Joe Garden of The Onion and Aqua Teen Hunger Force fame, campaigned via the web to grab a seat in the late night line-up:
“After it was announced that Conan O’Brien would be taking over Jay Leno’s hosting duties on The Tonight Show, Garden launched a mock Internet campaign titled “Vote Joe Garden!” with the aim of democratizing the selection of O’Brien’s replacement for Late Night. The bid was unsuccessful as NBC announced that Jimmy Fallon would replace O’Brien in 2009.” — Wikipedia
Well, guess what? January 12, 2010 Joe Garden released a communique regarding the recent scandal surrounding Late Night’s unrest. Read it here. Not only that, but the New York Press got Garden talking and it turns out he’s got something pretty insightful to say about the way programming decisions get made.
If you’re interested in joining the ranks of Joe Garden supporters, here’s the official Facebook page to keep you up-to-date on just where all of this will go. I say if you care about comedy as it applies to Late Night TV, Joe is your man to watch.