NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Comedian Amy Sedaris, star of U.S. cable's "Strangers with Candy," reportedly is the front-runner as Craig Kilborn's replacement on CBS' "The Late, Late Show."
Sedaris is a late night veteran and buddies with David Letterman, whose company, World Wide Pants, produces "The Late, Late Show," the New York Post reported Monday.
Letterman's company also produces "Strangers," as well as an upcoming film based on the series starring Sedaris.
Another contender reportedly is comedian Jeffery Ross, a favorite comic at Friars roasts who has guest starred on several shows, including as a murdered comic on "CSI."
The show is looking for a new host after Kilborn, who filled the seat for five years, quit when his hefty pay raise was refused. He reportedly will tape two weeks' worth of shows before leaving.
The show's producers have not acknowledged either Sedaris or Ross as replacement candidates.
"I can tell you flat out that any rumor that is floating around about replacement hosts is completely false," said Rob Burnett, "Late Late Show" executive producer.