Forget about running through the halls of his high school: John Mayer is now ready to host a Paramount + talk show.
According to our sister site Variety, Mayer is in negotiations to host a talk and performance series for the recently renamed streamer (fka CBS All Access), tentatively titled Later With John Mayer.
Inspired by the UK series Later … with Jools Holland, Mayer’s version of Later will reportedly include both performance segments and interviews with musicians and artists, “in what is supposed to be an after-hours club for musicians.” The series would likely appear weekly on Paramount +, with the occasional special airing on CBS. (Paramount + declined to comment on Variety’s report.)
Mayer already has quite a bit of hosting experience on his résumé: He hosted three episodes of CBS ‘The Late Late Show in 2015 (pictured above) and made his debut in 2004 with the comedy / documentary hybrid special John Mayer Has a TV Show on VH1. Over on Instagram Live, he’s been hosting the bizarre talk show Current Mood since 2018.
Of course, he is best known for his musical career, which has won seven Grammy Awards, including 2005 Song of the Year for “Daughters”. He has been touring with Dead & Company since 2015 along with original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart.