Congrats to Miss Michelle Buteau, who VH1 named last night as the new co-host for Big Morning Buzz when the live TV talk show and host Nick Lachey return with new episodes next Monday (Sept. 29, 2014).
Here’s Buteau herself making the announcement Monday night (click the link in the embedded Tweet for a video from Michelle!
— VH1 (@VH1) September 22, 2014
Buteau’s stand-up comedy credits include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, @midnight, and Last Comic Standing, though you also may have seen her on the critical fave FOX sitcom, Enlisted, this past spring.
Buteau has a strong recent history with VH1 — both as a fixture on Best Week Ever and as a sidekick to Jenny McCarthy. She’ll be joining Lachey in his second season as host of VH1’s live morning talk show, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. Eastern from the old TRL studios overlooking Times Square in NYC.
“We’re excited to return for a fresh season of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live hosted by Nick Lachey and couldn’t be happier to welcome Michelle Buteau as Nick’s co-host”, said Lee Rolontz, EVP of Original Music Production and Development, VH1. “From her guest spots on the show, Michelle has proven her comedic chops complement Nick’s vibrant energy, making them a dream duo for morning television.”