Neil Patrick Harris turned down ‘Late Show’ job, fearing boredom

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Stephen Colbert will take over hosting duties at “Late Show” once David Letterman exits sometime in 2015, but at least one other funny guy was considered for the gig: Neil Patrick Harris. But as Harris told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show Wednesday, he declined because he was worried he’d get bored.

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