I went poking around the net last night looking for Ross Shafer. Way back in the mid 80s, he hosted Almost Live. This great local comedy show lived for many years, mostly hosted by John Kiester, and was shown on Comedy Central for a while. My favorite skit was Ballard Vice. Shafer quit Almost Live to host the Late Show on FOX, replacing Joan Rivers. Alas, his numbers there sucked, and eventually Arsenio Hall took over the timeslot.
So what happened to him? He's now a corporate whore, hawking a motivational speaker rap. It appears his schtick is to convince employees to suck it up for the corporation. RossShafer.com. Oooh how the not so mighty have fallen.