Late Night Talk

by dustinbatt | created - 09 Aug 2013 | updated - 20 Feb 2014 | Public

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1. Tonight! (1953–1957)

TV-PG | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Skitch Henderson, Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs

Votes: 106

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957 NBC

aka "Tonight Starring Steve Allen"

2. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.8
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 133

July 29, 1957 - March 30, 1962 NBC

aka "Tonight Starring Jack Paar"

Interim hosts: April 2, 1962 - September 28, 1962

3. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,487

October 1, 1962 - May 22, 1992 NBC

4. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,257

February 1, 1982- June 25, 1993 NBC

5. Later with Bob Costas (1988–1993)

30 min | Talk-Show

7.5
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"Later with Bob Costas" has a plot the same way "The Tonight Show" has a plot. Special guests are interviewed by ________. In the case of "Later ...", the guests were being interviewed by -... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Costas, Dick Clark, Chuck Connors, Julian Bond

Votes: 59

August 22, 1988 - February 24, 1993 NBC

6. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992–2014)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.3
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After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall, John Melendez

Votes: 9,227

May 25, 1992 - May 29, 2009 March 1, 2010 - February 6, 2014 NBC

7. Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.9
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The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter, Biff Henderson

Votes: 11,251

August 30, 1993 - Present CBS

8. Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.8
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Four guests from the worlds of politics and entertainment join host Bill Maher for a free-wheeling and humorous discussion of current events.

Stars: Bill Maher, Christine O'Donnell, Lisa Ann Walter, Michael McKean

Votes: 906

July 25, 1993 - 1997 Comedy Central

January 1997 - July 5, 2002 ABC

9. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.3
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,122

September 13, 1993- February 20, 2009 NBC

10. The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (1995–1998)

60 min | Talk-Show

7.1
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Sometimes brash, often funny and always interesting, Tom Snyder interviews one or two famous persons every night while trying to get to the bottom of what makes them tick and how they came to be who they are now.

Stars: Tom Snyder, Kate Mulgrew, Jon Stewart, David Letterman

Votes: 100

January 9, 1995 - March 26, 1999 CBS

11. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,669

aka "The Daily Show" during the Craig Kilborn era

July 21, 1996 - December 17, 1998

12. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 38,669

January 11, 1999 - Present

13. The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.1
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Craig Kilborn interviews Celebrity guests, with sketch-comedy thrown in.

Stars: Craig Kilborn, Kip Madsen, Jay Phillips, Ram Ord

Votes: 633

March 29, 1999 - August 27, 2004 CBS

14. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with today's big names in film and television and introduces you to up-and-coming bands and musicians that rock.

Stars: Carson Daly, Kip Madsen, Zane Carney, Brian McCarthy

Votes: 1,044

January 8, 2002 - Present NBC

15. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

6.8
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Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett, Cleto and the Cletones

Votes: 10,540

January 26, 2003 - Present ABC

16. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Moore

Votes: 10,266

February 21, 2003 - Present HBO

17. The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson, Joseph Bolter

Votes: 9,281

January 3, 2005 - Present CBS

18. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.5
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 34,158

October 7, 2005 - Present Comedy Central

19. The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 62 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.1
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Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 6,456

June 1, 2009 - January 22, 2010 NBC

20. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Bashir Salahuddin

Votes: 10,616

March 2, 2009 - February 2014 NBC

21. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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What is this about? No one knows.

Stars: George Lopez, Alex Al, Kyle Benham, Kara R. Stribling

Votes: 844

November 9, 2009 - August 12, 2011 TBS

22. The Kilborn File (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Craig Kilborn provides comedic commentary on news and popular culture, along with an interview of a celebrity guest.

Stars: Craig Kilborn, Ryan Kwanten, Erin Foley, Jimmy Pardo

Votes: 69

June 28, 2010 - August 9, 2010* Select Fox affiliates

*I have no firsthand knowledge of this show. All I found stated it lasted "six weeks," so this date may not be exact.

23. Conan (2010– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 18,959

November 8, 2010 - Present TBS

24. Brand X with Russell Brand (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

5.4
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Actor and comedian Russell Brand hosts this late-night comedy series that features Brand's unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture.

Stars: Russell Brand, Matt Stoller, Steve Jones, David Icke

Votes: 903

June 28, 2013 - May 2, 2013 FX

25. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012–2013)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

4.9
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Series will focus on politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

Stars: W. Kamau Bell, Dwayne Kennedy, Janine Brito, Hari Kondabolu

Votes: 798

August 9, 2012 - June 20, 2013 FX

September 4, 2013 - November 14, 2013 FXX

26. The Pete Holmes Show (2013– )

TV-14 | Comedy, Talk-Show

7.2
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It's a guy who does funny s**t

Stars: Pete Holmes, Robert James Ashe, Matthew J. McCarthy, Henry Dittman

Votes: 503

October 28, 2013 - Present TBS

27. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson

Votes: 12,045

February 17, 2014- Present NBC

28. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8G Band, Amber Ruffin

Votes: 3,333

Premieres: February 24, 2014 NBC

29. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

9.0
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Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal, Alberto Bonilla

Votes: 54,586

Premieres: April 27, 2014 HBO

30. Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

6.1
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Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about celebrity gossip, pop culture and interviews celebrities while giving her audience something to laugh at. She is accompanied by her round table guests ... See full summary »

Stars: Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, Mike Rock, Heather McDonald

Votes: 4,120

31. The Arsenio Hall Show (2013–2014)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

5.1
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Stars: Arsenio Hall, Alex Al, Robin DiMaggio, Hugh Moore

Votes: 322

32. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

6.4
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Burton Richardson, Michael Wolff, Sinbad

Votes: 629

33. Hello Ross! (2013– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Ross Mathews, Kendra G., Lance Bass, Nikki Boyer

Votes: 119