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'Last Call's' Carson Daly enjoys being 'down and dirty'

30 November 2011 2:24 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Carson Daly is the first to acknowledge he has "weathered a few storms" in keeping his "Last Call" going.

The host of NBC's "The Voice" (and one-time ringmaster of MTV's "Trl") has changed his own late-late-night NBC show significantly over its 11 seasons. Now done as "guerrilla television" from a different site every night, it features chats with entertainers and politicians, and -- of great importance to Daly, also a weekday-morning Los Angeles radio personality -- performances by music acts that haven't had much TV exposure, as with Maroon 5 and Ray Lamontagne in their early days.

"After two guys in suits telling monologue jokes, by the time it gets to me, I'm just not that guy," Daly tells Zap2it. "I'm inspired by Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, Bob Costas and Greg Kinnear when he did 'Later.' This is the most liberating thing that's ever happened to me. I want »


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