Late Night Talk

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

Future Shows: The Pete Holmes Show (October 28, 2013; TBS) The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (February 24, 2014; NBC) Late Night with Seth Meyers (February 24, 2014; NBC)

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1. Tonight! (1953–1957)

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

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: 111

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

Add a Plot

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

Votes: 159

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

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

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

Votes: 2,557

October 1, 1962 - May 22, 1992 NBC

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

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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: 3,339

February 1, 1982- June 25, 1993 NBC

5. Later with Bob Costas (1988–1993)

30 min | Talk-Show

"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: 60

August 22, 1988 - February 24, 1993 NBC

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

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

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: 9,316

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

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: 11,424

August 30, 1993 - Present CBS

8. Politically Incorrect (1993–2002)

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

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: 926

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

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: 15,325

September 13, 1993- February 20, 2009 NBC

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

60 min | Talk-Show

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: 102

January 9, 1995 - March 26, 1999 CBS

11. The Daily Show (1996– )

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

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, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 39,554

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

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, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 39,554

January 11, 1999 - Present

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

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

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

Votes: 640

March 29, 1999 - August 27, 2004 CBS

14. Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– )

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

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: 1,055

January 8, 2002 - Present NBC

15. Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003– )

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

Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

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

Votes: 10,983

January 26, 2003 - Present ABC

16. Real Time with Bill Maher (2003– )

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

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

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

Votes: 10,512

February 21, 2003 - Present HBO

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

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

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: 9,449

January 3, 2005 - Present CBS

18. The Colbert Report (2005–2015)

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

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: 34,836

October 7, 2005 - Present Comedy Central

19. The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009–2010)

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

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

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

Votes: 6,612

June 1, 2009 - January 22, 2010 NBC

20. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009– )

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

Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

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

Votes: 10,872

March 2, 2009 - February 2014 NBC

21. Lopez Tonight (2009–2011)

60 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

What is this about? No one knows.

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

Votes: 851

November 9, 2009 - August 12, 2011 TBS

22. The Kilborn File (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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

Stars: Craig Kilborn, Christine Lakin, Ryan Kwanten, Erin Foley

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 | 42 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

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: 19,380

November 8, 2010 - Present TBS

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

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

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: 905

June 28, 2013 - May 2, 2013 FX

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

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

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

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

Votes: 803

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

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

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

Votes: 518

October 28, 2013 - Present TBS

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

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

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: 12,547

February 17, 2014- Present NBC

28. Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014– )

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

Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

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

Votes: 3,708

Premieres: February 24, 2014 NBC

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

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

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: 57,882

Premieres: April 27, 2014 HBO

30. Chelsea Lately (2007–2014)

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

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: 4,151

32. The Arsenio Hall Show (1989–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

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

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

Votes: 640