Late night talk shows are the most interesting and awaited shows of all. The fun, the jokes, the sarcasm and snarky comments made on serious political issues, are some of the things that make us all wait and watch the late night shows daily. And this madness started in 1999 with Jon Stewart who introduced The Daily Show to us on Comedy Central. The show was an instant success that made people fall in love with the concept. No wonder, we see a number of similar late night shows being hosted by some of the most famous celebrity hosts in the entertainment industry! Yes, they are all great in their work and have the skill to make you laugh till your tummy hurts! But, which of these hosts is the best and can make you laugh like crazy?
Although it was Jon Stewart who started the concept of late night talk shows, it was in fact David Letterman who elevated the art by taking a sardonic approach towards the talk show. He always remained unimpressed by the celebrities and spoke to his guests openly about the various topics. He even went on to make his crew and mother a part of the show, but made sure that everything had a funny side to it that made his audience laugh for sure.
Known as the King of late nigh shows, Johnny Carson has had his show running for almost 30 years. Carson shined brightly for his monologues and also in improvising some of the weirdest moments in the show like, learning to throw a tomahawk. But, when it came to interviewing his guests, he would turn into a tough interviewer, asking his questions straight off. In fact, Robert Blake called it once as “Facing the Death Squad”.
The man who gave us late night shows and a laughter therapy before we wrap our day, Jon Stewart gave The Daily show a new look with his goofy and satirical approach. Once he started hosting The Daily Show, he simply went all the way to dismantling the day’s news and politicians for their comments. In fact, he became a renowned and also widely loved political figure, but in his own funny way. Apart from creating a successful career for himself, he generously launched the careers of Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, Samantha Bee and Hasan Minhaj, along a few more.
One of the funniest late night show hosts ever, Conan O’Brien is a comedian who we can imagine sitting in his chair with white hair and a nurse standing right next to him, while he still makes us laugh about almost everything, including his health or the face of his nurse. Conan’s main strength is his sketches and his show characters. His monologues are also something that you cannot avoid, with almost everyone ending up laughing about them.
If you haven’t watched The Colbert Report on comedy Central, then you haven’t yet watched the best show on television. Although Colbert has been busy hosting The Late Show on CBS, he just keeps coming on strong as an ostentatious conventional pundit with his own phrases such as Truthiness or Threatdown. The best part of his show is his absolutely unpredictable interviews, something that he casually calls as Ignorant Deconstruction.
If Johnny Carson is called the King of talk shows, Ellen is the mother/ superstar of talk shows! Ellen started her career with her show that featured her dancing to her monologue. The act became so famous that American Express offered her a commercial making her dance in it. She is the deadly combination of Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Oprah, all put-in together.
Some of the other talk show hosts that have created their own niche in the industry include Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Joan Rivers, Steve Allen, Rosie O’Donnell and many more!