Late Night Shows
By Thomas Tennant, About.com Guide
- Brand X with Russell Brand
- Chelsea Lately
- Charlie Rose
- The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
- Inside the Actor's Studio
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- Last Call with Carson Daly
- Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
- Late Show with David Letterman
- Piers Morgan Tonight
- Real Time with Bill Maher
- Tavis Smiley
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
- Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
- Cancelled Late Night Talk Shows
- Classic Late Night Shows & Hosts
Brand X with Russell Brand
Want to know more about the raucous basic cable talk show hosted by British comedian Russell Brand? Find out here!
Talk show host Chelsea Handler explores the wild world of late night talk shows with her E! network entry, 'Chelsea Lately'. Its mix of interview and topical talk is a bit unique among late night shows. At presently, Handler is the only late night female talk show host in the game.
- 'Chelsea Lately' Overview
- 'Chelsea Lately' Review
- Chelsea Handler Biography
- 'Chelsea Lately' Guest Lineup
- Free Tickets to 'Chelsea'
Talk show host Charlie Rose interviews celebrities and newsmakers from his intimate studio in New York.
The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert
One of the few hybrid talk shows out there, ‘The Colbert Report’ mixes political satire with a nightly guest, be they celebrity, politician, author or, in one case, the host himself.
- 'The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert' Guest Lineup
- Free Tickets to 'The Colbert Report'
- Things Named after Stephen Colbert
'Conan', Conan O'Brien's new talk show, debuts Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. on cable channel TBS.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Peabody Award-winning talk show that bills itself as ‘fake news’ while delivering biting political and social satire.
- 'The Daily Show' Overview
- Review of 'The Daily Show'
- Jon Stewart Biography
- 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Lineup
- Free Tickets to 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'
- Samantha Bee: Correspondent
- Jason Jones: Correspondent
- John Oliver: Correspondent
- Aasif Mandvi: Correspondent
- Wyatt Cenac: Correspondent
- Rally to Restore Sanity Fast Facts
- Craig Kilborn Biography
Inside the Actor's Studio
A one-of-a-kind, James Lipton's 'Actor's Studio' is best known for its in-depth interviews and quirky final questions.
- 'Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton'
- James Lipton Biography
- 'Inside the Actor's Studio' Guest Lineup
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Former Comedy Central stalwart has real talk show chops, and is gaining ground on the Big Two – Letterman and Leno.
- 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Overview
- Review of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
- Jimmy Kimmel Biography
- 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Guest Schedule
- Free Tickets to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Last Call with Carson Daly
Breaking through the frontiers of really late night broadcasting, Carson Daly rounds out the talk show day.
- 'Last Call with Carson Daly' Overview
- Review of 'Last Call with Carson Daly'
- Carson Daly Biography
- 'Last Call with Carson Daly' Guest Lineup
- Free Tickets to 'Last Call with Carson Daly'
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
One of the most underrated hosts on television, comedian Craig Ferguson is bound to make you laugh, make you think, then make you laugh again.
- 'Late Late Show' Overview
- Review of 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'
- Craig Ferguson Biography
- 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' Guest Lineup
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Former 'Saturday Night Live' actor Jimmy Fallon took over 'Late Night' from Conan O'Brien in early 2009. Since then, he has created a funny and hip show that is all his own.
- 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Overview
- Review of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
- Jimmy Fallon Biography
Late Show with David Letterman
The next best thing to Johnny Carson, David Letterman, regardless of network, is the stuff of legend.
- Overview of 'Late Show with David Letterman'
- Review of 'Late Show with David Letterman'
- David Letterman Biography
- 'Late Show with David Letterman' Guest Lineup
- How to Get Free Tickets to Late Show with David Letterman
- Paul Shaffer Bio
- The CBS Orchestra
- Affairs and Extortion Timeline
Piers Morgan Tonight
‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ is hosted by journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan. It airs on CNN and replaces ‘Larry King Live’. Find out more about ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’.
Real Time with Bill Maher
Take a look at HBO's premier talk show and its politically incorrect host, Bill Maher
The details on PBS's 'Tavis Smiley' talk show, from who's a guest on the show to Tavis Smiley's biography.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Conan O'Brien was the fifth 'Tonight Show' host since Steve Allen introduced the show in the 1950s. O'Brien took over for Jay Leno. But events in late 2009 shifted talk show hosts again, this time with Jay Leno returning as host and Conan heading off to do something new.
- 'The Tonight Show' Overview
- Jay Leno Biography
- Free Tickets to 'The Tonight Show'
- 'Tonight Show' Guest Line-up
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell
Why is W. Kamau Bell's show becoming one of the must watch talk shows on late night? Find out!
Cancelled Late Night Talk Shows
Not every talk show lasts as long as 'The Tonight Show' or the 'Late Show'. Here's a list of the good, the bad and the let's-just-forget-'em shows that came before.
Classic Late Night Shows & Hosts
From Johnny Carson to Arsenio Hall, here are all the classic talk shows and hosts you love.