Who's Your Favorite Late-Night Host. Rank Them Now.
Americans love to look forward to late-night talk shows like it's a national holiday. The late-night talk show hosts are the ones who hold it all together. We love them, but one this is for certain-- not all late-nights hosts are created equally. There's a good chance you have an all-time favorite, and just as good of a chance you have a least favorite too.
Which late-night host deserves the spot for number one? You tell us! We all pick different favorites for our own reasons, but there's a good chance that others agree with you! Go ahead and help us rank these hosts by voting for your favorites, and even least favorites. We can't do it without your help!
Conan O'Brien made his hosting debut with Late Night with Conan O'Brien in 1993. He's spent his career hosting multiple late-night shows, giving viewers the laughs they might have been waiting for all day.
For 33 long years, David Letterman has been a household name when it comes to late-night shows. His last time hosting was the May 20, 2015 broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.
Where would late-night shows be without Jimmy Kimmel? He is the noteworthy host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which first premiered on ABC in 2003. Kimmel has also hosted a number of award shows in recent years.
Jimmy Fallon has hosted Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon throughout his television career. He has also brought his comedic talents to Saturday Night Live as a beloved cast member.
John Oliver is the king of satire, and anyone who has watched him talk news, politics, and current events would agree with us. He is the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, where he charms and entertains viewers in his British accent.
Although Johnny Carson passed away in 2005, his epic late-night host legacy lives on. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Carson. His achievements are studded with six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award.
Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for his 16 years hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
Stephen Colbert hosted The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014, a satirical program on Comedy Central. Beginning in 2015, he took on the role of hosting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Jay Leno did stand-up comedy for years before he landed the role of a lifetime as the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 17 years. Since then, he's moved on to hosting a primetime talk show, The Jay Leno Show.
Chelsea Handler is an American comedian, actress, writer, television host, producer, and activist. She is best known for hosting Chelsea Lately, a late-night talk show on the E! network. Since then, Handler released a documentary series titled Chelsea Does on Netflix in 2016.