Top Television Talk Shows

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Ellen's sense of humour is just perfect for me. Watching her show makes me happy!
Ellen is HILARIOUS! She does fun stuff as well as the usual questions:P I LOVE HER! :P:P:P
Ellen is so much casual, she really connects with her guests, she listens to them! She's not like any other talk show hosters.
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2Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Every episode of Conan is different and hilarious from the starting title. Conan always has his genius ways of kicking off the show with the ridiculous news of this country and making it funny. He also has really funny skits and unpredictable interviews. And don't forget the worlds best co-host the incredibly witty Andy Rictor. His endings are great with either new bands or starting comedians but it is amazing of him to give those young stars a chance to shine like he has.
Conan is an extremely talented individual, he has really good writers, and was a writer for the simpsons for 4 years. My favourite talk show host by far, the guy can really jam at guitar. Plus andy is probably the best and wittiest side kick. Again, everything he does reflect his hard work, he made 'Conan' work on tbs after the whole late night fiasco, and is probably the most patient and content Talk show host. His shows are always hilarious.
No only is conan funny, he's an awesome guy with an awesome personality! He even has his own blimp, that should make him number 1 straight away!
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3The Late Show with David Letterman
I'm from the UK but I love to try to find this on YouTube etc, I watch all the people I know, he gets a lot out of the person being interviewed and he has a great sense of humour, he makes any other talk show look like a joke! David letterman for the world!
he is the best. the show's format and david's charm makes this show #1


Its the perfect potion to cure my depression after along day at work with boring stupid people
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4The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah is the best talk show...
She have 25 of experience to become a host...
The show is so good! She help so many people...
Love oprah..
Oprah is the best ever host in the world.. She is on the list of influential people in the world!...
I'm from Malaysia and I'm male but I love Oprah like no body business. She is awesome may God bless her for ever...
Oprah is the best that's why she is number one
She has a topic that is heart touching
And useful
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5Jimmy Kimmel Live
Very funny, always make guets feel comfortable. Not like letterman which is a lot more bitter.
Funniest show on T.V.. Especially the pedestrian interviews those crack me up
Jimmy is the funniest of all the current late night talk show hosts.
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6The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Leno is without a doubt the funniest talk show host in america. Jimmy kimmel is a close second
By all means. He's better than that white socks moron who seeks to make you laugh with those idiotic facial expressions. How those audiances laugh and applaud is beyond me. Has to be light-up signs that prompt the audiance as to how and when to respond.
Jay Leno has taken Talk Show Hosting to a whole 'nother level.
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7The Colbert Report
Its just great its the funniest talk show there is
Its brilliant in every way and is the best there is television has to offer
Its average rating is 9.0 way better than all the others
This show is always hilarious and interesting. Colbert always delivers the most amusing of information with a straight face and eloquent composure. Truly a great show.

8The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
Not even Oprah. Johnny Carson is the KING.


The best no one could replace him
Don't even compare... People tell me he's the best. Even lookvat other top 10 lists he's usually #1 and Opera is #2

9Real Time with Bill Maher
I really dislike republicans
Great show, great host. Keep up the good work Bill.

10The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is a hilarious genius. Keep it up Jon!

The Contenders

11Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
This dude gots way more comedic skillz than all the others.
Charlie Rose and Craig are without a doubt better than David Letterman, Conan, Jay, or Oprah. Who made this foolish list? Foolishness. And who dares put Johnny Carson below number one.
craig is the future of late night; everyone else gained popularity over time... plus, he's WAY funnier has NO SCRIPT! Ferguson ROX, man!
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12Live with Regis and Kelly
I miss Regis. I liked his stories about the things that happened to him and his night on the town.
You guys changed my life
Love them they should be #2

13Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late night with jimmy fallon is a really great show!
He's a really funny guy and I watch him all the time
He has a lot of popular celebrity guests on his show every night he is really hilarious and so is his guests and he always plays amazing games with his guests best sense of style
Best talk show, it should be at least top 5
Really talented funny guy. Best late night show
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14Dr. Phil
Dr phil is the best he saved a lot of peoples life and changed them to the better
Dr. Phil taught me to stick up for myself and treat people as I am treated. He has changed my life forever and lifted my self esteem.

Lore williams
He tries to meet all his guests in a respectful way and he is one of very few I can say that about.

15Inside the Actors Studio

16Lopez Tonight
This is a hilarious show and can always make me smile and not only that but the guest on the show are always funny... LOVE THE SHOW!

17The Graham Norton Show
Most talk shows are full of fluff: 10 min. Monologue, 2 min. Introductions and it all seems rehearsed and predictable. "Graham" is full from start to finish with anecdotal conversation and spontaneity one can't experience on any other show of its kind.
The guests are much more relaxed on his show and they interact with each other, making them much funnier than other talk shows.
This show is unique, it always has the best guests and it's so relaxed. Always hilarious and celebs seem to be more down to earth and comfortable. Graham doesn't kiss ass his guest all the time like the US Shows.
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18Larry King Live

19Rachael Ray

20Charlie Rose
Really the most interesting for me. Wonderful interviews thanks to C Rose's knowledge, and attitude. I now recommend it to my clients, non-native English speakers, who want more than the usual apps available.

21Late Show with David Letterman

22Chelsea Lately
The humor in this show is like no other. It's hilarious. There's a segment in which she discusses with her coworkers pop culture events. And that, I guarantee, will have you in stitches. It's a comfortable show, good for relaxing after a rigorous day of work.
It's Chelsea! She takes both a smart and funny approach to the stories.


24The Steve Wilkos Show
I think Steve is awesome! He's so funny and he helps everybody. And the people that have done wrong he does he doesn't let them sit down. I really think that really let's them think about what they've done wrong. And he really makes sure all parties go home being more at ease. He really goes above and beyond.
I love watching Steve he don't beat around the bush an he tells them horrible people how it is

25The Wendy Williams Show
Wendy is a down to earth person I love her show
I love Wendy her show is the hottest thing on T.V.

26The Tyra Banks Show
Very entertaining she's very open and not afraid to reveal who she is. She has a very good personality and every single episode is interesting and never gets boring
Her show is my favorite

27Late Show Starring Joan Rivers
A talk show that you don't feel the host with or against just like news with entertainment as Dave. bless m

28Koffee With Karan
Finally an original Indian reality show.. ! Hats off karan johar

29Rove Live


Awesome show! He is a very laid back down to earth guy!

31The Merv Griffin Show

32The Dick Cavett Show

33The Jerry Springer Show
Best show I have ever seen, especially the fights its really entertaining

34Dinah's Place

35The Mike Douglas Show

36The Rosie O'Donnell Show

37Tonight Starring Joan Rivers

38Alan Carr: Chatty Man


40Tonight Starring Steve Allen

41The Will Edwards Show

42Corey's Talk Show

43The Mike Verdrengh Show

44Tonight Starring Jack Paar

45Joan Rivers Show

46Da Ali G Show

47Corey's Talk Show

48Jô Soares

49Agora é Tarde

50Aِl Bernameg
Fist Arabic Talk show with Dr. Basim yousif, gain tremendous popularity on the so called Arab spring of Egypt, and still criticize and speculate what ever the host consider odd in a smart professional way. his motto is jon Stewart.

51The Front Row With Anupama Chopra

52The Hour (2005)

53The Eric Andre show

54The View
Joy Behar is not only unprofessional but a total moron. I find them to be poorly informed about most topics. Had to stop watching not mentally stimulating.
The hosts are a good mix with often diverse views. Joy is the very intelligent one with plenty funny hits. Sherry is the real one to whom many women can relate. Elizabeth is the pretty one with strong Republican links and view. Whoopie and Barbarba are the anchors. I love this show mostly for their hot topic discussions.
Love this show. Only gets better with time.
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