Top 10 Talk Show Hosts


The Top Ten

1 Conan O'Brien Conan O'Brien Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows; since 2010, he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS.

He is easily the best, he's brilliant, intellectual, quick-witted and has the one quality that most show hosts do not have which is authenticity

He's the best there is, the best there ever has been and probably the best there ever will be...

Can't get enough of him and James Cordon, but it feels as if he is too involved with the fans.

Best Talk show host.

2 Ellen DeGeneres Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. DeGeneres starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.

"She's simply the best! "

I have loved everything about Ellen Lee. She is world best. Trust me when I say world best. Am a host as well, she is good.

The best

Shes the best

3 Jimmy Kimmel Jimmy Kimmel

Great entertainer

He's the best how is he not in the list come on HE'S A GENIUS! He's very classy and entertaining as hell he better than fallon.

4 Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, media critic, and television host.

Appreciate you Stephen for your work

He is refreshing..comedy therapy for America

he retard

Simply hilarious

5 David Letterman David Letterman David Michael Letterman is an American former television and radio host, comedian, writer, producer, and actor.

Who doesn't like this guy he is absolutely fantastic and he is super funny.

Why does anybody like him? He makes ugly strange facial expressions and he's not funny.

6 Jon Stewart Jon Stewart
7 Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.

His wit, humor and laugh are contagious not to mention that he always seems to pull it off with political correctness!

Best show ever

Best there is he can make anything into a joke he needs to be number 1

He's creative, clever, and funny!

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8 Johnny Carson Johnny Carson John William "Johnny" Carson was an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, actor, and musician, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

He's still the most iconic talk show host

Who is voting? Stephen Colbert over Johnny Carson? The man is nothing but as liberal hack. As is Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Jon Stewart. Stewart is the only (somewhat) funny one out of the bunch. Ellen is pretty good. she doesn't let her politics destroy her sense of humor. I agree that Conan is very good. I'd probably put him #2. But Johnny Carson is without question the King of Late Night. you know how I know that?... Because everyone on the list, including the ones I named, would agree with me

No other even comes close

The Gold Standard - Billyv

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9 James Corden James Corden James Kimberley Corden OBE is an English actor, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS.

Jimmy fallon has better games but james corden just has better personality

Best comedian ever.

Someone must have misread this as a "worst" list. - Meljacques

He’s hilarious

10 John Oliver John Oliver John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.

He knows news and how to present them

He is simply amazing

The Contenders

11 Loni Love
12 Graham Norton Graham Norton Graham William Walker, better known by his stage name Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, and actor based in the United Kingdom.

Great - Jiorl

You may think he’s a Brit, but he’s just a damn funny Irish potater!

13 Jeannie Mai
14 Howard Stern Howard Stern Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.
15 Adrienne Bailon Adrienne Bailon Adrienne Eliza Houghton is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, dancer and television personality.
16 Seth Meyers
17 Tamera Mowry Tamera Mowry
18 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

She's the most wealthy talk show host in the world! Genuine too

That is so wrong
she is the most famous talk show host I am so inspired by her

No one can do an interview quite like Oprah!

19 Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game, for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson on History.

He was my favorite and I miss him!

best ever

20 Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper
21 Ricki Lake
22 Chelsea Handler
23 Katie Couric
24 Steve Harvey Steve Harvey Broderick Stephen Harvey, known professionally as Steve Harvey, is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.
25 Trevor Noah Trevor Noah

Intellectually funny and humbly character to watch

Intelligent comedian!



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26 Jay Leno Jay Leno James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009.
27 Joy Behar
28 Eric Andre Eric Andre

Even though Conan would be my vote for the best serious talk show, The Eric Andre Show is one of the most brilliantly written pieces of satire of our generation

Number 1 for sure

This man is genius

How is he not on here lol? He is the best.

29 Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Goldberg Caryn Elaine Johnson, known professionally by her stage name Whoopi Goldberg, is an American actress, comedian, and television host.
30 John Stewart
31 Chris Hardwick
32 Jerry Springer Jerry Springer Gerald Norman Springer is an American television presenter, former lawyer, politician, news presenter, actor, and musician.
33 Steve Wilkos
34 Candace Cameron-Bure Candace Cameron-Bure

She is truly my role model I love her love for my God

35 Tucker Carlson

I love you

Savage. Uses reason to blast his opponents. What a legendary news caster.

36 Dick Cavett
37 George Carlin George Carlin George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.
38 Andy Cohen
39 Dr. Phil Dr. Phil Phillip Calvin "Phil" McGraw, known as Dr. Phil, is an American television personality, author, psychologist, and the host of the television show Dr.
40 Larry King Larry King Larry King is an American television and radio host, whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards.

He may not be on the air any more but he is a true legend.

41 George Lopez George Lopez George Lopez is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez.
42 Samantha Bee Samantha Bee Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, media critic, and television host.

People actually watch her show?

43 Alex Jones Alex Jones Alexander Emric Jones is an American radio show host and conspiracy theorist. He hosts The Alex Jones Show from Austin, Texas, which airs on the Genesis Communications Network across the United States and online.

He's much funnier than John Oliver (albeit unintentionally).

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44 Mike Francesa Mike Francesa
45 Regis Philbin
46 Raven Symone Raven Symone Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.
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