Top 10 Talk Show Hosts

The Top Ten Talk Show Hosts

1 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.

Conan is my number 1 pick because I like it how he really makes the guest comfortable in his shows and how not only is he really funny he also manages to be flexible and update the show to keep their relevancy uo and I think that's really important for TV personalities to do that

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.

2 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.

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.

Uhm.. no one can compare to Ellen.. She's nice and she has the greatest sense of humor ever. and she's beautiful

Hilarious! She deserves number one

"She's simply the best! "

3 Jimmy Kimmel James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is the host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC in 2003. Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016, and the Academy Awards in 2017 and ...read more.

Jimmy Kimmel is absolutely the best he should be voted #1. You should see the connection he has with his audience and fans. Even when cameras are not rolling he takes that time to interact with his people. 👍

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.

Great entertainer

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

No questions asked for me. I think in my era, Dave had to be the best talk show host I had ever watched and seen

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.

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

Appreciate you Stephen for your work

Simply hilarious

He is refreshing..comedy therapy for America

he retard

6 Jon Stewart

He is the best

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

He's creative, clever, and funny!

He has the best games

8 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.

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

He's still the most iconic talk show host

No other even comes close

The Gold Standard - Billyv

9 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

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

Best comedian ever.

He’s hilarious

10 John Oliver John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Oliver started his career as a stand-up comedian, both in the United Kingdom and United States.

He knows news and how to present them

He is simply amazing

The Newcomers

? Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.

The Contenders

11 Loni Love
12 Jeannie Mai
13 Howard Stern Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.
14 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.

Superb wit and repartee - and his guests really seem to enjoy themselves. At times a little near the knuckle - albeit it is always funny.

Great - Jiorl

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

15 Adrienne Bailon Adrienne Eliza Houghton is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, dancer and television personality.
16 Seth Meyers
17 Tamera Mowry
18 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 Anderson Cooper Anderson Hays Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.
20 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

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

Intellectually funny and humbly character to watch

Literally the funniest person ever

Intelligent comedian!

Genius

27 Joy Behar
28 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

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

This man is genius

Number 1 for sure

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

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

36 Dick Cavett
37 Tucker Carlson

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

I love you

38 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard ...read more.
39 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.
40 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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41 Regis Philbin
42 Andy Cohen
43 James Lipton
44 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.
45 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.
46 Samantha Bee Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, media critic, and television host.

People actually watch her show?

47 Mike Francesa
48 Raven Symone Raven-Symoné Christina Pearman, sometimes credited as Raven, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, television personality, and producer.
49 Don Imus
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