Top 10 Talk Show Hosts

The Top Ten
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 and Letterman have always been, for me, the best among all the hosts I’ve seen in my lifetime. Sure, some are funny too but these two do not need any gimmick going on around them to be funny. Conan is particularly funny when he is off doing things outside the studio, interacting with locals and some celebrities. What makes Conan number one for me and Dave being a close second is his kindness and genuinety.

He is my all time favorite! Hilarious, makes his good friends do funny things and great with animals.

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

Amazing personality. I came here just to vote for him after watching a dozen of his videos.

2 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.

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.

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. 👍

The most intelligent, relevant, empathetic and compassionate, wise and quick witted of them all! Absolutely love him!

He's funny on the late show night

3 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

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

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

Incomparable! Watch the episode ..."You're a Goon" with bill O'Reily.

4 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.

Hilarious! She deserves number one

Because she has a good sense of humor

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

5 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

Simply hilarious

6 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.

I always learn from him. Strikingly intelligent.

He knows news and how to present them

He is simply amazing

7 Jon Stewart

He is the best

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

This man is a legend.
Legends should be in the top ten without question.

He's still the most iconic talk show host

No other even comes close

9 Seth Meyers Seth Adam Meyers is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host. He hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers, a late-night talk show on NBC. Prior to that, he was a cast member and head writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live and hosted the show's news parody segment, Weekend Update.
10 Howard Stern Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer.
The Contenders
11 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.

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

12 John Stewart
13 Dick Cavett
14 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.

Best comedian ever.

should be higher, look at the amount of views on Adele's carpool karaoke

15 Samantha Bee Samantha Bee is a Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, media critic, and television host.

Caustic, intelligent and quick witted. Very underrated.

People actually watch her show?

16 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!

17 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!

18 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's soo cool, genuine and funny

19 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.
20 Trevor Noah

Intellectually funny and humbly character to watch

Literally the funniest person ever

Intelligent comedian!

Genius

21 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.
22 Steve Harvey Broderick Stephen Harvey, known professionally as Steve Harvey, is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.

Funny show host

23 Joy Behar
24 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

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