Top 10 Talk Show Hosts

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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

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.

Conan is a gift that we don't deserve. He is amazing.

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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.

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.

Shes the best

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

She should be number 1

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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 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.

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

He is refreshing..comedy therapy for America

he retard

Simply hilarious

6 Jon Stewart Jon Stewart
7 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.

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

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

8 Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.

He has the best games

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

He's creative, clever, and funny!

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.

no.

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 Tamera Mowry Tamera Mowry
17 Seth Meyers
18 Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.

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

This man is genius

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

28 John Stewart
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 Trevor Noah Trevor Noah

Genius

Literally the funniest person ever

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 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.
37 Dick Cavett
38 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.
39 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.

40 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.
41 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?

42 Alex Jones Alex Jones

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

NO - 445956

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