Top 10 Best Television Talk Shows

The Top Ten
1 The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Every show that Ellen does is one more show I look forward to. Seeing how she takes something and makes it so funny just makes my day. Even when someone is sad or down, just turn on Ellen's show and you'll be laughing, even when you think you can't.

Ellen is a beautiful person inside and out, and it shows when there is something that touches her with one of the stories. She is also gifted, beautiful, and a hardworking person. I also love when she sends others out to people's houses and surprises them. I look forward to that one day. Everyone says I have a better chance of winning the lottery, but I look at it this way: If it's meant to be, it will be, and if not, I love seeing what she does for others. So, even if I can only dream, that's good enough for me.

2 Late 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 world's best co-host, the incredibly witty Andy Richter. His endings are great, whether with 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 four years. My favorite talk show host by far, the guy can really jam on the guitar. Plus, Andy is probably the best and wittiest sidekick.

Again, everything he does reflects 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.

3 Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Just one sketch with Matt Damon will prove who's the funniest guy in the talk show and TV business.

Very funny, always makes guests feel comfortable. Not like Letterman, who is a lot more bitter.

Jimmy is the funniest of all the current late night talk show hosts.

4 The Graham Norton Show

This is bound to be lower on the list just because it's British and therefore not as popular, but I implore everyone in the known universe to watch this show. Unlike every other talk show, it's not staged. Guests are more relaxed, and the jokes write themselves just from the unpredictability of the show.

For example, just go on YouTube and type in 'Chris O'Dowd eats fly.' Comic genius.

Allowing guests to interact with one another makes Norton's show number 1. The fact that 9 times out of 10 they get it right with the blend of personalities makes for top viewing.

You often get to see the celebrities in a new light, especially when they are relaxed and interacting with the less so-called personalities.

5 The 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.

David Letterman is a man I believe would always speak and smile even if he did not know you. He has no certain group of people who he likes or dislikes.

Look at all the different singers, bands, and people on his talk shows.

He is funny. He is also relaxing to watch, perfect for late night.

Awesome show! For me, he beats Jay Leno for sure!

6 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The show is funny, but here you get the news you get nowhere else. It's a shame that we have to watch Comedy Central to get the news. Our news is picked to benefit the rich.

For example, the biggest climate protest in history wasn't mentioned by some news stations, and the stations that aired the protest didn't cover much. Hong Kong is getting more attention than our protests.

One of the most informative and entertaining shows ever - comedy genius with heart!

Jon Stewart is a hilarious genius. Keep it up, Jon!

7 The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah is hands down the greatest interviewer of all time. Her ability to relax a guest in a way that makes them feel they are sitting by a fire with a cup of tea is unmatched. Only Oprah connects and opens them in a way no other interviewer I've seen in my lifetime.

Oprah is the best talk show host. She has 25 years of experience, making her an exceptional host. The show is so good.

She helps so many people. I love Oprah. Oprah is the best ever host in the world. She is on the list of influential people in the world.

I love talk shows, but Oprah Winfrey, to me, is the most respected and gifted. She's beautiful, fair, hardworking, and dedicated to what she does. I will always have the utmost respect for her.

Love you, Oprah.

8 The Colbert Report

The show spanned a whole 11 seasons. Colbert then followed up with The Late Show and another talk show report. All were really successful and an awesome deal in comedy.

The Colbert Report is a great backtrack, and I hope The Late Show will reach near that sometime. It has pretty cool methods of presentation and a real smart point-to-punchline routine. Good job, Stephen Colbert!

This show is always hilarious and interesting. Colbert always delivers the most amusing information with a straight face and eloquent composure. Truly a great show.

9 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Hilarious, and the drinks element is very nice.

10 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Not even close! By the way, Letterman's facial expressions are really annoying.

Would that we could have him back. The modern versions don't even come close.

Why is he not number 1? Is it because not many people know him?

The Contenders
11 The Jonathan Ross Show
12 The Jerry Springer Show The Jerry Springer Show, also known as Jerry Springer, or just Springer, is an American syndicated tabloid talk show hosted by Jerry Springer, a former politician.

Jerry Springer has a good show. He goes out of his way to help people of any age and race. Many people watch the show because they may be in need of someone to talk to, and Jerry gives them the opportunity to make that call.

Sometimes, people don't know who to turn to for support, but Jerry always has something to say to assist others. Not everyone may appear on the show, but simply watching it can be helpful to someone, somewhere.

Jerry Springer has helped so many young people turn their lives around and get their lives back on track. Some may have been in the jail system, some may not have changed, but some have.

People do watch his show and learn a lot. He is very easy to talk to, very kind, and just shows love to everyone. He is another leader trying to help others, and he does a good job.

13 Late Night with Seth Meyers
14 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

This is simply the best show. It has information delivered in the funniest way. Very well-researched and relevant.

John Oliver is incredible. It's a show with brains.

This show is rated 9.1/10. The other talk shows are rated well below 9, so I am really having a hard time understanding these ratings.

John Oliver is simply hilarious! Genius!

15 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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 Ferguson should have gotten The Late Show job. He wouldn't have quit late-night television had he received the job. Sadly, we lost this amazing show and the show he could have had.

Way underrated. The man can interview a wall and it would be funny.

By the way, it's a great day for America, everybody.

16 Trisha

I enjoyed watching this show. Trisha was always helping others. She always had a kind word to say.

I really miss the show. Anyone that can reach out to help others is the greatest. We all need someone "sometime" in our life.

17 The Late Late Show with James Corden

James is a wonderful person. His show is fun to watch. The segments are beautiful.

I love Carpool Karaoke and Flinch.

18 The Dick Cavett Show

This was always a very good talk show. He was always making you laugh and is a very nice man.

The best interviewer with the best guests, hands down.

19 The Rosie O'Donnell Show

This enormously popular talk show ran for six successful seasons, running from 1996 to 2002 and earning 11 Emmy Awards. The show was upbeat and entertaining with real people, stars, and a lot of Broadway.

With O'Donnell as the spunky and hilarious host, she was the girl next door that everyone knew. The show ended in 2002 when Rosie decided to step down to spend more time with her family.

I enjoyed this show. I think Rosie was a very good host on TV. The show was funny, and the others who were on the show with her were great also.

20 Piers Morgan's Life Stories

Piers' show was very good. I enjoyed listening to him. He is a very talented man. He always had different people on his show.

He is a man who could make you laugh and listen. I really enjoyed him.

21 Da Ali G Show
22 Live! with Regis and Kelly

This show would not be the same without Regis and Kelly. They can make you laugh together. They can say or do something to make you stop feeling sad. They get along great. It goes to show that there are couples out there (on the show) who can get along very well, with no problems. This is "GREAT".

Loved when Regis would share his stories on the show. The first 20 minutes of host chat were the best.

I miss Regis. I liked his stories about the things that happened to him and his nights on the town.

23 Real Time with Bill Maher

This guy here can do anything to make you laugh or listen. He is always dressed nice and very funny. And always ready to answer anything you want to talk about or do.

A good show and a great guy. He is one of a kind, the best.

A show with real discussion, good panels, and a great host!

Great show, great host. Keep up the good work, Bill.

24 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Jay Leno, I love your show and would love to get training on how to conceptualize a talk show. I love what you have achieved so far and more power to your elbow. Jay Leno, you are the greatest.

Thanks. McIntosh Ephraim Eze, Nigeria

Leno is without a doubt the funniest talk show host in America. Jimmy Kimmel is a close second.

Jay Leno has taken talk show hosting to a whole other level.

25 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

He focuses on entertainment and less on inspiring hatred and anger with politics, which is what we need. There's so much to enjoy in this day and age.

He really is the best. His sense of humor, and also his games and sketches, can't be compared.

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, as are his guests, and he always plays amazing games with them. Best sense of style.

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