Top Television Talk Shows

The Top Ten

1 The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ellen's sense of humour is just perfect for me. Watching her show makes me happy!

Ellen is HILARIOUS! She does fun stuff as well as the usual questions:P I LOVE HER! :P:P:P

Ellen is so much casual, she really connects with her guests, she listens to them! She's not like any other talk show hosters.

She is awsom

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2 Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Conan is an extremely talented individual, he has really good writers, and was a writer for the simpsons for 4 years. My favourite talk show host by far, the guy can really jam at guitar. Plus andy is probably the best and wittiest side kick. Again, everything he does reflect 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.

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 worlds best co-host the incredibly witty Andy Rictor. His endings are great with either new bands or starting comedians but it is amazing of him to give those young stars a chance to shine like he has.

No only is conan funny, he's an awesome guy with an awesome personality! He even has his own blimp, that should make him number 1 straight away!

Comedic Genius.. Hilarious Humour, just the best and always makes me laugh!..

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3 Jimmy Kimmel Live

Very funny, always make guets feel comfortable. Not like letterman which is a lot more bitter.

Funniest show on T.V.. Especially the pedestrian interviews those crack me up

Jimmy kimmel is a man who loves every one. also he has no problems talking to people. he has a personality that just makes you stop and listen to him and "you will like him" because he has such a beautiful personality. & funny

He's pretty good with the celebrities. - Yorkshire2001

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4 The Colbert Report

Its just great its the funniest talk show there is
Its brilliant in every way and is the best there is television has to offer
Its average rating is 9.0 way better than all the others

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

Stephen Colbert is a genius. Honestly, his character never failed to make me smile. He changed the world, and I hope he continues to do so on The Late Show!

Absolute rubbish. When I first saw Colbert I was intrigued, but he become such a hate infested dweeb I have to turn it off. - ibaconi

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5 The Late Show with David Letterman

David letterman is a man I believe that 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 and bands and people on his talk shows

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!

It's the perfect potion to cure my depression after along day at work with boring stupid people

It's a shame that he's retiring this year... - Pony

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6 The Oprah Winfrey Show

I'm from Malaysia and I'm male but I love Oprah like no body business. She is awesome may God bless her for ever...

Oprah is the best talk show...
She have 25 of experience to become a host...
The show is so good! She help so many people...
Love oprah..
Oprah is the best ever host in the world.. She is on the list of influential people in the world!...

Oprah is the best that's why she is number one
She has a topic that is heart touching
And useful

She is an amazing woman who still strives to en-light people around the world with different methods. She is a true living legend!

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7 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Is funny but here you get the news you get no where else. Is a shame that we have to watch comedy central to get the news. Our news are 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 protest.

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

Hilarious and brains! Love this show!

The funniest man from New Jersey. - Pony

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8 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

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 and so is his guests and he always plays amazing games with his guests best sense of style

How can he be at no 15 your website is useless

He seems a bit stiff and fake to be honest

Best show ever

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9 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Leno is without a doubt the funniest talk show host in america. Jimmy kimmel is a close second

I could say a lot about jay leno. but I will say a few things that I like about him. he is a very friendly man. very kind. will go out of his way to listen to you. and get to know you. Even if he did not know you. I believe he would still be kind and speak. To anyone.

Jay Leno has class and is the best by far!

The Chin. Not Funny.

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10 Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

This dude gots way more comedic skillz than all the others.

craig is the future of late night; everyone else gained popularity over time... plus, he's WAY funnier has NO SCRIPT! Ferguson ROX, man!

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.

A uniquely humorous show because of Craig's wit.

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The Newcomers

? 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.

The Contenders

11 Real Time with Bill Maher

This guy here can do anything?. To make you laugh or listen or? Make you laugh. He is always. Dress nice. And very funny. And always ready to answer anything you wont to talk about? Or do. A good show and great guy.he is one of a (kind the best)

I really dislike republicans

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

Greatest Late Night entertainment! Hilarious. Wonderful choice of guests and relevant issues. Keep it on auto pilot. ~Hugs

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12 The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

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

Johnny Carson is the best talk show host ever lived.

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

The Best!

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13 The Graham Norton Show

Most talk shows are full of fluff: 10 min. Monologue, 2 min. Introductions and it all seems rehearsed and predictable. "Graham" is full from start to finish with anecdotal conversation and spontaneity one can't experience on any other show of its kind.

The guests are much more relaxed on his show and they interact with each other, making them much funnier than other talk shows.

This show is unique, it always has the best guests and it's so relaxed. Always hilarious and celebs seem to be more down to earth and comfortable. Graham doesn't kiss ass his guest all the time like the US Shows.

It should be on top of the list! Can't believe it's on no. 13!

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14 The Real

I like the idea of having 5 different opinions from the 5 hostesses

Best talk show! I watch everyday. What a great group of opinionated ladies. Very entertaining

Its just amazing to listen to these ladies. Keep inspiring

They have 5 different points of view
Latina-adrienne Asian-jeannie black-loni
Etc great show

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15 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.

I know this its good that this show is around, cause it really opened my eyes... and then closed them back again. Seriously, how do you watch this and not feel depressed for the rest of the day? Its good that its on T.V., but sure as heck not enjoyable

Dr phil is the best he saved a lot of peoples life and changed them to the better

Dr Phil is one of the most professional, Talk Show Hosts I've ever seen. He's fair and He helps a lot of people. I respect him and love the way he and his wife work together. It's simply beautiful they way he loves her and so inspiring.

HE MADE MY LIFE BEARABLE I DO NOT THINK OF ENDING MY LIFE. HE'B BETTER THAN ANY DR. I'VE SEEN AND HE UNDER AND CARES ABOUT MENTAL CASES THANKS FOR SAVING ME DR. PHIL.

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16 Inside the Actors Studio

This is a very good show I really enjoyed it.

17 Live with Regis and Kelly

This would not be a show without Regis and Kelly. they can make you laugh together. they can say something or do something to make you stop feeling sad. and get along great.. it goes to show. there are couples out there. (on the show) who can get along very well. And no problems. this is "GREAT"

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

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

I liked it more when Regis was around, but it's still good. - ShyGuy8

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18 Larry King Live

Now there is a lot I could say about larry king. his talk show was great. Not just the show. he was a person anyone enjoyed talking too. He had a personality that anyone would love to talk to him. funny kind." name it" he was. and still is a man every one loved.

19 Lopez Tonight

This is a hilarious show and can always make me smile and not only that but the guest on the show are always funny... LOVE THE SHOW!

A very good show and always something to talk about and laught about to.

20 The Tyra Banks Show

Very entertaining she's very open and not afraid to reveal who she is. She has a very good personality and every single episode is interesting and never gets boring

Tyra show was very good. I enjoyed it very much. she always had very interesting ideals. and a lot of interesting people on her show.

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1. Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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