It's the battle of the late night hosts!

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Late-night hosts have come and gone, and plenty of viewers have their favorites. In this quiz, we're asking you to speak your mind and tell us which host performs his late-night duties better than the rest. We've broken down the late-night show into a number of different categories, and you'll have to choose between four different late-night hosts to choose a winner in that specific show aspect.

  1. Which of these late night hosts had the best late night set on their show?
  2. Which of these hosts do you think was the best at interviewing guests?
  3. Which of these late night sidekicks are the funniest?
  4. Which of these hosts performed the best bits/skits?
  5. Which host had the best musical guests on their show?
  6. Who was the best Tonight Show host?
  7. Which host wore the best suits?
  8. Which host had the best theme song?
  9. Which host always had a killer opening monologue for their show?
  10. Last, certainly not least, which of these hosts told the best jokes?

It's the battle of the late night hosts!

Your Result...

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mjk3mjk3 15 days ago
David Letterman was the king of self depreciating comedy. Plus he realized that what he was dealing with wasn't nuclear disarmament. It was just something that was fun. If you listen to his first post 911 show it had just the right tone for coming back after such a terrible event. You truly knew every word was sincere. The next night Jay was just clumsy in comparison. I don't think anyone could have done that better than Letterman.
jimmyvici 21 days ago
53% similar. I grew up with watching Johnny, and settled in with Conan from almost from the beginning. Craig Ferguson had a good show going too on CBS on late, late nights too.
mjk3mjk3 26 days ago
David Letterman was the king of self depreciating comedy. Plus he realized that what he was dealing with wasn't nuclear disarmament. It was just something that was fun. If you listen to his first post 911 show it had just the right tone for coming back after such a terrible event. You truly knew every word was sincere. The next night Jay was just clumsy in comparison. I don't think anyone could have done that better than Letterman.
WVsassy 26 days ago
Ed Sullivan was never a late night talk show host. Why is he even listed? His was a prime time variety show that aired Sunday nights at 8pm. Definitely not in the late night category.
UGA2021 26 days ago
Ed McMahon funny ???? All the guy did was that stupid chuckle laugh . You people are nuts !
WVsassy UGA2021 26 days ago
Well, when you have no one to compare to but ones like that weasel Paul Shaffer on David Letterman, then Ed McMahon was hilarious. Besides, Ed and Johnny both had CLASS. Something that is now extinct.
19611313 UGA2021 26 days ago
Aw go lace up your Army boots.
mwehren 26 days ago
If I could have voted for Johnny Carson for each one, I would. Especially on skits, such as
Carnac the Magnificent, Art Fern and Tea Time Movies, Floyd R. Turbo, Aunt Blabby, The Edge of Wetness, Stump the Band. Mighty Carson Art Players, with skits on Karl Malden's American Express commercials, plenty of skits with President Reagan.

Even though I was too young for the most part for Steve Allen, Jack Parr or Ed Sullivan (Although saw some on Decades), I voted for them. None of these things, on today would be worthy to even clean his restroom.
CouchPotato987 26 days ago
Johnny Carson was the King of Late Night TV. 📺 He hasn’t been dethroned even after his passing. R.I.P. Johnny
Leno was great also. Iron Jay
mikesap1230 27 days ago
There is a lot of old people taking this quiz
krpurtell mikesap1230 23 days ago
Who do you think is watching MeTV? ;)
ww245 27 days ago
72% similar....would have been higher, but clicked a couple in error....
Catman 27 days ago
No one could touch Carson. He didn't invent the form, but he shaped it in his image and all others pale in comparison.
texasluva 27 days ago
86% similar. Personally I do not watch many late night shows this century. I'd much rather go on over to YT and watch Johnny Carson episodes. They have the best guests from the past and very funny and interesting.
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