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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 02:56 PM

Favorite Late Night/Talk Show Host

Colbert is my first go-to guy, then I switch to Seth Meyers. My house doesn't get HBO any longer, so I can't see full on broadcast episodes of John Oliver's show.

I enjoy Trevor Noah--or is it Noah Trevor--the guy is so versatile vis-a-vis his accents and dialects, it's fitting that his name works both ways. Samantha Bee is also amazing. She's the coolest Nasty Woman on TV. And Amber Ruffin is the most adorable. I don't have streaming capabilities but I catch her on Youtube. And when she is featured on Late Night With Seth Meyers, my TV stays tuned in after the monologue and A Closer Look.

I only pick up Kimmel on occasion, but that's mainly because he airs at the same time as Colbert. Fallon is my least favorite, but I don't hate on him the way some people do. He's just not my preferred cup of tea.

Anyone else keep a list?

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Collimator Apr 2 OP
tblue37 Apr 2 #1
liberal N proud Apr 2 #2
Chipper Chat Apr 2 #3
Archae Apr 2 #13
Chipper Chat Apr 3 #17
wnylib Apr 3 #22
Duppers Apr 3 #21
FalloutShelter Apr 2 #4
Aristus Apr 2 #16
UTUSN Apr 2 #5
UTUSN Apr 3 #18
IcyPeas Apr 2 #6
NightWatcher Apr 2 #7
Xavier Breath Apr 2 #8
liberaltrucker Apr 2 #9
ironflange Apr 2 #10
2naSalit Apr 2 #11
Kali Apr 3 #19
Rhiannon12866 Apr 3 #20
a kennedy Apr 2 #12
Iggo Apr 2 #14
milestogo Apr 2 #15
wnylib Apr 3 #23
electric_blue68 Apr 3 #24
Akoto Apr 3 #25

Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:00 PM

1. Stephen Colbert & then Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:09 PM

2. Covert then Noah

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:13 PM

3. Johnny Carson reruns.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:28 PM

13. After Johnny retired, Jay Leno was ok...

Nowadays the late-night hosts suck, every one of them.

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Response to Archae (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:00 AM

17. I videotaped last Carson show and first Leno.. Still have it.

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Response to Archae (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:25 AM

22. I didn't like Leno. Not funny and too chummy

with the Cheneys.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:19 AM

21. 2nd that. 👍

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:41 PM

4. I liked Craig Ferguson.

Seth Meyers is good too.

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Response to FalloutShelter (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:39 PM

16. I loved Craig Ferguson for his perspective on being a brand-new American.

Someone who became an American citizen as an adult is going to have some interesting things to say about our country that someone born here could benefit from.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 03:59 PM

5. Have changed over years. Was going to say "evolved" but that would imply superiority.

My all timer is COLBERT, ever since he did the WH Correspondents Dinner, and certainly during the political cauldron years of Drumpf.

At that time, MYERS was my fairly distant second.

I sampled Samantha BEE for a short while, and barely Trevor NOAH, but never John OLIVER - but for me their category is of being too predictable, yes to their/our politics but being more like telling us Libs what we want to hear the way Faux does for its wingnuts.

As for Jon STEWART, going back a decade, the change has gone to outright DISLIKE. I started out very favorably with him, then little things started rubbing wrong. I was puzzled/baffled when he went on the old CNN Crossfire and threw some kind of fit, ranting that that aggressive style of polarized debate was destroying the country, his rant leading to the cancelation of that show. I was puzzled but still disposed to keep watching him. A few years later, when Glen becKKK was riding horribly high, and becKKK staged that stupidly weird rally in DC, which was supposed to be a "uniting" thing but was just a window dressed pseudo-religio-wingnut crapfest, it was totally crap time that STEWART staged a counter-event, still with some kind of "unity" cover, that I/Lib thought was going to be a Liberal thing but turned out to be a pseudo-Hippie/renaissanceFair type thing with soap bubbles and the two creeps from Mythbusters. Who was it, MAHER, who said afterwards, "Jon, if you're going to have an event it needs to be ABOUT something."

Fast forward a couple more years and there was STEWART "reaching out" to Bill O'LOOFAH, trying to find "common ground" and talk to each other. After that, and ever since, STEWART has been a total loss for me.

********So, in all this, KIMMEL as late night talk host, was mostly way on the back burner for me, since the politics was hotter with the others. But there's actually history with him. I used to watch him on The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money years ago, which will here doubtlessly get me bashed about the head with a 2x4. But despite that I loathed Ben STEIN, I liked how KIMMEL would act like a Border Collie towards him, backhandedly mocking STEIN, and back then CAROLLA didn't seem anything like the horrible wingnut he is now. But on the late night shows, I seldom watched him. But in the past year or so and especially into the demise of Drumpf, I have been putting him in my top slot, even in the politics domain.

*******And actually, my whole watching regime has changed. I used to be COLBERT only. Certainly not FALLON at all. MYERS somewhat. But now I start with KIMMEL at least through the monolog and finding out who the guest is. Then switching by segments from KIMMEL to COLBERT. Also, only watch LIVE shows, not repeats. And skipping hokey man-on-the-street bits and lame game-playing bits.

Never used to watch James CORDEN, now sample tiny in rotation with the rest.

*********Good topic, thanks!











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Response to UTUSN (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:44 AM

18. Addendum: Yea, Dave, some FERGUSON, but now jump through hoops for Conan, MAHER, and Graham NORTON.

Here's what I go through for Conan et al. Since I'm a cable-cutter (got rid of satellite after 15-20 years), I click - on the phone! - onto a free-cable website to get TBS for Conan, HBO for MAHER, and BBCA for Graham NORTON. And that website got the Mark of Cain from my anti-virus, so found another one but it was constantly buffering so I had to install a VPN (what's THAT?!1), free. So do the VPN thing for Conan before KIMMEL, Fridays for MAHER and Graham - otherwise wait for YouTubes on weekends for Graham and MAHER.






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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:22 PM

6. I stopped watching most of them during the last administration

it was just too much trump all day in the news and I didn't want more trump on the late night shows. TOO MUCH TRUMP.

But I used to love Seth Myers. Is it safe to start watching again?

I often like the late night musical guests.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:24 PM

7. Letterman

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:26 PM

8. All-time is has to be Letterman.

But, for his old 12:30 show at NBC, not the CBS version, though I did watch it quite a bit. It just never seemed as genuine as his original show. He had to play it too broad at 11:30, for my tastes.

Current would have to be John Oliver. His show is appointment tv for us.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 04:39 PM

9. Usually Colbert

but Kimmel this week, since Colbert is in reruns.
I'd rather watch Faux Noise than Fallon.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 05:36 PM

10. My heart will always belong to Dave

But these days it's Colbert.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 06:19 PM

11. But you can watch all of them here...

On DU because a few kindly DUers post them from the utoob site. I appreciate that they do since I would have to sign up for all kinds of crap to be able to see them online otherwise.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #11)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 02:46 AM

19. this



to all who post them but especially Rhiannon12866 and TexasTowelie

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Response to Kali (Reply #19)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 02:55 AM

20. Thanks!

I started posting Colbert in 2017 since he was much easier for me to watch than the news. I also watch Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers - so I started posting them, too, for the same reason. And my buddy TT posted Colbert for me when I was in the mountains with no internet, so he started posting Jimmy Kimmel who is also doing a great job. We know that not everyone stays up as late as we do and that not everyone here has cable - or even TV. During Trump, it was a public service...

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 07:52 PM

12. Actually my husband and I really enjoy Conan....and Jimmy Kimmel. Used to really love Colbert....

but, since he's now doing his show on CBS.......we just don't like him anymore. He's just too interested in himself, and not what his guests are saying. JMHO

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:46 PM

14. Of the current bunch? Conan O'Brien.

The, going back in time, it's Craig Ferguson, David Letterman, and Johnny Carson.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:50 PM

15. Late Night is for going to sleep.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 03:33 AM

23. Trevor Noah is my #1 favorite.

He is both funny and insightful. After Noah are, in order, Letterman, Seth Meyers, and Colbert.

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 04:42 AM

24. Colbert, Seth, Trevor. Oliver when I remember. Oberman.

I loved Craig, and his Robot Skeleton! And "Fashion!"

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Response to Collimator (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 01:16 PM

25. Colbert and Letterman.

I know Letterman may seem an odd choice, but it's just who I watched most of my life. I have a lot of fond memories of his show, especially watching every Christmas when he had Darlene Love on to sing.

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