Out with David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson, and Stephen Colbert.
In with Trevor Noah, James Corden, Larry Wilmore, and Stephen Colbert.
If there’s one theme running through the thousands upon thousands of interviews Stern has conducted, it’s that he hates a phony.
Sometimes that can be a limited, teenaged lens through which to view the world, but Stern’s bullshit detector is what his fans love most about him, and his own neuroses and discomfort more than balance out the self-righteousness.
Lately, networks have been changing talk-show hosts faster than Zsa Zsa Gabor changed husbands.
(That joke is our tribute to Johnny Carson.) The final piece falls into place tonight, when Colbert makes his CBS debut in Letterman’s old chair.
After a long period of late-night firing, retiring, and hiring, it’s time to quantify the monologues and interviews, and crown the all-time kings (and a few queens) of talk.
Our ranking includes some hosts who are entirely fictional, others who’ve expanded the job’s original boundaries through podcasting and satellite radio, and those who turned daytime TV into must-see entertainment.
Let's take a look at how four women became pioneers in the talk show scene.
Dinah Shore is best known for her long career as a singer, actress, and variety show host.