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The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite talk show that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s talk shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes.  From talk shows that were actually as politically important as any cable news channel could ever hope to be, to late night comedies that upped their games to stay relevant in culture that is increasingly jumping ship from TV to the Internet, talk shows remained just as relevant throughout the 2010s even as social media began to take over.

What are some of the series that you will find on this best 2010s talk shows list? After many years on NBC, Conan O'Brien found a new home on TBS after he was bumped as The Tonight Show host, and recently he reformatted the entire show to fit modern tastes. All the while new powerhouse hosts emerged in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Entertainment talk shows like Extra were also popular in the 2010s, while smaller cable shows like The Jim Jefferies Show and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee provided scathing and hilarious critiques on pop culture and politics alike.

The greatest minds in politics regularly stopped by Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor during the 2010s. A few other good series on this list include Inside the Actors Studio, The Chew and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Which 2010s talk show is the best? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorites up to the top of this list!

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Conan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Conan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin, Andy Richter
Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on November 8, 2010, and is hosted by writer, comedian and performer ...more
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The Late Late Show with Craig ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish American comedian Craig Ferguson, who was the third regular host of the Late Late Show franchise. It ...more
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Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter
Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. Late Show with David Letterman first aired in August 1993 with host David Letterman, who previously hosted Late Night ...more
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy" Kimmel, and transmitted on ABC. The nightly hour-long show made its debut on January 26, ...more
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014 and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal ...more
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Inside the Actors Studio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
James Lipton
Inside the Actors Studio is an American television show on the Bravo cable television channel, hosted by James Lipton. It is produced and directed by Jeff Wurtz; the executive producer is James ...more
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Ellen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss, Anthony Okungbowa
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures and airs in syndication, ...more
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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
AndreXD added James Corden, Reggie Watts
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by James Corden. The fourth iteration of The Late Late Show, the talk show features popular segments, ...more
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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Hasan Minhaj
The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program. Described as a fake news program, the show draws its comedy and satire from recent news ...more
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Sunday Brunch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Sunday Brunch is a British television programme presented by Tim Lovejoy and Simon Rimmer which is broadcast live on Channel 4 on Sunday mornings, that features cookery and interviews with ...more
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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
It's shaping up to be an interesting last few months of 2007. The price of gas keeps spiraling to record highs, while the approval ratings for the man in charge keep plummeting to record lows. ...more
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Lights Out With David Spade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
David Spade
Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American satire news television series. Comedian David Spade offers his take on pop culture and current events through the eyes of social ...more
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Between Two Ferns with Zach Ga... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Zach Galifianakis
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an Emmy-award winning Internet comedy series that appears on the video website Funny or Die.
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Comedy Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Scott Mescudi
Comedy Bang! Bang! is a television series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, featuring his co-host/bandleader Reggie Watts. The show airs weekly on IFC and is a spin-off of his successful ...more
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The Eric Andre Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Hannibal Buress, Tom Kane, Gary Anthony Williams
The Eric Andre Show (Adult Swim, 2012) is an American surreal comedy television series created by Eric Andre. Hosted by Eric Andre with Hannibal Buress, the late night talk show features ...more
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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver. The half-hour-long show takes a satirical look at ...more
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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Samantha Bee
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (2016) is an American news comedy program that airs on Mondays on TBS.
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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea (Netflix, 2016) is an American web television late-night talk show hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler.
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The Jim Jefferies Show is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jim Jefferies
The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central, 2017) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies, covering politics, pop culture, and anything that bothers him.
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Comedians in Cars Getting Coff... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Jerry Seinfeld
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle, 2012) is an American web series talk show directed and hosted by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Episodes feature Seinfeld introducing a vintage car selected ...more
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The Joel McHale Show with Joel... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Joel McHale
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television talk show hosted by Joel McHale. An unscripted show that takes an absurdist look at today's pop culture from ...more
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At Home with Amy Sedaris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Amy Sedaris
At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV, 2017) is an American television series. Hosted by Amy Sedaris playing various characters, the show focuses on the comedienne's love of entertaining, crafts, and ...more
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My Next Guest Needs No Introdu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
David Letterman, Barack Obama, George Clooney
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television talk show hosted by David Letterman. The series consists of interviews with one guest per ...more
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A Little Help with Carol Burne... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Carol Burnett, Russell Peters, Lisa Kudrow
A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television series hosted by Carol Burnett. A panel of children offer unscripted advice to celebrities and average people about ...more
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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Talk Shows of the 2010s
Hasan Minhaj
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix, 2018) is an American television variety show hosted by Hasan Minhaj. The show aims to explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and ...more