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!
- 1Conan is a late-night talk show airing each Monday through Thursday on TBS in the United... moreConan O'Brien, Ginnifer Goodwin
- 2Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show on CBS. Late Show with... moreDavid Letterman, Paul Shaffer
- 3The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy... moreJimmy Fallon, The Roots
- 4The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by... moreJames Corden, Reggie Watts
- 5The Ellen DeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by comedian/actress Ellen... moreEllen DeGeneres, Stephen Boss
- 6The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is an American late-night talk show hosted by Scottish... moreCraig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens
- 7Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by James "Jimmy"... moreJimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III
- 8Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO, 2014) is an American late-night talk and news satire... moreJohn Oliver, David Kaye
- 9My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (Netflix, 2018) is an American web... moreDavid Letterman, Barack Obama
- 10Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis is an Emmy-award winning Internet comedy series that... moreZach Galifianakis
- 11Norm Macdonald Has a Show (Netflix, 2018) is an American television talk show based on Norm... moreNorm MacDonald, Adam Eget
- 12Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle, 2012) is an American web series talk show directed... moreJerry Seinfeld
- 13A Little Help with Carol Burnett (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television series hosted... moreCarol Burnett, Russell Peters
- 14Lights Out With David Spade (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American satire news television... moreDavid Spade
- 15Inside the Actors Studio is an American television show on the Bravo cable television channel,... moreJames Lipton
- 16The Daily Show (Comedy Central, 1999) is an American late-night talk and news satire... moreJon Stewart, Trevor Noah
- 17The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix, 2018) is an American web television talk show... moreJoel McHale
- 18The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central, 2017) is an American late-night talk show hosted by... moreJim Jefferies
- 19Good Morning America (ABC, 1975) is an American morning television show currently presented by... moreRobin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos
- 20The Jonathan Ross Show is a British chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. It was first... moreJonathan Ross
- 21Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, 2003) is an American talk show series created by Bill Maher.... moreBill Maher, Arianna Huffington
- 22Today is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program... moreAnn Curry, Anita Colby
- 23Extra is an American entertainment television news program covering events and celebrities... moreBeth Ostrosky Stern, Lisa Guerrero
- 24The Talk is a talk show created by actress Sara Gilbert, who also serves as the executive... moreSharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood
- 25Live with Kelly and Michael is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa... moreKathie Lee Gifford, Anne Abernathy