The Best Black Male Talk Show Hosts In TV History

List Rules
Vote up the current and former talk show hosts who make their programs worth watching.

Talk show hosts help audiences dissect the issues of the day while often adding humor into the conversation. The best Black male talk show hosts have appeared on a variety of shows including advice shows, morning news programs and panel discussions. Iconic series like The Daily Show, The Montel Williams Show, and The Arsenio Hall Show have featured some amazing Black male hosts as have such morning talk shows as Today and Good Morning America.

Hosts keep the conversation going with candid honesty and humor. People like Tavis Smiley, Eric Andre, and Chris Rock are iconic Black men talk show hosts. BET Tonight, The Early Show, and United Shades of America have all featured talented Black male hosts over the years.

While the guests change each episode, hosts often stick around year after year. Many fans tune into see people like Steve Harvey, Sinbad, and Byron Allen create magic out of impromptu moments.

Who are your favorite Black male talk show hosts? Here's your chance to vote for your favorite Black and African American men who host talk shows, from late-night talk show hosts to morning talk shows, to make sure the best of the best lands in the top spot on this ultimate list. There are many great Black male hosts so vote for everyone you love to watch.

  • Trevor Noah
    140 votes

    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (since 2015)

    Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, television host, actor, and political commentator. He is the host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy ...more
  • Steve Harvey
    95 votes

    Steve Harvey (2012-2017)
    Steve (2017-2019)

  • Arsenio Hall
    57 votes

    The Arsenio Hall Show (1989-1994, 2013-2014)

    Arsenio Hall (born February 12, 1956) is an American actor, comedian, talk show host, writer and producer. He hosted the late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, from 1989 until 1994, and again ...more
  • Chris Rock
    40 votes

    The Chris Rock Show (1997-2000)

    Christopher Julius Rock (born February 7, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and film director. After years working as a stand-up comedian and appearing in minor film ...more
  • Wayne Brady
    34 votes

    The Wayne Brady Show (2001-2004)
    That's What I'm Talking About - Season 1

  • The Montel Williams Show (1991-2008)

    Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is a former American television personality, radio talk show host, and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running daytime talk show The ...more