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The Best Current Late Night Shows  

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List Rules Only shows currently airing new episodes during the traditional "Late Night" block: 11 PM to 2 AM local time (with regional variation).

Late night TV has maybe never been better! There’s a lot of funny and intense stuff happening after hours and lots more room to be loose with the irreverence and content. Late night shows also tend to be a bit open to booze and sass, a great way to blow off steam, and slip off into dream land with a warm smirk on your face. Late night TV shows have changed over the years, and current shows airing during this time are living it up in the digital era, with digital shorts, viral clips, and interviews that have people talking at the water cooler for days after they air.

So what’s your favorite current late night show? Do you stay up for your late night talk shows or catch up on the clips the next day? Are you into late night comedy shows or is it all about the talk? Random reunions of your favorite old TV cast members? Or Harrison Ford doing bits with Chewbacca?

There's a certain kind of magic to late night comedy shows and late night talk shows. After the family goes to bed, the late night lineup sizzles and pops with sketch comedy, lip sync battles, mean tweets, pranks, and carpool karaoke. The NBC comedy Late Night with Seth Meyers has become a great source of viral videos. James Corden and Stephen Colbert both host some of the best current CBS shows. And between Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, and Chris Hardwick, the Internet gets a steady stream of memorable moments and funny clips.

So which of these 2019 late night series makes your must-watch late night shows list? Vote them up! If you don’t see your favorite late night show, add it!

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Last Week Tonight with John Ol... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
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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Conan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Conan O'Brien, 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 Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS, 2015) is an American late-night talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Jimmy Kimmel
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 Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Trevor Noah
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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Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers is an American late-night talk show that airs at 12:37 am Eastern/11:37 pm Central on NBC in the United States, Monday through Thursday. The hour-long show premiered ...more
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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
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 Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
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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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more
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The Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Graham Norton
The Graham Norton Show is a British comedy chat show broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. It was shown on BBC Two from February 2007 to May 2009 and has been on BBC One since October ...more
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Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Bill Maher
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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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Roman Lenart added 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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StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Ty... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Neil deGrasse Tyson
StarTalk (National Geographic, 2015) is an American talk show hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The show consists of a pre-taped discussion between Tyson and the guest of the week, which is shown ...more
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The Jim Jefferies Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Forrest Shaw added 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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The President Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
MichaelChoi added Anthony Atamanuik, Peter Grosz
The President Show is a television comedy series that premiered on Comedy Central on April 27, 2017. The show is created by and stars Anthony Atamanuik doing his famous impersonation of Donald ...more
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Louder With Crowder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
CRIPPLINGDEPRESSION(Myname'sJeff) added Louder With Crowder Steven Crowder, NotGay Jared, Sven Computer

Louder with Crowder is an internet late night show hosted by Steven Crowder

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The Greg Gutfeld Show is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Greg Gutfeld Show Greg Gutfeld, Joanne Nosuchinsky, Katherine Timpf
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A Little Late with Lilly Singh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Lilly Singh
A Little Late with Lilly Singh (NBC, 2019) is an American late-night talk show that will replace Last Call with Carson Daly. Singh is the first woman among the current generation of late-night ...more
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Good Talk with Anthony Jeselni... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Anthony Jeselnik
Good Talk with Anthony Jeselnik (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy and interview television series. Comedian Anthony Jeselnik interviews fellow comedians about their careers, ...more
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The Noite com Danilo Gentili is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Gabriel Brito added The Noite com Danilo Gentili Danilo Gentili
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Lights Out With David Spade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
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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Danny's House is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Danny Brown
Danny's House (Viceland, 2019) is an American talk show television series. Hosted by Danny Brown, who invites celebrity friends and unconventional neighbors into his basement for the ultimate ...more
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Programa do Bial is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Gabriel Brito added Programa do Bial
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Watch What Happens: Live is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Andy Cohen
Watch What Happens: Live is an American pop culture-based late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen that premiered on July 16, 2009. It features Bravo's own reality programming and celebrities ...more
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Desus & Mero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Desus Nice, The Kid Mero
Desus & Mero (Showtime, 2019) is an American television late-night talk show series hosted by Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. The series originally aired on Viceland from 2016 to 2018.