TV 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 in 2017 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. Franchises like The Late Show and The Tonight Show have also become a huge source for viral videos. Between Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien, James Corden, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, and Chris Hardwick the Internet gets a steady stream of memorable moments and funny clips.
 
So which of these 2017 late night series make 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
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal

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The Late Show with Stephen Col... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human

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1,347 716
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Jimmy Kimmel

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Conan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Conan Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimm... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins

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1,368 609
The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows

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977 548
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Saturday Night Live Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che

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1,005 572
Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows

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1,090 536
The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows

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860 460
The Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Graham Norton Show Graham Norton

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657 552
Real Time with Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows

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311 198
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

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458 375
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Ty... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson

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203 154
The Jim Jefferies Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Forrest Shaw added The Jim Jefferies Show Jim Jefferies

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213 413
Charlie Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose

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110 171
The President Show is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
MichaelChoi added The President Show Anthony Atamanuik, Peter Grosz

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11 30
Desus and Mero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
seanevenson added Desus and Mero Nothing but illustrious guests.

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Nightline is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Ka Hei Lee added Nightline Martin Bashir, Ted Koppel, Charles Gibson