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 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. 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 2018 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 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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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 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) 3 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 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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Conan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Conan 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 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 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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Late Night with Seth Meyers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
Late Night with Seth Meyers 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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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 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 Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah 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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The Late Late Show with James ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Late Late Show with James Corden 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 Graham Norton Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
The Graham Norton Show 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
Real Time with Bill Maher 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
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson 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 The Jim Jefferies Show 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 Opposition with Jordan Kle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Late Night Shows
MichaelTimpson added The Oppostion Jordan Klepper The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (Comedy Central, 2017) is an American late-night talk and news satire program hosted by comedian Jordan Klepper.

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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 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) 17 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