Conan O’Brien’s exit from Late Night with Conan O’Brien signals the start of a slow shift of late night hosts. But regardless of who is on when, which host — past or present — would be your all-time favorite?
In case you need a little help with the candidates, here’s someone else’s list of the best late night hosts.
Here is this week’s “Sunday Seven” question. Either answer in a comment at Patrick's Place, or put the answers in an entry on your blog…but either way, leave a link to your journal at Patrick's Place so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your blog in which you answer the questions. A general link to your blog cannot count. Enjoy!
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:
Name your seven favorite late-night talk show hosts.
Either answer the question in a comment or answer it in your journal and include the link in a comment. (To be considered “first to play,” a link must be to the specific entry in which you answered the question.) You may include this link in the URL space when leaving your comment, or in the comment itself. As long as it’s there in one spot or the other.1. Jack Paar. He had such mood swings. He'd laugh, he'd cry; he almost got in a physical fight with a drunken Mickey Rooney. Anything could happen!
2. Steve Allen. What a pleasant man. Sometimes he got so silly!
3. Jay Leno. I do hate to see him moving from late-night. I'll be watching David Letterman from now on; I've never cared for Conan.
4. Dick Cavett. I never watched him when his show was on, but I have some dandy DVDs of his old shows where he did interviews with Janis Joplin and others. He was pretty serious compared to some of the other late-show guys.
5. Johnny Carson, of course. Everybody loved Johnny.
6. David Letterman. He's a little too silly for my taste, but he'll do.
7. Joey Bishop. I had almost forgotten him!