Late Show vs. Tonight Show

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Which show is the best?

  1. The Late Show

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    71.4%
  2. The Tonight Show

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    28.6%
  1. dems08

    dems08 Member

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    I have been a long time fan of David Letterman. It seems to me he is funnier and does a better job with interviews than Jay Leno.

    So which show between these two do you like the most? Who do you think is the king of late night?
     
  2. Onslow

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    I'd rather not see either of them--bring back Mr.Waterworks, Jack Paar.

    As to Leno and Gap-tooth, neither holds up to kingly status.
     
  3. Principessa

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    IMHO, David Letterman is the hands down King of Late Night Talk Television.

    I will sometimes tune into the Tonight Show if some one I really like is scheduled to appear. Jay Leno's brand of humor is too often cruel and ascerbic for me. Don't get me wrong, I love sarcasm! But for my money he too often picks on people in a very unfunny fashion.

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    I've never found David letterman humerous at all. I've always wondered how he got to where he is but I guess his brand of humor just doesn't resonate with me.

    As for leno, I laugh a lot when I watch him but both late night shows run around the same time that The Daily Show is on. I watch that more.
     
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    I think this clip makes Letterman kingly.
     
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    where's the option for Conan?!?!?!?


    Leno whines too much for me, he repeats the punchline to his jokes too often ("why'd the chicken cross the road? to get to the other side...to get to the other side...the other side...to get to it...so the chicken could get there"), and it just generally irritating

    Letterman has his moments, but Paul Schaeffer makes me want to jam toothpicks into my eyes and pour Draino into my ears
     
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    I only watch the monologue. Leno rocks.

    Letterman was great when he was on daytime TV but his humor has a mean streak in it now.
     
  8. transformer_99

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    I voted Letterman, but I really don't watch any of them any more. I'll watch golf channel, espn, FX, or any of those other channels that play movies back to back to back for insomnia. Discovery channel and others are light years beyond interviews with people I barely want to see read a script in a movie or tv show that's loaded with action and video rendering special effects.
     
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    Ditto!:biggrin: Thank God for cable television! I'll pick David Letterman, only because I like his style of humor more. A hilarious movie that I recently bought on DVD is The Late Shift. It is an HBO original movie, that tells the story of the battle to host the Tonight Show after Johnny Carson retired. I think it accurately captures and highlights the differences in the personalities and comedy of both Jay Leno and David Letterman.
     
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    I dont watch tv. It's so banal..................:cool:
     
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    I agree. I used to watch Letterman before he switched networks.
    Paul is a real "yes man" and he is annoying.
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    if i had too choose between the two i would tend to lean towards Leno but i find neither of them all that humerous, but i would say the king of late night is definitely CONAN!!!. but to make it fair i think u should do another poll with all the late night chaps from letterman too kimmel and yes even Carson Daily. but thats just my suggestion.

    MATT
     
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    Letterman...and Paul is funny as shit! The yes man routine is sarcasm people.
    But Conann tops 'um all!
    I Tivo the Daily Show.
     
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    I think Paul is funny too!
     
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    Conan to be honest... but only if it's on, I don't watch tv :)
     
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    Letterman gets me laughing so hard sometimes! Leno is okay and has his funny moments.
     
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    Yeah, that new kid, Carson - he'll never last.
     
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    Watch this clip from The Late Show.
     
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    Paar n Carson priceless, gods even.

    Kimmel fucking brilliant. Loved him since the half time shows with Terry Bradshaw and before.

    He could call the week's picks like a Vegas bookie :)
     
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    We get some American shows late at night, the one I always liked best was Judge Judy, she is so bossy you have to love her. Her decisions were so abitrary she obviously decided on the basis of which of the people in front of her she liked best.
     
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