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Leno, Letterman, Or Conan?  
User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

How do they rate with you? I live for Leno's monologue, and Conan is funny, and has definately come a long way to forming his own self degrading but hilarious sense of humor. I absolutely cannot stand Letterman.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

1. Conan- greatness, doesn't give what people think, off-the-wall, energetic, original

2. Leno- eh okay

3. Letterman- also okay, but just doesn't make me laugh. Chuckle, maybe. But just nothing out of the ordinary.


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I also place Letterman bottom last, I place Leno at the top of the pile, because although I find myself liking Conan more, I don't think he has what it takes to be the top dog, and I couldn't watch him every night, he is what he is.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Definitely Conan top of the pile. I can't wait until he replaces Leno in '09.

Harry



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User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Letterman is last for me followed by Conan and then Leno. I'll never forget on Conan when he had Martha Stewart on the TV (computer aided) and she got really angry and her eyes filled with fire. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about....


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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Conan hands down. He is by far the funniest and the most unoriginal. A nice twist to the late night shows.



User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 971 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Quoting Planecrazy2 (reply 4):
I'll never forget on Conan when he had Martha Stewart on the TV (computer aided) and she got really angry and her eyes filled with fire. You probably have no idea what I'm talking about....


Hahahahaha... that was hillarious. I think they did it with Arnold Shwartzenager and Sadaam Husein heads.

Even better was Conan's Salute to the Midwest, instead of a ball-drop, a head of Opra Winfrey and Jim Balushi met in the middle of the stage and started toung kissing. So funny I was crying.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3394 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I like Leno the best, his monologue I find the best of all. Second, would have to be conan. I went to a live taping of Letterman in New York over the summer and I never really found him funny.

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Rehash, I think, of some previous parallel topic(s), but after "accidentally" watching Conan O'Brien recently, I am entirely convinced that any ratings Jay Leno currently enjoys will seriously falter when O'Brien assumes his replacement position.

I don't like Conan's name, voice, face, hair, dumb skits, stupid little entry squirts, voice-over entro, theme music, his band-leader, most choices of (particularly) "musical" guests, or his antical figiting and extended and/or delayed repitition of stupid facial expressions to encite squeels of a (I percieve) similarly dumbass audience.

Other than that, I think Conan O'Brien is a valuable, living illustration of a far-less-than-mediocre "entertainer". I'm cool on Letterman and all the others, too. Perhaps if this topic endures for a little while, I'll tell you how I really feel. Regards..Jack



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User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1731 times:

Leno is my favorite! I have seen him twice in person, some years ago. Even got to say hi to him...he seems to be a very regular guy...
Letterman is next best...ok some times...not some times...
Conan is just plain stupid...he doesn't have the class it takes to do the Tonight show in my opinion...



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User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Conan is at the top of my list as well, followed by Letterman, then Leno. They're all great though.

User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting J_Hallgren (reply 9):
Conan is just plain stupid...he doesn't have the class it takes to do the Tonight show in my opinion...


There's the wording I was looking for. He's funny in his way, and I love his show, but I don't think his type of humour/personality belongs on the Tonight Show, but then again who else would replace Leno?


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Letterman is my favourite. I just really like his style of humour.

Leno is nice - but I kinda feel sorry for him how his monologues flop night after night.

Conan the barbarian is not someone I admire or find amusing.

QFF


User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (reply 1):
1. Conan- greatness, doesn't give what people think, off-the-wall, energetic, original


Totally agree Dfw.

I like Conan and Leno equally, but Conan doesn't focus really on a strong stand up monologue like Jay, although sometime's Jay's mono isn't that great. his style of telling jokes has never changed. Conan is totally off the wall and you never know what he's gonna do.

I do remember the Martha Stewart episode on Conan. That was funny, but my most memorable moments on Conan was when he was showing pictures of his labor day picnic with Max, and he showed a picture of Max in a bikini. It was obviously computer made, but it was so funny Conan got up and walked away because he was cracking up laughing. I love those moments with Conan, and Jay just doesn't have that "hey lets really cut lose and have fun" attitude that Conan does.

Regardless, Letterman is horrible.

Adam



Texas: You'll come for the Alamo, You'll stay because you were wrongfully executed. - Conan O'Brian State Quarters
User currently offlineFlyMKG From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 184 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

Leno is an absolute box. He isn't even remotely funny and he moves around like a board. Letterman is very personable and he seems like an everyday guy. His monologue is good too. Conan is just so off the wall it is hilarious. His little skits are some of the funniest things on TV. From best to worst it is Conan, Letterman, Leno, and then whoever come on after Letterman.

FlyMKG



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User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1692 times:

Leno actually makes me laugh so I am going to have to go with Jay Leno.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Conan is an idiot. I can't believe Leno picked him to take over the Tonight Show in 5 years - isn't there a drunken near homeless bastard that is better suited? No offense to the drunks and homeless . . .

I put Leno and Letterman on par. I prefer Leno's monologues, but Letterman's guests.

But Conan . . . .geez, that stupid, robotic bullshit dance he does, he's worthless. Maybe there's an Infomercial on the Power of Rubber Dog Shit on rather than Conan???


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

I enjoy Leno the best. His monologue, jaywalking, headlines....

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1847 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Conan is hands down the funniest man on TV. I absolutely love his show. It's the only late show worth watching!

User currently offlineItsjustme From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2768 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Ya know, it just doesn't seem right to be discussing late night talk shows without paying tribute to the best, the chairman of the board, Johnny Carson. That being said, I find Conan to be just plain irritating. I can't put my finger on it, he just is. Jay mumbles too damn much during his monologue, making him difficult to understand. I think Letterman's a class act. I like the caliber of guests he books and, as ridiculous as this may sound, I like that his guests, for the most part anyway, dress and sit appropriately. What's with this latest thing where talk show guests think it's cool or whatever, to show up looking like they just crawled out of bed (ala Collin Farrell) and then curl up in the chair next to the host and sit either Indian style or with their feet tucked under their butt (ala Sharon Osborne)? Like I said, that probably sounds stupid but I enjoy watching a talk show that maintains a mature atmosphere. Of course then I turn on Southpark so what do I know?

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Leno and Conan. Wish I still had the comedy channel.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Some pundits have said that Conan may have to tone it down a few notches when he assumes the Tonight Show, as not everything that plays with the 12:35 AM crowd will play with the 11:35 PM crowd.

While it's been a while since I've watched any of the late night talk shows (Having to get up for work @ 4 am makes it hard to stay up that late), I've always flipped the channels between Leno and Letterman (A lot of times the one I watched was based on the guests). I did the same thing with Conan and Kilborn.

Leno's strong point is the monologue (Comes from his stand up days.)

Conan's is the bits he does (A product of his days as a writer for SNL and The Simpsons)

Letterman has a mix of both skills.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

For me, it is a tie between Leno and Conan. Letterman is next...and way at the bottom is that God-awful Carson Daily  hissyfit . Give it up Carson, nobody cares about you anymore.


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting Srbmod (reply 21):
Some pundits have said that Conan may have to tone it down a few notches when he assumes the Tonight Show, as not everything that plays with the 12:35 AM crowd will play with the 11:35 PM crowd.



Good thing they don't show the previous nights re-run on CNBC at 7:00 PM... oh wait  Smile


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Stop whining. It could be worse.

A lot worse  twocents 

You could have Geraldo on instead!  yuck 


25 DesertJets : I think a lot has to do with how old you are and which one of the three you like best. Leno --- Best monologue, generally good regular bits (though at
26 DfwRevolution : Young people love him, and as CBS almost found out, who wants a comic (and audiance) who might drop dead?
27 CoTXDFW777AA : Stewart wont leave Comedy Central. By 09 he will probably owning the whole network considering how sucessful his show is these days.
28 AirWillie6475 : Conan is the funniest of them all. The difference between Conan and Leno/Letterman is that Conan is the show, Leno/Letterman rely on the guests for th
29 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Adult Swim beats them all!
30 Post contains images Thom@s : We only get Letterman here. Incredible lame show, but I can see why it has such a huge success in the US. Conan? Thom@s
31 Post contains images Bragi : Conan is the best of the three! I loved his tribute to the red states; Nascar driving, gun toting Jesus! Triumph the comic insult dog is also absolute
32 SFOMEX : Letterman, hands down. He is ironic, mean, incisive... funny as hell! His monologue is always clever, which is the big difference with Leno. The Top T
33 FRAspotter : I absolutly love the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The monologues are funny and he has the perfect sidekick (Kevin). Conan I have only seen a few times
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