Late Night Hosts Quiz
This late night host hosted The Tonight Show from 1962-1992.
- Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson from 1962 - 1992, earning him 6 Emmys. Before he became a comedian, Carson belonged to the Navy and fought during WWII. He died in 2005 from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
This late night host hosted The Tonight Show from 1957-1962.
- Jack Paar hosted The Tonight Show with Jack Paar between 1957 and 1962. Before his fame, Paar was drafted by the military to serve in WWII. Paar died in 2004, one year after he suffered a stroke.
This late night host hosted a show that was named after him from 1948-1971.
- Originally named The Toast of the Town, the Ed Sullivan Show changed its name once Sullivan became host in 1948. Sullivan was also a columnist for the New York Daily News and Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. He died in 1975 of esophageal cancer.
This late night host started his career on The Tonight Show and later got his own talk show before returning to The Tonight Show.
- Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show from 1992-2009 before receiving his own show in 2010. After some controversy, The Jay Leno Show was cancelled and Jay Leno returned to The Tonight Show until 2014. Leno returned to stand-up comedy.
This late night host hosted a show named after him on Comedy Central.
- Stephen Colbert is best known for the Colbert Report, which he hosted from 2005-2014 after gaining noteriety as a correspondent on The Daily Show. In 2015, he began hosting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He is still a late night host today.
This late night host hosted Late Night and Late Show from 1982-2015.
- David Letterman began his career with Late Night with David Letterman in 1982 and ending with The Late Show with David Letterman in 2015, beating Johnny Carson for longest-serving late night host. Letterman also owns the production company Worldwide Pants
This late night host hosted The Daily Show from 1999-2015.
- Jon Stewart rose to fame while hosting The Daily Show from 1999 to 2015. He was a stand-up comedian before hosting; however, Stewart has maintained a low-profile since his retirement in 2015.
As of 2020, he is the current host of The Tonight Show.
- Starting out on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon is now the host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fallon's comedy career took off in 1988 when he was hired for Saturday Night Live. He has also recorded two albums and five books.
As of 2020, he is currently the host of The Late Late Show.
- James Corden has been the host of The Late Late Show since 2015. Cordon is the creator of the famous Carpool Karaoke sketch. Cordon's voice can also be heard in various children's movies.
As of 2020, he is the current host of The Daily Show.
- Originally from South Africa, Trevor Noah began his comedy career in Johannesburg in 2002. By 2011, Noah was an international stand-up comedy success. In 2014, he became a Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, succeeding Stewart in 2015.