Last Call with Carson Daly

Last Call with Carson DalyNetwork: NBC
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: January 8, 2002 — present
Series status: Ending

Performers include: Carson Daly (host)

last call with carson daly past TV show

TV show description:
A late night variety show that’s led by former
Total Request Live host Carson Daly.

This New York-based series began on a black sound stage with just a few chairs and a table for the host and guests. During this time, a different little-known band was brought in to do the show’s music each week. Eventually more decor was added and the show relocated to Los Angeles.

A more traditional late-night talk show set was added as was a house band (led by Joe Firstman), short comedy monologues, and occasional comedy skits.

In later years, Daly and the show routinely began going out on location, to give audiences a perspective that’s different from the typical late-night fare. Highlights have included a motorcycle trip across the historic Route 66 and a visit to comedian Tom Green’s house.

The series continues to highlight new performers, giving them an opportunity to be heard and seen by a nationwide audience. Acts like Maroon 5, The Killers, Katy Perry, Asher Roth, Ray LaMontagne and Gavin DeGraw have all made their network TV debuts on the program.

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  1. Ann Bond says

    I think the changes on the Carson Daly have made late night more interesting and familiar. Monologues have gotter so stiff and pretentious.

    I hope his show is not cancelled.

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