The presidential election battle of Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton has completely consumed America, and that is no more evidenced than by recent coverage by late night hosts. It’s been like Christmas every day for each of them as they have mined this topic for laughs through their monologues, guests, sketches, and more. Which of these 10 hosts has been the best during the 2016 election season? Vote in our poll below and give us your top choice.
The late night landscape has changed so much in the past few years with the departures of Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and others. That means new hosts such as Samantha Bee, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver are experiencing their first presidential election cycles, at least as the hosts of their own programs. For each of those four people, as well as veterans such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, and Conan O’Brien, a political race with such over-the-top moments is a goldmine.
Oliver now has the reigning Emmy champion for Best Variety Talk Series with his HBO program “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” He competed this past September with “Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Even though not a political-based show or even one with a studio audience, the other category competitor was “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which submitted an episode where host Jerry Seinfeld interviewed the outgoing President Barack Obama.
Make your early Golden Globes TV Awards picks now and tell industry insiders which shows and performers you have out front to win on January 8. You can keep changing them until just before nominations are announced on December 12 at 5 am PT/8 am ET. But it is important to register your initial predictions now both to lock in those all-important starter odds and let Hollywood know who has the inside track for these kudos. Be sure to make your predictions right here. You’ll compete for a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s nominees). Read our contest rules.