The Worst Late-Night TV Show Hosts Ever

Late-night television has changed drastically over the past several years. Folks like Samatha Bee, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver have stepped away from straightforward celebrity interviews and musical guests. Instead, they have used their platforms to keep their viewers informed about what’s happening across the globe.

Unfortunately, late-night hasn’t always been so fun and witty. In the past, some infamous hosts have left us wondering how they even got their jobs in the first place. Here are the worst late-night TV show hosts to ever grace our television screens.

20. Alan Thicke

Alan Thicke in a brown suit and blue shirt.

Actor Alan Thicke | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The late Alan Thicke is best known for his role in Growing Pains, but he also had a late-night talk show, Thicke Of The Night which he co-hosted with Arsenio Hall from 1983-1984. The show wasn’t bad. Thicke sang, danced, did great interviews, and he had great comedic flow and timing.

However, the 90-minute show just failed to take off the way executives expected it to. Instead, people loved to hate-watch it, and the ratings never justified the cost.

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