Late Night Lineups: September 15-19

Okay, so we're going to try something new this week. Aside from listing who's going to be on the various late night talk shows throughout the week, I'm also going to give you my picks for which guests NOT to miss. So be sure to stay up late (or set your TiVo/PVR) to check out the funny and interesting.

  1. Ricky Gervais (Monday on Conan and Strombo; Tuesday on Stewart; Thursday on Kimmel)
    He's one of the funniest people on the planet, and he finally has his first Hollywood starring role in the September 19th release, Ghost Town. Always a really good talk show guest.
  2. Harland Williams (Tuesday on Conan)
    He is one of the strangest, most off-the-wall comedians out there, which makes for an always unique experience when he stops by Late Night. Expect ramblings and innuendos that only make sense about 1/3 of the time but are guaranteed to make you laugh.
  3. Kristen Bell (Thursday on Leno; Friday on Ferguson)
    She's gorgeous, funny, and will be back for several episodes of Heroes this season. And she's always an entertaining late night guest.
  4. Stephen Merchant (Wednesday on Kimmel)
    The lesser-known half of the Gervais/Merchant writing team that created The Office and Extras, Stephen Merchant is one of the funniest men on the planet. He's likely appearing on the show because he's in L.A. directing an episode of the American version of The Office.
  5. Stephane Dion (Thursday on Strombo)
    This one is only relevant to Canadians, of course, but with a Canadian election coming in less than a month, the party leaders will be jumping to appear on The Hour and try and pick up the youth vote. Dion's quiet demeanor and heavy French-Canadian accent makes him quite a different personality than his U.S. counterpart in Barack Obama, but he should make a pretty interesting talk show guest.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)

  • Mo 9/15: Kate Hudson, Michael C. Hall, Eric Hutchinson
  • Tu 9/16: Shia LaBeouf, Beau Biden, Nelly
  • We 9/17: Ed Harris, Meghan McCain, George Clinton & The Gangsters Of Love All-Stars
  • Th 9/18: Dane Cook, Kristen Bell, Hawthorne Heights
  • Fr 9/19: Brooke Shields, Dolly Parton

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

  • Mo 9/15: Richard Simmons, Mary-Louise Parker (R 8/1/08)
  • Tu 9/16: Kiefer Sutherland, Rumer Willis, Phil Vassar (R 8/7/08)
  • We 9/17: Nicolas Cage, Anna Torv, Terrence Howard (R 9/2/08)
  • Th 9/18: Seth Rogen, Fleet Foxes, dock-diving dogs (R 8/4/08)
  • Fr 9/19: Robin Williams, Shannen Doherty, Duffy (R 9/4/08)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC)

  • Mo 9/15: Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Marc Broussard
  • Tu 9/16: Martha Stewart, Harland Williams, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
  • We 9/17: Ray Liotta, Loudon Wainwright III
  • Th 9/18: Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny with La Bamba's Big Band
  • Fr 9/19: Ice-T, Dwayne Wade, Shane Mauss

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)

  • Mo 9/15: Jason Biggs, the Ting Tings
  • Tu 9/16: Paulina Porizkova, Ken Tucker, Tally Hall
  • We 9/17: Alan Alda, Illeana Douglas
  • Th 9/18: Jason Segel, Steve Hofstetter
  • Fr 9/19: Kristen Bell, Josh Radnor

Jimmy Kimmell Live (ABC)

  • Mo 9/15: Kobe Bryant, Tokio Hotel (R 9/9/08)
  • Tu 9/16: Brad Garrett, Kerry Washington, Adam Perry Lang, Buckcherry
  • We 9/17: Alyssa Milano, Stephen Merchant, Ne-Yo
  • Th 9/18: Ricky Gervais, Carla Gugino, Good Charlotte
  • Fr 9/19: Michelle Monaghan, Cold War Kids

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central, CTV)

  • Mo 9/15: Barton Gellman
  • Tu 9/16: Ricky Gervais
  • We 9/17: Charlize Theron
  • Thu 9/18: Tony Blair

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, CTV)

  • Mo 9/15: Peter J. Gomes
  • Tu 9/16: Rick Reilly
  • We 9/17: Bob Lutz
  • Th 9/18: Bernard-Henri Levy

Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC)

  • Mo 9/15: Christian Lander, Iliza Shlesinger
  • Tu 9/16: Eddie Izzard, Cat Power
  • We 9/17: Thom Beers
  • Th 9/18: Meghan McCain, Aushua
  • Fr 9/19: TBA

The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC)

  • Mo 9/15: Tim Robbins, Ricky Gervais
  • Tu 9/16: Jeremy Hinzman, LeBron James
  • We 9/17: Bob Lutz, New Kids on the Block
  • Th 9/18: Russell Peters, Stephane Dion
  • Fr 9/19: Tim Robbins, Ricky Gervais (R 9/15/08)

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Paul Little is the founder and Managing Editor of When not interviewing his favourite musicians and comedians, he can also be found putting on and promoting music and comedy events with The Purple Room in Winnipeg, or co-producing the live comedy game shows Pants on Fire and The Great Patio Showdown. (@comedygeek)

Original Comments Posted (1)

sarahm says...

And Eric Hutchinson is gonna be on Leno on Monday! He's all kind of awesome!

Sep 16, 2008 12:41am

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