NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY
On October 23rd get ready to go live before a studio audience on National TV Talk Show Host Day! Created to pay tribute to TV talk show hosts and appreciate their unique form of humor, entertaining stories, spontaneous wit, and timely political jokes.
Talk shows come in a variety of platforms. Daytime talk shows provide a combination of current events, health updates, technology news, and entertainment. The later the hour, the more comedy the TV talk show host dishes out. From practical jokes, impersonations, and sketches to games, sidekicks and audience participation. Guests usually star in an upcoming film or made headlines for a stunt, good deed or unusual invention.
Each day we watch our favorite talk shows, and we laugh, cry, listen and learn. It is these great hosts that make the shows ones that we want to watch. While they’ve expanded their formats, not much has changed. They still fill the night with humor and popular guests. The band plays along and the audience joins in the pranks, too.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TVTalkShowHostDay
Learn about TV Talk Show history. Practice your talk show voice. Tell a few one-liners for your family. Discovery some of the history behind the comedy associated with late-night talk shows. Do you have a favorite sketch or game played on a particular show?
Invite the family to watch your favorite TV talk show host and use #TVTalkShowHostDay to post on social media.
Explore the world of TV talk shows from history by reading 9 Celebrated Talk Shows, too.
NATIONAL TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY HISTORY
National TV Talk Show Host Day was chosen to be celebrated on The King of Late Night Television’s birthday. John William “Johnny” Carson was born on October 23, 1925. Carson was the host of The Tonight Show for thirty years (1962 – 1992).