The talk show: a genre that feels unscripted and conversational, providing entertainment and sometimes enlightenment. For every talk show, there is a host with a distinct personality. There’s the comedian, the journalist, the provocateur, and the satirist. You can find all these styles represented here on our Klout list of influential talk show hosts. The top three are Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon. What’s the key to their success? It’s a blend of exclusive online content, promotional updates, and daily musings. Oh, and sprinkle in some humorous one-liners like this one from Conan.
“In North America yesterday, for a few seconds, the entire internet went down. Or, as it’s known in my house, ‘The Day I Spoke to my Wife.’”
Check out the rest of the top ten here.
Did your favorite talk show host make the list?