Last Call with Carson Daly
Unlike its contemporaries, Last Call is only a half-hour long show, leaving for very little comedy sketch room. When the series first debuted, Daly forwent the typical standards of a monologue and house band in favor of getting straight to interviewing the celebrity du jour followed by a musical guest. It followed this format for the bulk of the series tenure in New York when it was filmed in Studio 8H alongside Saturday Night Live. When Daly moved the show to Burbank, California, it adopted a more traditional format.
In 2007, Last Call became the first late night show to return with new episodes in the midst of the heated writers strike. With no writers left to work on the show, Daly has once again excised the monologue and has replaced it with some adlibbed bits from the desk. After filling the time between the intro and the first commercial, Daly goes to the interview and eventually the musical guest. These episode have no announcer or any sketches that would require writing.
The show will come to an end, with A Little Late with Lilly Singh replacing it in fall 2019.
|Joe Firstman||Band Leader||o||*||*||*||*||*|
| Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.|
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
|Season One||January 8, 2002||December 27, 2002||159|
|Season Two||January 14, 2003||December 26, 2003||139|
|Season Three||January 13, 2004||December 23, 2004||139|
|Season Four||January 11, 2005||December 23, 2005||117|
|Season Five||January 10, 2006||December 22, 2006||153|
|Season Six||January 9, 2007||December 20, 2007||137|
|Season Seven||January 7, 2008||December 18, 2008||112|
|Season Eight||January 5, 2009||December 18, 2009||133|
|Season Nine||March 1, 2010||December 17, 2010||90|
|Season Eleven||September 20, 2011||—||—|
|Season Fourteen||September 22, 2014||—||—|
|Season Fifteen||September 8, 2015||—||—|
|Season Sixteen||September 6, 2016||May 25, 2017||95|
|Season Seventeen||September 5, 2017||May 24, 2018||97|
|Season Eighteen||September 4, 2018||—||—|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There are no DVD releases for this show.