Best Recurring Segments From Late Night Talk Shows

The late night talk shows not only have interviews with celebrities but also have many recurring segments – some with celebrities, some without. Late night shows use these recurring segments, often with running jokes, to maintain uniformity across the numerous episodes that air almost every day of the week. Whether it's a game on the set or shot outside the sets, they are all addictively entertaining to watch. If you have some catching up to do on the late night talk shows or merely searching for something to watch on YouTube, we have you covered. Here is our list of the best recurring segments from the top late night talk shows. 


Conan O' Brien hosts the Conan show with Andy Richter. They occasionally have recurring segments, most of which are often shot off the sets. 

Clueless Gamer
You don't have to be a fan of video games to enjoy Conan playing them. With occasional celebrity guests, Conan even gets to play some games before they're out in the market. 

Conan's quick wit shines when he ventures out of the studio. Whether it's visiting YouTube's Virtual Reality Lab, joining a Souther Baptist choir or even delivering Chinese food, Conan has done it all for the show. 

Conan Without Borders  
If it hasn't been established already, Conan is really the best when he's left out in the world. He has gone to various countries. Here's a clip of Conan trying to learn a German dance.  

The Late Late Show with James Corden 

In less than a year, James Corden has risen to the top of the late night talk show ranks. A part of this success has to go to the recurring segments on the show, especially the first one on our list. 

Carpool Karaoke 
Possibly inspired by Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, James Corden is joined by musical guests on his way to work. He's had Jennifer Lopez, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lady Gaga and more, but the most popular guest, by far, has been Bruno Mars.  

Fill Your Guts or Spill Your Guts
This recurring segment is a twist on the game of Truth and Dare. You can either answer the question or eat what the opponent decides. It would be a stretch to call the dishes food, as they range from bird saliva to fish eyes. Here are Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate playing the game with James Corden. 

Emoji News 
In this recurring segment, you get to see what news headlines would be like if the news was announced with emojis. The audience, and occasionally Corden's family sitting in the audience, get to guess the headlines. With ridiculous headlines and the hilarious attempts at guessing it, this is another one of our favorites. 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 

Jimmy Fallon started on the Tonight Show after Jay Leno and he has been going strong. He has numerous games that he plays with guests and the audiences. These are our favorites from the various recurring segments on the show. 

Lip Sync Battle
With Jimmy and his celebrity guests taking turns lip syncing to songs, this is one of the most popular recurring segments. He's had various celebs do it, from Melissa McCarthy to Tom Cruise, but our favorite remains to be this one with Emma Stone. 

Wheel of Musical Impressions
In this recurring segment, Jimmy has musical celebrities impersonating others celebrities with songs chosen by the wheel of musical impressions. You don't have to wonder what Ariana Grande would sound singing 'Wheels on the Bus' while impersonating Christina Aguilera.

Every Wednesday, The Tonight Show tweets a hashtag and people share their stories. Jimmy reads his favorite tweets on the show, with him and Steve Higgins cracking jokes throughout.  

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