Hosting a late night talk show can be a bit daunting. It's a time slot that has been dominated by big names like Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Even the relatively recent ones like Jimmy Kimmel have ingrained themselves into television culture. However, a few newbies have popped up over the last year. How do these fresh faces faring? Here are some thoughts of the latest newcomers of the late night talk show scene.
Jeff Ross, The Burn
Where and when to watch it: Tuesdays 10:30/9:30PM Central on Comedy Central
Not a fan of insult comedy? Too bad, because that's exactly what Jeff does best. Late last summer, Comedy Central brought Jeff Ross' infamous roasting techniques to their network. But instead of roasting celebrities, Jeff has broadened his sphere of influence to include the news, the recently deceased, and any other miscellaneous topics Jeff feels could use his incisive insults. Fast-paced, crude and a bit hit or miss sometimes, but that's how Jeff likes it.
Will it last: Well, successful people play to their strengths and Ross has certainly done that. Few people roast and push buttons better than him. So until his fans grow weary of his brand of humor, expect The Burn to last a bit longer.