Best Overall Host: Conan O’Brien
He’s still funny, even if he’s lost a bit of his zing over the years, and I think he’ll make a fine Tonight Show host. As long as he doesn’t have to carry over any of Jay Leno’s schtick.
Worst Overall Host: Carson Daly
Just give up! Nobody watches this show!
Best Monologue: Jimmy Kimmel
Although Conan still does some good work, monologue-wise, Jimmy Kimmel is consistently more natural and, well, funnier.
Worst Monologue: Carson Daly
Pathetic. Just pathetic.
Best Banter and Improvisation: Craig Ferguson
While his show may be a bit of a late night oddity, you have to admit that he’s got the gift of gab. His roundabout style of arriving at a point is also amusing and satisfying.
Worst Banter and Improvisation: Jay Leno
That Ryan Phillippe gay joke thing solidified it. But he already sucked.
Best Sketches: Conan O’Brien
They don’t always make sense, but they usually make me laugh. Especially the “Walker: Texas Ranger” lever.
Worst Sketches: David Letterman
I understand that he’s crazy and old, but does that mean I have to watch him hurl things off his roof? I can watch my crazy Brooklyn neighbors do that for free.
Best Regular Bit: Unnecessary Bleeping (Jimmy Kimmel)
It’s amazing what a little bit of implied profanity can do.
Worst Regular Bit: Jaywalking (Jay Leno)
I get it, there are a lot of really retarded people walking around L.A.. That’s why I live in New York.
Best Sidekick or Notable Regular: Guillermo (Jimmy Kimmel)
He’s a Mexican stereotype, yes, but he seems to be okay with it.
Worst Sidekick or Notable Regular: Paul the Keyboardist (David Letterman)
I know he’s a perfectly nice guy, but he shouldn’t talk.
Honorary Mention for Effort: Spike Ferensten
This poor guy. He thinks he has a late night show. Just give him a couple more years to enjoy it.