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Shortest Late-Night Talk Show

United States Jon Friedman


New York City, New York, United States / May 25, 2010

Jon Friedman hosted a late-night talk show that lasted just 3 minutes and 41.45 seconds, a world record. The feat included a house announcer, an opening monologue, a house band, a desk guest and a stand-up comedian.

Participants in the record included show announcer Mamrie Hart, house band The Defibulators, desk guest Joe Randazzo of The Onion and stand-up comedian Matt McCarthy.

Friedman set the record at a World Record Appreciation Society event held at Joe’s Pub in New York City. Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present as witnesses.


- timing begins when announcer introduces host
- monologue must be at least one joke in length
- must use a live house band for show intro, guest intros, etc.
- must have at least two guests
- must follow general format of American late-night talk shows
- timing stops when host says "Good night"
- must follow form of current world record holder
- must provide video evidence


Tags: musiccomedytelevisiontvbandstanduptelevision showtalk showlate night talk showannouncer

  • United States Ryan Nielsen

    Ryan Nielsen

    Hey what gives? This record was broken by over a minute!

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