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A six-part docuseries that takes viewers on a journey through late-night television’s most memorable moments. Spanning a more than 60-year history of engaging with, adapting to and influencing our rapidly changing society, late-night television has grown into a thriving entertainment phenomenon and vitally important cultural institution.

Series Cast

  1. Conan O'Brien as Self

    Conan O'Brien


    6 Episodes

  2. Whoopi Goldberg as Self

    Whoopi Goldberg


    6 Episodes

  3. Billy Crystal as Self

    Billy Crystal


    6 Episodes

  4. Kliph Nesteroff


    6 Episodes

  5. Jimmy Fallon as Self

    Jimmy Fallon


    6 Episodes

  6. Byron Allen as Self

    Byron Allen


    6 Episodes

  7. Dick Cavett as Self

    Dick Cavett


    6 Episodes

  8. Robert Smigel as Self

    Robert Smigel


    6 Episodes

  9. Lorne Michaels as Self

    Lorne Michaels


    6 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2021 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Story of Late Night premiered on May 2, 2021.

Reinventing Late Night

(1x6, June 6, 2021) Season Finale

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The Story of Late Night
The Story of Late Night


Status Returning Series


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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