What’s better than waking up to your favorite morning show? That’s right, watching it live on the air. You can’t get that volume and interactivity from your phone or laptop screen. And that’s where this list comes in! We’ve compiled the top 23 funniest morning shows to help you decide what program is best for you. From laugh-out-loud comics to light-hearted giggles, these teams will have you turning on the T.V. every morning before work.
Table of Contents
- 1. The Today Show
- 2. Good Morning America
- 3. Fox & Friends
- 4. CBS This Morning
- 5. Fox Business Morning
- 6. SportsCenter
- 7. America’s Newsroom
- 8. Morning Express With Robin Meade
- 9. New Day
- 10. Megyn Kelly Today
- 11. Live! With Kelly And Michael
- 12. Morning Joe
- 13. This Week
- 14. Squawk Box
- 15. First Take
- 16. Mike & Mike
- 17. Squawk On The Street
- 18. Breakfast Time
- 19. Early Today
- 20. The Daily Buzz
- 21. The Morning Show With Mike And Juliet
- 22. Washington Journal
- 23. Despierta América
1. The Today Show
The Today Show is an American morning television program distributed in the United States and Canada by NBC. The program is also broadcast on Mondays through Saturdays on NBC in the United States, with additional coverage to various affiliated stations and internationally, on both the Today Show Radio International and worldwide networks. It began its broadcast as the first of NBC’s four “Today” series at 6 am on January 14, 1952. The program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 am in all U.S.
2. Good Morning America
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show broadcast on ABC. It premiered on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition in 1999; weekend editions returned on Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 am, and the weekend broadcast (since 1980) is approximately two hours long (from 7:00 to 10:00 am).
3. Fox & Friends
Fox & Friends is an American morning news and talk show on Fox News Channel featuring a roundtable ensemble of female and male co-hosts. It airs each weekday morning from 6:00 to 9:00 am. E.T., with the first two hours simulcasted live from the Fox News headquarters in New York City and the last hour broadcast from the Fox News studios in Washington, D.C., where additional segments are taped mid-day and throughout the week.
4. CBS This Morning
CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is aired on CBS. The program airs from 7:00–9:00 am in the Eastern, Central, and Pacific time zones (live at 8:00–10:00 am in the Mountain time zone, live at 8:00 a.m.-Noon in the Alaska time zone). Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Norah O’Donnell are the program’s hosts.
5. Fox Business Morning
Fox Business (officially known as Fox Business Network, or FBN) is an American business news channel and website publication owned by the Fox News Media division of Fox Corporation. Fox Business Morning is an American morning television show on Fox News Channel. The program airs live from 6:30 am to 9:00 am E.T. on weekdays and lives from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm E.T. on weekends. The program is hosted by Maria Bartiromo, the network’s Chief Correspondent at the New York Stock Exchange.
ESPN’s main program, SportsCenter, is a daily sports news show on cable and satellite television in the United States. Currently, ESPN sponsors WatchESPN and ESPN3, both accessible to subscribers of subscribing Internet service providers. ESPN3 was formerly known as ESPN360 until 2010. As of July 2015, many affiliates, but not all, carry the Sports Center feed on their primary digital subchannel and on their second digital subchannel (if they have one).
7. America’s Newsroom
America’s Newsroom is an American morning television program that is a daily live broadcast on Fox News Channel. Bill Hemmer and Dana Perino co-host America’s Newsroom, an American television hard news show from 9 to 11 am, Monday through Friday. The other seven news programs on FNC are Fox News Live, Fox News @ Night, The Story with Martha MacCallum, Fox Report, Fox & Friends First, Special Report with Bret Baier, and The Faulkner Focus.
8. Morning Express With Robin Meade
Morning Express with Robin Meade is an American television show on HLN. The show is a news and interview program airing weekdays from 6:00 to 11:00 am. E.T., hosted by Robin Meade. The program brings viewers all the latest news stories on crime, politics, weather, entertainment, health, sports, and the economy while broadcasting live from the CNN Center in Atlanta.
9. New Day
New Day is an American morning news live talk show on CNN from the Time Warner Center in New York City’s Columbus Circle neighborhood. The program features a mix of anchors, newsmakers, and other guests. The show was co-anchored by Keilar in the CNN DC Studios and Berman at 30 Hudson Yards in New York starting in April 2021. The show airs from 6 to 9 am, except Sundays when it ends at 8 am.
10. Megyn Kelly Today
Megyn Kelly Today is an American news and talk show hosted by Megyn Kelly on NBC. The one-hour show launched on September 25, 2017, and at 9:00 am Eastern time, it airs live from Rockefeller Center’s Studio 1A. (though her first official day of hosting also started 15 minutes late due to breaking news coverage of the landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico). The program features newsmaker interviews, political analysis, and general-interest topics.
11. Live! With Kelly And Michael
Live with Kelly and Michael is an American talk show aired on the NBC television network on weekday mornings from 1993 to 2017. It featured a mix of interviews, stories, and musical performances and was broadcast from the Rockefeller Center in New York City’s NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The program was named “Live” for its early time slot, around 9:00 am Eastern Time; Kelly succeeded Katie Couric as host in January 2017.
12. Morning Joe
Morning Joe is a leftist talk show and morning news program that is broadcast on the cable news network MSNBC on weekdays from 6:00 am to 10:00 am Eastern Time. It includes former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough reporting and debating the day’s events in a panel style with co-hosts Willie Geist, Mika Brzezinski, and others. In November 2018, Scarborough and Brzezinski were wed.
13. This Week
This Week is a Sunday morning political affairs show in the United States that is now marketed as This Week with George Stephanopoulos and was formerly known as This Week with David Brinkley. Although many stations show the program in a later time slot to air local newscasts, particularly those in different time zones, the program airs live at 9:00 am Eastern Time.
14. Squawk Box
Squawk Box, an American business news program, airs on CNBC from 6 to 9 am Eastern time. The show’s co-hosts are Joe Kernen, Becky Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin. The program has generated other iterations since its 1995 premiere on CNBC’s worldwide channels, many of which use a similar concept.
15. First Take
ESPN airs the American sports talk program First Take. The live episode airs from 10 am to noon E.T. every day, Monday through Friday, with repeats running from 2 to 4 pm E.T. on ESPNews and from 2 to noon E.T. on ESPN2. The show features Max Kellerman and Stephen A. Smith debating the day’s sports news. Dan Le Batard, an ESPN commentator and radio host, regularly appears as a contributor/correspondent.
16. Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike is an American sports-oriented talk show aired on the ESPN network from 2000 to 2017. The program aired Monday through Friday mornings, hosted by Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, with reruns airing throughout the day. The program was simultaneously broadcast on television and ESPN Radio, initially on ESPNews in 2004 and then on ESPN2 in 2006.
17. Squawk On The Street
Squawk on the Street is a business program on CNBC that premiered on December 19, 2005. It follows the first 90 minutes of trading on Wall Street in the United States. The show’s timeslot was expanded to two hours in July 2007 from its initial one-hour run. This took the place of Morning Call’s first hour, which debuted an hour later and had its airtime cut in half. Squawk on the Street was extended to three hours in October 2011, from 9 am to noon E.T.
18. Breakfast Time
The first national breakfast television show in British history, called Breakfast Time, aired on BBC1 throughout the United Kingdom from January 1983 to September 1989. Just over two weeks before TV-am, the for-profit breakfast television network launched its operation with the show Good Morning Britain; it was first shown. The program changed its name to Breakfast News in October 1989.
19. Early Today
NBC airs the American early morning news show called Early Today on weekday mornings. General national and international news, financial and entertainment news, quirky tales, local weather predictions, and sports highlights are all included in the show. Phillip Mena and Frances Rivera are the anchors as of 2022.
20. The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated news and entertainment show (sometimes abbreviated as “theDBZ”). The program made its television debut in September 2002 as a 3-hour weekday morning program, first running on ten stations owned and run by the program’s original owner, ACME Communications. The Daily Buzz began broadcasting live on weekdays for three hours (6:00–9:00 am E.T.), ultimately cutting that to two hours (5:00–7:00 am E.T.) for its last years on the weekday schedule.
21. The Morning Show With Mike And Juliet
A syndicated American morning talk program was called The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. The Fox-produced program premiered in several areas on Fox and MyNetworkTV in January 2007; most of these markets are part of the Fox Television Stations Group. The show, hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, included celebrity interviews, audience interaction, and viewer-related features. Reruns continued until September 2009, after the final live program aired in June 2009.
22. Washington Journal
A political call-in and interview show, Washington Journal is an American television program that airs on the C-SPAN channel. The show involves journalists, political officials, and other public servants as guests who respond to questions from the hosts and viewers who contact the studio, e-mail the hosts, and post on social media.
23. Despierta América
An American morning television program in Spanish called Despierta América! Airs on Univision. The program debuted in April 1997 and primarily targeted the Hispanic community in the United States. The program hosts are Sacha Pretto, Ral González, Jessica Rodriguez, Jomari Goyo, Karla Martnez, Carlos Calderon, Alan Tacher, Francisca Lachapel, and Ana Mara Canseco. It is aired from the network’s studios in Miami, Florida.