Carson Daly’s final episode of “Last Call With Carson Daly” aired on Friday.
The show made it 18 seasons and 2,000 episodes.
“I am proud as hell of ‘Last Call’,” Daly began Friday’s episode. “The littlest, scrappiest show on late night, it’s been my home and personal playground for almost two decades, and I’m eternally grateful for the opportunities, the friendships and all the lasting memories I’ve made along the way.”
He spoke of the early days in 2002 that included shows with P Diddy and Gwyneth Paltrow, saying, “I wanted a late night show that felt like it was happening late at night, and I wanted to feature great guests, important conversations, killer music, and if at all possible, alcohol. And like that, yes, ‘Last Call’ was born.”
Daly will continue to host “The Voice” as Lilly Singh takes over his timeslot with her own talk show.
The final “Last Call” episode went out with a bang including many highlight clips from the 18 season run.
However, Daly’s biggest take away from the show wasn’t the musical artists whose careers he started or the interviews he conducted, but meeting his wife, Siri.
Daly met Siri who was just a “young writer’s assistant” at the time. “We became friendly and what eventually started as meeting at the Starlight Lounge around the corner from the studio and shoot some pool and drink some beer (turned into) then (making) some babies, (getting) married … so it was wonderful,” he said.
“A Little Late With Lilly Singh” will start in Sept.