The Michael Essany Show

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The Michael Essany Show was an American television talk show hosted by Michael Essany that aired on local, national, and international television from 1997 to 2004.[1] Hosted by Valparaiso, Indiana resident Michael Essany, the program was produced by Leeza Gibbons and broadcast for two seasons on E! Entertainment Television. Essany, a teenager when the show began, based the show on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

The program featured such notable guests as ex-President Gerald Ford, Ray Romano, Kevin Bacon, Walter Cronkite, Carrot Top, Kelly Rowland, Michael Ian Black, Tom Green, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and Jay Leno.

Essany now hosts a similar show on Shovio's, TalkBackTV.