Nearly twenty years after stepping away from his late night talk show, Arsenio Hall is back.
Hall’s first late night gig, “Arsenio Hall Show” ran from 1989 until 1994. He was accredited, and still is, for being the first black late night show host. Quite noteworthy wouldn’t you say?
The reinstated show, “The Arsenio Hall Show”, made it’s return to television, on Monday, this time, on CBS.
Of his return to television Hall joked, “Well, leave it to the first black late-night host to take 19 years off work and come back here and expect my job to still be waiting for me!”
“A lot has changed since my original show was on the air,” He continued in his opening monologue.
“Back then, you could invite Mel Gibson and a Jewish guy to the same party.”
“Back then, the only doctor that prescribed marijuana was Dr. Dre,” he added.
This time around, however, Hall will go up against David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel for ratings. Many wonder if he’ll be able to pull this off.