Carson Daly is irrelevant by design
Carson Daly, despite the lack of humor or comedic timing, has a show right after Conan O'Brien. That fact alone insults my entretainment. No rider, but the Cone Zone's interviews are funny and dynamic even with guests I couldn't give a shit about. Carson can barely make his COMEDY bits funny. He employs Conan's beaten-to-death self-pity comedy, which, still works for Conan because of his delivery/etc, but has never worked for Carson because, simply put, he is inherently not funny. Recently, I came to the realization that Carson's show is not meant to be all that funny. After all, he lacks a monologue. So what is the purpose? Music. Think about it: he has a "house band" or a dj or whatever, plus a guest musical artist. This is great if you enjoy loud rock music at 2 AM, but to us insomniacs (Carson's main audience), it sucks (no homo). Which brings me back to Carson, no homo. His interviews lag. Comedy can be used for both Matt and Johnny Damon's interviews, but Carson's musical knowledge doesn't make an interview with Ben Affleck interesting. Not that he has any. Remember, this dude had a show on both Hot 99.5 and MTV. And he never interviews a musical artist and really delves deep into music. All this makes Carson filler between rock bands, on his own motherfuckin show, mind you. Carson Daly is irrelevant to his own show by design.