Arsenio Hall talks comeback on new episode of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’

Photo Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns

Photo Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns

Actor, comedian and late-night talk show host Arsenio Hall gets candid with the ‘Queen of Talk’ in an upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.

Oprah talks with Arsenio about his return to TV, with the syndicated late-night talk series, The Arsenio Hall Show.

Filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Arsenio talks about the significance of being one of the only African-American hosts in late-night today and what he has learned in the two decades away from the spotlight. He shares the reason behind his move to L.A. as a young comic and the professional advice he has received from late-night TV host and friendly rival Jay Leno.

The Coming to America actor believes he was meant to make people laugh, and he says his comedy was shaped by his Baptist minister father. He also talks about the importance of being a hands-on single dad and his relationship with his son today.

After only two weeks on the air, Arsenio is proving “back is beautiful.”

According to Variety, The Arsenio Hall Show posted strong ratings out of the gate, making the late-night talk series the highest-rated premiere week for any syndicated talk show in key demos in seven years.

Oprah’s Next Chapter with Arsenio Hall airs Sunday, October 20 at 9/8c on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

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