Arsenio Hall comes back to late night
DENVER — Arsenio Hall made history in the early ’90s as the first national African-American late night TV talk show host.
Aimed at a hip, young demographic, “The Arsenio Hall Show” was famous for its trademark “woof woof” audience chant and never-know-who-might-stop-by guest list.
On Monday, nearly 20 years after his original run, the 57-year-old entertainer heads back to TV with a new show, “Arsenio.”
“Arsenio” will air at 11 p.m. on our sister station FOX31 Denver.
Arsenio’s previous show ran from 1989 to 1994 and boasted memorable moments, some of which have become a part of pop culture lore: Bill Clinton playing the saxophone during the ’92 campaign; Magic Johnson’s first interview after being diagnosed with HIV; and Hall’s tense show the night the Los Angeles riots broke out.
“The good thing about the second time around, there are people who know me, and those 35-year-olds can tell their children, but I’m about to jump back into the culture and I’m the same Arsenio and I just give a different persona to a late-night talk show,” Arsenio said about his new show.