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USA Up All Night
Logos from USA Up All Night
Also known as Up All Night
Up All Night with Rhonda Shear
Genre Variety
Sketch comedy
Created by Marty Byk
Written by Alex Bernstein
Trace Burroughs
Marty Byk
Tim Conway, Jr.
Michael Eisenbaum
Bob Hilgenberg
Rob Muir
Angela Muto
Billy Romary
Directed by Marty Byk
Lou Chagaris
Michael Eisenbaum
Kerry-Ellen Meehan
Presented by Caroline Schlitt (1986–1990)
Gilbert Gottfried (1986–1998)
Rhonda Shear (1990–1998)
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
Producer(s) Antoinette Ribisi
Running time 420 minutes
Original channel USA Network
Original run June 6, 1986 (1986-06-06) – April 25, 1998 (1998-04-25)
Status Ended

USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American cable television series that aired on the weekends on the USA Network. The show began in June 6, 1986 and ended on April 25, 1998.



The program consisted of low-budget films, bookended by in-studio or on-location comedy skits featuring the show's hosts. In addition to skits, the hosts would also provide sardonic comments about the featured film(s), and observations on various Hollywood- and/or New York City-area clubs and attractions (when the series was shooting out of studio).

The movies aired ranged from cult classics, to B movies, to other fare not appearing on television frequently. Up All Night would regularly show sexploitation films, with the explicit content (virtually) always edited out.


Actress/comedienne Caroline Schlitt originally hosted the Friday night show, while comic Gilbert Gottfried hosted the Saturday night show. When Schlitt left the program in 1990, comedienne/B-movie actress Rhonda Shear replaced her on Fridays. In 1998, USA decided to re-brand itself, and canceled or overhauled many of its long-running programs -- Up All Night was one of those casualties. The network relieved Shear and Gottfried of their hosting duties (while still showing the Up All Night imagery before/after commercial breaks), and began airing re-runs of mainstream films that appealed to a broader audience. Eventually, the Up All Night name, music, and graphics were completely removed from the films.

Films shown on Up All Night

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