“He said, ‘Just make sure if you fail, you did what you wanted to do.’ I took that to heart. I said, ‘O.K., then that’s what I’m going to do.’ Jerry Seinfeld, recalling advice that David Letterman gave him in 1988 when he had just made a deal to do...
Nearly 14 million of viewers recently bid farewell to David Letterman, and Jimmy Fallon is a YouTube sensation. But when Americans were recently surveyed about their all-time favorite late-night host, most still looked back fondly on the on the phrase “Heeeere’s Johnny.”
As a writer on both series finales, Johnny Carson's Tonight Show in May of '92, and David Letterman's Late Show in May, 2015, I can say the shows were similar in one respect: both required me to -- for one last time -- drive to work in the San Fernando Valley. I know - the Late Show was based in New York. Show More Summary
He made his American TV debut in 1989 on Late Night with David Letterman. Earlier this month, he played Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. And last week, there was a great interview with Borish Grebenshchikov in Newsweek. It’s no wonder Newsweek is in the black and solidly co-branding its name back into international markets. Show More Summary
He made his American TV debut on Late Night with David Letterman. He played Webster Hall, in Greenwich Village, on May 19. And last week, there was a great interview with Borish Grebenshikov Newsweek. It’s no wonder Newsweek is in the black and solidly co-branding its name back into international markets. Show More Summary
Behind a DIY, delightfully haphazard set, you can find pieces of late-night history—carefully wrapped in plastic—that were unsanctimoniously chucked outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater. They're part of David Letterman's set, and Chris Gethard, a comedian whose interactive public-access show just made its move to cable's Fusion network, has them. Show More Summary
YouTube A beautiful new song by Tom Waits, from David Letterman's final week. I love how the rhythm never settles into a real "beat" in this; it's a loose, drifting performance with a moving lyric. Let's watch the sun come up in another town Try our luck a little further down Leave the...
David Letterman retired, so now I can do a Top Ten list. And just like his, mine isn’t funny. These are the Top Ten Most Interesting Articles, according to our Loopers — the faithful subscribers of CatholicVote’s daily rundown on news and articles from around the web. Are you in the Loop? If not, sign up [...]
For many, Todd Barry’s introduction came via his guest appearances on Louie, playing an acerbic, pompous stand-up comedian who is constantly cutting Louie down to size. That persona, and his soft-spoken, subdued hubris, is how Barry has been presenting himself for decades in his stand-up act. Show More Summary
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has delivered #1 finishes for the late-night ratings week of May 4-8 versus CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in all key ratings demographics
Before he was best friends with David Letterman, before he was a Foo Fighter, before he was the drummer in Nirvana, before he was the drummer in Scream, Dave Grohl was the cute kid pictured above. That cute kid wrote a letter to Ian MacKaye when he was 14, asking the Minor Threat (and later […]
On this day in 1982, the first year of David Letterman's 33-year run in late-night television, Todd Barry already was a man with a plan for his comedy career. Or as Letterman introduced him: "Todd Barry. Apparently a man with a lot of time on his hands." That's because he wrote a letter to NBC's […]
Last week, after a lengthy and heartfelt goodbye to Dave Letterman, CBS construction crews waited less than 24 hours to start marching set pieces of Late Show With David Letterman straight to the dump. Soon after, various New York citizens...Show More Summary
David Letterman devotees still in denial about the iconic television host's retirement should move onto — and quickly cycle out of — the anger phase of grieving. Just a week after Letterman's final broadcast, his Late Show marquee sign...Show More Summary
A week after the Biff-tastic final episode of Late Show with David Letterman, all traces of the famous marquee and set are now gone. Around 9 p.m. last night, a crew of construction workers dismantled the iconic marquee in Midtown. On the plus side, Angelo's Pizza will finally have a chance to take the spotlight it rightly deserves. [ more › ]
The sign outside the Ed Sullivan Theater is now gone
For more than 20 years, David Letterman's massive glowing Late Show marquee marked the entrance to Broadway's Ed Sullivan Theater. Not anymore — according to a tweet from SportsNet New York's Adam Rotter, the famous sign has joined Letterman's backdrop in the great TV-set Dumpster in the sky. There is no off position... More »
The Ed Sullivan Theater's Late Show with David Letterman marquee was dismantled.
David Letterman's 33-year career in late-night television memorably gave a lot of would-be comedy writers and producers their own starts in show business as interns, receptionists and pages -- and wouldn't you know it -- even his grand finale held true to that formula. Caroline Schaper, a 22-year-old intern for Letterman who just graduated from […]
It?ll be a long time before we see anything on CBS late night as moving and powerful as the Late Show?s final montage during David Letterman?s last episode. And the network won?t even be trying, as they've got another plan in mind. Click To Continue Reading