STUPID BIOGRAPHER TRICKS: Over at Ed Driscoll.com (now celebrating our 15th year on the Interwebs!) I have a review of the new biography of David Letterman by Jason Zinoman of the New York Times, who pulls one big punch in an otherwise surprisingly good bio. Zinoman leaves out the details of an infamous 2006 segment […]
The ousted Fox News host has exchanged barbs with David Letterman, Stephen Colbert and his most consistent rival, Jon Stewart.
Alec Baldwin is taking over as host of TCM’s weekly The Essentials program, showcasing "must see" classic films. Baldwin takes over hosting duties following last month’s death of TCM host Robert Osborne. David Letterman, Tina Fey and...Show More Summary
David Letterman honored his mother, Dorothy Mengering, with a eulogy on Saturday at her funeral in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Star reports he shared a story of Mengering seeing a snake in her garden, going to get a hoe and returning to chop off its head. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Comedy icon David Letterman honored his mother Dorothy Mengering, reflecting on her resilience and nurturing ways in a moving eulogy.
Gary Gulman, stand-up comedian, who has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan and who was a finalist of season 2 of Last Comic Standing, brings his comedy to the stages of the Montreal Festival. Show More Summary
Watch out, Leslie Knope: There’s a new star gift-giver in town. In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Late Show host mentions that he gave his now-iconically bearded predecessor David Letterman a particularly special Christmas gift. “Before I even started the show, I was like ‘Okay, where do ... More »
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Dorothy Mengering, who died on Tuesday, was a perfect comic foil, softening her son’s bite and eventually becoming his show’s recurring correspondent.
What a sad day. As we previously reported, actor and comedian Charlie Murphy passed away on April 12 after a battle with leukemia. He was only 57-years-old. Related: David Letterman's Mother Passes Away At 95 Although Charlie was Eddie Murphy's older brother, he made a name for himself by starring in several successful projects such as Chappelle's Show, [...]
She became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s with her “mystery pies” segment.
David Letterman’s mother, who was a frequent guest on his late-night talk show — usually via satellite from her home in Indianapolis — has died. Dorothy Mengering, 95, reportedly died Tuesday at her home. “Mengering became a bit of ...
Daniel Kreps, writing for Rolling Stone: Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman’s mother, or “Dave’s Mom” as she was known to Late Show audiences, “died peacefully” Tuesday at her home in Carmel, Indiana. She was 95. Awful Announcing has some links to footage of her coverage of the Winter Olympics for The Late Show in 1994 through 2002. Classic stuff. ?
David Letterman is spiraling downward in the wake of his mother’s death — but it’s only his most recent tragedy in a slew of many. In a new biography on… READ ON
Sad news for David Letterman and longtime fans of The Late Show came out of Indiana last night, as Letterman’s mother, Dorothy Mengering, passed away on Tuesday. She was 95 years old. Mengering was a semi-regular presence on Letterman’s...Show More Summary
Dorothy Mengering, better known as “Dave’s Mom,” launched an unexpected, late-in-life comic career based on the humdrum conversations she had with her son David Letterman on “The Late Show.” The unlikely celebrity, an Indianapolis church secretary and cookbook author who died Tuesday at age 95,...
Dorothy Mengering, who died Wednesday, leaves a legacy as a correspondent on son's shows.
David Letterman's mom, Dorothy Mengering, died Wednesday at age 95 but leaves a lasting legacy as a correspondent on her son’s late-night TV show.
For years, fans of The Late Show got to watch and hear from David Letterman's mother Dorothy Mengering. Sadly, she passed away this week at 95.
Few entertainers captured the absurdity of the Olympics better than David Letterman. During the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, when he was still at NBC, he roasted the network nightly over its Olympics Triplecast, an attempt at pay-per-view that was a money-burning failure. But genius truly struck two years later after he had moved to CBS, […]