Letterman's First Guest, Bill Murray, Will Return for His Show's 20th Anniversary This Week
by Bradford Evans David Letterman's CBS series The Late Show turns 20 this week, and Bill Murray, the show's first ever guest, is returning for the milestone this Thursday. In addition to having been Letterman's first Late Show guest in August of 1993, Murray was also his inaugural guest on NBC's La... [Read More]
Tina Fey Plays Surveillance Footage of Her Office Being Burglarized on 'Letterman'
by Bradford Evans Here's a clip from Tina Fey's appearance on Letterman last night, in which she discusses how her production company's offices were recently burglarized (not robbed) and then plays surveillance footage of the incident. That blurred-out burglar is probably Jack McBrayer, right? 0 C... [Read More]
Louis C.K. Talks About Seeing a Dead Guy from His Boat and His Friendship with Andrew Dice Clay on 'Letterman'
by Bradford Evans Here's Louis C.K. on Letterman last night, telling a story abut finding a dead guy in the water while piloting his boat and also playing a voicemail from his Blue Jasmine costar and friend Andrew Dice Clay, saying "he's the kind of friend that once you have him, he's with you." Al... [Read More]
Oprah Is Set to Make Her Second 'Letterman' Appearance Next Week
by Bradford Evans It's been seven years since Oprah Winfrey last went on The Late Show with David Letterman, but she's set to return to the show on Thursday, August 1st, CBS announced today. Oprah first appeared on the show in December of 2005, ending a decades-long feud with Letterman that began wh... [Read More]
Tony Hale's Asthma Once Shut Down a TV Show
by Bradford Evans Arrested Development's Tony Hale opened up to David Letterman last night about how his asthma attack once briefly shut down production on an unnamed western TV show. It must have been tough for him to film that scene from the new Arrested Development where Buster helps Lucille smok... [Read More]
David Letterman Offers to Mentor and Protect Michael Cera
by Bradford Evans Michael Cera went on Letterman last night to promote his new movie, Crystal Fairy, and David Letterman spent a lot of the interview talking about his "avuncular fondness" for Michael Cera and ended up offering to "mentor and protect" him. So far, that mentorship mostly consisted o... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman joke about the break-in at the Ed Sullivan Theatre
In case you hadn't heard, a young man broke into the Ed Sullivan Theatre over the weekend and trashed the lobby where they film Late Show with David Letterman. Letterman got right to it in his Monday monologue, and yes,... [Read More]
Time capsule: Before "Late Night," see David Letterman in the morning with Steve Martin in 1980
Last night's Late Show with David Letterman included some remarkable TV, and not just because it felt like it could have been 1994 again -- what with Howard Stern bashing Jay Leno over three segments, and a musical medley from Naughty By Nature ... [Read More]
David Letterman kicked off 14th season of The View, talked heart-to-heart with Barbara Walters and crew
The 14th season of ABC's daytime lady-chatter The View kicked off Tuesday morning, and despite the presence of comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar on the hosting panel, what made the new season premiere more important was that Barbara Walters convinced David Letterman to spend much of the hour as their special guest to welcome Walters back from heart surgery. [Read More]
William Knoedelseder talks to Craig Ferguson about his book and The Comedy Store strike of 1979
Not sure about the timing of this booking, since his book has been out for more than a year and went paperback in July, but author William Knoedelseder went on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to talk with Ferguson about his book, "I'm Dying Up Here: Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era," which features mugs of Ferguson's boss, David Letterman, alongside Jay Leno, Richard Lewis and the late Andy Kaufman on the cover. [Read More]