‘Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night’ Is an Intimate Portrait and Guidebook for Today’s Late Night Hosts
During his time on air, David Letterman was aware that he was comedy establishment, but this knowledge fueled him, becoming fodder to satirize the fanfare and spectacle that now consumes the late night landscape. Jason Zinoman’s recently released biography, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Ni... [Read More]
David Letterman’s Mom Dorothy Mengering Dies at 95
David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering — a longtime staple on his Late Night and Late Show — has passed away. Last night, a spokesperson for Letterman confirmed that Mengering died at home yesterday in Carmel, Indiana at age 95. Here’s an excerpt from the obituary Letterm... [Read More]
David Letterman’s Mom Dorothy Mengering Dies at 95
David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering — a longtime staple on his Late Night and Late Show — has passed away. Last night, a spokesperson for Letterman confirmed that Mengering died at home yesterday in Carmel, Indiana at age 95. Here’s an excerpt from the obituary Letterm... [Read More]
Five of David Letterman’s Best Late Night Donald Trump Takedowns
Each time Donald Trump appeared on a late night show during his presidential campaign he often left unscathed. Stephen Colbert made a wholehearted attempt to corner Trump during a one-on-one interview in 2015, but the (alleged) billionaire dodged the host’s inquiry for an apology and surprisin... [Read More]
10 Years of TLB: 10 stellar late night stand-up sets
The Laugh Button is celebrating 10 years of operation. During that time, we’ve witnessed some incredible moments in comedy. For the next 8 weeks leading up to our 10 year anniversary in October, we’ll be counting down some of our favorite moments as a site – live appearances, festi... [Read More]
"Leaving Letterman - Life After Late Show" - an exclusive look at the post-Dave careers of former Letterman staffers (video)
Walter Kim is a Bay Area native who spent over 20 years in New York working with David Letterman in key production roles and as his digital creative director. Much of that time was spent producing cool video content, working with Emmy-winning talent, and smashing watermelons on Broadway. He is now back home and and working as part of the LinkedIn Media Productions team. He has produced a touching two part video called "Leaving Letterman" - an exclusive look at the post-Dave careers of the men an... [Read More]
From Letterman to Wilmore: Inside Network and Cable Late Night Shows with Lee Ellenberg
Lee Ellenberg knew he wanted to write for David Letterman when he was a teenager. After watching Letterman’s Late Night show, Ellenberg worked his way up the comedy ladder, starting as a Late Show Page, soon becoming a writer’s assistant, and eventually landing his dream j... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman’s 2016 interview from Indianapolis with Tom Brokaw
NBC News had touted its big exclusive interview with David Letterman for broadcast this past Sunday, but pre-empted it to air a special report from Orlando instead following last weekend's shooting massacre there. So Letterman's interview with Tom Brokaw "On Assignment" for Dateline NBC finally aire... [Read More]
Watch David Letterman’s 2016 interview from Indianapolis with Tom Brokaw
NBC News had touted its big exclusive interview with David Letterman for broadcast this past Sunday, but pre-empted it to air a special report from Orlando instead following last weekend's shooting massacre there. So Letterman's interview with Tom Brokaw "On Assignment" for Dateline NBC finally aire... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]