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]
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]
David Letterman Gave Chris Gethard the Thumbs-Up to Include the ‘Late Show’ Bridges on the ‘TCGS’ Set
Two of the most memorable parts of David Letterman’s Late Show set have found a new home on the weirdest new show on television right now. The Chris Gethard Show is currently streaming the episode of this Thursday’s taping on YouTube, and Gethard and crew chose to use the episode’s... [Read More]
Longtime ‘Late Show’ Showrunner Barbara Gaines Looks Back on 35 Years of Working with Letterman
I started as the receptionist in pre-production on what we all called "the morning show" (really The David Letterman Show) on May 21, 1980. I worked for Dave for 35 years to the exact day. Reporters kept asking us why we all stayed so long. We stay because Anatevka is our home (What? You don't know Fiddler on the Roof?). We stayed because we are all in some way part of the land of misfit toys. Some more misfit than others. One of us had to touch every single guest that went out on stag... [Read More]