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]
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]
R.I.P. Jack Rollins (1915-2015)
At 100 years old, Jack Rollins survived and thrived through all of the comedy booms, and rightly could take at least partial credit for the great talents of at least two peak periods in the funny business as a manager and producer. Starting in the 1950s, Rollins represented and fostered the young ca... [Read More]
Post-Retirement Interview with David Letterman | Indianapolis Monthly
David Letterman spent a few minutes chatting with Ron Pearson—a college buddy of his—about what comes next. Indy 500, his mom, adjusting to life after television, and getting old. [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]
Check Out Todd Barry’s ‘Letterman’ Debut from 1982
Here’s a great way for Letterman fans to happily distract themselves from this morning’s Late Show marquee teardown: a clip from Late Night with David Letterman’s first year on the air back in 1982 uploaded today by standup Todd Barry that features his very first appearance —... [Read More]
May 27, 1982: Todd Barry’s teenage debut on Late Night with David Letterman
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 Lat... [Read More]
The Iconic ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ Marquee Is No More
A week after tearing down David Letterman’s Late Show set, crews at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York went to work this morning in the most symbolic reminder of Letterman’s retirement yet by dismantling the Late Show marquee on Broadway between 53rd and 54th Street. Check out some phot... [Read More]
Here’s the 22-year-old intern who wrote the #1 and #2 entries on Late Show with David Letterman’s finale Top 10
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-ol... [Read More]
This week in comedy: David Letterman ended his late night tenure
This week, a grand era in comedy ended. David Letterman hosted his final night of late night comedy television this past Wednesday, with many friends there to properly see him out. For instance: try not to get a little choked up while watching Norm MacDonald’s farewell to David Letterman and h... [Read More]