The CBS television network first broadcast Late Night with David Letterman. It ran for 11 years. CBS then decided to rename it Late Show with David Letterman. That show is still going strong. The show tapes at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. As you may have guessed it was made famous by Ed Sullivan. David Letterman's production company, World Pants, Inc. produces the show. The format has proven to be a successful one. First the theme, and the announcer telling everyone who the guest stars are that night. David Letterman then comes out onto the stage and performs his comedy monologue.
Late Show with David Letterman has had hundreds of world renowned guests on the show, as well as the most famous of the Hollywood stars. Michelle Obama, the First Lady, has been on the show more than once. The style of the show is relaxed. This makes it appear, that Mr. Letterman is merely having people on for relaxed conversations. That is one of the reasons why it has been so popular and long lasting.
The viewing public has been enjoying this program for decades. Spending an evening watching Late Show with David Letterman will bring you a lot of laughs. In two years David Letterman will have surpassed Johnny Carson for being the host of a late night talk show. Millions of people have been dedicated viewers of Late Show with David Letterman for decades. The network constantly renewing his contract is solid proof of that.
Speculation was wild after David Letterman announced that he will retire next year: Who would take over as host of the second-most venerable show on late-night TV? When CBS announced Letterman's replacement this week, the name the network chose came as an extremely pleasant surprise.
Musical chairs among the hosts of late-night talk shows is nothing new. Seems like barely a week goes by when a host is not leaving his or her show, starting a new show, or moving to take over someone else's old show. But when David Letterman announced this week that he'd be retiring next year, he touched off speculation about a potential late-night shuffle the likes of which we haven't seen in decades.
When David Letterman goes off on a rant, he goes off on a rant. And he often does so with a CBS camera fully trained on him. Wednesday night, he wanted to talk a moment about fracking. Deep, dirty fracking. He wanted to talk all about how fracking is ruining America at its core.
We're never going to hear more debate over who is more "out of touch" than we do during a presidential election. This year, it's once more between the President and a child of privilege of himself. But what does "out of touch" even mean anymore? Let David Letterman explain....
Strange but true equation: Mormon presidential candidate, plus underwear, plus sex with interns, equals . . . Sean having something to write about. While nobody knows quite yet what gives with the sudden "Colbert Report" taping cancelations, we know where Jon Stewart was last night: in the midst of a hotly contested conversation with David Letterman Re: Mitt Romney and the virtues of underwear.
That's right. The champagne from the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI win has barely warmed to room temperature, but with spring, a young fan's fancy turns to thoughts of the NBA playoffs. What's more important, we need a new sports meme until it's Tebow Time once again. That being said . . . . welcome to the "Linsanity."
With a new deal approaching for David Letterman, so approaches history. If, as expected, CBS offers him another two-year deal soon, Letterman will be guaranteed a total 32-year tenure hosting late-night television, making him the longest running host in history. Previous title holder? His friend and idol, the late Johnny Carson.
Scarlett Johansson was effortlessly charming in discussing her leaked nude photos with David Letterman on the "Late Show," even managing to laugh about the entire situation. Watch a video of ScarJo's interview with Letterman right here!
Well, if it's advice he needed, Justin Bieber certainly could've gone to worse people for advice. David Letterman knows a thing or two about sexy scandals. So when the teen pop star dropped by as his paternity-suit scandal possibly nears an end, he and Letterman talked for a moment about "weasels."
Internet stupidity, it seems, is not limited to people's Facebook statuses. A man posting under the name of Umar al-Basrawi put out a death threat against none other than David Letterman on an extremist website. What could have pushed this man to such extreme anger that he would wish the TV comedian and talk show host dead?
We heard the news today, oh boy.
Just as avante-rock band TV on the Radio released a gorgeous new album "Nine Types of Light" - to critical acclaim and a debut at No 12 in the Billboard charts - it announced today that the band's talented bassist and multi-instrumentalist Gerard Smith passed away this morning of lung cancer.
He was only 34. Damn.
"We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer.