Watch Late Show with David Letterman

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.

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20 Seasons, 2794 Episodes - Canceled/Ended
August 30, 1993
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Late Show with David Letterman Full Episode Guide

  • The final episode of "Late Show with David Letterman"

  • Bill Murray, and Bob Dylan.

  • Tom Hanks, and musical guest Eddie Vedder

  • Oprah Winfrey, Norm Macdonald

  • George Clooney, Tom Waits

  • Julia Roberts, Paul Shaffer, Ryan Adams

  • President Bill Clinton and comedian Adam Sandler.

  • Howard Stern and comedian Don Rickles.

  • Ray Romano, Brian Regan, Dave Matthews Band

  • Tina Fey

  • Martin Short, Norah Jones

  • Reese Witherspoon, Mumford and Sons

  • President Barack Obama, and musical guests The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile

  • Steve Martin, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Amos Lee, Ralph Stanley, Mark O'Connor

  • First Lady Michelle Obama and musical guest Hootie & The Blowfish

  • Jack Hanna, John Fogerty, Musician John Popper

  • Michael Keaton, Future Islands

  • Scarlett Johansson, John Mellencamp, Todd Rundgren

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires

  • Robert Downey Jr., Chris Russo, Elvis Costello

  • Bruce Willis, Dawes

  • Paul Rudd, Piedmont Bird Callers, Chaka Khan

  • John Travolta, Amy Schumer, and musical guest The Waterboys performs.

  • Alec Baldwin, John Mayer

  • Kevin James, comic Tom Dreesen, and musical guest Tracy Chapman

  • Michael J. Fox

  • Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, Chris Stapleton.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Jordan Spieth, and Asleep at the Wheel.

  • Mike Myers, Nick Griffin. Banks

  • Kelly Ripa, Aasif Mandvi, Fat White Family

  • Sen. Al Franken, Billy Eichner, David Sanborn

  • David Duchovny, Josh Gad, Houndmouth

  • Neil Patrick Harris, Charlie Cox, The Suffers

  • James Franco, Jake Johannsen, Action Bronson

  • Bill O'Reilly, Aubrey Plaza

  • Ben Stiller, Tove Lo

  • Norm MacDonald, Theo James

  • Will Ferrell, Glen Hansard

  • Shailene Woodley, Dr. Cornel West, Matthew E. White

  • Kevin Bacon, Jimmie Walker, The Airborne Toxic Event

  • Lena Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, Andy Kim with Kevin Drew

  • Kelsey Grammer, Stevie Wonder

  • Patricia Arquette, Will Butler

  • Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Alabama Shakes

  • Dr. Phil, Robin Tunney

  • Will Smith, Grizfolk

  • Steve Carell, Adam Silver, Hundred Waters

  • Tom Hanks, Sturgill Simpson

  • Aziz Ansari, Brian Kiley, Ben Howard

  • Julianna Margulies, Eric Ripert, Glass Animals

  • Matthew Broderick, Ellie Kemper, JD McPherson

  • Helen Mirren, the 2015 Daytona 500 winner, Steve Earle

  • Kid Scientists, Sean Hayes, Judah & the Lion

  • Don Cheadle, Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson, Mikky Ekko

  • Will Smith, Grizfolk

  • Twin Shadow, Dakota Johnson

  • Matthew Perry, Adam Scott, Kishi Bashi

  • Shakey Graves

  • Tom Hanks, Sturgill Simpson

  • Tom Hanks, Hundred Waters

  • Chris Elliott, Rhiannon Giddens

  • Steve Carell, Dr. Cornel West

  • Andy Kindler, Bob Mould

  • Martin Short, Bettye Lavette

  • Ryan Reynolds, Dierks Bentley

  • Dr. Phil McGraw, Robin Tunney, Diana Krall

  • Jack Hanna, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

  • Brian Kiley, Ben Howard

  • John Oliver, Mayim Bialik, Death Cab for Cutie

  • Viola Davis, Ben Schwartz, Marty Stuart

  • Oscar Isaac, Drenge

  • John Oliver, the Lone Bellow

  • Michael Keaton, Top Ten with Gov. Cuomo, Foo Fighters with Ann & Nancy Wilson

  • Jeff Goldblum, Michael Somerville, Nicole Atkins

  • Jason Sudeikis, Allison Janney, Damien Rice

  • Julianne Moore, Marv Albert, Catfish & The Bottlemen

  • Kathy Griffinn, David Oyelowo, Lera Lynn

  • Urban Meyer and musical guest Ella Henderson

  • Larry David, Sleater-Kinney

  • Amanda Peet, Ryn Weaver, Simon Helberg,

  • Anderson Cooper, Aubrey Plaza, Shovels & Rope

  • Gordon Ramsay, St. Paul and the Broken Bones

  • Michael Somerville, Nicole Atkins

  • Donald Trump, Chelsea Peretti, Foxygen

  • Julianne Moore, Catfish & the Bottlemen

  • Ethan Hawke, Allison Williams, Parquet Courts

  • Kathy Griffin, David Oyelowo, Lera Lynn

  • Stupid Pet Tricks, Charlie Day, NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion

  • Chris Rock, Sting

  • Ben Stiller, Olivia Munn, LaLa Brooks

  • Joaquin Phoenix, Cristela Alonzo, Al Green

  • Jay Thomas, Josh Brolin, Darlene Love

  • Pre-empted for Christmas Eve

  • New Holiday Toys, Anna Kendrick, Charli XCX

  • Steve Carell, Martha Stewart, OK Go

  • Josh Brolin, Jay Thomas, Darlene Love

  • Rosie O'Donnell and Jeff Altman

  • Tom Brokaw, musical guests Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver.

  • Anna Kendrick, Charli XCX

  • Emma Stone, Bob Seger

  • Jamie Foxx, Robert Klein, Dan Penn

  • Chris Rock, Sting

  • Meryl Streep, Rebel Wilson, J. Cole

  • Ben Stiller, Olivia Munn, LaLa Brooks

  • Joaquin Phoenix, Cristela Alonzo, Al Green

  • Tom Selleck, Jenny Slate, Foo Fighters

  • Bill Murray, Foo Fighters

  • Taylor Swift, Tom Mison

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Boris Johnson

  • Jim Carrey, David Tennant

  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Dr. John P. Holdren, and musical guests Nico & Vinz.

  • Emily Blunt, Adam Resnick, Wu-Tang Clan

  • Seth Rogen, Amy Sedaris

  • Norman Lear, TV on the Radio

  • Edward Norton, Jessye Norman

  • Regis Philbin and musical guests Hundred Waters

  • Charlie Day, Hiss Golden Messenger

  • Jason Sudeikis, Allison Janney, Damien Rice

  • Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Young

  • Jon Stewart, Shawn Mendes

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Boris Johnson

  • Steve Carell, Martha Stewart, OK Go

  • Katie Holmes, Alex Zanardi, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas.

  • Amy Schumer, Jeff Caldwell

  • Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Page, Mapei

  • Jennifer Lopez, Rob Riggle, Kimbra

  • Martin Short, Father John Misty

  • Brian Regan, Run the Jewels, Keith Olbermann

  • Perfume Genius, Brian Williams

  • Jim Carrey

  • Taylor Swift and Tom Mison.

  • Amy Poehler, Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. Martin Heinrich, Mastodon, Jerry Lee Lewis

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Jackson, ONE

  • Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitz

  • Jason Bateman, Billy Eichner, Ryan Adams

  • Mark Harmon, "Jungle" Jack Hanna

  • Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Paulsonm, Lizzo

  • Jessica Chastain and musical guests the Foo Fighters.

  • Tom Selleck, Jenny Slate, Foo Fighters

  • Bill Murray, Foo Fighters

  • Michael Keaton, Foo Fighters

  • Russell Brand, Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

  • Chelsea Handler, Keegan-Michael Key & Jordan Peele, Angaleena Presley

  • Robert Duvall, Elle Fanning, Rival Sons

  • Anderson Cooper, Gina Rodriguez, Hatsune Miku

  • Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Paulson, Lizzo

  • Aziz Ansari, Tom Dreesen, Jackson Browne

  • Simon Amstell, Kandace Springs

  • Johnny Galecki, Andre Benjamin, Delta Spirit

  • Bill O'Reilly, Cristin Milioti

  • John Oliver, Maggie Q, Bleachers

  • Neil Patrick Harris, and Aretha Franklin

  • Ted Danson

  • Jerry Seinfeld, a performance from Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson ONE"

  • Kelly Ripa, Jim Gaffigan, Paloma Faith

  • Denzel Washington, Lenny Kravitz

  • Mark Harmon, Jack Hanna

  • Mindy Kaling, Jake Johannsen, Maddie & Tae

  • Jason Bateman, Billy Eichner, Ryan Adams

  • Dr. Phil, Katharine McPhee

  • Michael Strahan, Richard Branson,

  • Bill Maher, Henrik Lundqvist, Spoon

  • Tina Fey, Kevin Drew, Moody McCarthy

  • Steve Buscemi, Alt-J

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Kristen Wiig, the New Pornographers

  • Luke Wilson, Julie Chen, Lee Brice.

  • Serena Williams, Chadwick Boseman,Echo & The Bunnymen

  • John Fullbright

  • Mike Myers, the Last Internationale

  • Howie Mandel, EMA

  • Michael Cera, dock diving dogs, Lyle Lovett

  • Serena Williams, Chadwick Boseman,Echo & The Bunnymen

  • Kathy Griffin, Ken Burns, Jeremy Messersmith

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Novak Djokovic,Robby Johnson

  • Bruce Willis, The Gaslight Anthem

  • Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, American Authors

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Simon Amstell, David Gray

  • Zoe Saldana, Crash

  • Chris Pratt, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Judy Greer

  • John C. Reilly, Rachelle Lefevre, Conor Oberst

  • Simon Amstell, Sharon Van Etten

  • Eric Stonestreet, Brody Dalle

  • Ricky Gervais, Taylor Schilling, Eli Young Band

  • A performance of the song "MacArthur Park"

  • Colin Firth, Tommy Johnagin, EMA

  • Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, American Authors

  • Jason Segel, Liv Tyler, Trampled By Turtles

  • Kurt Russell, Hannibal Buress, Sturgill Simpson

  • Michael Douglas and Paul Morrissey, plus music from Kiesza.

  • Lizzy Caplan, Sleeper Agent

  • Joan Rivers, Keith Olbermann and musical guests Capital Cities

  • Halle Berry; writer Steve Young. Also: The War on Drugs perform.

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Novak Djokovic,Robby Johnson

  • Dave welcomes Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Lance Corporal William Kyle Carpenter and actor Mark Ruffalo.

  • Mark Wahlberg, Ben Falcone, Hurray for the Riff Raff

  • Melissa McCarthy, Rachelle Lefevre, Phish

  • Adam Levine, Gen. Frank J. Grass, Broken Bells

  • Paul Rudd, Jeff Altman, John Doe

  • Dana Carvey, Sam Smith

  • Olivia Wilde, Shep Gordon, Empires

  • Susan Sarandon, Whitney Cummings, Angel Olsen

  • Regis Philbin, First Aid Kit

  • Christopher Walken, Janelle Monae

  • Dave Chappelle, Laura Prepon, a Top Ten List presented by Miss USA, the Orwells

  • Kelsey Grammer, Bill Scheft, Willie Nelson

  • Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Hyland, Ray LaMontagne

  • Hugh Jackman, Comedian Joe List, Lana Del Ray

  • Anderson Cooper, Jockey Victor, Espinoza,The Afghan Whigs

  • Martin Short, John Oliver, Spanish Gold

  • Donald Trump, Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay

  • Shailene Woodley, Peyton Manning

  • Jon Cryer, Elizabeth Olsen, Foster the People

  • James Franco, Idina Menzel

  • Adam Sandler, Thomas Haden Church

  • Don Rickles, Carmen Lynch

  • Lindsay Lohan, Nuclear Kid, Jamie EdwardsReal Estate

  • Sgt. Kyle J. White, Dierks Bentley

  • Kid scientists, Sarah Silverman, We Are Scientists

  • Jack Hanna, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

  • Lea Michele, Andy Kindler, Chromeo

  • Adam Sandler

  • Barbara Walters, Elle Fanning, Randy Houser

  • Jim Parsons, Julie Chen, Hozier

  • Harry Connick Jr., Jesse Eisenberg

  • Nathan Fillion, Tom Dreesen, Hunter Hayes

  • James Franco, Idina Menzel, a performance by the Broadway cast of "If/Then"

  • Mariah Carey, Rick Harrison

  • Jon Cryer, Elizabeth Olsen, Foster the People

  • Shailene Woodley and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

  • Don Rickles, Carmen Lynch, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

  • Louis C.K., Amy Sedaris, a performance by the Broadway cast of "Rocky"

  • Kiefer Sutherland, Adam Resnick, Benjamin Booker

  • Lucy Liu, Ziggy Marley

  • Joel McHale, Aloe Blacc

  • Piedmont Bird Callers, Michael J. Fox, Naughty Boy

  • Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Hyland, Ray LaMontagne

  • Sally Field, Timothy Simons, Needtobreathe

  • Stephen Colbert, Robin Roberts, Kelis.

  • Courteney Cox, Jimmie "J.J." Walker, Christina Perri

  • Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Edwards, Real Estate

  • Rob Lowe, Brooklyn Decker, London Grammar

  • Billy Crystal, Tony Hale, Liv Warfield

  • Johnny Depp, Kevin Drew

  • Martha Stewart and Lady Gaga

  • Kristin Chenoweth, Amy Schumer

  • Cobie Smulders, Nick Cannon, Manchester Orchestra

  • Micheal Keaton, Phantogram

  • Sage Kotsenburg, Kate Mara, Cole Swindell

  • Peter Dinklage, Hari Kondabolu, Sage the Gemini

  • Emma Watson, Nick Offerman, a musical tribute to Johnny Cash

  • Jimmy Carter

  • Bill O'Reilly, Nick Griffin, the Dough Rollers

  • Bryan Cranston, Melissa Rauch, Le1f

  • Sylvester Stallone, Theo James, Ledisi

  • Jason Bateman, Gary Allan

  • Comedian David Letterman interviews senator John McCain and is later joined by the music group Little Mix for a live performance.

  • Mary-Louise Parker, Lenny Marcus and musical guests Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

  • Tom Brokaw, Andrew Hadlock, and Bob Mould.

  • Tom Selleck, Carrie Brownstein, David Nail

  • Michael Keaton, Phantogram

  • Zach Braff, double arm transplant recipient Sgt. Brendan Marrocco and his surgeon Dr. Andrew Lee , Future Islands

  • Dave welcomes animal expert Jack Hanna and comedian Jake Johannsen.

  • Simon Helberg , Stupid Human Tricks and musical guests Young the Giant.

  • Meredith Vieira, Band of Horses

  • Jack Hanna, Kat Dennings

  • Kaley Cuoco, the winner of the Daytona 500, the Fray

  • Pauley Perrette, Jeff Caldwell, Lake Street Dive

  • Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy, Nick Goepper, Keri Russell, Terry Fator

  • Kaitlyn Farrington, Lupita Nyong'o, Little Dragon

  • Sage Kotsenburg, Cole Swindell

  • Kevin Spacey, Amber Heard, a Top Ten List presented by the cast of "How I Met Your Mother", Gary Clark Jr.

  • Regis Philbin, Ms. Lauryn Hill

  • Patrick Stewart and musical guest The Flaming Lips with Sean Lennon.

  • Matt Damon, Lenny Kravitz

  • George Clooney, Sting

  • Will Arnett, Broken Bells

  • Bill Murray, Eagulls

  • Dr. Phil McGraw

  • Drew Brees

  • Eric Stonestreet, Bastille

  • Louis C.K., B.J. Ganem, Arctic Monkeys

  • Dave welcomes actor Kevin Bacon, stand-up Pat McGann, and a performance by Devon Avenue.

  • Spike Jonze, No Age

  • Martin Scorsese, Allison Williams

  • Andy Samberg, Michael B. Jordan, Ellie Goulding

  • Dave welcomes actor Don Cheadle, comedian Myq Kaplan and musical guests Roadkill Ghost Choir

  • Brian Williams, Rosanne Cash

  • Kevin Hart, the Orwells

  • Michael Strahan, Jennifer Nettles

  • Bill Cosby, Sleigh Bells

  • Mindy Kaling, Jeff Altman, Red Fang

  • Anderson Cooper, Bobby Moynihan, Will Hoge

  • Scarlett Johansson, John Grant

  • Joel McHale, Marv Albert

  • Lena Dunham, Max Greenfield and musical guest Brandy Clark performs

  • Kristen Wiig, Jay Thomas, Darlene Love

  • Steve Carell

  • Ben Stiller, Brett Dennen

  • Paul Rudd, a Top Ten List presented by Barbara Walters

  • Will Ferrell, Chris Cornell featuring Joy Williams

  • John Witherspoon, Seasick Steve

  • Julia Roberts, Glen Hansard

  • Emma Thompson, a Top Ten List presented by Josh Groban, Nick Lowe

  • Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, ZZ Ward

  • Stephen Colbert, Ian McKellen

  • John Goodman, Kevin McCaffrey

  • Pitbull, Martha Stewart

  • Josh Hutcherson, Sky Ferreira

  • Howard Stern, Adrienne Iaplaucci.

  • Jonah Hill, Chiwetel Ejiofor

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Taraji Penda Henson

  • Anderson Cooper; Jesse Tyler Ferguson; musical guests The Neighborhood

  • Vince Vaughn, 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Luscious Jackson

  • Lady Antebellum, Connie Britton

  • Claire Danes, Will Forte, Metric

  • Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Matthews

  • Michael J. Fox

  • Julianna Margulies, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and musical guests Moon Taxi.

  • Rhys Darby, Black Joe Lewis

  • Kelly Ripa, Gary Clark Jr.

  • Natalie Portman, Chris Elliott, James Blunt

  • Kathy Griffin, Bruce McCall, J. Cole

  • Woody Harrelson, Cobie Smulders, the Wanted

  • Morgan Freeman, Brian Regan

  • Harrison Ford, Halloween costumes, Holy Ghost!

  • Will Arnett, the Avett Brothers

  • Rob Lowe, the 2013 Indy Car champion, Alan Jackson

  • Charles Barkley, Lindsey Vonn, King Krule

  • Barbara Walters, Steve Young, White Denim

  • Donald Trump , Selena Gomez

  • Bill O'Reilly, the Head and the Heart

  • Sylvester Stallone, Anna Faris, Deltron 3030

  • Ray Romano, James Franco

  • Michael Strahan, Cage the Elephant

  • Jack Hanna, Kunal Nayyar

  • Lucy Liu, Mark Jacobson, the Weeknd

  • Seth Meyers, Michael Fassbender, Amos Lee

  • Tom Hanks, Two Door Cinema Club

  • Tom Selleck, Michael Sumerville, Albert Hammond Jr. (TV-PG)

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nick Offerman

  • Sean Hayes, Sting

  • Steve Martin

  • Johnny Galecki, Stupid Human Tricks, Kings of Leon

  • Robin Williams, a Top Ten List presented by Renee Fleming, Icona Pop

  • Cher, Lizzy Caplan

  • Bill Clinton, Tired Pony

  • Dr. Phil McGraw, Tom Dreesen

  • Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, talk show host Keith Olbermann and musical guest Keith Urban.

  • Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

  • Ricky Gervais

  • Arsenio Hall, Laura Mvula

  • Queen Latifah, Jake Johnson

  • Tim Robbins, Herm Edwards, Passion Pit

  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Julie Chen, the Dodos

  • Bill Murray, Lenny Kravitz and Gladys Knight.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, Hayden Panettiere, In The Valley Below

  • Anderson Cooper, Olivia Munn, Robert Randolph and the Family Band

  • Patrick Dempsey, Amy Sedaris

  • Serena Williams, Sean Donnelly, MGMT

  • Tina Fey, Valerie June

  • John Legend

  • Olivia Wilde and actor Dean Norris from the CBS drama series "Under the Dome" plus musical guest John Mayer.

  • Oprah Winfrey, Paul Rudd

  • Matt Damon, Hanni El Khatib

  • Bryan Cranston, Amanda Seyfried, Michael Franti & Spearhead

  • Denzel Washington, James McCartney

  • Regis Philbin, Terry Fator

  • Jason Sudeikis, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

  • Hugh Jackman, Lisa Kudrow, Jason Isbell

  • Cate Blanchett, Franz Ferdinand

  • Adam Newman

  • Court Yard Hounds

  • Brian Williams, dock diving dogs, Pokey LaFarge

  • Bruce Willis, Bud Selig, Valerie Simpson

  • Kevin James, Shaun White, Darius Rucker

  • Salma Hayek, Tony Hale, Houndmouth

  • Adam Sandler, Joseph Arthur

  • Michael Cera

  • Johnny Depp, Adam Newman, Dawes

  • Jamie Foxx, Marc Maron, Wale

  • Channing Tatum, Tim DeChristopher, Fitz and the Tantrums

  • Melissa McCarthy, Idris Elba, Dale Watson

  • John Travolta, Japandroids

  • Jeff Daniels, Jim James

  • Don Rickles, Nick Cannon

  • Bill O'Reilly, Greta Gerwig, Quadron

  • Harry Connick Jr., a Top Ten List presented by members of the U.S. Army, Dylan Moran

  • Tom Brokaw, Darlene Love

  • Dana Carvey, Nick Robinson, a performance from the Broadway musical "Matilda"

  • Russell Brand, Michael Shannon, Haim

  • Vince Vaughn, Queens of the Stone Age

  • Johnny Galecki, John Mellencamp, Stephen King, Queens of the Stone Age

  • Nathan Fillion, a Top Ten List presented by Joan Rivers, John Oliver, Local Natives

  • Neil Patrick Harris, Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan, Frank Turner

  • Woody Harrelson, Tommy Johnagin, John Fogerty with Dawes

  • Piedmont Bird Callers, Jason Bateman, John Fogerty

  • Will Smith, the National

  • Will Arnett, Kurt Vile

  • Barbara Walters, Jesse Eisenberg, MS MR

  • Ed Helms, Brad Paisley

  • Tom Hanks, a performance from the Broadway musical "Pippin"

  • Mark Harmon, Luke Bryan

  • Chris Pine, Tom Dreesen, She & Him

  • Jack Hanna, Benedict Cumberbatch

  • Alyson Hannigan, Natalie Maines

  • Zooey Deschanel, Jim Gaffigan, Pistol Annies, Todd Rundgren

  • John Krasinski, Kerry Washington, James Blake

  • Nathan Lane, Joe Matarese, Kacey Musgraves

  • Atlas Genius

  • Tobey Maguire, Tom Odell

  • Dr. Phil McGraw, Chris O'Dowd, Phoenix

  • Nada Bakos, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite

  • Jon Hamm, Joe Matarese, the So So Glos

  • Dwayne Johnson, Snoop Lion

  • Kate Hudson, Selena Gomez

  • Steve Martin, Jenna Fischer, Edie Brickell

  • Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Lochte, Steve Earle

  • Harrison Ford, Jake Bugg

  • Lindsay Lohan, Pete Lee, Gary Clark Jr.

  • Chelsea Handler, Ross Bennett, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

  • Martin Short, Tyler the Creator

  • Louis CK, Rachel Maddow, the Flaming Lips

  • Regis Philbin, a performance from the Broadway musical "Cinderella"

  • Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Altman, the Band Perry

  • Donald Trump, Gary Gulman, Wavves

  • Brian Williams, Pegi Young

  • Brian Williams, Pegi Young

  • David Spade, Kenny Licklider, Aaron Neville

  • Tina Fey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Solange

  • A Top Ten List presented by IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, the Airborne Toxic Event

  • Mikaela Shiffrin, Garbage

  • Selena Gomez, Bob Sarlatte, Killer Mike

  • Seth Meyers, Demetri Martin, Dropkick Murphys

  • Gerard Butler, Elizabeth Cook

  • Jim Carrey, Richard Thompson

  • Steve Carell, Emilia Clarke, Josh Ritter

  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Depeche Mode

  • Charlie Sheen, Phil Simms, Jose James

  • Tina Fey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Solange

  • Joan Rivers, the Daytona 500 winner, Kendrick Lamar

  • Alec Baldwin, Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell

  • Bill Carter and the Blame

  • Imagine Dragons

  • Hugh Jackman, the Americans

  • Michelle Williams, Chris O'Donnell, a performance from the Broadway musical "Cinderella"

  • David Spade, Kenny Licklider, Aaron Neville

  • Helen Hunt, Jeff Caldwell, the Macabees

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Grohl & the Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks

  • Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha, Quvenzhane Wallis, Robert DeLong

  • Bruce Willis, Little Big Town

  • Bill O'Reilly, the Avett Brothers

  • Mariah Carey, Elvis tribute artist Ben Portsmouth

  • Sally Field, Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush

  • Joel McHale, Ken Licklider, Elvis tribute artist Justin Shandor

  • Eric Stonestreet, Pauley Perrette

  • Mariah Carey

  • Kevin Spacey, Emeli Sande

  • Al Pacino, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

  • Jason Bateman, Alison Brie, Shovels & Rope

  • Sylvester Stallone, Al Gore

  • Melissa McCarthy, David Morrissey, David Byrne & St. Vincent

  • Kevin Bacon, Brian Kiley, the Amazing

  • Jeremy Renner, Jack Hanna

  • Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, Buddy Guy

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Alan Zwiebel, A$AP Rocky

  • Charlie Sheen, Phil Simms, Jose James

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, Brian Kiley, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

  • Michael J. Fox, Allison Williams

  • Josh Brolin, Lena Dunham, Ray Wylie Hubbard

  • Dave welcomes news anchor Brian Williams and musical guest Morrissey.

  • Michael Strahan, Jessica Chastain, Conor Maynard

  • Tracy Morgan, Brian Kiley

  • Regis Philbin, Marv Albert, Everest

  • Kathy Griffin, Chris Pratt, Big Boi

  • Jay Thomas, Darlene Love

  • Katie Holmes, Jon Bon Jovi

  • Seth Rogen, John Witherspoon

  • Paul Rudd

  • Tom Cruise, MNDR

  • Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

  • Jamie Foxx, Julie Chen

  • Billy Crystal, James Balong, Grizzly Bear

  • Amanda Seyfried, Natalia Makarova, Awolnation

  • Anne Hathaway, Jake Johnson, Aretha Franklin

  • Dustin Hoffman, One Direction

  • Bill Murray, Vintage Trouble

  • Albert Brooks, Diana Krall

  • Matt Damon, J.D. McPherson

  • John Krasinski, Martin Freeman, Paloma Faith

  • Scarlett Johansson, Willie Nelson, Gary Clark Jr.

  • Amy Poehler, Josh Hutcherson, Tegan and Sara

  • Dave welcomes actress Jessica Biel, musician Pete Townshend, and musical guest Phillip Phillips. Also, a special Top Ten List presented by Paul Rudd.

  • Dr. Phil McGraw, Divine Fits

  • Zooey Deschanel, Lisa Lampanelli

  • Alec Baldwin, Dirty Projectors

  • Mumford & Sons

  • Bradley Cooper, Robert Klein, Soundgarden

  • Matthew Perry, Divine Fits

  • Robin Williams, Lianne La Havas

  • Brian Williams, Ne-Yo

  • Ricky Gervais, Ty Segall

  • Ultraista

  • Aerosmith

  • Charles Barkley, Rita Ora

  • Kate Hudson, St. Vincent with David Byrne

  • Denzel Washington, Pauley Perrette, Paul Banks

  • Dennis Quaid, Krysten Ritter, Diamond Rings

  • Donald Trump, Adam Levine, Carly Rae Jepsen

  • Bill O'Reilly, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, the Lumineers

  • Taylor Swift

  • Tom Hanks, Tony Bennett

  • John Goodman, Jeff Altman, Jamey Johnson with Alison Krauss

  • Lucy Liu, Rob Corddry and musical guest Daughter.

  • Salma Hayek, Nick Offerman, KISS

  • Kevin James, Chris Elliott, Miguel

  • Jack Hanna, Max Greenfield

  • Billy Crystal, the Wallflowers

  • Craig Ferguson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, the Raveonettes

  • Tina Fey, Rick Santorum, LP

  • Martin Short, Kat Dennings

  • Stephen Colbert, Martha Wash

  • Tom Dreesen, Dwight Yoakam

  • Lupe Fiasco

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron, Jonny Lee Miller, Jonny Lee Miller

  • Kaley Cuoco, the Whigs

  • Steve Martin, Gotye

  • Bruce Willis, Brian Regan, The Heavy

  • Nathan Lane, Ryan Hunter-Reay, the Killers

  • Michael Strahan, Arthur Meyer, the Killers

  • President Barack Obama

  • Joseph Gordon Levitt, Mindy Kaling, Of Gentlemen and Cowards

  • Howard Stern, Jason Aldean

  • Emma Watson, Julie Chen, Top Ten List Presented by Michelle Obama, Matchbox Twenty

  • Claire Danes, Dwyane Wade, Bob Mould

  • Bruce Willis, Brian Regan, the Heavy

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