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Jimmie Walker’s Incredible Writing Room

Jimmie Walker – yes, Jimmie Walker – has terrific piece over at Slate about the staff he assembled in the 70s to help him write jokes for his stand-up. He writes:

By Jesse David Fox

Let’s All Move to Steve Martin Park

This parks has everything: underaged drinking, giant Ziploc bags of pot, slightly broken handguns, rock n' roll concerts, and freaking Steve Martin in a nice khaki suit. It doesn't have blue dots, however. For that you'll have to head to that [...]

By Jesse David Fox

David Letterman Talks Frankly on Alec Baldwin’s Podcast

Alec Baldwin plays by famous people rules when booking his podcast, Here's The Thing. This week Alec has on an unusually earnest, wistful, unironic David Letterman. It's pretty staggering considering Letterman spent his entire career working to [...]

By Jesse David Fox

The Episode When David Letterman Was Too Tired to Do a Show

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

How Adam Sandler Auditioned for ‘SNL’ and Stalked David Letterman

In another example of young fanhood, Adam Sandler admitted to revering Letterman. As did his SNL cohorts, so they would time their days to make sure they could just look at Letterman. Not joke with Letterman or even talk with him, just look at [...]

By Jesse David Fox