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  1. ratings
    David Letterman’s Final Show Draws Biggest Audience in Over 20 YearsBut he didn’t beat Leno in the end.
  2. review
    In His Final Bow, Letterman Reminds Us of Late Night’s Illusion of IntimacyTo the end, Letterman was Letterman. 
  3. letterman
    Watch the Foo Fighters Play Letterman OffFor his final show, David Letterman called in his favorite band (Foo Fighters) to play his favorite song (“Everlong”).
  4. last night on late night
    David Letterman’s Final Top 10 List[Frowny face.]
  5. disruptors
    How David Letterman Disrupted TelevisionWith all due respect to Mad Men, tonight’s departure of David Letterman from late night actually is the end of an era in television.
  6. memory lane
    Conan O’Brien, Tina Fey, and More Share Their Favorite Letterman Memories“[I remember] how incredibly freezing cold his studio is. It’s horrible!”
  7. will it float?
    Letterman Was Great, Even in the Very First Episode of Late NightIf something as groundbreaking and culturally influential as Late Night With David Letterman were to premiere today, would we recognize it right away? My initial hunch was no.
  8. bye dave
    Norm MacDonald Delivers an Emotional Ode to Letterman“Dave, I love you.”
  9. When Letterman Took ‘Late Night’ to Tokyo, Sort ofThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  10. bye dave
    Dave Matthews Debuts New Song on The Late ShowThe band made its TV debut there 20 years ago.
  11. news
    David Letterman Discovers His Son’s Hidden Talent“Whenever I’m around talented kids, I begin to wonder, ‘Is my kid talented?’”
  12. Casey Kasem Reads a Top 10 List in This Classic ‘Letterman’ Clip In honor of radio broadcaster Casey Kasem passing away this weekend, Late Show with David Letterman uploaded this clip of Kasem coming by the […]
  13. Louis C.K. Says He Never Wants to Host a Late Night ShowLouis C.K. sat down for a chat with The New York Times’ Bill Carter at the Directors Guild last night, and he ended up discussing David […]
  14. Watch the Cast of ‘HIMYM’ Do Letterman’s Top 10 List David Letterman trotted out the cast of How I Met Your Mother last night to compete against Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show debut. Here’s the […]
  15. Watch Will Ferrell Sing with the Vienna Boys Choir on ‘Letterman’ From Letterman last night, here’s Will Ferrell singing “Christmastime is Here” with a boys’ choir, who he’s been traveling and performing with […]
  16. David Letterman Extends His Contract Through 2015, Past NBC’s ‘Tonight […]CBS announced today that they’ve extended David Letterman’s Late Show contract through 2015. Letterman’s previous contract ran through 2014, […]
  17. Watch Steve Martin Make Fun of David Letterman for 15 Minutes Here’s Steve Martin’s appearance on Letterman from Friday night, which he mostly spends busting Letterman’s balls about his frequent […]
  18. Watch Bill Murray’s Appearance on David Letterman’s 20th Anniversary Show Bill Murray’s appearances on Letterman are always something to look forward to, and last night was no exception. Murray, who was Letterman’s […]
  19. Here’s Bill Murray’s Liberace Entrance for Letterman’s 20th Anniversary […] Tonight is David Letterman’s 20th anniversary show on CBS’s The Late Show with special guest Bill Murray, and here’s a clip of Murray’s […]
  20. Amy Sedaris Was Great as Ever on ‘Letterman’ Last Night Amy Sedaris went on Letterman last night for the zillionth time and was super funny, especially when teasing Letterman about his show being in […]
  21. Letterman’s First Guest, Bill Murray, Will Return for His Show’s 20th […]David Letterman’s CBS series The Late Show turns 20 this week, and Bill Murray, the show’s first ever guest, is returning for the milestone […]
  22. Steve Martin Drops By Conan to Do a Classic Conan Top Ten List Here’s Steve Martin on Conan last night, and he prepared his own classic Conan Top Ten list, which is totally a Conan bit and not one from […]
  23. Michael Shannon Has a Bill Murray Story from the Set of ‘Groundhog Day’ Here’s Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon on Letterman last night, and at the top of the interview, he tells a story about filming a small […]
  24. Watch Steve Martin on ‘Letterman’ Last Night “Some comedians just say funny things and some comedians say things funny, but you say things.” - Steve Martin to David Letterman.
  25. Martin Short Continues to Be Great Here’s Martin Short being as funny as ever on Letterman last night, singing a song about Carnival Cruise Lines to kick off his stint as the […]
  26. Watch Louis C.K. on ‘Letterman’ Last Night Here’s Louis C.K. on Letterman last night to promote his new HBO stand-up hour, Louis C.K.: Oh My God, which premieres a week from Saturday on […]
  27. Bill Cosby Went on ‘Letterman’ Last Night Enjoy this 13-minute clip of Bill Cosby on Letterman, which includes a tight five minutes of sit-down stand-up and the legendary comedian […]
  28. Jimmy Kimmel’s Matt Damon Episode Beats Leno and Letterman and Earns a […] Last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, which brought a longstanding joke feud between between Kimmel and Matt Damon to a head by having […]
  29. ‘Conan’ Writer Brian Kiley Was Funny on Both Letterman and Conan This […] Longtime Conan writer Brian Kiley had an impressive weekend in the late night world. First, on Friday, he had a strong standup set on […]
  30. Letterman Grills Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein About Their […] Here’s David Letterman being pretty weird towards Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein during an appearance on his show Friday night, […]
  31. A Man Aims High with His Last Wish in ‘Dying to Do Letterman’It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  32. Standup Carmen Lynch Makes Her Letterman Debut Here’s NYC-based standup Carmen Lynch doing her first Letterman set Friday night. Lynch recently was the runner-up in The New York Times 2nd […]
  33. Myq Kaplan’s Second Letterman Set Went Great Here’s comedian Myq Kaplan performing his second stand-up set on Letterman Friday night (his first was last year). In his “tight five,” Kaplan […]
  34. Robin Williams Tells Letterman About Marlon Brando’s Acting Class Robin Williams stopped by David Letterman yesterday and told a story about taking an acting class taught by Marlon Brando several years ago, […]
  35. Letterman Goofs on Karl Rove’s Fox News Hissy Fit Brian Williams went on The Late Show with David Letterman to discuss the election last night, and Letterman had a go at Karl Rove for his Fox […]
  36. Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman Did Their Shows Without Audiences Last […] Hurricane Sandy caused Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel (who picked the wrong week to bring his show to Brooklyn) to cancel […]
  37. Nick Offerman Serenades David Letterman Nick “Ron Swanson” Offerman stopped by Letterman last night and broke out the ol’ acoustic guitar to show everyone the song he used to woo his […]
  38. Adult Swim Picks Up ‘Eagleheart’ for a Third Season (And More Exciting […]Chris Elliott was on Letterman last night, and he announced that his Adult Swim series Eagleheart was just picked up for a third season, which […]
  39. Martin Short Accidentally Insulted Obama Advisor David Axelrod On Letterman last night, Martin Short talked about being invited to fancy political dinners in Washington and got a good laugh from joking […]
  40. Eddie Brill Responds to His New York Times ProfileEddie Brill was the subject of Jason Zinoman’s comedy column last week in the New York Times, and he didn’t come off looking too good. The most […]
  41. The Lost Late Night Talk Show HostsIt only happens every few years, but whenever a late night talk show host leaves his or her post, it’s a crucial decision by the network to […]
  42. Tracy Morgan Tries To Explain His Anti-Gay Comments Again On Letterman As I guess we should all expect at this point, last night Tracy Morgan’s Letterman interview quickly turned to all them anti-gay comments he […]
  43. David Letterman Makes Brian Williams Acutely Uncomfortable Last night, Letterman went on a tear about new House Majority Leader John Boehner and his propensity to cry at just about anything. This made […]