Find out when "Late Show With Stephen Colbert" will premiere and what the show's former host, David Letterman, said about him!
Since Bill Murray stole the whole "jumping out of a cake" bit, Seth Meyers decided to go a different direction to pay homage to David Letterman as he ends his latenight reign.
Seth Meyers also remembers the old 'Late Night' host by recreating show's 1982 opening credits
"He taught us how to do something smart and stupid for comedy," host says. "He just wants to have fun and be goofy, and I'll always remember that."
The late-night legend talks about stiffing Oprah on a lunch tab and how he buried the hatchet with Jay Leno
Dropping various objects off of buildings as high as the sky is tall just might be the very definition of stupid. But it's so much fun, too. Ever witnessed a melon explode into a million pieces, dropped onto the concrete sidewalk from a balcony several stories above ground? The sound is spectacular. Unique even. Like Johnny Cash's singing. Or Prince Charles' ears. But the mushroom cloud of red and green watermelon bits -- interspersed by speckled black seeds -- that creates a radial symmetry of organic beauty is something only Van Gogh or Picasso could dream up. It's perhaps the first real example of sidewalk art. Take that buskers!
As the parade of celebrities has marched through the Ed Sullivan Theater during the past few months to pay respects to David Letterman, they’ve lavishing him with adulation, leaving him with a half-smile and looking slightly bemused and uncomfortable. Getting inside the head of the gap-toothed goofball from Indiana to decipher what he’s truly thinking is no small feat. Famous for his Top Ten List and showcasing stupid pet and human tricks, Letterman’s self-deprecating, sometimes silly on-air persona reveals little of the thoughtful person with the huge heart I met 13 years ago. Letterman has never enjoyed talking about himself and over the years, rarely granted interviews.
David Letterman is hanging it up Wednesday after 33 years of late-night television. And now, in honor of that milestone, here are the Top 10 Sports Things We Ever Saw on David Letterman’s Shows.
David Letterman didn't just have guests on his late-night shows. He had characters. A handful were already well-known figures in one way or another: sportscaster Bob Costas, who called "Late Night's" elevator races; bandleader Paul Shaffer, who came to Letterman from a stint as "Saturday Night Live's" pianist; and talk-show host Regis Philbin, who was well on his way to setting the record for most hours on U.S. television.
Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years.
David Letterman may be passing on the baton as he exits the Late Show, but the longtime TV personality had little say in the star he will be handing off to. Letterman, 68, revealed in a new interview with The New York Times that he was not consulted by CBS in Stephen Colbert's casting as the new host.
Before David Letterman steps down from the Late Show desk, he will be honored with a special 90-minute career retrospective and clip show, David Letterman: A Life on Television, set to air May 4th at 9:30 p.m. on CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter.