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Conan O'Brien and James Corden Pay Tribute to David Letterman

While they both aired new episodes last night, late night hosts Conan O'Brien and James Corden dedicated moments of their shows to David Letterman, who made his Late Show farewell after 33 years as a television host. O'Brien devoted a portion of his monologue to Dave's influence on his own comedy career and even interrupted his interview with Patton Oswalt at 11:35pm to urge viewers to switch over to CBS, while Corden dedicated several moments to Letterman during The Late Late Show, including a musical opening with Sting, Letterman-style Top Ten list, and special watermelon sign-off.

Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, and Eddie Vedder to Be Among David Letterman's Final Guests

CBS has announced the lineup for David Letterman's last week of shows, and it's going to feature some of his old friends, including his very first late night guest and one of his very favorites, Bill Murray. On Monday, Tom Hanks will make his 60th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show, after first appearing on NBC's Late Night in 1984. He'll be joined by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who will perform, backed by Paul Shaffer.

On Tuesday, Letterman's first Late Night guest Bill Murray will make his 44th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show.

CBS did not list any guests for Letterman's final show on Wednesday, but describes it as "an [...]

Jon Stewart's Final 'Daily Show' Episode Is Thursday, August 6th

Jon Stewart announced some very important news during last night's Daily Show: His final episode before new host Trevor Noah takes over is Thursday, August 6th. Check out the full announcement above, then head over to The Daily Show's Omaze page to find out how you can enter a chance to win two tickets to Stewart's farewell episode.

Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Steve Martin Among David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests

David Letterman makes his final Late Show bow next month on Wednesday, May 20th, and today CBS revealed the guest lineup of his last month on the air. This week's guests include Sarah Jessica Parker, Billy Crystal, Michael J. Fox, Amy Sedaris, Kevin James, and Alec Baldwin, while a bunch of Late Show friends and regulars are slated to show up in the coming weeks, including Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Don Rickles, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, Jack Hanna, Michael Keaton, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Martin Short, Howard Stern, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Mumford and [...]

Celebrity Fans and Former 'Colbert Report' Guests Say Goodbye to "Stephen Colbert"

After nine years on the air, The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this Thursday. To celebrate all the wonderful things Colbert has brought to the parody news show format, Vulture reached out to 49 celebrity fans and former Colbert Report guests to get their final word on the show and give "Stephen Colbert" a proper sendoff. Here's an excerpt from Dan Savage's response:

I think we clicked — me and "Stephen Colbert" — because that stuff doesn't offend or faze me, and I like my bigots like Homer Simpson likes his homosexuals: flaming. Stephen — the real Stephen — is a genius, first and foremost, [...]

Watch David Letterman Make His 'Late Show' Farewell

After 33 years as a late night host, David Letterman ended a chapter of television history last night with his final Late Show episode. Check out Dave say thank you and good night to the audience for the last time above, then watch clips from the rest of the episode below, including the star-studded Top Ten, special tributes from present and former US presidents as well as The Simpsons and Wheel of Fortune, compilations of past Letterman moments, and a musical sendoff by the Foo Fighters. Thanks, Dave.

UPDATE: The ratings are in: Letterman's final Late Show brought in a total of 13.8 million viewers, making it the most [...]

Watch Samantha Bee's 'Daily Show' Goodbye

Last night, The Daily Show's longest serving correspondent Samantha Bee made her final appearance on the show before moving on to her new gigs at TBS with Jason Jones, who said goodbye to the show in March. Before playing some clips of Bee's reports over the years, Jon Stewart called her "delightful" and "incredibly funny" and said when he first hired her he thought "Canada has no idea what it was losing." You were right, Jon.

Amy Sedaris Sings David Letterman a Goodbye Medley

Amy Sedaris made her 34th and final Letterman appearance last night, and to express her love and appreciation for Dave, she sang him a beautiful goodbye medley. She also thanked Letterman for welcoming her on the show for so many years and all he's done for late night: "You're like a New York staple! You're like the Turkish Baths on 10th Street! You're like scaffolding, you know?"

Brian Stack Visits Conan O'Brien as The Interrupter One Last Time

After 18 years as a Conan writer and performer, Brian Stack made his final appearance during last night's show. "He's made enormous contributions to our show," O'Brien said before playing a collection of Stack clips from past and present. "I say this with all seriousness — he's been absolutely brilliant." After the video, Stack brought back a very special character for one more round of annoying interruptions. Technically Stack wasn't allowed to do it, but sometimes rules are meant to be broken: "It's my last show, so fuck it."

Jon Stewart Gives Michael Che the Perfect 'Daily Show' Goodbye

After just over three months of working as a Daily Show correspondent, Michael Che made his final appearance last night in a bogus news segment that turned into the perfect farewell from Stewart and the rest of the Daily Show correspondents. Stewart even sang a beautiful song while a reel of Che's not-so-many Daily Show memories played on a screen above.

Watch Jim Gaffigan's Tribute to David Letterman

It's hard to believe it's Letterman's last week on the air. But the silver lining to that very dark cloud is that we're getting a bunch of tributes to the man himself, including this touching one by Jim Gaffigan, which aired yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning.

Deranged Billionaire John Hodgman Leaves 'The Daily Show' for Mars

Here's a clip from last night's Daily Show featuring resident billionaire John Hodgman, who says his goodbyes before moving on to a high-profile gated community on Mars. If you try to make sense of Hodgman's journey, don't waste your time: "I wouldn't think about it too hard, Jon. It's very deep."

Billy Crystal Sings a Musical Tribute to David Letterman on 'Late Show'

Billy Crystal made his final Letterman appearance last night, and to thank Dave for 32 years' worth of interviews, he decided to look back on their many memories together through to the tune of "Sunrise, Sunset." Watch another clip from Crystal's interview below:

Watch Jon Stewart Say Goodbye to Jason Jones on 'The Daily Show'

After ten years as a correspondent, Jason Jones made his final appearance on The Daily Show last night, and Jon Stewart gave a proper tribute to all the silly and silly-serious segments he's done over the years. "Nothing makes my job easier than knowing there is someone there who I can always go to and always count on who's gonna deliver the funny, the smart, the everything," Stewart told him. "You were always that dude."