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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.

Craig Ferguson Announces He's Leaving 'Late Late Show' in December

Craig Ferguson announced on his show last night that he's leaving the hosting gig at the end of the year. Ferguson has hosted Late Late Show since 2005, infusing it with some of late night's most delightfully weird concepts such as challenging guests to try for a Golden Mouth Organ award, Secretariat the dancing pantomime horse, and his robot skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson. Variety reports that Ferguson wanted to announce his departure as early as last summer but held off until now, and taking over for Letterman was never something he wanted to do:

"I had no desire — none — to do that job. I [...]

Sad News: Videogum Is Shutting Down

Earlier today, Videogum senior editor (and Splitsider's very first intern!) Kelly Conaboy broke some sad news in an article titled "Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something." Though the reason for the change is unclear, Videogum is no longer being run by SPINMedia — the company behind Stereogum, The Frisky, and Spin Magazine's online venue SPIN — and will cease its usual operations after Kelly's last official day this Friday. It's possible that Stereogum editor Scott Lapatine might try "keeping Videogum online in some form," but Conaboy's departure doesn't paint a very bright picture for the site, which has amassed a huge commenting community [...]

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."

Chelsea Handler Says Her Goodbyes on the 'Chelsea Lately' Finale

Chelsea Handler hosted her final episode of Chelsea Lately last night after seven years on the air, and a bunch of Handler's favorite celebrity pals appeared to help her say goodbye to her E! era before she moves on to her new life at Netflix. Click through to watch Handler and friends close out the episode with a "We Are the World"-style song called "Goodbye to E!"

A Look at Jimmy Fallon's Final 'Late Night' Episode

After five years in the 12:37AM time slot, Jimmy Fallon took his final bow as host of Late Night on Friday. The episode was complete with a final interview with guest Andy Samberg (who Fallon helped get on SNL), a musical number with The Muppets, and Tonight Show advice from celebrities like Judd Apatow, Will Forte, and Sarah Silverman and scored the highest Late Night ratings since Letterman's finale in 1993 with 6.6 million total viewers. Watch Fallon's last Late Night monologue above, and click through for the best moments from Friday's emotional episode.

Watch John Oliver's Heartfelt 'Daily Show' Goodbye

After seven and a half years and tons of British jokes at his expense, John Oliver appeared in his final episode of The Daily Show last night, and Jon caught him off-guard with a surprise video retrospective and some thoughtful parting words. It isn't often we get to see this kind of sincerity on The Daily Show, but John definitely deserves it after his extremely successful run as replacement host this summer. Click through to watch the show's Oliver-focused Moment of Zen clip too.

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, [...]

Today Is My Last Day as a Person Who Works at Splitsider.com

Hey gang,

A couple weeks ago, I put in my two weeks notice as Managing Editor at Splitsider.com because I have other stuff I've gotta go do. Today is my last day. I've been working here full-time for nearly two years now and it's been a blast and a super enjoyable job, but it's time for me to move on and go do some vague other stuff. I leave you in Adam and Megh's absurdly capable hands and am excited to see where they take the site in the future. Don't cry or whatever; these aren't the last words I am writing for Splitsider. I have a handful [...]

Watch Jay Leno Say Goodbye on His Last 'Tonight Show'

Well, here it is. After 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show, Leno took his final bow last night and gave the above heartfelt farewell to his audience and fans. Leno thanks the audience, the crew, writers, and producers for what he calls "the greatest 22 years of my life" and says he's looking forward to seeing Fallon take over later this month. Click through to watch celebs like Billy Crystal, Jack Black, Carol Burnett, and Oprah say goodbye to Leno through a surprise musical number and more.