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Norm Macdonald Chooses His Very Own 'Late Show' Souvenir

Here's a sneak peek of Norm Macdonald's visit to tonight's Late Show, where Letterman gives him the go ahead to choose anything from the studio to take as a souvenir before the show wraps up its run this May. As you can see, Macdonald is a man of expensive taste.

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Show Off Some Micro-Impressions

Here's a clip from the Broad City ladies' visit to last night's Late Show, where they try to impress Letterman by showing off their best micro-impressions — Glazer does a one-second Nicki Minaj, while Jacobson shares her very minimal, yet still impressive, Rose from Titanic.

Steve Carell Reads a Terrible Review of His First Sitcom Role on 'Late Show'

Steve Carell might be an Oscar nominee this year, but he still likes to keep himself in check now and then, so during last night's Late Show he shared an online critic's review of his first sitcom role in the short-lived ABC series Over the Top, which was so harsh that Stephen Colbert offered the critic a writing job at The Colbert Report. Watch Carell and Letterman talk about Anchorman and Carell's Oscar nomination below:

Louis C.K. and Letterman Talk Disappointed Fans, The Comedy Store, and His New Standup Special

Here's a clip from Louis C.K.'s visit to last night's Late Show, where he and Letterman talked about how it feels to disappoint fans in the audience while performing standup ("The more people you reach and the more people that see you, the more people are gonna think that you suck") and how C.K. recorded his new standup special at The Comedy Store despite never getting a full audition with owner Mitzi Shore. Watch C.K. offer his two cents on the New England Patriots' deflated balls controversy, as well as a five-minute preview of Live at the Comedy Store, below:

Jamie Foxx Changed His Name From Eric Bishop Just to Get Up at an Open Mic

On last Friday's Late Show, Jamie Foxx sat down with Letterman and discussed the fact that his name isn't actually Jamie Foxx — he was born as Eric Bishop. He changed his name to Jamie just to make it sound gender-neutral so the guys running the open mic at the Comedy Store would think he was a woman and call him up. So if you've been having a hard time getting stage time, now you know the secret: you just need to change your given name. Totally worth it.

Will Ferrell Brings Some Harry Caray to 'Late Show'

Wearing his traditional St. Patrick's Day garb, Will Ferrell stopped by last night's Late Show to talk about his recent MLB charity event and did his classic Harry Caray impression by request. Watch more from Ferrell's interview below:

Bill Hader and David Letterman Show Off Their Lorne Michaels Impressions

Here's a sneak peek of Bill Hader's visit to tonight's Late Show, where talks about his mysterious role in Sunday's big SNL anniversary special and takes turns impersonating Lorne Michaels with David Letterman.

Letterman Asks John Oliver Why He Tasered Himself in Afghanistan

John Oliver was a guest on last night's Late Show, where he gave a detailed account of what it was like to voluntarily tase himself twice with a one-man audience in Afghanistan: "It hurts exactly as much as you'd think shooting yourself with electricity unnecessarily hurts." Watch another clip from the interview below:

Larry David Asks David Letterman Not to See His Broadway Play

Larry David makes his Broadway debut in March, and during last night's Late Show he politely requested that Letterman not attend the show: "You're not coming … I'm gonna lose my focus, I'm gonna think 'What, did Dave bring a snack? What kind of snack did Dave bring? Is Dave gonna go to the bathroom at intermission?' …Do yourself a favor — stay home." Watch more from David's interview below:

Chris Rock and David Letterman's Kids Are Tough Crowds

Chris Rock was a guest on last night's Late Show to promote his new film Top Five, where he and Letterman discussed how much their very rich children don't think they're funny. Watch more clips from Rock's interview below:

Lena Dunham Has a Middle Name Now Thanks to David Letterman

Despite calling herself "Lena Lucky Fred Ned Cookie Milky Simmons Dunham" in the past, Lena Dunham never officially had a middle name until her visit to last night's Late Show, where Letterman bestowed upon her the most basic middle name of all time. Watch more from the interview below:

Chris Elliott Makes His Final 'Late Show' Appearance

Former Letterman writer and longtime Late Show regular Chris Elliott made his final appearance on last night's show, and he decided to send up his over 30 years working with Letterman the best way he knew how — by singing a personalized version of "To Sir With Love" called "To Dave With Love." Check out some of Elliott's most memorable Letterman appearances throughout the years here.

David Letterman Sends Jay Leno an Invitation to Appear on 'Late Show'

Longtime late night nemeses David Letterman and Jay Leno might have a chat before Letterman exits Late Show in May. TV Insider is reporting that reps from Late Show have reached out to Leno with an invitation to appear as a guest on the show before it ends its run on CBS, but Leno has yet to formally accept the offer. Leno and Letterman most recently reunited in a 2010 Late Show Super Bowl ad with Oprah, but the last time Leno appeared as Letterman's late night guest was May 7, 1992 prior to the premiere of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno said last year [...]

Aubrey Plaza and David Letterman Make Some Wild Wild West Trip Plans

Aubrey Plaza was a guest on last night's Late Show, where she and Letterman discussed their lack of plans for after their respective shows end, Plaza's upcoming film with Robert De Niro, and her recent Super Bowl "anti-commercial" for Newcastle Brown Ale that she was cast in, in her words, "because I actually don't care."