Posts tagged as the late show with david letterman

Aasif Mandvi Tells David Letterman About His New Web Series 'Halal in the Family'

Here's a clip from Aasif Mandvi's visit to last night's Late Show, where he talks about growing up in Florida, interviewing a bunch of Islamophobic crazies while at The Daily Show, and making his new web series Halal in the Family, which premieres on Funny or Die next Thursday.

Sarah Silverman and Letterman Talk About Her Textbook-Level Offensiveness

On last night's Late Show, Letterman asked guest Sarah Silverman about a strange recent discovery she made on Twitter that she's used in certain school textbooks to describe, in Letterman's words, "the wrong kind of 'offensive.'" Click through for more clips from the interview.

Watch Bill Murray Audition for 'Peter Pan Live' and Shave His Beard on 'Letterman'

Bill Murray was a guest on Friday's Late Show, where he made a very impressive entrance/audition as Peter Pan in anticipation of NBC's next live musical production. Below, watch Murray chat with Dave about his plans for the Super Bowl, talk about his friend and Monuments Men director George "G.C." Clooney, and have Dave help him shave off his itchy beard.

Watch Bill Cosby on Last Night's 'Letterman'

Bill Cosby was a guest on last night's Late Show, and the comedy legend told the above story about going to see earlier comedy legend Jack Benny perform. Click through to watch the second part of Cosby's interview with Dave as well as his five-minute standup set.

Rob Lowe Says He Plans to Return to 'Parks and Rec' as a Guest Star

Rob Lowe stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman last night, and Letterman couldn't wait to ask him about his decision to leave Parks and Recreation, so Lowe assured him that he expects to return as a guest star in the future. Letterman's admiration for Amy Poehler and her show are well-documented, so it's no huge surprise when he defends her honor against Lowe's terrible accusations.

Watch a Very Special 'Billy on the Street' with David Letterman

Billy Eichner was a guest on Late Show last night, and he paid tribute to Letterman's long late night career in the best possible way — a brand new Billy on the Street segment on the streets of New York. Watch a clip from Eichner's interview with Letterman below, where he looks back on taping a Billy on the Street with Michelle Obama and Big Bird (who is apparently an asshole behind the scenes):

Watch Carmen Lynch's Second Standup Appearance on 'Late Show'

Standup Carmen Lynch returned to Late Show with David Letterman for the second time last week, covering everything from having two short roommates to her retired parents' phone calls to her clever technique for remembering all the joke ideas she gets during sex, where notebooks are sadly still not socially acceptable.

B.J. Novak Talks About His Museum Prank Days on 'Late Show'

Leave it to a Massachusetts boy like B.J. Novak to prank ancient Chinese art exhibits for fun as a 17-year-old. Aren't most kids that age busy playing video games or racing their parents' cars in the mall parking lot? At least little Novak took things into his own hands by reinventing the boring audio tour for the better. Hopefully ancient China had a good sense of humor.

Stephen Colbert Announces His 'Hobbit' Cameo, Does Some Foppish Dancing on 'Letterman'

Last night on Letterman, Stephen Colbert showed up dressed as a sockless dandy beggar (and undercover rich man, if you watched The Colbert Report) and announced his Where’s Waldo-like appearance in the new Hobbit movie, which comes out in theaters this Friday. Colbert didn't give away his exact role or location in the film, but he did do his pointy ear pop trick again, which never gets old.

Simon Amstell Did His First US Late Night Spot on Letterman

British comic Simon Amstell has been visiting the US again, and he swung by The Late Show with David Letterman on Friday to talk about, as per usual, aloneness and social awkwardness. He does it so well.

What’s on TV This Week: Loads of Comedians on Late Night

This week Chris Pratt takes to the late night circuit to promote Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens on Friday — he'll be appearing on both The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Comedians Josh Wolf and Ron Funches, who frequent the Round Table on Chelsea Lately, will also be on late night this week. Other comedians to watch this week on late night include Scott Aukerman, Mike Birbiglia, Michelle Wolf, Aubrey Plaza, Paula Pell, Dana Carvey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Martin Lawrence.

Check out the week’s full comedy listings below:

Matt Damon Gets Caught in the Middle of the Clooney vs. Fey/Poehler Prank War

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ragged on George Clooney at this year's Golden Globes, they were signing up to be the known prankster's newest targets. Last night, Matt Damon AKA The Garbage Man told Letterman about involuntarily getting thrown in the middle of the situation and read a threatening letter signed by "grown-ass professional comedians" Fey and Poehler.

Louis C.K. Announced on 'Letterman' He's Putting His First Movie Online for $5 Tomorrow

Last night, Louis C.K. paid Letterman — who wasn't very happy with C.K.'s clothing choices — a visit to talk about his varied film roles, ideal fame level goal, and shooting the last episode of Louie in Beijing. He also announced that starting tomorrow at noon, his first film Tomorrow Night will be available to purchase on his website for $5. Click through to watch two more clips from the interview.

Chris Elliott Made It to Letterman Last Night After Finishing the NYC Marathon

Chris Elliott appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, and since his career really began when he started writing and performing bits on Letterman's Late Night show, it's not a huge surprise that his appearance, ostensibly to plug his new returning Adult Swim show Eagleheart, really was just one giant, marathon-themed sketch. Even Dave seemed impressed.