Posts tagged as the late show with david letterman

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.

David Letterman Really Thinks Seth Meyers Should Host 'The Tomorrow Show'

Future Late Night host Seth Meyers stopped by former Late Night host David Letterman's show last night, and they chatted about Seth's upcoming gig, his transition from Saturday Night Live, and why Dave thinks the show should revert back its original name. So look out for The Tomorrow Show with Seth Meyers, which premieres February 24, 2014. Below, Seth talks about the food poisoning that nearly ruined his recent wedding.

Looking Back at Bill Murray's Best Appearances on Letterman

Bill Murray was the first ever guest on Late Night with David Letterman back in 1982, and over the past 31 years, Murray has been one of Dave's most beloved and unpredictable late night guests. He and Letterman have a rapport that has evolved over time, with running a myriad of running jokes from salt imbalances to Olivia Newton-John. Each appearance from Murray is an event in itself, with stunts, costumes, musical numbers, and whatever else he's into that week. Here's a chronological look at appearances of Bill Murray on David Letterman's shows.

Understandably, Letterman was a bit nervous on his first Late Night episode and he [...]

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.

'Late Show with David Letterman's Most Memorable Moments, Year by Year

After NBC chose Jay Leno to become the new host of The Tonight Show, David Letterman launched Late Show with David Letterman on August 30, 1993, changing the late night television landscape forever. On the verge of becoming the longest tenured host in late night history next year, Letterman has proven that his ironic and cantankerous sense of humor could work and be allowed to evolve at the earlier hour. While he continues to believe that he is living in his shadow, he's the contemporary equivalent of what Johnny Carson used to be, the standard and implied influence for all current and fast approaching late night talk show hosts.


Does Doing Standup on a Late Night Show Still Matter?

Late night shows have always been more than just variety programs. There were cultural touchstones, broad shared places for topical comedy and entertainment, and they served as key launching pads for several generations of comedians. A few decades ago, doing standup on a late night show was seen as a crucial, potentially game changing event in a young comic's career. The well-known story about Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show has been told from over and over, by everyone from Steven Wright to Ellen DeGeneres to Drew Carey. Do one great set on Carson, they story went, get invited over to the couch, and the next day, you will be [...]

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.

Marc Maron Was on Both Letterman and Ferguson Last Night, Somehow

Marc Maron pulled off a rare feat in late night last night: he appeared on a guest on both of CBS's late night shows, with both David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. This despite the shows taping on opposite coasts. He explained to Ferguson that he pre-taped his interview with Letterman earlier this week, so he didn't somehow fly across the country to tape both in the same day, unfortunately. In any case, above is his Letterman appearance in which he discusses interviewing Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, and below you can find him talking about his cats and the finale of Maron with Ferguson. Next time do the CBS [...]