The Late Show With David Letterman

Jay Leno Refused an Appearance in Letterman’s Final Shows

by Kevin Fitzpatrick 2 hours ago
As October approaches a midway, we’ve comfortably settled into a late-night landscape that sees Stephen Colbert taking over The Late Show for David Letterman, and well after Jay Leno finally abandoned The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon. That hasn’t stopped the old guard from feuding now and again, as it seems Leno pointedly refused to take part in Letterman’s final CBS sendoff.

Stephen Colbert Was Leaving ‘The Colbert Report’ Whether David Letterman Retired or Not

by Jacob Hall July 9, 2015 @ 11:53 AM
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The news that Stephen Colbert was going to retire from hosting The Colbert Report after a decade of endearing silliness and scathing satire so he could take over The Late Show from David Letterman sent many comedy fans reeling. How could one of the smartest guys in show business give up on one of the most indelible characters of the 21st century so he could chat with celebrities on CBS? It turns out that this was actually the best case scenario, as Colbert has now revealed that he was going to end The Colbert Report whether he got the new late night gig or not.

Watch David Letterman’s Final, Star-Studded Top Ten List

by Mike Sampson May 21, 2015 @ 7:08 AM
There were no scheduled guests on the final episode of The Late Show With David Letterman (minus The Foo Fighters, who closed out the night with a performance of “Everlong”), but that didn’t mean that a few of Letterman’s old friends didn’t stop by to say goodbye one last time. Some of the funniest people alive all came together to present one final Top Ten list, Things I've Always Wanted to Say To Dave.

Watch David Letterman’s Final ‘Late Show’ Entrance Ahead of Tonight’s Farewell

by Britt Hayes May 20, 2015 @ 6:43 PM
You don’t have to wait until later tonight to begin saying goodbye to David Letterman (though if you’re like us, you’ve already started that process) — you can do it right now. The venerable, longtime Late Show host is ending his 33-year run with tonight’s episode, which promises to be a fantastic, hilarious and appropriately heartwarming sendoff. But before we get to that, you can watch Letterman’s final Late Show entrance right now.

Paul Rudd Debuts First ‘Ant-Man’ Clip: “We All Can’t Wait For How Stupid This Is!”

by Mike Sampson April 22, 2015 @ 2:46 PM
Paul Rudd was promoting Ant-Man on The Late Show With David Letterman last night, which may seem early considering Avengers 2 hasn't even opened yet and Ant-Man doesn't hit theaters until July 17. But, with Letterman set to retire on May 20, this would be Rudd's last time appearing on the show (and, as he reveals later in the interview, he's a literal member of the Dave Letterman Fan Club). It was more of an excuse for Rudd to say goodbye to Letterman and pay his respects before the final show, but Rudd did bring along the first Ant-Man clip and tried his best to explain what this movie is about.

David Letterman Joins Billy Eichner For a Very Special Edition of ‘Billy on the Street’

by Jacob Hall April 2, 2015 @ 9:47 AM
With David Letterman departing The Late Show to make way for Stephen Colbert, the entire world waits with bated breath to see what this living legend will do after his final episode airs this May. Thankfully, we have people like Billy Eichner around to accost strangers and collect suggestions for what he should do next.

Watch Will Smith Perfectly Rap ‘Gettin Jiggy Wit It’ in Surprise Performance

by Kate Erbland February 19, 2015 @ 9:29 AM
Alert, alert: Will Smith still has it. The star of the upcoming con man romantic comedy drama (co-ma rom-com-dram?) Focus hit The Late Show last night to chat it up with host David Letterman and, oh, yeah, to just randomly rap “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” alongside Letterman’s own band. Sure, most late night guests just walk out on stage, give a big hello, and sit down, but not Smith, who seemed determined to remind everyone of his rap roots.

Watch Steve Carell Read the Worst Review He Ever Got

by Kate Erbland February 10, 2015 @ 10:34 AM
Steve Carell may be nominated for an Oscar for his recent turn in 'Foxcatcher,' but the now-lauded actor has never forgotten the pain of a bad review. More specifically, he's never forgotten the pain of a single bad review, one that compared his performance to standing in a morgue full of dead bodies, eventually determining that Carell's work was somehow worse than said dead bodies.