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05.21.15 Liam Mathews

During David Letterman’s 33 years in late night television, he hosted 6,028 shows, talked to 19,932 guests, and counted down 5,614 Top Ten lists. Now that he’s retired, he doesn’t have to make any more lists. We did one for him: Hours ahead of his last show on Wednesday, ANIMAL asked fans waiting in line […]

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08.18.11 Bucky Turco

As being reported everywhere, ‘Late Show’ antique David Letterman’s life could be in danger. How do they know this? Because a single commenter on a website said so. […]

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04.15.11 Bucky Turco

Earlier this week, Ricky Gervais hit the circuit to to promote his new HBO special, Talking Funny. The comedian appeared on the Late Show and David Letterman told him there was nothing wrong with his now infamous Golden Globe jokes. Last night, Jon Stewart basically said the same. […]

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02.17.11 Bucky Turco

Poor Linds. She didn’t even do anything wrong, but was still lightly toasted by David Letterman for a flub that his staff made, when a prankster claiming to rep her called the Late Show and booked her to read the Top-10 list via satellite (she’s still got bail and parole problems.). […]

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02.04.11 Bucky Turco

Last night, Howard Stern appeared on the Late Show and gave David Letterman some pointers for crushing Jay Leno, like for one, don’t do commercials with him. He also told Letterman’s sidekick and producer that they need to step up their game. […]

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11.17.10 Bucky Turco

Jay-Z went on the Late Show last night to discuss his Decoded book, but all David Letterman wanted to talk about was crack….and how much of it the rapper slung in his heyday, leading to a slightly awkward, but highly entertaining exchange. […]

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11.11.10 Bucky Turco

On the third night he rose…but not in overall audience. Although Conan’s numbers have dropped considerably since the premiere of his new show, he’s still leading his competitors where it counts: 18-49-year-olds. […]

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11.09.10 Bucky Turco

Conan O’Brien returned victoriously to the airwaves last night, killing the late show competition with the debut of his new show on TBS. About 4.2 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of Conan compared to 3.5 million for Jay Leno and 3.4 million for David Letterman. Coco also succeeded in attracting 3.3 million adults […]

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09.22.10 Bucky Turco

In 2008, Joaquin Phoenix began perpetrating a two year prank in which he convinced people that he was giving up acting to become a rapper. It lead to a zany 2009 appearance on David Letterman that really sold it in and culminated into a film about his faux downfall that was recently revealed to be […]

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01.19.10 Cajun Boy

Just when you think the seemingly never-ending late night talk show wars were winding down, along comes Monday night to flare them back up again. So what happened last night? Letterman admitted that he’s “really enjoying” making relentless fun of Leno, Leno said all of this is the network’s fault and Jeff Zucker praised himself. […]

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