Amy Sedaris has appeared as a frequent guest on Letterman (David Letterman's late night talk show in the US), usually delivering rapid-fire improvisation to a bemused Dave and Paul under the guise of an interview. With the magic of the internet, some of these
videos are now on YouTube
. [more inside]
posted by shadytrees
on Aug 5, 2010 -
The writers for the Late Show with David Letterman have recently had some trouble
coming up with jokes about Obama. Perhaps they should take a lesson from the master of Obama jokes, the President himself. President Obama brought down the house at last night's White House Correspondents' Dinner, poking fun at himself
, his administration
, and everyone else within shouting distance. Host Wanda Sykes followed Obama's show stealing performance with a few
of her own. Unfortunately, it seems that Dick Cheney's prediction has come true since no one is safe when the Comedian-in-Chief steps up to the mic.
posted by inconsequentialist
on May 10, 2009 -
With George W. Bush's presidency coming to a close David Letterman on last night's The Late Show
bid farewell to his recurring segment "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches" with a video montage
[4:00] of clips. Another compilation of clips
posted by ericb
on Jan 17, 2009 -
A very, very funny Bill Murray
guest stars on the first episode of Late Night with David Letterman -- 1982
posted by vronsky
on May 16, 2008 -
Under appreciated, once almost-famous comedian Chris Elliot
is, in a word, odd. His start as a runner/page
on the early days of Late Night with David Letterman led to his recurring roles as "the guy under the stairs" and "Marlon Brando
". Soon after he landed a sit-com called "Get a Life"
on a fledgling Fox network, which can only be described as surreal. From there he created his first (and last) feature length star vehicle "Cabin Boy
" (which features a hilarious cameo with Letterman in his only movie role
). These days he is more known as a character actor in comedic roles. But a few books
and a look back at his work makes you wonder why he might be the only celebrity on the internet with no apparent fan site.
posted by BrodieShadeTree
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Another decade, another network jump for Letterman?
Dave is very seriously considering an offer from ABC for its 11:35 slot, for reasons not unlike the ones he gave for jumping to CBS from NBC in the first place: little network support. More distressingly, the article strongly implies that Nightline
is doomed in its present form regardless of whether Dave decides to join ABC or stay at CBS.
posted by aaron
on Feb 28, 2002 -
Praise be to David Letterman for tonight's Late Show
. Questioning himself the appropriateness of returning to the air, there he was--the man famed for his sarcasm and goofy antics--addressing his audience like a wounded child, completely bewildered, emotional, fighting back tears. And then the sight of Dan Rather sobbing despite himself and then apologzing---it was enough to ravage any audience. Perhaps, for the first time in a while, television didn't appeal to our lowest common demoninator but, instead, sought to raise us up and appeal to our humanity. Thanks Dave.
posted by adrober
on Sep 17, 2001 -
This from the no-graphics page of the Progressive Review:
"DAVID LETTERMAN has recently expressed interest in hosting a presidential debate and has not decided whether or not to include Ralph Nader. To express your view on this matter call the short at (212) 975-5300 and ask for Art."
Sounds like fun to watch if it's true, if it even plays out.
posted by dcehr
on Aug 3, 2000 -