​Keith Olbermann Explains Why He Got Into That Dumb Twitter Fight

Keith Olbermann is a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight, and part of their taped conversation has already been uploaded onto YouTube by the show. In it, Olbermann and Letterman discuss the the dumbass Twitter fight he got into with Penn State fans and students that led ESPN to suspend him from his… » 3/10/15 11:44pm 3/10/15 11:44pm

Mike Florio Calls Out David Letterman For Being A Comedian

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was a guest on The Late Show last night, and the segment was lighthearted and puffy, as are most of the interviews David Letterman conducts on his show. Obviously, Letterman made some jokes about the Ballghazi scandal, because David Letterman is a comedian and that's what… » 2/12/15 1:24pm 2/12/15 1:24pm

Bob Mould On Friday's Letterman Is Better Than Anything On The Grammys

Bob Mould played Late Show With David Letterman on Friday, and rocked so hard the studio started falling apart. It's superior to anything you'll see on the Grammy Awards tonight. » 2/08/15 8:49pm 2/08/15 8:49pm

Louis C.K. Has A Good Take On The Ballghazi Scandal

If you're starting to feel a little suffocated by Ballghazi hysteria, allow funnyman Louis C.K. to bring a little levity into the situation. » 1/27/15 12:08pm 1/27/15 12:08pm

Here Is The All-Time "Albert Achievement Awards" Blooper Reel

Veteran announcer Marv Albert has been running blooper reels as a guest on David Letterman's program for decades. In his 126 appearances on either Late Night With David Letterman or Late Show, the "Albert Achievement Awards" (set, always, to that ragtime vamp) have established the canon of sports bloopers. Tonight,… » 1/08/15 1:23am 1/08/15 1:23am

Man, Myth, Legend: David Letterman and the End of a Late Night Era

A couple of weeks ago, I trekked into Times Square on a gloomy Thursday to pay homage to the king one last time. I was eleven when Dave took the spot after Johnny Carson, not quite old enough to watch it every night — and we wouldn't own a VCR to tape it for a few more years — but at an age where I caught it… » 12/23/14 11:15am 12/23/14 11:15am

"That Joke Has Everything": David Letterman, Before Late Night

In December 1981, a month before Late Night With David Letterman debuted on NBC, Peter W. Kaplan profiled the young comedian, and heir-apparent to Johnny Carson, for Esquire. The story is reprinted here with permission. » 12/18/14 11:19am 12/18/14 11:19am

Stephen Colbert Will Replace David Letterman as Host of The Late Show

Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show. CBS announced the decision Wednesday afternoon in a press release, less than a week after Letterman's announcement that he will retire in 2015. » 4/10/14 12:01pm 4/10/14 12:01pm

Keith Olbermann's Tribute To David Letterman Is Great

Keith Olbermann is never better than when he's talking about someone he respects (perhaps because there aren't many of them). Last night was one such occasion, when Olbermann devoted an entire segment to David Letterman's announcement of his impending retirement. "All I keep thinking," Olbermann said, "is I'm watching… » 4/04/14 11:47am 4/04/14 11:47am

David Letterman Announces His 2015 Retirement From The Late Show

The big news was spoiled by—of all people—R.E.M.'s bass player, but here it is straight from the horse's mouth: David Letterman has revealed that he will retire following the expiration of his contract in 2015. » 4/03/14 5:56pm 4/03/14 5:56pm

David Letterman's 1984 Playboy Interview. A Candid Conversation with…

One of the greatest comic voices and broadcasters of the last 50 years has decided to call it a day. David Letterman announced his retirement today. We had our first Playboy Interview with Dave in 1984, back before Leno and the late night wars, back before CBS, back before the scandals, back when he was the crown… » 4/03/14 5:34pm 4/03/14 5:34pm

Who Was The Best Oscars Host Of The Past 25 Years?

11. James Franco and Anne Hathaway (2011). Always beware of courting the "young," particularly two young people who are basically 50-year-olds in grownup clothing. Franco, stripped of all self-referential schtick, turned into an empty suit with nowhere to hide, and Hathaway's desperate attempts to pep up the room made… » 3/03/14 12:53pm 3/03/14 12:53pm

Late Night: David Foster Wallace's First Published Fiction For a Major…

Five years ago this week, David Foster Wallace took his own life. Twenty years earlier, before Wallace was widely known, he published a piece of original fiction in Playboy called “Late Night.” Alice Turner, Playboy’s fiction editor for 22 years, introduces the short story by remembering how she first came across the… » 9/13/13 2:28pm 9/13/13 2:28pm

Jon Hamm, Who Used To Comment On Deadspin, Clarifies His Involvement…

We posted a story earlier today about a story Mad Men star Jon Hamm told on Letterman last night. Hamm told Letterman that he was tempted to walk onto the baseball team at the University of Texas, but Longhorns ace Roger Clemens intimidated him. But Hamm was in junior high when Clemens left UT. We were flummoxed. So… » 3/02/12 7:50pm 3/02/12 7:50pm

Sidney Crosby Hates America (But You Already Knew That)

In New York this week, Crosby turned down an invitation to do Letterman's Top Ten list, and apparently it's not the first time. He's probably a Leno fan. Figures. [NY Post] » 3/07/10 6:00pm 3/07/10 6:00pm

What’s The Next Big Late Night Scandal? LET’S PLAY ODDSMAKER!

I was deeply offended by David Letterman's admission last week that he shits where he eats. Not on any moral issue, mind you, but because it gave me a mental image of David Letterman fucking. » 10/09/09 10:45am 10/09/09 10:45am