Courteney Cox
Jimmie Walker

Christina Perri


Stephen Colbert *
Robin Roberts

Sam Moore
sitting in

Sally Field
Timothy Simons



Neil Patrick Harris
Sarah Hyland

Ray LaMontagne


Piedmont Bird Callers
Michael J. Fox

Naughty Boy
& Sam Smith

Joel McHale

Aloe Blacc


Lucy Liu

Ziggy Marley


Kiefer Sutherland
Adam Resnick

Benjamin Booker


Louis C.K.

the cast of Rocky


Don Rickles
Carmen Lynch

The Ghost of a
Saber Tooth Tiger
* the new guy
Nielsen Sweeps is April 24 - May 21
UPDATED 4/21 @ 2002 CT


  • It seems the Late Show added a presence on tumblr during the week off. Check it out.

  • Dave's going to go pick on Don Rickles on May 6, taping a tribute to run on May 28 on Spike TV. (story)

  • Live on Letterman has been nominated for a Webby Award. Sign up to vote here.

  • "This man has influenced every host who came after him, and even a few who came before him. He's that good! And I've gotta tell you, I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair."

    Stephen Colbert, April 10, 2014      

  • CBS has made the best possible choice, with Stephen Colbert as Dave's replacement. (CBS Press Release) For the record, this is DDY's Late Show with David Letterman Fan Page. I'll not be covering the inevitable 500 articles about Stephen Colbert. I wish him well, but this page is about Dave (and Amanda Peet, of course).

  • I have about 70 links to articles about Dave's retirement in my Articles page, of all places.

  • Seth Meyers of Late Night with Seth Meyers has a nice desk chat about Dave's retirement.

  • On April 4, 2013, Dave learned that he was being replaced by someone younger: Todd Seda. (video)

  • Not good. David Letterman says he's retiring.
    Here's YouTube video of his announcement on April 3, and my video of the entire desk chat.

    This is a sad day, that I thought wouldn't come for three or four years. I can't imagine what it will be like without the show, as I've spent over 7,000 hours watching (NBC + CBS). That's 42 weeks of Letterman. Now what? I'll be a wreck when it's all over.

  • Here's an official comment on Dave's retirement from Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS.

  • We met the Cupcake ATM via the Top Ten Things Overheard in Line for the Cupcake ATM on 3/25/14. (video) (Facebook) (web site)

  • Steve Young, Matt Roberts and Bill Scheft were on CBS Sunday Morning on March 30, in a segment "What's So Funny?" (video)

  • Dave, to Paul, March 26: "You know, the genius behind King of Thrones – uh, Game of Thrones – is married to Amanda Peet." Paul: "What's his name?" Dave: "I don't care, but she's delightful."

  • March 22: I just did some arithmetic, and discovered that this site has over 1,500 links to Letterman-related material, including online articles, guest appearances, Late Show staff, social media, etc. I'm sure Dave would tell me, "Get a life!"

  • "Monica Darby" rose to instant fame on the Late Show on March 12. I guessed that her Skype visits with Dave were actually from YouTube videos. (Correct!) I've unfortunately dug up 27 videos of hers, so she may keep turning up for a while. Gina Coghlan, who calls herself Monica, has now reached out to Dave, hoping to be on the show in person. (video)

  • Thank You, Mr. Letterman is a YouTube video from kids who have written and produced plays via the Writopia Lab, sponsored by Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Dave is very modest about his charitable work, and has never mentioned a word of this on his show.

  • The Late Show's official Twitter account has changed from @LateShow to @Letterman.

  • The Late Show aired Episode 4,000 on Tuesday, March 11. This refers to the episode serial number you'll see in the Wahoo Gazette, which includes only episodes hosted by Dave, and in his regular time slot. It doesn't count the four prime time specials that aired from 1994 - 1998, or episodes hosted by other individuals. Here's a PDF of my database, which is correct through March.

  • Good stuff here!

  • In honor of Beatles Week, the Late Show has posted a 24-minute video of the concert from the top of the marquee by Sir Paul McCartney on July 15, 2009.

  • Alan Kalter has a fun and interesting lecture on Demodex mites.

  • As if there were ever any doubt what amazing professionals there are in the CBS Orchestra... watch this 27-minute video with Sid McGinnis, Will Lee and Felicia Collins describing their guitar gear. Even for those of us who don't know guitars, we can get to know CBSO members better. Sid McGinnis does his own electronic work on amps, etc. (video)

  • Letterman. Seinfeld. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: "I Like Kettlecorn." 18:45

  • Yes! TV's David Letterman has promised Les Moonves at least two more years of the Late Show... that is, through 2015. (link)

  • Do you have "Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions" from Will Lee? It's available from CD Baby. Check out the video for "Fooled Him."

  • Late Show writer and CEO of CelebriGum Steve Young is the author of a new book about musicals commissioned by businesses from c. 1950 - 1980. Learn more at Steve continues to add musicals to the web site. Keep up on Twitter. Order from Amazon.

  • Steve Young was interviewed on NPR on Nov. 5 about his book, Everything's Coming Up Profits. Here's the link to right-click and download the .mp3. Read NPR's background story here.

  • Steve Young's Everything's Coming Up Profits was reviewed by The New York Times on Jan. 29.

  • Dave has written a book! It's This Land Was Made for You and Me (But Mostly Me): Billionaires in the Wild, with Bruce McCall. Its release date is November 5. See reviews in The New Yorker and The New York Times, then buy it from Amazon. Be sure to watch Bruce's Nov. 5 interview with Dave.

  • On January 28, the great Will Lee was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. Will's been with Dave and Paul since day one, February 1, 1982. He has recorded with pretty much everybody. Will is actively involved with The Fab Faux, and has sung for countless commercials. Congratulations, Will.

  • Here are Paul Shaffer and his daughter, Victoria at a pre-Grammys event on Jan. 25. (YouTube)

  • Cue card guy Todd Seda, as Todd the Intern, did a great job with "Biff duty" at the Super Bowl media day (video) and game (video). Here are links to Todd's pics, tweeted from @LateShow: Winston Justice, Seahawks & Broncos fans, Broadway Joe Namath, Seahawks mascot and on the field.

  • Here's a fun picture of Late Show staff and Dave before taping the March 5 episode. It's Barbara Gaines, Nancy Agostini, Jude Brennan, Matt Roberts, Bill Scheft, Kerry Belair and David M. Letterman.

My Summer Vacation, by DDY, June 19, 2012

DaveCon 2010: My friends and I hung around onstage after the taping, visiting with band members and staff. DaveCon 2009: with Rupert Jee in Hello Deli
with Calvert DeForest in the Little Apple
Manhattan, Kansas – October 1992
Dr. Rod Fernandez, Bill Lehecka and Micah White
scored Dave's ties on-air on May 16, 2009.

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