Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten... See full summary »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »
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David Letterman hosted this popular late-night comedy/talk-show. Often, Dave would go on location or to the phone lines to play pranks. Some famous features of the show include the "Top Ten" lists and "Stupid Pet Tricks" (complete with slow-mo). Fans of the show will also remember Dave's use of unusual camera placements (Sky-Cam, Guest-Cam, etc.) and Dave's supporting cast (Paul Shaffer, Chris Elliott, Larry Bud Melman). Many famous guests and bands appeared on the show. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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NBC ordered Letterman to do a short monologue and to not have brass instruments in his band in order to differentiate the show from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). Letterman later did a longer monologue and had brass instruments on Late Show with David Letterman (1993). See more »

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Himself - Host: [speaking via megaphone] I'm not wearing pants!
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Featured in Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) See more »

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What about Bill Hicks, Dave
2 January 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have followed Letterman in his time at CBS and am a big fan, but I think the way Letterman treated Bill Hicks in the early 90s shows a real weakness. I am not sure if it was on NBC or CBS, but Letterman 'bumped' comedian Bill Hicks because of his cutting edge pro-choice material. If this is the way a veteran treats an up-and-comer, then the show falls short is being true variety.


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