Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 8,360 users  
Reviews: 47 user | 2 critic

The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk-show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City.

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Nov 2010
 
a list of 32 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 30 Sep 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 24 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Late Show with David Letterman (1993– )

Late Show with David Letterman (1993– ) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Late Show with David Letterman.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   22   21   20   19   18   … See all »
2015   2014   2013   2012   … See all »
Won 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

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 »

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Jerry Seinfeld
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jimmy Kimmel interviews celebrities.

Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Cleto Escobedo III, Dicky Barrett
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series 2009)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Comedian Jimmy Fallon hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening ... See full summary »

Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks, Edd Hall
Conan (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Making a satire out of the entire Late Night Show concept Scotsman Craig Ferguson hosts his show with a robot skeleton and a "horse" as his sidekicks. The show features the stereotypical parts of a Late Show, but all in their own, raw way.

Stars: Craig Ferguson, Shadoe Stevens, Josh Robert Thompson
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After Jay Leno's second retirement from the program, Jimmy Fallon stepped in as his permanent replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles the program was brought back to New York.

Stars: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, Steve Higgins
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation games, and segments spotlighting real people with extraordinary stories and talents, hosted by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Anthony Okungbowa, Jon Abrahams
The Colbert Report (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino
Director: Hal Gurnee
Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Nick Ashford
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (2,598 episodes, 1993-2015)
...
 Himself - Musical Director / ... (2,507 episodes, 1993-2015)
Alan Kalter ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (1,273 episodes, 1995-2015)
Edit

Storyline

David Letterman's comedic talk-show after moving to a new television network. He retains largely the same format as the previous 'Late Night with David Letterman.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"There is no off position on the genius switch." See more »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Late Show Backstage  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In January 2005, onetime Late Show with David Letterman (1993) producer Peter Lassally revealed that Johnny Carson occasionally contributed material for Letterman's monologues, even years after Carson's retirement. See more »

Quotes

David Letterman: [introduction to Stupid Pet Tricks and Stupid Human Tricks] This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Please, no wagering.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in High Chaparall: Lorenzo Lamas (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The Late Show is Better than ever!!!
12 September 1999 | by (Ellensburg, WA) – See all my reviews

If you would have asked me three months ago if I thought that The Late Show with David Letterman was a good show, I would have told you to change the channel to one of the other Late Night shows. But now I have changed my tune, The Late Show with David Letterman is better than ever, and is easily funnier and more entertaining than his competition, and if you have been tuning in to watch the the other Late Night shows (Politically Incorrect - The Tonight Show), then i challenge you, to give Dave a chance and see how much better and funnier he is than those other guys.

Paul Shaffer is on the right key, and Mr. Letterman is definitely still and will always be "King of Late Night". And yes Paul and Dave are a couple of "them guys".


15 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Louis CK SurrenderToAir
The Fall of Letterman massaro44
First Colbert, then AC, next week Conan... aztaska
The Late Show with Jiminy Glick MasterofLogic
What about Craig Kilborn? jcrew617
find a song virus-964-465645
Discuss Late Show with David Letterman (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page