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.

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...  Himself - Host / ... 4,193 episodes, 1993-2015
...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 4,193 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,478 episodes, 1995-2015
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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>

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Tom Arnold was the first guest host to fill in for David Letterman due to a non-illness related absence. See more »

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David Letterman: Ladies and Gentleman let's play America's fastest growing sensation "Will It Float?"
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Letterman reliably entertaining
5 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'm "only" 34 but I've been watching Letterman since I was about 13. He in fact has one of the few shows I can tolerate to watch on TV. I can always count on him to be entertaining. He clearly has it down to a science now and doesn't deviate much from his standard ritual whereas years ago it was always something new and different. That said, his ritual is actually reliably entertaining. Clearly one of the attractions to watching him for so long is the comfortable feeling one has with having the same show play around the same time of night for so many years. Of course, now I use TiVo. The bottom line is that Letterman is truly the best thing going for TV and is a reliably good and entertaining show.


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