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Late Show with David Letterman 

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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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David Letterman ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,196 episodes, 1993-2015
Paul Shaffer ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 4,195 episodes, 1993-2015
Alan Kalter Alan Kalter ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 1,479 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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From New York, the Greatest City in the World. See more »


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Late Show Backstage See more »

Filming Locations:

Boca Raton, Florida, USA See more »

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Worldwide Pants See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

NBC claimed "intellectual property rights" on many of Letterman's famous running gags and characters from his original show. As a result, the character of "Larry Bud Melman" was retired (though the actor remained with the show and appeared under his real name), and such traditions as "Viewer Mail", "Stupid Pet Tricks", and the "Top 10 List" were simply renamed. This controversy was the subject of much ridicule during the 1993-94 TV season, mostly from Letterman himself. 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.
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Referenced in Louie: Late Show: Part 2 (2012) See more »

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WOW, The best talk-show EVER ~!
7 June 2001 | by jENNA007See all my reviews

David Letterman is a smart and insanely funny man. He's brought us this amazing show that has about a thousand unforgettable moments and a mouth-full of witty remarks. The thing I love about his show the most is that it has such an unpredictable-feel to it, its much much better than Leno, and any other talk-show I've seen. Letterman is great at being a talk-show host, its like he was born to do it. I also love Paul Shaffer, he is an awesome music director and a lot funnier than any other music director i have ever seen! I hope this show keeps going forever!! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT ~!!


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