Category: David Letterman

  • David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show
    David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show

    On the 23rd June 1995, David Letterman appeared on the very last edition of The Jon Stewart Show, being a great guest in what looks like an early version of the Top Gear set. Here’s the whole of that final show. Some background. The show began as a 30 minute talk show on MTV, airing…

  • Michael Palin On The Morning Show
    Michael Palin On The Morning Show

    The Morning Show was the morning show that Letterman did before he started Late Night. Here’s Michael Palin visiting for a chat.

  • Letterman

    David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants Inc. has launched an official Letterman YouTube channel. It features clips from Late Night and The Late Show, and hopefully eventually ones from his earlier breakfast show too. It also has interviews with staff from the productions. Here’s a great one with Marc Karzen, about the bumpers.

  • Grodin On Carson
    Grodin On Carson

    This is how Charles Grodin approached most of his interviews on late night talk shows. But I think this is one of the best. He really brings out the genius of Johnny here too. Here’s another visit he had with Letterman. With thanks to Jonathan Sloman.

  • Behind The Desk
    Behind The Desk

    If, like me, you’re a little obsessed with the late night shows in the US, then set aside a couple of days because CNN has a multi-part documentary called The Story Of Late Night. And if that isn’t enough for you, there’s an accompanying podcast called Behind The Desk, which is hosted by Bill Carter.…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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