Way back in 1981, Jerry Seinfeld was gracing British TV screens, and sharing a sofa with Des O’Connor. He was even named in the listings, like here in the Daily Mirror, on October 19th.
Then there’s this interesting little nugget, from the Derby Daily Telegraph, on the 7th July 1987.
Here’s a bit of those shows.
And here’s a reminder that Channel 4 did in fact air episodes of Late Night with David Letterman from The Advertiser in January of 1988.