Category: Late Night

  • 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…

  • It’s Clips Jerry, Clips
    It’s Clips Jerry, Clips

    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…

  • 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.

  • Michael Palin On Conan
    Michael Palin On Conan

    This is from the 11th September of 1997 broadcast.

  • Conan’s First NBC Promos
    Conan’s First NBC Promos

    Here’s an interesting collection of curios from the always brilliant Don Giller channel on YouTube. It’s some promos that NBC aired on the run up to Conan taking over Late Night. Sorry about the Amish one at the start. I find it fascinating that they embraced his lack of experience. Was that to manage expectations?…

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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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