David Letterman had already experimented with an earlier version of his show, as well as several appearances as substitute host on 'The Tonight Show,' when the chance to do a full-time late night program came around. Instead of replacing the emcee of 'Tonight,' he would get his own playing ground.
And what a time it would be.
Letterman's humor was both more cerebral and exponentially more adventurous than that of his competitors. He quizzed the audience members about random pictures, talked people into doing bizarre pranks in the middle of a crowded Manhattan street, invited folks to have their pets do crazy stunts on stage and walked outside just to see what was going on.
If anything could be done in a normal, routine way... David would do an end run around it.
He is on another network today, but the recipe was as good at the beginning as it is now.
Funny and brilliant-- there *is* television for which it's worth it to stay up late.
Some people may disaggree but without carson and letterman we would have no conan, no leno, and even some stars.
He is witty and clever with his infamas 'top 10' list and paul isn't bad either.
So the next time you see leno, kimmel, conan,or fergusen you better thank dave.
this show was twice as good as the show dave and his gang do today. i do not know why but it seems to me that his show only got worse when it left nbc. now the only thing it has going for it is the top ten. and that is not usually that funny nowadays.
Letterman gives the impression that he is so anti-Republican and anti-Christian Right. Well, I don\'t think Mr. O\'Reilly (Dave\'s enemy) would have made the comment about someone\'s job, his/her job as a joke. David Letterman is a hypocrite. He is rea
My daughter and I watch late night shows, David Letterman is my husband\'s favorite. Not so for my daughter and myself as of May 25, 2006. Last night, he made fun of one of his audience members who worked at Wal-mart. My daughter age 22 works at Wal-mart and she was very upset. She has a child is a single mom and works hard for a living, has her own place, etc. David Letterman gives the impression that he is so anti-Republican and anti-Christian Right. Well, I don\'t think Mr. O\'Reilly (Dave\'s enemy) would have made the comment about someone\'s job, his/her job as a joke. Anyone who is capable of getting any kind of job in this George Bush run country should be considered pretty darn blessed. David Letterman is a hypocrite. He is really right-wing conservative.
I dont watch him I dont get him at all.My sister loves him and just turned 50 when ask what she wanted to do for her bday this was her reply...there is 4 of us (friends) she has throat cancer and has had surgery where they took some of her face and is a little standoffish but says that she would not even care because david letterman is such a sensitive man..that part I really dont get! so how do I get tickets to make her dream come true, Oprah...Ellen and even MARTHA can make dreams come true so what about it?
no good at all, dont ever waste your time with this junk. Letterman has always been stinky and i dont know how anyone could have ever watched this crap and how anyone can ever watch his current show, it is all junk and pointless and needs to be gotten rid of.
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