I have watched this show on and off for 30 years and I loved Billy Cristol also. I was shocked to see the episode tonight with the picture of Romney with a Hitler mustache. Whether I like Romney or not I think this is not funny. I am not Mormon, but am a Christian. Cristol is Jewish and an idiot apparently. There are many people who watch this show and it should show some integrity and respect for the man who is willing to take on this mess of the President of the United States. Obama is much closer to a Nazi than Romney will ever be. I will be watching Leno now and David Letterman has disappointed me hugely. If you love this Country you have a very poor way of showing it. Read "The Amatuer" and learn.
What was once an entertaining show has now lost its appeal. Dave comes off as an angry, mean old man. His Bush Bashing is over the top, get over it, and his politics are boring, and his disgraceful remarks should be kept to himself. If he loses this show, he can BLAME IT ON LETTERMAN!
David Letterman is almost unbearable to watch anymore. If his beating a failed joke into the ground wasn't painful enough to watch, now I gotta watch him act like a liberal nut job too?!? Republicans are evil, I get that. But his thinking that the democratic party is the next best thing to sliced bread is down right delusional. If there is a hell, I'm quite sure it will be filled with both parties. I'm sorry, but unlike what David Letterman wants us all to believe, Obama is no where close to walking on water.
Letterman stopped being cutting edge decades ago. The fraise "crotchety old man" comes to mind.
I also can't get over the fact that he can rip apart someone that gets busted for having an affair, but when he gets caught its a different story. Total hypocrite.
I gave The Late Show with David Letterman a 2. I would have givin it a 3, but watching him and Billy Crystal yuck it up over Shirley Temple (a child star that was famous back when dinosaurs roamed the land) jokes proved just how dated and unwatchable it really is.
I used to like David Letterman. Here of late, his show is more or less only repeats of the same old worn out and tired material. His Romney segments are far beyond being funny anymore, his takes on Gov. Christie are also not funny now, since he shows the same material night after night.....and the band guy, Paul , is annoying and obnoxious with his comments accompanied by a note or two of music.....perhaps it's time for Letterman to retire.
hes just a rude democrat lover whenever i watch its cause i'd like to see one of his guests what i would like to see is when bill o'reilly is on he would smack him down real good, with a back hand would be the best way. even his wife loves him after cheating on her and embarassing her on national tv. heck he can't even leave bush alone yet he really did not love #43 review 4.0
David Letterman reveals his "ugly-side" in front of the TV, as a bitterly, "frustrated talk-host" favoring democrat's, etc.
Episode: 11/18/2011 with Herman Cain
David Letterman was once the most respected "talk-show-host" on national TV. I used to enjoy everything he said and did because he had a real sense of humor and humorous explanations for a lot of the subjects he talked about. No matter what the case he was the good example for allowing us to interpret ideas being presented that might be complicated, or not well known etc.
David Letterman is a big disappointment. Life is not fair as I never expected to see him fall so rapidly on national TV.
I am so disgusted with his "rude behavior" to Herman Cain. It is the perfect example of an Obama supporter trying to damage one of the tea party candidates trying to improve our life. I am not the person to say, "Herman Cain" is perfect but he deserves respect in front of a national audience. I never saw Letterman insult Clinton like he did Herman Cain?
Shame on you David Letterman. I hope your mother's family did not see you interview Herman Cain. It was a cheap shot, etc.
I clean carpets for a living and would never allow you to do the rude-bash-talking like Herman Cain had to contend with. I would have rebuked you in front of your audience!
It does show us that "Herman Cain" can control himself. He did an excellent job of tempering his thoughts/remarks and it was an obvious time of "repeated attacks" by Letterman.
I recommend everyone "un-friend" David Letterman for his bad, ugly-rude behavior.
I've been a longtime fan of David Letterman. As teenage newlyweds, My husband and I stayed up late to watch him on NBC. But it's hard to remain a loyal fan these days.
Tonight I tuned in with a bit of anticipation because Anthony Bourdain was to be a guest of Dave's.
Dave's interaction with the Melissa McCarthy was ok. He seemed nervous and detached, but polite enough.
But his interview with Anthony Bourdain was a huge disappointment. Promising at first. And then Dave - suddenly and inexplicably - went off on a tangent about the Food Network vs. all the starving people of the world.
News flash for Dave: Anthony Bourdain works for the Travel Channel. Not the Food Network!
Bourdain is an interesting, funny guy. As Dave ranted, Tony sat there and smiled with a puzzled look. Probably thinking, What a jerk! Dave ruined what could have been a great interview. Bourdain totally rocks. And Dave came across as uninformed, whiny, and frankly, idiotic. What a waste!
I miss the days when Dave behaved at least somewhat professional. He enjoyed people, even as he made them cringe. He was always wisecracking and rude. Yet lovable and funny. Nowadays, he's just sour and crabby.
Nowadays if I want a laugh, I watch Anthony Bourdain.
Regarding Joan Baez and Kris Kristofferson... what the heck? Do they need hearing aids? What an embarrassment. At that point, I couldn't take anymore and turned the channel.
the first few years, this show was cool, now it's not so cool anymore. it's time for dave to retire and give everyone a break from his horrendous daily routine. he's getting old and tired and so is his jokes. i guess cbs wants to milk dave for money so they try to make the most ad dollars out of him before he finally falls flat on his face once he gets a cardiac arrest in a middle of taping. seriously, people like dave shouldn't be hosting any show, he's so rich, america doesn't need to put up with his crap any longer. that's just cruel.
David Letterman used to be great. His sarcastic comedy had a bite, but he always had a twinkle in his eye. Sadly, Letterman has lost that twinkle and now comes across as angry and bitter, even crotchety. Still, his show undeniably once was great.
In the 1980s, as a teenager, I loved Letterman. His wit, his sarcasm, his undercutting of all pomp and circumstance. It was just great. I remember quoting his top ten lists to my friends the next at school.
My love for Letterman's early humor makes it that much more painful for me to say ... I just don't find him funny anymore.
Perhaps my comedy tastes changed when I became an adult, I don't know. But nowadays Letterman comes across like a crotchety old man. His sarcastic remarks used to be told with a glint in his eye, but now it just seems mean. The old Letterman clearly loved people, loved America, even if he thought we were a bunch of idiots. We were good idiots who meant well and enjoyed laughing at ourselves.
But in the last 5-10 years, whenever I've watched Letterman ... he seems to genuinely dislike people. That winking glint is gone and has been replaced with an angry scowl. And it's just no fun listening to an angry clown.
David Letterman has changed my view on late night television. I use to think that late night television was reapeats of cheesey shows and shows that have a high rating. But Letterman is diffrent. One night I couldn't sleep so I was watching television and I came across David. I thought it was going to be cheesey but I was wrong. I loved it like great moment in presidental speaches our on of the many other of his great segmants. I would put David letterman up there with Rove micmanus who is a great host of any Australian show of all time.
Letterman is definatley the best talk show on television. He's a watered down version of Greg House. The only thing I don't like is Paul (That stupid band guy) he looks really weird when he opens His mouth...
Letterman is definatley the best talk show on television. He's a watered down version of Greg House. The only thing I don't like is Paul (That stupid band guy) he looks really weird when he opens his mouth really wide and try's to match his mouth movements with the music. The best thing about Letterman is he doesn't give a crap, I remember the episode where he ripped Paris Hilton in Half. Almost made her cry on the show (Watch the youtube video). Paris Hilton got what she deserved. Screw You Paris! Definatley the Best joke, though was when he asked Hayden Panettiere (On Heroes) if she knew if they would ever get off the island.
My husband and I watch David Letterman all the time. He's funny and different from the other nightly talk show hosts, which is the reason I like him so much. The sketches aren't so scripted, which can obviously be a bad thing if you like your shows that way, but I don't. I like the play-on-bit they get with David Letterman. He spends a half hour joking around (sometimes a bit too much and maybe a bit off kilter) and doing the Top 10 and a few others. Then we have our very special guests ... ahem. Then there's Rupert. Oh we absolutely love Rupert. Rupert is the owner of Jee's Hello Deli, a deli (obviously) which is right around the corner from the studio where The Late Show With David Letterman is filmed. He does funny sketches and has people come in off the street to try to win prizes and we get to see it all. It's funny and we really like him. One day I'm going to make it to New York and hello deli, here I come. I'm gonna give ole Rupert a visit and order me a sandwich and coffee for sure.
In short, David Letterman is funny and there's always something different going on. I usually don't have too much to complain about when it comes to this show. Rock on, David Letterman!
Before 93 I really didn't watch David Letterman that much maybe it was cause of work. But one night I got home from work and my mom was up watching David Letterman. And from that point on I was hooked. At that time we made it a tradition to watch Late Night with David Letterman though I will attempt if we didn't like the person he was interviewing we usually went to bed. To the one liners, jokes greatest moments, the 10 countdown, the bands, and all the people that interviewed, David and his 'sidekick' really made the show worth watching!
Late Show with David Letterman is a talk show. It has like other talk shows guest. The first half hour is David Letterman's monologue and other wacky and fun things such as Great Moments in Presidential Speeches and Johnny Twain.
I love Late Show with David Letterman! My favorite part of the show is not the guest, but the best part of the show is the first half hour. This is when Letterman does his monolgue and all the other wacky things. One of my favorites is "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches.". This is when he makes fun of how George W. Bush speaks. Even as someone who is Pro-Bush I find it to be hilarious as Bush as stated himself before, he's not a great speaker. I also really enjoy a new segament he has called "Johnny Twain" in which someoen dressed like Mark Twain sits in a rocker and gives advice and antedotes much as Mark Twain would. Of all the talk shows out there, Letterman is my favorite by far. I highly recccommend him.
The Late Show with David Letterman premiered on CBS on August 30, 1993 and is hosted by famous comedian and talk-show host David Letterman. The stage personnel are the CBS Orchestra bandleader Paul Shaffer, announcer Alan Kalter, and host David Letterman. This is one of my favorite talk-shows because David does various very funny sketches. He's always been one of my favorite talk-show hosts. He has had classics such as Drew Barrymore dancing on his birthday. He has also had quite a few intoxicated guests. Late night talk-shows will not be the same when he finaly retires. Big fans like me had a big scare a few years back when he had to have surgery, and I'm glad the operation was a success.
I have no idea what made Letterman a "legend", but what anything that made him one has left him years ago! Letterman has become nothing more than a ranting liberal with no sense of humor whatsoever! I mean come on, one can only make so many jokes about Pres. Bush, and Letterman has past the line of disrespect long ago. I fail to see why people waste their money to see him, he is not funny. He jokes are NOT funny! He is not funny! He is nothing but a rich old man who needs to retire and give the show to someone with talent! I'm sure that by now people only laugh at his "jokes" out of pity.
Comedians, such a Jay Leno or Conan O'Brien and most others usually have a definite order to the program. In the Late Show, things appear to just be mixed in together in a mix of monolouges and sketches. One moment David Letterman is reading a fact or doing his monolouge, the next there's a skit going on. Also, some segments are used too much such as the Presidential speeches segment. Also, the top 10 part is funny, but it is done in every single episode. Jay and Conan don't usually repeat the same formula that often. Another thing is that his monoluge tends to be slow. He spends too much time on the same joke, just making variations of it and the jokes tend to feel like they're dragging on sometimes. Like I said every episode of the Late Show is somewhat similar. Nearly every time, David Letterman for example, throws a card towards the back of the set and a song starts to play. On the more positive note, however, David Letterman is a great host and his personality is great for this type of show. The musician is a great addition to the show and usually makes funny statements in the show. While it may not be the best late night comedy show, it has enough humor to keep the laughs rolling in fairly often. To sum it up though, the show could really use some more variation from episode to episode, but this show is worth watching if you want to watch a different type of night show.
David Letterman ruled at NBC with Late Night for 11 years and since 1993 he has ruled CBS with The Late Show With David Letterman. This show is as funny and sharp as Late Night was in the 80's and early 90's. The guests are great and the sketches crack me up. My favorites are Audiance Show & Tell, Great Moments In Presidental History, and The Top 10 list. It's also really funny when he throws things out the window and you hear a crashing sound. The Late Show is one of the finest intitutions in NYC and along with The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson are the greatest talk shows ever.
I love the Late Show with David Letterman. The cast members are the most funniest people ever. I love all the wacky things people want to do on his show. Like, jump over a taxi cab on a pogo stick. Or, host how far a dog can jump into a pool. I really enjoyed 'Great moments in presidental speaches'. They make president Bush look more stupid than a group of rocks. It's so hilarious. If there was a rating for this show, I would give it a 1,000,000!!!! Or, I would give it a 10!. This show is Awesome! (AWESOME!!!!!)
"Late Show With David Letterman" I feel that it's just a great show. David letter is a comedian and he hits targets that are very popular at the time being and he is a very humorous person. If you're up late at night and you're looking for a laugh and some entertainment, I highly reccomend this late night talk show. Aside from being very entertaining, himself, personally, David Letterman often has actors, etc. on the show to discuss new movies being released, he's great. Its just a good show.
The American Idol generation is never going to "get" Dave and consequently will not find him funny. Nor will the easily-offended, litigious-minded,often not-terribly-bright folks from older generations. EHHH. TOO BAD. I can depend on Dave to give me a good time, and for 25 years - from Betamax to Tivo - the man has delivered in spades. He smashed ground in the 80s and influenced future generations of comedians - from Jon Stewart who said so on the Emmys to Conan O'Brien who sits in Dave's old NBC studio and keeps Dave's photo, not Leno's, on the wall where Dave used to keep a picture of his dog Bob. Dave pays homage to the greats of the past - from Steve Allen to Johnny Carson (ah do you toddlers know them?). Johnny briefly came out of retirement at the end of his life to scrawl some jokes on paper and hand them to Dave, not Leno who he rejected at the start until Leno became famous in the 80s thanks to his constant pop-ups on Dave's old show - Leno owes his career to Dave and he backstabbed him and he knows it. If Johnny Carson had any say instead of GE and beady eyed little weasels like Warren Littlefield, Dave would have sat in his chair and completely owned late night. That's what should have happened. Dave is aging, God bless him, but he keeps kickin' ass and spewin' Dave sass. At top speed. Night after night. No cue cards or teleprompters there, ladies and gentlemen. Nice pants, Big Man.