Yes, it’s true, and it’s definitely happening – the world of late night talk show fans have said goodbye to David Letterman. Like many of you, we grew up watching David Letterman’s show.
But like many of you, we weren’t there from the very beginning.
He began his foray into late night TV and has been a late night TV since the 1st Feb 1982 debut of “Late Night with David Letterman on NBC. Now, that’s some 33 years ago! In 1996, he was ranked #45 on TV Guide ’s “50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time” and in 2013, David Letterman surpassed friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American TV history, at 31 years.
Alas, as they all say, all good things must come to an end. On 3rd April 2014, David announced that he would retire in 2015. Yesterday (20th May 2015), he hosted the popular “Late Show” for the very last time.
But before you say goodbye to David Letterman, let’s take a walk down memory lane, all the way back to that one fateful night that would cement his name as one of the best talk show hosts that the world has ever seen.
Let’s watch David Letterman’s first ever late night show ;)
Sure, some of the references could be a little dated (read: 1982) but his trademark jokes are still funny. He is brilliant after all. Enjoy:
Thank you, Dave :)
On another note, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert, comedian, writer and host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” since 2005, will take his place. He definitely has big shoes to fill, we’ll say that much!