October 30, 2012 |
David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon didn't let a little nasty weather stop them. Both late-night hosts decided cyclone or not that the show must go on even if no one was around to laugh at their jokes or even watch their shows. Each taped their shows as scheduled Monday night and had guests. Denzel Washington sat with Letterman to promote his new movie "Flight" while Fallon tapped his "Saturday Night Live" buddy Seth Meyers to join him in an empty theater. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, who had been scheduled to do his show from Brooklyn on Monday night, was preempted but will be back on Tuesday night with Howard Stern as his guest.
October 30, 2012 |
About halfway through Monday night's hilarious "Late Show with David Letterman," which was recorded without an audience due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy, Letterman cut to an image of the battered construction crane dangling over 57th Street. After a few erectile dysfunction jokes and Letterman asking whether the staff could “maybe send somebody over there” to help out, bandleader Paul Schaffer offered to do something heroic. “You want me to go over and just stand underneath it?
October 3, 2012 |
In recent weeks, David Letterman has grown increasingly vocal about his desire to have Mitt Romney on his show before election day. Last month the host took to the airwaves to insist that he does not hate the Republican nominee , and that in fact he'd welcome Romney and his wife, Ann, on “The Late Show” anytime they'd like. Letterman has continued to ratchet up the pressure: Last week he half-jokingly told viewers not to vote for Romney until he visited the show, and on Tuesday night, the host even conducted a mock interview with “Mitt Romney” -- otherwise known as Jack Black - to prove just how pleasant a “Late Show” appearance would be. Black took to the stage dressed in a pair of high-waisted dad jeans and a pastel button-down - the unofficial presidential candidate version of leisure wear.
September 25, 2012 |
While most of his late-night peers were off nursing their post-Emmys hangovers Monday evening, David Letterman was on the air basking in the glory of being named a Kennedy Center honoree. Letterman welcomed another recipient of the prize, Steve Martin, to “Late Show.” Martin received the honor in 2007, putting him in a small but distinguished group of comedians, including Johnny Carson and Bill Cosby, who've earned the distinction. Martin promised Letterman the formal, black-tie ceremony would be a cinch.
September 20, 2012 |
On Wednesday, just one day after President Obama appeared on "The Late Show" and addressed controversial comments made by Mitt Romney in a videotape that surfaced earlier this week, David Letterman also took exception to something the Republican nominee said in the footage: That Letterman "hates" him because he's been on Jay Leno's show too many times. Letterman began by recapping the content of the videotape, doing his trademark, feigned-confusion shtick. “He said, 'I'm not going to worry about these poor people because they're not going to vote for me anyway.
September 18, 2012 |
In his first public comments on Mitt Romney's secretly recorded comments, President Obama avoided direct criticism of his GOP foe while contending that anyone who wants to be president must “represent the entire country.” Speaking with CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman during a trip to New York Tuesday, Obama said he wasn't sure what Romney was referring to when he said that there “are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no...
September 13, 2012 |
David Letterman lost out on "The Tonight Show" to Jay Leno 20 years ago, but as of Wednesday he can boast of at least one accomplishment his rival doesn't have: He has been named a Kennedy Center honoree. The "Late Show" host, who recently celebrated his 30th year in late-night television, will receive the award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the performing arts and culture, during a gala in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2. This year's list of recipients draws from popular and high culture.
September 12, 2012 |
Dustin Hoffman is having quite a year. The 75-year-old actor who just debuted his inaugural directing effort at the Toronto International Film Festival this last weekend will be among seven recipients of the annual Kennedy Center Honors. The award given for lifetime achievement in the performing arts also will be presented to comedian and talk show host David Letterman, who at 65 recently celebrated his 30th year of late-night television; 76-year old bluesman Buddy Guy; iconic rock band Led Zeppelin; and Soviet Union-born prima ballerina Natalia Makarova, 71. "With their extraordinary talent, creativity and tenacity, the seven 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees have contributed significantly to the cultural life of our nation and the world," said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein.