David Letterman

The 30 Harshest Comedian-on-Comedian Insults in History

Continuing our beloved series, Flavorwire looks into the rivalries, feuds, frenmities, and good-natured(ish) ribbing of an industry filled with the fragile egos, big personalities, and sharp wits that make for excellent insults: comedy. From Comedy Central roasts to Jay ‘n’ Conan to Twitter spats, there’s no shortage of verbal spats out there, but here’s a selection of the very best. Spoiler: there’s little love lost between Chevy Chase and, well, everyone else. … Read More

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Watch Hannibal Buress and David Letterman Chat About Sports Teams and Difficult Names

I could listen to Hannibal Buress talk for hours on end. When he has a sparring partner, he can be even… Read More

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Watch: Letterman Enchanted by Sam Smith’s Performance of “Stay With Me”

Despite age-old stereotypes about British stuffiness, the (perhaps reactionary) voices of UK pop stars continue to be some of the… Read More

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“I Never Quit — I’m Seven Years Late to Work”: Why Dave Chappelle Doesn’t Owe Us an Explanation

Last night, Dave Chappelle showed up on David Letterman’s show, and two things happened: 1. Letterman demonstrated just how good he (still) is at getting good responses from people most interviewers are too timid to approach. 2. Chappelle opened up about that whole thing where he walked away from $50 million and one of funniest shows in American television history. As Chappelle put it, “I never quit — I’m seven years late to work.” … Read More

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Craig Ferguson is Too Awesome for Your Stupid Late Night Show, Anyways

Looking back now, I can totally see how Craig Ferguson went from being the Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show to one of the last great madcap late night hosts. I mean, it makes perfect sense when you watch old clips of the Scottish-born Ferguson, over-doing his English accent “to make up for generations of English actors doing crap Scottish accents.” Craig Ferguson is a little crazy, and only crazy people could pull off the sort of brilliance and hilarity he squeezed into the show that many of us insomniacs just couldn’t get enough of. If you don’t actually agree with me that Ferguson might be a little off his rocker, skip to about 4:19 of his 2009 interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (which won him a Peabody Award), where the Nobel Prize winner actually also mentions that he thinks his host might be a little nuts. … Read More

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Stephen Colbert’s Replacement Matters Way More Than His Promotion

So, it happened: another white guy, albeit a talented one, will be joining the ranks of late-night TV hosts. Stephen Colbert’s been the frontrunner ever since David Letterman announced his retirement next year, exact date TBD; according to Mashable, he’s been in talks with CBS since before Letterman’s exit was set in stone, and his Comedy Central contract just so happens to expire at the end of 2014. Personally, I’m thrilled for Colbert even as I’m disappointed CBS didn’t go with someone who looks exactly like everyone else we see every night on every other major network. But I also don’t think I’m alone in being a regular viewer of The Colbert Report who has no intentions of tuning in to The Late Show, new host or no. … Read More

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

Just a week after David Letterman officially announced his retirement from The Late Show, CBS announced his replacement: Stephen Colbert.… Read More

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