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September 30, 2014
brianabrams:

I spent the last six months interviewing writers, producers, crew members, and guests who worked on NBC’s groundbreaking “Late Night with David Letterman” in the ’80s. The oral history has been published as an e-book at Amazon Kindle Singles, which you can check out at the link.If you’re into the history of late-night TV and/or a nerd about comedy writers rooms, this is for you.

Today in old-school comedy and gap teeth brethren. If you have gap teeth, don’t go see a dentist—reblog this post instead and embrace your cultural status.

brianabrams:

I spent the last six months interviewing writers, producers, crew members, and guests who worked on NBC’s groundbreaking “Late Night with David Letterman” in the ’80s. The oral history has been published as an e-book at Amazon Kindle Singles, which you can check out at the link.

If you’re into the history of late-night TV and/or a nerd about comedy writers rooms, this is for you.

Today in old-school comedy and gap teeth brethren. If you have gap teeth, don’t go see a dentist—reblog this post instead and embrace your cultural status.

10:53 // 1 day ago
April 3, 2014

I like to think that David Letterman announced he was retiring today because this clip with Bill Murray, Lady Gaga and a bucket list was so amazing and weird that he realized there was no way he could top it.

19:36 // 6 months ago
December 20, 2011

Alright, this makes up for the last post. Bill Hicks, an fearlessly acerbic comedian famous for his brave commentary, would have turned 50 last Friday — had he not died of liver cancer in 1994, at the peak of his popularity. Slate did us a favor and posted his greatest moment, this 1993 “Late Show With David Letterman” routine, which stayed in the vault for 16 years after (according to Hicks himself) CBS balked at his jokes about Christianity. (Which, mind you, are nowhere near as bad as the action made them out to be.) We couldn’t even imagine what sort of brutal jokes he’d make about the current state of reality television, based on his super-dark Billy Ray Cyrus bit at the beginning. Letterman, regretting what happened, aired the performance in 2009, with Hicks’ mother at his side. source

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21:37 // 2 years ago
September 28, 2011
I want to be able to say, meaningfully, ‘Bring it, fat boy!’ If you can’t honestly say, ‘Bring it, fat boy!’ then the terrorists have won.
David Letterman • Talking about Chris Christie, and in the process, ticking us off for similar reasons that the women of “The View” did. You want to make fun of Chris Christie? Find a better reason than his weight, buck tooth. He’s given you plenty of ammo.
11:15 // 3 years ago
August 17, 2011
brooklynmutt:

David Letterman target of wannabe jihadist over jokes about Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant
A wannabe jihadist is calling for the head of David Letterman after the host gloated on air about the death of Osama bin Laden’s one-eyed Pakistani lieutenant.

From extortion plots to terror plots to late night’s version of “Julius Caesar,” David Letterman’s enemies certainly don’t keep things boring.

brooklynmutt:

David Letterman target of wannabe jihadist over jokes about Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant

A wannabe jihadist is calling for the head of David Letterman after the host gloated on air about the death of Osama bin Laden’s one-eyed Pakistani lieutenant.

From extortion plots to terror plots to late night’s version of “Julius Caesar,” David Letterman’s enemies certainly don’t keep things boring.

21:35 // 3 years ago
May 19, 2011

brooklynmutt:

Keith Olbemann visited David Letterman last night. Among other topics, Olbermann talked about his exit from MSNBC.

18:47 // 3 years ago
April 30, 2011

Birther drama: People who Donald Trump has pissed off lately

  • Letterman’s lashing out On a Thursday night episode of “The Late Show with David Letterman,” the host ripped into one of Trump’s friends, Dr. Phil, over Trump’s behavior in recent weeks. ”It’s all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it’s no longer fun,” he said. Letterman also noted that they may not bring Trump back on the show as a guest in the future over the birther stuff.
  • Seinfeld’s Charity drop-out The incident mirrors a recent decision by Jerry Seinfeld to not take part in a Trump-sponsored charity event. Rather than handle the real issue at hand, Trump went after Seinfeld’s admittedly terrible “The Marriage Ref.” “What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’” he wrote, “even though I thought it was absolutely terrible.” Damn brah. source

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11:47 // 3 years ago
February 17, 2011
People are just, ‘are you kidding me? This is gonna be fantastic, this is gonna be like the Super Bowl’ … And then Lindsay Lohan says, ‘Oh, you know none of that’s happening.’ … It turns out we were duped. And I have no one to blame but myself, and boy is my face red.
David Letterman • Laughing off that whole mess with Lindsay Lohan in that fatherly way that he’s pretty darn good at. source and extend it in the attribution. It’s a good thing ol’ Dave has a sense of humor about all this, because we’d be pretty pissed if Lindsay Lohan blew us off. source (viafollow)
11:02 // 3 years ago
February 16, 2011

Lindsay Lohan’s dad trying being Lindsay’s publicist, fails

  • pranked! So, Lindsay Lohan was booked to be on David Letterman tonight, as sort of a funny opportunity to make fun of her current status. Problem is, it wasn’t true, and someone booked her to the “Late Show” without having the right to do so.
  • prankster For a while, it seemed like the alleged prankster was a close friend of Lohan’s, but in reality it was *sigh* her equally embarrassing dad, Michael Lohan. He took credit for the mixup, but says she had agreed to be on the show. source
21:23 // 3 years ago