…Have the Last Laugh

  This What to Watch Wednesday, I’m paying homage to David Letterman, who wraps up a 33-year career of hosting late night TV tonight (first as the host of “Late Night with David Letterman” and then as the host of “Late Night with David Letterman”).

Now, I know what you’re thinking, and don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another “Top Ten” list. I already got that out of my system when it was announced that Colbert was taking over.

No, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. The man is a living legend. And I realize that Letterman is not everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s what made him so great. 

There’s a certain amount of pandering to the audience that happens in the late night world, which is all well and good, but Letterman never comes across that way. He never tries to be likable to everyone. His delivery is dry and sometimes brutally honest, which might rub some people the wrong way, but you have to at least admire that kind of honesty in a host, even if you don’t always agree with them.

He stands out in the world of late night, and will be greatly missed (even if we all are kind of excited to see what Colbert will do in his new role). Thanks for all the laughs, Mr. Letterman.


More on the Story: Reuters

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Posted on May 20, 2015, in Humor, News, Opinion, Television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing what they do for tonight’s last show. I also blogged about Letterman tonight, as he was a major influence on my writing career, and now I’m writing for another late night show that airs on CBS!

  2. I actually watched his daytime show in lieu of attending some college classes (don’t tell Mom), From daytime fireworks to “will it float” and every other stop in between, Dave always made me smile while at the same time seeming as if he didn’t care if I smiled. It was interesting to see who he highlighted in the video montage last night; he clearly was fond of Calvert Deforest (Larry “Bud” Melman)…I haven’t watched Dave religiously for the last few years (here’s blaming you, Colbert), but I will still miss him and his style…

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