David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night talk show host and comedian and the host of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS since 1993. Letterman's ironic, often absurd comedy is heavily influenced by former Tonight Show hosts Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jack Paar. Letterman has been a fixture of United States late night television since his 1982 debut on Late Night with David Letterman; only Johnny Carson, one of Letterman's idols, has had a longer late-night hosting career

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His show was unlike any other late night show, and I'm telling you, to be unique in the world of television -- virtually impossible.

David Letterman

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I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen.

David Letterman

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20 days ago

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I have to treat you now with renewed respect, that's a tremendous story.

David Letterman

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5 months ago

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I like it, it's clever. 9-9-9. It's fun, you ought to get some sort of toll-free number. You dial 9-9-9, you get a free pizza.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

Politics

I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl, i would never, never think that it was funny to use a 14-year-old girl as a joke like this, for God's sake.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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I'll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime.

David Letterman

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3 months ago

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I'm awash in melancholia, i'll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime.

David Letterman

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3 months ago

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In reality he was just himself -- a genuine, modest and nice man.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told Deadline.

David Letterman

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3 months ago

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To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: 'Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange. ... Here we have the avocado.' I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange ... Here we have the avocado. I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

Entertainment

We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq, we were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.

David Letterman

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5 months ago

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We're told that (the terrorists) were zealots fueled by religious fervor, and if you live to be a thousand years old, will that make any sense to you. Will that make any goddamn sense.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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We've lost 5,000 fellow New Yorkers, and you can feel it. You can feel it, you can see it, rudolph Giuliani is the personification of courage.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

Politics

When you call up at the last minute and cancel a show, ladies and gentlemen that's starting to smell. This is not the John McCain I know, this is not the way a tested hero behaves.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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Why exactly are you here? Honest to God, i've been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest time.

David Letterman

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2 months ago

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