Late Show with David Letterman

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Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide... read more

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS, the first iteration of the Late Show franchise. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and was produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, was Paul Shaffer. The head writer was Matt Roberts and the announcer was originally Bill Wendell, then Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranked second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. In most U.S. markets the show aired from 11:35 p.m. to 12:37 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, and recorded Monday through Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The second Thursday episode usually aired on Friday of that week.

Original Release

08/30/1993 on CBS

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Cast

# Title Air Date
1 Bruce Willis/The Gaslight Anthem Monday, 18 August 2014
2 Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Novak Djokovic/Robby Johnson Tuesday, 19 August 2014
3 Kathy Griffin/Ken Burns/Jeremy Messersmith Wednesday, 20 August 2014
4 Serena Williams/Chadwick Boseman/Echo & the Bunnymen Thursday, 21 August 2014
5 Michael Cera/Lyle Lovett Monday, 25 August 2014
6 Howie Mandel/Rachel Maddow/EMA Tuesday, 26 August 2014
7 James McAvoy/Chris 'Mad Dog' Russo/The Last Internationale Wednesday, 27 August 2014
8 Mike Myers/Bonnie McFarlane/John Fullbright Thursday, 28 August 2014
9 Luke Wilson/Julie Chen/Lee Brice Tuesday, 02 September 2014
10 Kristen Wiig/Sen. Elizabeth Warren/The New Pornographers Wednesday, 03 September 2014
11 Steve Buscemi/Alt-J Thursday, 04 September 2014
12 Tina Fey/Moody McCarthy/Kevin Drew Friday, 05 September 2014
13 Bill Maher/Henrik Lundqvist/Spoon Monday, 08 September 2014
14 Michael Strahan/Richard Branson/Interpol Tuesday, 09 September 2014
15 Dr. Phil McGraw/Katharine McPhee/Death from Above 1979 Wednesday, 10 September 2014
16 Jason Bateman/Billy Eichner/Ryan Adams Thursday, 11 September 2014
17 Mindy Kaling/Jake Johannsen/Maddie & Tae Friday, 12 September 2014
18 Mark Harmon/Jack Hanna Monday, 22 September 2014
19 Denzel Washington/Lenny Kravitz Tuesday, 23 September 2014
20 Kelly Ripa/Jim Gaffigan/Paloma Faith Wednesday, 24 September 2014
21 Jerry Seinfeld Thursday, 25 September 2014
22 Ted Danson/Andrew Norelli Friday, 26 September 2014
23 Neil Patrick Harris/Aretha Franklin Monday, 29 September 2014
24 John Oliver/Maggie Q/Bleachers Tuesday, 30 September 2014
25 Bill O'Reilly/Cristin Milioti Wednesday, 01 October 2014
26 Johnny Galecki/Andre Benjamin/Delta Spirit Thursday, 02 October 2014
27 Mariska Hargitay/Simon Amstell/Kandace Springs Friday, 03 October 2014
28 Aziz Ansari/Tom Dreesen/Jackson Browne Monday, 06 October 2014
29 Robert Downey Jr./Sarah Paulson/Lizzo Tuesday, 07 October 2014
30 Anderson Cooper/Gina Rodriguez/Hatsune Miku Wednesday, 08 October 2014
31 Robert Duvall/Elle Fanning/Rival Sons Thursday, 09 October 2014
32 Chelsea Handler/Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele/Angaleena Presley Friday, 10 October 2014
33 Russell Brand/Dave Grohl/The Foo Fighters Monday, 13 October 2014
34 Michael Keaton/Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson/the Foo Fighters Tuesday, 14 October 2014
35 Bill Murray/Foo Fighters Wednesday, 15 October 2014
36 Tom Selleck/Jenny Slate/The Foo Fighters Thursday, 16 October 2014
37 Jessica Chastain/Lenny Marcus/The Foo Fighters Friday, 17 October 2014
38 Amy Poehler/Sen. Jeff Flake & Sen. Martin Heinrich/Mastadon/Jerry Lee Lewis Monday, 27 October 2014
39 Taylor Swift/Tom Mison Tuesday, 28 October 2014
40 Jim Carrey/David Tennant Wednesday, 29 October 2014
41 Brian Williams/Perfume Genius Thursday, 30 October 2014
42 Keith Olbermann/Brian Regan/Run the Jewels Friday, 31 October 2014
43 Martin Short/Father John Misty Monday, 03 November 2014
44 Jennifer Lopez/Rob Riggle/Kimbra Wednesday, 05 November 2014
45 Whoopi Goldberg/Jimmy Page/Mapei Thursday, 06 November 2014
46 Amy Schumer/Jeff Caldwell/Theophilus London Friday, 07 November 2014
47 Katie Holmes/Alex Zanardi/Jessica Hernandez Monday, 10 November 2014
48 Steve Carell/Martha Stewart/OK Go Tuesday, 11 November 2014
49 Jennifer Lawrence/London Mayor Boris Johnson Wednesday, 12 November 2014
50 Jon Stewart/Frank Caliendo/Shawn Mendes Thursday, 13 November 2014
51 Kristin Chenoweth/Jeff Dunham/Chris Young Friday, 14 November 2014
52 Jason Sudeikis/Allison Janney/Damien Rice Monday, 17 November 2014
54 Charlie Day/Kevin Harvick/Hiss Golden Messenger Tuesday, 18 November 2014
55 Regis Philbin/The Barr Brothers Wednesday, 19 November 2014
56 Meryl Streep/Jessye Norman Thursday, 20 November 2014
57 James Corden/Norman Lear/TV on the Radio Friday, 21 November 2014
58 Seth Rogen/Amy Sedaris/Sam Hunt Monday, 24 November 2014
59 Emily Blunt/Adam Resnick/Wu-Tang Clan Tuesday, 25 November 2014
60 Joaquin Phoenix/Cristela Alonzo/Al Green Monday, 08 December 2014
61 Ben Stiller/Olivia Munn/LaLa Brooks Tuesday, 09 December 2014
62 Meryl Streep/Rebel Wilson/J. Cole Wednesday, 10 December 2014
63 Chris Rock/Sting Thursday, 11 December 2014
64 Jamie Foxx/Robert Klein/Dan Penn Friday, 12 December 2014
65 Emma Stone/Bob Seger Monday, 15 December 2014
66 Anna Kendrick/Charli XCX Tuesday, 16 December 2014
67 Tom Brokaw/Willie Nelson & Billy Joe Shaver Wednesday, 17 December 2014
68 Rosie O'Donnell/Jeff Altman Thursday, 18 December 2014
69 Jay Thomas/Josh Brolin/Darlene Love Friday, 19 December 2014
70 Kathy Griffin/David Oyelowo/Lera Lynn Monday, 05 January 2015
71 Ethan Hawke/Allison Williams/Parquet Courts Tuesday, 06 January 2015
72 Julianne Moore/Marv Albert/Catfish and the Bottlemen Wednesday, 07 January 2015
73 Donald Trump/Chelsea Peretti/Foxygen Thursday, 08 January 2015
74 Jeff Goldblum/Michael Somerville/Nicole Atkins Friday, 09 January 2015
75 Gordon Ramsay/Adam DeVine/St. Paul & the Broken Bones Monday, 12 January 2015
76 Anderson Cooper/Aubrey Plaza/Shovels & Rope Tuesday, 13 January 2015
77 Amanda Peet/Simon Helberg/Ryn Weaver Wednesday, 14 January 2015
78 Larry David/Dan Patrick/Sleater-Kinney Thursday, 15 January 2015
79 Coach Urban Meyer/Johnny Beehner/Ella Henderson Friday, 16 January 2015
80 John Oliver/Nicolle Wallace/The Lone Bellow Monday, 26 January 2015
81 Oscar Isaac/Whitney Cummings/Drenge Tuesday, 27 January 2015
82 Rachel Maddow/Ben Schwartz/Marty Stuart Wednesday, 28 January 2015
83 John Oliver/Mayim Bialik/Death Cab for Cutie Thursday, 29 January 2015
84 Aziz Ansari/Brian Kiley/Ben Howard Friday, 30 January 2015
85 Jack Hanna/Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Monday, 02 February 2015
86 Dr. Phil McGraw/Robin Tunney/Diana Krall Tuesday, 03 February 2015
87 Ryan Reynolds/J.B. Smoove/Dierks Bentley Wednesday, 04 February 2015
88 Martin Short/Bettye LaVette Thursday, 05 February 2015
89 Sienna Miller/Andy Kindler/Bob Mould Friday, 06 February 2015
90 Steve Carell/NBA Commissioner Adam Silver/Hundred Waters Monday, 09 February 2015
91 Courtney Love/Chris Elliott/Rhiannon Giddens Tuesday, 10 February 2015
92 Coach Bill Belichick/Elisabeth Moss/Madisen Ward Wednesday, 11 February 2015
93 Tom Hanks/Sturgill Simpson Thursday, 12 February 2015
94 Bill Hader/Pat McGann/Shakey Graves Friday, 13 February 2015
95 Matthew Perry/Adam Scott/Kishi Bashi Monday, 16 February 2015
96 Dakota Johnson/David Tochinskiy/Twin Shadow Tuesday, 17 February 2015
97 Will Smith/Grizfolk Wednesday, 18 February 2015
98 Don Cheadle/Ilana Glazer & Abbi Jacobson/Mikky Ekko Thursday, 19 February 2015
99 Sean Hayes/Kid Scientists/Judah & the Lion Friday, 20 February 2015
100 Helen Mirren/Joey Logano/Steve Earle Monday, 23 February 2015
101 Matthew Broderick/Ellie Kemper/JD McPherson Tuesday, 24 February 2015
102 Julianna Margulies/Chef Eric Ripert/Glass Animals Wednesday, 25 February 2015
103 Kevin Spacey/Lily James/Alabama Shakes Monday, 09 March 2015
104 Patricia Arquette/Keith Olbermann/Will Butler Tuesday, 10 March 2015
105 Kelsey Grammer/Stevie Wonder Wednesday, 11 March 2015
106 Lena Dunham/Bobby Cannavale/Andy Kim & Kevin Drew Thursday, 12 March 2015
107 Kevin Bacon/Jimmie Walker/Airborne Toxic Event Friday, 13 March 2015
108 Shailene Woodley/Dr. Cornel West/Matthew E. White Monday, 16 March 2015
109 Will Ferrell/Glen Hansard Tuesday, 17 March 2015
110 Norm MacDonald/Theo James Wednesday, 18 March 2015
111 Ben Stiller/Tove Lo Monday, 23 March 2015
112 Bill O'Reilly/Aubrey Plaza Tuesday, 24 March 2015
113 James Franco/Jake Johanssen/Action Bronson Wednesday, 25 March 2015
114 Neil Patrick Harris/Charlie Cox/The Suffers Monday, 30 March 2015
115 David Duchovny/Josh Gad/Houndmouth Tuesday, 31 March 2015
116 Sen. Al Franken/Billy Eichner/David Sanborn Wednesday, 01 April 2015
117 Kelly Ripa/Aasif Mandvi/Fat White Family Thursday, 02 April 2015
118 Mike Myers/Nick Griffin/Banks Friday, 03 April 2015
124 Sarah Jessica Parker/Julie Chen/Asleep at the Wheel Monday, 13 April 2015
125 Billy Crystal/Julie Chen/Chris Stapleton Tuesday, 14 April 2015
126 Michael J. Fox/Amy Sedaris/Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell Wednesday, 15 April 2015
127 Kevin James/Tom Dreesen/Tracy Chapman Thursday, 16 April 2015
128 Alec Baldwin/John Mayer Friday, 17 April 2015
129 John Travolta/Amy Schumer/The Waterboys Monday, 20 April 2015
130 Paul Rudd/Piedmont Bird Callers/Chaka Khan Tuesday, 21 April 2015
131 Bruce Willis/Jim Gaffigan/Dawes Wednesday, 22 April 2015
132 Robert Downey Jr./Chris Russo/Elvis Costello Thursday, 23 April 2015
133 Jerry Seinfeld/Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Friday, 24 April 2015
134 Scarlett Johansson/John Mellencamp/Todd Rundgren Monday, 27 April 2015
135 Michael Keaton/Future Islands Tuesday, 28 April 2015
136 Jack Hanna/John Fogerty/John Popper Wednesday, 29 April 2015
137 First Lady Michelle Obama/Hootie & the Blowfish Thursday, 30 April 2015
138 Steve Martin/Emmylou Harris/Rodney Crowell/Amos Lee/Ralph Stanley/Mark O'Connor Friday, 01 May 2015
139 President Barack Obama/Will Ferrell/Brandi Carlile & the Avett Brothers Monday, 04 May 2015
140 Reese Witherspoon/Nathan Lane/Mumford & Sons Tuesday, 05 May 2015
141 Martin Short/Norah Jones Wednesday, 06 May 2015
142 Tina Fey/First Aid Kit Thursday, 07 May 2015
143 Ray Romano/Brian Regan/Dave Matthews Band Friday, 08 May 2015
144 Howard Stern/Don Rickles Monday, 11 May 2015
145 Bill Clinton/Adam Sandler Tuesday, 12 May 2015
146 Julia Roberts/Paul Shaffer/Ryan Adams Wednesday, 13 May 2015
147 George Clooney/Tom Waits Thursday, 14 May 2015
148 Oprah Winfrey/Norm McDonald Friday, 15 May 2015
149 Tom Hanks/Eddie Vedder Monday, 18 May 2015
150 Bill Murray/Bob Dylan Tuesday, 19 May 2015
151 The Final Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Directors

Jerry Foley, Hal Gurnee

Writers

David Letterman, Jim Mulholland, Michael Barrie, Doug Brady, Steve Young, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, Lee H. Ellenberg, Tom Ruprecht, Matt Roberts, Joe Grossman, Jeremy Weiner, Bill Scheft, Frank Sebastiano, Paul Masella, Robert Borden, R.J. Fried, Matt Kirsch, Zach Smilovitz, Mike Leech, Mike Hadge, Gerard Mulligan, Matt Goldich, Matthew Flanagan, David McHugh, Meredith Scardino, Steve Melcher, Dan Vollmayer, Sam Saltz, Jon Beckerman, Aaron Blitzstein, Rob Burnett, Joe Toplyn, Gabe Miller, Jonathan Green, Gabe Abelson, Donick Cary, Carter Bays, Chris Harris, Rodney Rothman, Jill Goodwin, Wayne Kline, Craig Thomas, Spike Feresten, Steve O'Donnell, Jeff Stilson, Dave Hanson, Jill Davis, Larry Jacobson, Eric Kaplan, Tim Long, Steve Hely, Matt Harrigan, Peter Huyck, Alex Gregory, Chris Belair, Dino Stamatopoulos, Jeff Boggs, Jena Friedman, David Javerbaum, Jason Gelles, Beth Sherman, Mike Haukom, Steve Young, Ross Abrash, Mike Myers, Johnny Carson, Bill Kelley, Alan Zweibel, Mark Hentemann, Alex Buly, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris

Creators

David Letterman

Cast

David Letterman Host
Paul Shaffer Musical Director
David Letterman Himself - Host
Paul Shaffer Himself - Musical Director
Alan Kalter Himself - Announcer
Morris Hayes
Kirk Johnson
Rhonda Smith
Eric Leeds
Prince
Barbara Gaines Herself - Executive Producer
Tony Mendez Himself - Cue Card Boy
Paul Shaffer Himself
Al Chez Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #2
Tom Malone Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #1
Bruce Kapler Himself - Horn Section Yay-Sayer #3
Andrea Sande Herself - Late Show Model
Biff Henderson Himself - Stage Manager
Rute Herself - Late Show Model
Kiva Kahl Herself - Grinder Girl

Producers

Maria Pope Executive Producer
Barbara Gaines Executive Producer
Jude Brennan Executive Producer
Rob Burnett Executive Producer
Matt Roberts Executive Producer
Eric Stangel Executive Producer
Justin Stangel Executive Producer
Robert Morton Executive Producer
Peter Lassally Executive Producer
Nancy Agostini Executive Producer
Barbara Gaines Producer
Maria Pope Producer
Jude Brennan Producer
Eric Stangel Producer
Justin Stangel Producer
Matt Roberts Producer
Rob Burnett Producer
Brian Teta Producer
Sheila Rogers Producer
Jerry Foley Producer
Nancy Agostini Producer
Kathy Mavrikakis Producer
Paula Chagares Producer
Hal Gurnee Producer
Robert Morton Producer
Peter Lassally Producer
Amy Deiboldt Producer
Sarah Billington Producer
Lorraine Ruprecht Producer
Jon Beckerman Producer
Joe Toplyn Producer
Michael Buczkiewicz Producer
Eliana Salzhauer Producer
Jay Johnson Producer
Walter Kim Producer
Mary Barclay Producer
Michael Z. McIntee Producer

Editors

Daniel Baggio, Andrew Evangelista, Gary Mazzacca, Steve Hostomsky, Dava Whisenant, Jim Alkins, Tom Catusi, Mark Spada, Charles Parks, Mona Lu, Duane Debetham, Ernie Generalli, Marian Jordan-Pitta, Kevin Raman, Julia Meskill, Keith Debetham

2015 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Variety Talk Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2012 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Nominated
2012 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2011 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2010 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series Nominated
2009 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Nominated
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