Late Show Legend Dave Letterman will retire in 2015, something he announced at a taping of his April 3rd 2014 show. Check it out -
The 30+ year vet will leave a HUGE hole to fill in the late night landscape. When Letterman made a later show following a late show a network television thing in 1982, he busted the normal "I'm going to stand in front of a curtain telling jokes and then maybe do some sketches and wear some costumes" format. Here are some things only Dave could have done.
Rupert Jee from the Hello Deli:
Top 10 Lists:
Joaquin Phoenix Interview (when Dave was part of a performance art piece he didn't know about):
Lindsay Lohan Interview (When Dave gets her to talk about rehab when no one else can):
And of course the Kaufman/Lawler interview:
"But what you can't do is throw coffee" might be the best improved line in late night television history. Letterman will be missed.