Billy Eichner and David Letterman play “Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner”

David Letterman gives emotional 10-minute tribute to Robin Williams

Watch: Colbert read a Top Ten List he wrote in 1997 on ‘Letterman’ last night

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert taking over ‘The Late Show’ in 2015

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Brief thoughts:

  • The loss of his “Colbert” character will be painful. It’s been one of the most genius, game-changing comedic performances on modern television and to not have that 4 nights a week anymore will be truly unfortunate.
  • Additionally it’s a shame CBS didn’t go for a woman or person of color in this spot. More of the same.
  • But it’s exciting to see what Colbert can do on CBS in a more traditional format. They wouldn’t have hired him if they didn’t think he had the personality skills to carry such a show. It’s going to be different but exciting nonetheless.
  • Colbert and Fallon going head-to-head will be delightful for their “BFFs for 6 months” rivalry. 
  • Comedy Central has the option to move @midnight up which would be cool (though confusing considering the title), or move another strong Daily Show voice into the 11:30 spot (Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, Wyatt Cenac).
  • Ratings wise I could see them expanding Tosh into a 4-day a week show at 11:30, but it wouldn’t be consistent with the intelligent brand they’ve built from 11-12.

I was looking for clips from this yesterday and came up empty, but this is the next best thing.

Watch: ‘HIMYM' cast do the 'Letterman' Top Ten

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Will Ferrell Sings ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ with the Vienna Boys Choir

Bill Murray Sings “I Will Always Love You” to Letterman | CBS

Or witness Murray digging up a time capsule under Letterman’s couch.

me2ism:

squarecutorpearshape:

Tony.

I’ll take it.

Surprised that this is the song they’d do on ‘Letterman’ but not mad about it.

mattwilstein:

David Letterman and Bill Murray embrace the holiday spirit on tonight’s Late Show. 

mattwilstein:

David Letterman and Bill Murray embrace the holiday spirit on tonight’s Late Show