Late Show with David Letterman

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Dave Chappelle: "I Never Quit" Chappelle's Show

It's been nine years since Dave Chappelle abruptly walked away from his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle's Show and a reported $50 million contract, but fans still want to know why he did it.

So on Tuesday's installment of Late Show, David Letterman took a swing and tried to get an answer to that question. "Technically, I... read more

Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... read more

VIDEO: Lea Michele Addresses Rumored Glee Drama with Naya Rivera

David Letterman used some clever trickery to get Lea Michele to open up about the rumored drama between Michele and her Glee co-star Naya Rivera.

During Friday's Late Show, Letterman asked Michele about reports that she "knocked someone out" on the set, a rumor he completely made up in order to see how she'd respond.

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Neil Patrick Harris: I Turned Down Late Show Gig

Apparently Stephen Colbert wasn't the only name in contention to take over hosting duties at The Late Show after David Letterman retires next year. In an interview with Howard Stern this week, Neil Patrick Harris revealed that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and Entertainment President Nina Tassler also approached him about the gig.

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Premiered: June 23, 1980, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Late-night comedy and talk with a sharply irreverent host who prowls New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where the show is taped, and its surrounding neighborhood in an endless quest to amuse viewers and his studio audience. Regular segments include Dave's Top Ten list, stupid pet tricks and stump the band, which he lovingly borrowed from his late-night mentor Johnny Carson.

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