Rate this Stand up Comedian out of 5: David Letterman?

He hosted a late night television talk show for 33 years, beginning with the February 1, 1982, debut of Late Night with David Letterman on NBC, and ending with the May 20, 2015, broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. In total, Letterman hosted 6,028 episodes of Late Night and Late Show, surpassing friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history. His dry, sarcastic humor caught the attention of scouts for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and Letterman was soon a regular guest on the show. Letterman became a favorite of Carson and was a regular guest host for the show beginning in 1978. Letterman credits Carson as the person who influenced his career the most.







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  • 5/5 The best comedian ever!
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  • 4/5 very funny
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  • 3/5 sorta funny
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  • 2/5 not very funny
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  • 1/5 worst comedian ever
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  • 2/5 not very funny toto

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Most Helpful Guy

  • certainly one of the best ever. he was the reason i used to go to bed, pretend to be asleep only to sneak downstairs after my parents were asleep to watch the late show.

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What Girls Said 4

  • 2/5 Not funny
    He's stiff, stuffy and lame

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  • WHO IN THE WORLD VOTED "WHO IS DAVID LETTERMAN"?

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  • Sorta funny

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  • I never cared much for him.

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What Guys Said 13

  • If you could take the Carson like precision from Dave and combine it with the cunning, quick wit of Conan, you would get.. Another show that Leno would steal! Really eh, he was pretty funny before becoming old and demented.

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  • Ughhh. Late night talk show humor is the worst. Possibly with the exception of Jimmy Fallon.

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  • I loved Letterman. He was hilarious and a great host. He got surly and over-political his last few years. I miss the Top 10 list! 4.5/5.

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    • Viewer Mail was awesome too. One of my favorites:

      Mail writer: Hey Dave. How do you know if the show sucks?

      Dave points to a yellow light that's off and says: We have this yellow light. When it blinks, the show sucks.

      Paul points to a blinking red light near the yellow light and asks: Hey Dave... what's that blinking red light for?

      Dave: Oh that's to let us know when the yellow light is malfunctioning.😂😂😂😂😂

  • I loved Letterman when he was on NBC, but when he went to CBS, he got too political.

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  • I personally believe he actually is the best ever.
    May he rest in peace.

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  • Sorta funny, only watched him on the late night show

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  • Very good comedian 4.5 ranking

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  • 4/5 he's funny

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  • 5/5 The best comedian ever!

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  • 3/5 sorta funny.

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  • I say, Toad-1, very funny.

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  • 3.7/5

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  • Damn I forget he was even alive

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