The Late Show with David Letterman Summary
- 5 Taping(s) per week
- Opened August 30, 1993
- Show Closed: May 20, 2015
- Music/Comedy/Talk Show/Variety Show
- TV Broadcast
The fiercely popular talk show is an hour long and tapes at the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City's Times Square. The host, known to fans simply as “Dave,” has been a mainstay in the late night world since the early ‘80s. His house band is called the CBS Orchestra and is led by longtime Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer. Alan Kalter serves as the show’s announcer. The Late Show with David Letterman features interviews with film and TV stars, musicians, athletes, and other celebrities. The David Letterman TV show also has hilarious recurring segments like the "Top Ten List" and of course Dave's opening monologue.
The Late Show with David Letterman Cancellation Details
The Late Show with David Letterman was a comedy talk show on NBC, hosted by David Letterman. The show ran until 1993 when Letterman left NBC and moved onto The Late Show on CBS. Letterman is the longest running talk show host in American history, surpassing Johnny Carson. The show lasted a staggering 22 seasons and over four thousand episodes. In 2000, Letterman underwent quintuple bypass surgery, after which sparked The Late Show Backstage.
The Late Show with David Letterman Broadcast Time
The Late Show with David Letterman airs weeknights at 11:30PM on CBS.
The Late Show with David Letterman Background
The David Letterman show appeals to a wide range of people, and the studio audience reflects that. What is most important to the staffers choosing the studio audience for The Late Show with David Letterman is that the people watching the taping are big, enthusiastic fans of the show.
Ed Sullivan Theater
New York, NY 10019
The Late Show with David Letterman Ticket Information
The David Letterman show does not accept postal requests for advance tickets. Advance tickets for future shows can only be requested over the internet, by phone, or in person.
The Late Show's group ticket policy has been inconsistent. The Late Show with David Letterman sometimes accepts ticket requests from groups that wish to attend a taping of the show, but rejects many group requests. The reason for this is that no TV show wants to book too many groups, for fear that they might cancel at the last minute and leave the show without a significant chunk of its studio audience. We recommend that groups focus on getting individual show tickets instead, so each of the group members will need to make their own ticket request for the same date. The group leader should still go ahead and apply for group tickets for the whole party, but just bear in mind there is little chance that the Letterman Show group ticket request for will be honored.
The Late Show with David Letterman will not give out tickets more than once within a six-month period to the same household. Not all ticket requests will be accommodated. The Late Show ticketing group clearly favors out-of-towners.
The Late Show with David Letterman Show Schedule
The David Letterman TV Show tapes five times a week at the following tape times and days:
Monday- 4:30PM and 7:00PM
Tuesday - 5:30PM
Wednesday - 5:30PM
Thursday - 4:30PM
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