The Letterman Effect: 15 Comedians Talk About What Performing on Letterman Meant to Them

Bonnie McFarlane on Letterman

“Its fun to do the other shows but Letterman is it. He’s our benchmark.”

“But the third time I did it which was just about a year ago, I could hear him laughing the whole time. I was thinking, there’s a comedian laughing.  You can tell when a comedian is laughing at you and I kept thinking, who’s that comedian who is laughing at me? And it wasn’t until after the show that I realized that was Letterman that I could hear laughing. “