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

Gary Gulman on Letterman

“Performing on the Late Show with David Letterman was obviously a dream came true and something that always validated the comedians who went on there. If you saw them on the Late Show with David Letterman  you knew they were legitimate professional stand ups.  That was the goal early on, to get on there so all the other comedians could see that you were one of them.”

“I think David Letterman is the most influential comedian of the past 50 years, I think. I can’t imagine anybody having more influence and having more impact on the art form, and he was so innovative and he was unique and just a remarkably silly yet smart and ballsy and just didn’t take any shit from anybody.”