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

Ted Alexandro on Letterman

“He kind of changed the landscape of Late Night television. Brought an irreverence to it. Not that Johnny Carson and earlier hosts didn’t have elements of that. But be brought a whimsy, a wackiness, he was next generation. He took the torch and made it a little bit more modern and up to date and hip.”

“I don’t know if I hold some sort of record here but there were ten years between my first and second Letterman appearance, so a long time went by, to the point where I was wondering, ‘will I ever be on that show again.'”