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


Jim Norton on Letterman

“He was such a quirky guy, he gave a voice to a lot of styles of comedy that probably wouldn’t have gotten a voice.  He was known as a guy who would have alternative guys on and guys who wouldn’t necessarily destroy the room with high energy.  So I think he did a tremendous amount for that genre of stand up.”

“The only thing is I wanted to get a photo with Letterman after the show, and I wound up waiting in the hallway and they were like oh Dave doesn’t talk to anybody and I said well I just performed on the show.  So he’s walking by and I just said hey man thanks for having me on the show.  And he was very nice but I should have gotten a photo.”

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