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

Jon Fisch on Letterman

“That was just a benchmark for me. I felt like I had arrived as a comic after I performed on that show.   I think it was very validating for my career to perform on Letterman. I think its one of the ultimate credits to have as a comedian and its helped me get a lot of work and probably respect as well.”

“What I remember most about the experience of being on Letterman wasn’t actually the performance part, but being in the wings ready to go on. I’m waiting to get the direction from Biff who I’ve been watching for years on tv and it was just surreal.  The whole moment just flashed- the five minutes or so that I was on was just a flash.”