It’s hard to believe it, but we are only 37 days away from the very last Late Show with David Letterman. On May 20th, 2015, Dave will host his last show, presumably read his last monologue, and share the last top ten list.
There are only 28 shows left before David Letterman winds down his 33 year reign as one of America’s favorite late night talk show hosts, and today CBS announced the list of names who will be making appearances during the final shows. As you would expect, some of the biggest names in show business, and some celebrities with long time relationship with Letterman and the show are on that list.
Comedy has been a gigantic part of Letterman’s shows through his career, and many legendary funny people will be represented in the last 28 shows. Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Don Rickles, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Ray Romano, Billy Crystal, Kevin James, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, and Letterman’s very first guest back on February 1, 1982- Bill Murray are just some of those names.
The full guest list (at least those that CBS released so far) includes movie stars, great musicians, and other larger than life personalities includes Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits.
Dave announced his retirement over a year ago in April 2014, and Stephen Colbert was chosen as his successor a couple of weeks later.
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