Joan Rivers was a pioneer for women in late-night television, filling in as a guest-host for her mentor Johnny Carson on the “Tonight Show,” and later landing her own “Late Show” on FOX.
In 1987, talking about appearing on “Oprah”… watch:
David Letterman opened up to his “Late Show” audience about his lengthy friendship with Robin Williams on Monday, revealing he had no idea Robin was in so much pain.Williams for nearly 40 years, remembered the first time he saw Robin perform at L.A.’s Comedy Store in the 1970s, describing him as nothing he had ever seen before. "We're like morning dew, he comes in like a hurricane.”
“The Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert got comfortable on “The Late Show” set, chatting with David Letterman about taking over the desk next year.
Never missing a beat, Stephen Colbert joked on Thursday’s “The Colbert Report” about news he is replacing David Letterman.
As his Comedy Central persona, the political funnyman began his show on Thursday paying tribute to Dave.
He said, “One thing, before we get started. There was some big news last week that slipped through my news crack. It concerned someone I’ve admired for years, and yet, surprisingly, is not me.”
“Extra” caught up with Jay Leno after his comedy show in New Jersey. Jay, who left “The Tonight Show” in February, commented for the first time on news that David Letterman will retire in 2015.
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Billy Crystal today, who expressed his feelings about David Letterman’s retirement.
Crystal explained, “As I pulled up to the theater, I heard the news, so now I was stunned, and 20 minutes later I’m on the stage with him. We had a ball. It was really fun, and I’m really happy for him… bittersweet feelings.”
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway was with Howard Stern on the red carpet for “America’s Got Talent,” reacting to the news that David Letterman is retiring.