NEW YORK (MEDIA GENERAL) – David Letterman said goodbye to late night television Wednesday night. The comedian has been a fixture on late night sets since 1982. Wednesday night, and many nights before celebrities and friends have been taking to the air to pay tribute to Letterman.
Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to David Letterman on his show “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” He said Letterman paved the trail of comedy by, in part, throwing watermelons off the roof, and playing with the genre.
Jimmy Kimmel bid farewell to Letterman on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He got choked up talking about how original Letterman was and how his subtle brand of comedy changed everything about late night.
Steve Martin video homage to David Letterman – includes ideas on how he’ll spend retirement including playing penny slots in Atlantic City.
As a tribute to the host, Jerry Seinfeld interviewed David Letterman on his own show and lovingly said he has “a bad attitude.”
Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to say goodbye to David Letterman by telling him what he’s meant to the people at home. She tells him to “take it like a man.”
Neil Patrick Harris reminisced about his first appearance on Letterman 25 years ago.
Bill Murray popped out of a cake to pay tribute to the “King of Late Night.”
Oprah Winfrey got to hear what special item Dave insisted on keeping when he cleaned out his office.