No BS–Stewart makes a sweet Daily Show getaway

If you saw Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show Thursday night you already know he went out with warmth, class and laughs—but then you knew that before you saw it. Stephen Colbert’s off-the-cuff remarks were the high point for me (although Springsteen was pretty cool. What—that guy never ages?). Colbert was right to credit Stewart with teaching… Read on



“For the last time on a television program, thank you, and good night.”

According to the overnights, 13.76 million Americans watched David Letterman say goodbye to The Late Show Wednesday night, his biggest CBS audience since 1994. If you watched in Toronto or Brampton on Rogers Cable, you lost the signal around the 12:37 mark. The Late Show ran 17 minutes later, a situation anyone with a Twitter… Read on


Part Five: Saying Goodbye to Dave

Dave’s last day has been a red Letterman day for me. I’ve done 15 radio interviews Wednesday and a camera crew also made the trek out to Brampton to get my two cents on Letterman’s big fade out. Look for me tonight on CBC’s The National (just don’t blink or you’ll miss me). Early Thursday… Read on


Part Four: Saying goodbye to Dave

I had the good fortune to have a big sit down with Jimmy Kimmel back in January at his office in Hollywood. We touched on a lot of things, one being David Letterman’s imminent retirement. Letterman’s last Late Show–which will feature his favourite band The Foo Fighters–airs Wednesday night at 11:35 on CBS and OMNI1.… Read on



Part Three: Saying goodbye to Dave

About ten years ago I was arriving at the Universal Hilton near Hollywood and catching up with a TCA press tour in progress. Who do I run into out in the hall but Amy Sedaris. I snapped into reporter mode. After we bantered a bit about Strangers with Candy I started asking about her many appearances… Read on


Part Two: Saying goodbye to Dave

Hey, early risers! The folks at CBC Radio syndication have asked me to weigh in on David Letterman’s final day as host of The Late Show. I’ll be yakking between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. ET with stations from Corner Brook to Kamloops. Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa are all in the… Read on


Part One: Saying goodbye to Dave

David Letterman’s departure from CBS’s The Late Show seems more meaningful the closer it draws near. As I write this, he has one more show left to tape. These past few weeks have been sweet and emotional for those of us who grew up with Dave as our guy. Norm Macdonald getting all choked–who saw that… Read on


This week’s podcast: Dave talk and Idol chatter

There’s a ton of Letterman chatter on this week’s radio chat with AM900 CHML’s Scott Thompson. Scott asks how I’d like to see it all end and I repeat my vision for the finale: Paul McCartney and Ringo return to the Ed Sullivan Theatre one last time and play “The End.” Dave walks off into… Read on