“There simply is no better man, than good old David Letterman”

It is real time on The Late Show with David Letterman. Just six shows to go now and every one feels like a finale. On Tuesday’s seventh-last episode, former President Bill Clinton paid a visit followed by a disheveled Adam Sandler. Sandler looks like a mess, but pulls out a heartfelt final salute to Dave with… Read on

Colbert: CBS gets it exactly right

Colbert (right) in a 2011 appearance on Late Show with David Letterman Bill Carter has told me for at least two years that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman. On Thursday, CBS made it official. As Carter, the author of The War for Late Night as well as The Late Shift, would point out, Colbert… Read on

This week’s podcast: Leno out, Fallon in?

Fallon with Mariah Carey: ready for his Tonight Show coronation? On this week’s scintillating podcast, CHML’s Scott Thompson wants my take on rumours that NBC are dying to shove Jay Leno aside so Jimmy Fallon can take over the Tonight Show.It does seem as though Leno’s days on Tonight are numbered. He still wins in… Read on

This week’s podcast: Stern & the Super Bowl

After some meaningless banter about a Kardashian, CHML’s Scott Thompson starts in about those Super Bowl ads. We talk about Matthew Broderick’s Ferris Bueller 26-years-later spot, and I suggest this is the way to do all sequels from now on. Just boil the whole idea down to two-and-a-half minutes. Eliminates 90 minutes of really bad… Read on

TONIGHT: Stern salutes Letterman on 30 years

Team Dave: Philbin, Letterman, Murray. John P Filo/CBS Tonight marks 30 years since David Letterman woke up late night. Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC on Feb. 1, 1982; The Late Show with David Letterman began on CBS in August of 1993. Time flies.Is he still The Man? He will be tonight, ratings-wise,… Read on