Late Show

By Noel Sheppard | August 23, 2013 | 7:20 PM EDT

He only does four 30-minute shows per week and has far-lower ratings than his competitors, yet Jon Stewart is now the highest paid late night talk show host in America.

According to TV Guide, the host of Comedy Central's Daily Show is now making $25-$30 million a year.

By Noel Sheppard | August 23, 2013 | 11:48 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported in June, tennis star Serena Williams thinks France's top 75 percent income tax rate "doesn't seem legal."

On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Williams took her criticism further telling host David Letterman that although she loves the city and spends a great deal of her time there, "I don't live in Paris. You know, they have that new tax rule which is like 75" (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | July 17, 2013 | 1:53 AM EDT

It seems even the CBS Late Show audience is tiring of Bill Maher.

On Tuesday, the HBO Real Time host was booed twice for tasteless jokes about the George Zimmerman verdict (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 27, 2013 | 10:29 AM EDT

Although CBS Late Show host David Letterman admitted that he had no idea what the Supreme Court’s ruling regarding the Defense of Marriage Act meant, he still felt the need Wednesday to use the decision to bash conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.

“Earlier today, Rush Limbaugh's head exploded. It's crazy!” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 26, 2013 | 10:23 AM EDT

Despite President Obama deciding to impose executive orders to curb carbon emissions, polls routinely show Americans almost completely unconcerned about global warming with it not even showing up when people are asked about national priorities.

Such was evident Tuesday evening when the CBS Late Show audience laughed when host David Letterman asked if they cared about climate change (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 18, 2013 | 9:17 AM EDT

CBS’s David Letterman made a disgraceful joke Monday evening comparing Iran’s crazed despot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to former President George W. Bush.

During the opening monologue of the Late Show, the host said, “Ahmadinejad is retiring. He's going to spend all of his time on his ranch in Crawford, Texas” (video follows with transcribed lowlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | June 11, 2013 | 9:08 AM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, even the Obama-loving David Letterman has been humorously attacking the current White House resident for all the scandals plaguing him.

On the CBS Late Show Monday, the host said that Obama gave daughter Sasha Justin Bieber’s phone records for her birthday (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 31, 2013 | 6:04 PM EDT

As NewsBusters has been reporting, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno has been outfront amongst late night comedians in humorously attacking Barack Obama for the numerous scandals facing the White House.

Viewers must be loving it, for as The Wrap reported Friday, Leno trounced CBS's David Letterman in the May sweeps:

By Noel Sheppard | May 22, 2013 | 11:53 AM EDT

As NewsBusters reported last week, even David Letterman is now telling jokes about Barack Obama.

The CBS Late Show host continued to do so Tuesday saying, "He's in so much trouble politically, the President, he's thinking about killing bin Laden again."

By Noel Sheppard | May 16, 2013 | 5:17 PM EDT

For years, NewsBusters has reported how few comedians dare to tell jokes about President Obama.

On the CBS Late Show Wednesday, host David Letterman humorously addressed this saying, “I don't make jokes about him because I don't want the FBI tapping my phone, my phone. That's why” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 9, 2013 | 10:30 AM EDT

CBS Late Show host David Letterman made a comment Wednesday that would almost certainly evoke criticism from the LGBT community if he weren’t a liberal.

In a discussion with morning talk show host and former football player Michael Strahan about the recent self-outing of NBA player Jason Collins, Letterman said, “I fancy myself a big supporter of the gay community, and I've always enjoyed lesbians” (video follows with commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | May 6, 2013 | 9:49 AM EDT

As NewsBusters previously reported, CBS Late Show host David Letterman spent a week last month attacking Senators as stooges - mostly Republicans, of course - for opposing recent gun control legislation.

One such Senator, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, told WABC radio's Aaron Klein Sunday, “That’s kind of a badge of honor. Any time you get Rachel Maddow or Letterman or those people to call you names that means you are winning."