Late Show

By Brent Baker | April 27, 2013 | 5:21 PM EDT

In a new low for David Letterman – on both a professional and comedic level – each night this past week he devoted a Late Show “Stooge of the Night” segment to a Senator who dared to oppose the gun control bill, a law which would have done nothing to have prevented the Newtown tragedy.

Nonetheless, Letterman got very political in putting a picture of each Senator on the screen, yet the audience at his Manhattan theater remained befuddled, nearly silent after each announcement with, at best, scattered nervous laughter before Letterman followed up with a lame crack at their personal appearance. Those shots (Jeff Flake: “Reminds me a little of Gomer Pyle”; Ted Cruz: “How about a background check on his barber?”) generated a little laughter.

By Noel Sheppard | April 10, 2013 | 11:11 AM EDT

Lindsay Lohan appeared on the CBS Late Show Tuesday and besides being rather contrite was also willing to joke about her problems as well as her next stint in rehab.

At one point she took a drink out of host David Letterman’s coffee mug and said, “I thought this was going to be vodka.”

By Noel Sheppard | April 5, 2013 | 12:32 PM EDT

Actor and comedian Martin Short took a comedic swipe at the Huffington Post on the CBS Late Show Thursday.

After relaying inaccurate information about the shakeup at NBC's Tonight Show to host David Letterman, Martin said, "Huffington Post usually knows" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | April 4, 2013 | 10:56 AM EDT

David Letterman had some fun Wednesday evening with the announcement that Jimmy Fallon will be replacing Jay Leno on NBC's Tonight Show.

The Late Show host began his opening monologue with a series of jokes about the issue including, "I happen to know Jay's got another job on a network that has greater viewership, higher ratings - Univision. He's going there."

By Noel Sheppard | March 26, 2013 | 3:56 PM EDT

It must be getting tough for the folks at the CBS Late Show to find material.

On Monday, host David Letterman during his opening monologue actually stole a joke from Woody Allen that’s almost 50 years old (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | March 21, 2013 | 10:41 AM EDT

David Letterman on Wednesday took some shots at Hillary Clinton’s obvious pandering for gay votes with her flip-flop on same-sex marriage earlier this week.

After saying Clinton will give free pantsuits to every gay couple that ties the knot, the CBS Late Show host aired a mock video demonstrating just how far Joe Biden is willing to go to win in 2016.

By Noel Sheppard | February 19, 2013 | 5:52 PM EST

You would think that Abraham Lincoln’s wife is sacred, especially on the national holiday known as Presidents’ Day.

That’s clearly not the case at the CBS Late Show where one of the jokes during the evening’s Top Ten list trashed Mary Todd Lincoln’s looks (video follows with partial transcript and commentary):

By Noel Sheppard | February 19, 2013 | 12:31 PM EST

David Letterman seems more concerned with President Obama's drone program than most of the media.

On CBS's s Late Show Monday, the host aired a mock video of Obama using a drone strike to help him sink an errant putt while playing golf with Tiger Woods (video follows with transcript and commentary):

By Matt Hadro | February 14, 2013 | 6:01 PM EST

When listing the qualifications for a papal successor, comedian David Letterman used the Catholic church's clerical abuse scandal as a parting blast at Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday night's Late Show.

Letterman quipped that the church is "looking for a guy who is good at transferring creepy priests." Earlier, he took another shot at Pope Benedict: "I guess you know by now, big news coming out of the Vatican. Pope Benedict was fired."

By Noel Sheppard | February 8, 2013 | 10:32 AM EST

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made a joke Thursday evening that had some fascinating overtones.

Appearing on the CBS Late Show, Harbaugh said that he was “absolutely” scared – even “petrified” – of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.

By Noel Sheppard | February 5, 2013 | 10:21 PM EST

Politico reported Tuesday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's (R) doctor has warned him that his "luck is going to run out relatively soon" if he doesn't do something about his weight.

Despite this, Christie told CBS Late Show host David Letterman Monday, "I'm like basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life."

By Noel Sheppard | February 5, 2013 | 8:54 AM EST

According to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "didn't seem to care one bit" when the lights went out at the Superdome in the middle of Sunday's Super Bowl.

Christie, who was sitting in Goodell's box for the game, told CBS Late Show host David Letterman Monday of the Commissioner's reaction to the blackout, "He was eating some popcorn, checking his Blackberry. He seemed relatively unconcerned."