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I was planning on putting up a post today in honor of Dave’s 70th birthday and then lo and behold, I read on┬áthe internet this morning that Dave’s mom, Dorothy, has passed away at the age of 95. My first thought after sadness for her passing and sympathy for Dave and his family is the […]

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Tom Dreesen might be the greatest comedian you’ve never heard of. If you’re old enough, like I am, you may remember him from his many appearances on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and both of David Letterman’s late night endeavors, “Late Night with David Letterman” and “The Late Show.” He is what I like […]

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Well, the deed is done. Dave is gone. But the situation may be more serious than just losing Dave. I watched David Letterman’s final “Late Show” last night with at least 12 million other people and like Dave, I got emotional but never cracked. It’s almost too sad and scary to just shed tears over. […]

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We showed and discussed Norm Macdonald’s emotional farewell to David Letterman last Friday night in a post yesterday but here’s a clip from Norm’s second-to-last appearance with Dave where he makes an important announcement and/or observation. Norm hit it right on the mark for me when he told Dave, “You are my Johnny Carson . […]

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It’s really getting tough to watch “The Late Show with David Letterman” if you’re a long-time fan of the program as I am. I’m starting to get the feeling of dread that I had in May of 1992 when Johnny Carson retired from “The Tonight Show.” It’s not quite as bad because I have more […]

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The parade of David Letterman’s favorite guests, friends and stars coming to pay their respects and say good-bye to Dave continues on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Last night it was long time Letterman favorite, Martin Short. I can say without fear of exaggeration that Martin Short is one of the best Letterman Show […]

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I watched Letterman last night and he had Kevin Spacey as his guest. Dave was enjoying himself because he obviously likes and respects Spacey. One of the things I’ve always loved about Letterman is that there are certain guests that come on Dave’s show that he couldn’t possibly care less about and when these people […]

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The great jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player Clark Terry died this past Saturday, February 21, 2015. I featured a couple of his recordings on my show this past Sunday. I was fortunate to see Clark Terry perform once at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, New York. It was in his later years and he had […]

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