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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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Our friend Dr. Tim, who is a devoted follower, reader and patron of The Otto Files, wrote me last night to say that I’d forgotten an extremely important “Joey” in our St Joseph’s Day salute – the one and only Joey Heatherton. To rectify that oversight, I thought I’d present some Joey Heatherton for our […]

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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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Well, the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Show was hyped beyond compare. This, of course, is always a mistake because how can anything or anyone live up to that kind of hype? This show¬† did not. There were certainly some funny bits and a few touching spots (actually far fewer than there could have or […]

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David Letterman announced on his show Thursday night that he would be “retiring” and stepping down as host of “The Late Show” sometime in 2015. For me, it comes as sad news for two reasons. First of all, Dave was the last Late Night host I tuned in with any regularity. Has he been the […]

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