David Michael Letterman born April 12, is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. In total, Letterman hosted 6, episodes of Late Night and Late Show ,  surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson as the longest-serving late night talk show host in American television history. He is also a television and film producer. His company, Worldwide Pants , produced his shows as well as The Late Late Show and several prime-time comedies, the most successful of which was Everybody Loves Raymond , now in syndication. Letterman was born in Indianapolis , Indiana in , and has two sisters, one older and one younger. Letterman grew up on the north side of Indianapolis, in the Broad Ripple area, about 12 miles from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He enjoyed collecting model cars, including racers. Harry Joseph Letterman survived a heart attack at the age of 36, when David was a young boy.
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This is the remarkable, true story of a rich white male celebrity who abused his power and then apologized for it. The story began in the summer of , when I was hired to write on Late Night with David Letterman, and concluded three weeks ago, when I spent two hours talking with Dave in a Midtown conference room just blocks from the Ed Sullivan Theater. The article explained how sexual favoritism had driven me to quit the show after only five months.
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Kim Kardashian West walks Dave through key moments from her life, including the O. The "Iron Man" star opens up about his showbiz childhood, addictions and comeback, then introduces Dave to the animal menagerie at his Malibu home. In a rare interview near his farm in Ohio, comedy legend Dave Chappelle reflects on his unconventional career, his family and the power of community. Music superstar Lizzo invites Dave to lay down a track at her home studio as they chat about flutes, protests, her time working with Prince and more. Kanye opens up about family, bipolar disorder, his Sunday Service gatherings and the backlash over his support for Trump. Dave scores new Yeezy gear. Ellen reflects on some of the toughest and most gratifying moments of her life, and she and Dave make mischief on the set of her talk show.
After graduating from Ball State University with a degree in telecommunications, Letterman tried his hand at television as a wisecracking weatherman in Indianapolis. In he moved to Los Angeles , where he began performing regularly at the Comedy Store, a club for fledgling stand-up comedians. However, his unconventional humour—exemplified by the time he sent an audience member out to fetch him coffee—failed to engage daytime viewers. Although it received two Emmy Awards , the show was canceled after three months. Letterman did not gain a following until he moved to late-night television with the critically acclaimed Late Night with David Letterman , which premiered in on NBC. Letterman also became known for antagonizing some notable guests; Cher , for example, was moved to curse him on camera. If his behaviour turned off some guests, it excited the critics, who saw in his work an attempt to parody talk shows. Letterman insisted, however, that doing a funny talk show , not a parody, was his main intent.