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      Season 21 – Late Show With David Letterman

      2013 Talk Show Comedy List
      Reviews 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score David Letterman uses mature humor to appeal to his audience in this weeknight series, which gets its music from a house band led by Paul Shaffer. Among the show's most-famous segments are the Top Ten List and Stupid Pet Tricks, the latter of which subsequently led to an additional recurring segment called Stupid Human Tricks. Read More Read Less


      Episode 1 Aired Aug 19, 2013 Actress Olivia Wilde; actor Dean Norris; John Mayer performs. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 20, 2013 Comic Louis C.K.; humanitarian Hugh Evans; John Legend performs. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 21, 2013 Actress Tina Fey; Valerie June performs. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 22, 2013 Tennis player Serena Williams; comic Sean Donnelly; MGMT performs. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 26, 2013 Actor Patrick Dempsey; actress Amy Sedaris; Laura Marling performs. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 27, 2013 Journalist Anderson Cooper; actress Olivia Munn; Robert Randolph and the Family Band perform. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 28, 2013 Staff Sgt. Ty Carter; actress Hayden Panettiere; In the Valley Below performs. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 29, 2013 Actor Bill Murray; Lenny Kravitz and Gladys Knight perform. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 3, 2013 Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; TV host Julie Chen; The Dodos perform. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 4, 2013 Actor Tim Robbins; football commentator Herm Edwards; Passion Pit performs. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 5, 2013 Actress Queen Latifah; actor Jake Johnson; TV on the Radio performs. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 6, 2013 TV host Arsenio Hall; comic Dan Naturman; Laura Mvula performs. Details Episode 13 Aired Sep 9, 2013 Actor Ricky Gervais; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Janelle Monae performs. Details Episode 14 Aired Sep 10, 2013 Actor Billy Crystal; Sheryl Crow performs. Details Episode 15 Aired Sep 11, 2013 Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt; talk show host Keith Olbermann; Keith Urban performs. Details Episode 16 Aired Sep 12, 2013 Actor Alec Baldwin; actress Toni Collette. Details Episode 17 Aired Sep 13, 2013 Dr. Phil McGraw; comic Tom Dreesen. Details Episode 18 Aired Sep 23, 2013 Former President Bill Clinton; Tired Pony performs. Details Episode 19 Aired Sep 24, 2013 Cher performs. Details Episode 20 Aired Sep 25, 2013 Actor Robin Williams; actress Lizzy Caplan; Icona Pop performs; opera singer Renee Fleming presents the Top Ten List. Details Episode 21 Aired Sep 26, 2013 Singer Bono; actor Johnny Galecki; Kings of Leon perform. Details Episode 22 Aired Sep 27, 2013 Actor Steve Martin; comic Kathleen Madigan; The Kruger Brothers perform with Steve Martin. Details Episode 23 Aired Sep 30, 2013 Actor Sean Hayes; Sting performs. Details Episode 24 Aired Oct 1, 2013 Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar; actor Nick Offerman; First Aid Kit performs. Details Episode 25 Aired Oct 2, 2013 Actress Kerry Washington; reality-TV star Ariel Tweto; Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band performs. Details Episode 26 Aired Oct 3, 2013 Journalist Brian Williams; stupid human tricks; cast members of the film "Muscle Shoals" perform. Details Episode 27 Aired Oct 4, 2013 Actor Tom Selleck; comic Michael Somerville; Albert Hammond Jr. performs. Details Episode 28 Aired Oct 7, 2013 Actor Tom Hanks; Two Door Cinema Club performs. Details Episode 29 Aired Oct 8, 2013 Comic Seth Meyers; actor Michael Fassbender; Amos Lee performs. Details Episode 30 Aired Oct 9, 2013 Actress Lucy Liu; environmental engineering professor Mark Jacobson; The Weeknd performs. Details Episode 31 Aired Oct 10, 2013 Zoologist Jack Hanna; actor Kunal Nayyar. Details Episode 32 Aired Oct 11, 2013 TV host Michael Strahan; comic Simon Amstell; Cage the Elephant performs. Details Episode 33 Aired Oct 14, 2013 Actor Ray Romano; actor James Franco; Madison Square Garden legends present the Top Ten List. Details Episode 34 Aired Oct 15, 2013 Actor Sylvester Stallone; actress Anna Faris; Deltron 3030 performs. Details Episode 35 Aired Oct 16, 2013 TV show host Bill O'Reilly; The Head & The Heart performs. Details Episode 36 Aired Oct 17, 2013 Entrepreneur Donald Trump; Selena Gomez performs. Details Episode 37 Aired Oct 18, 2013 Talk show host Barbara Walters; writer Steve Young; White Denim performs. Details Episode 38 Aired Oct 28, 2013 Sports commentator Charles Barkley; skier Lindsey Vonn; King Krule performs. Details Episode 39 Aired Oct 29, 2013 Actor Rob Lowe; 2013 IndyCar champion Scott Dixon; Alan Jackson performs. Details Episode 40 Aired Oct 30, 2013 Actor Will Arnett; producer Clive Davis; The Avett Brothers perform. Details Episode 41 Aired Oct 31, 2013 Actor Harrison Ford; Halloween costumes; Holy Ghost! performs. Details Episode 42 Aired Nov 1, 2013 Actor Morgan Freeman; comic Brian Regan. Details Episode 43 Aired Nov 4, 2013 The 2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz; actor Woody Harrelson; The Wanted performs. Details Episode 44 Aired Nov 5, 2013 Comic Kathy Griffin; author Bruce McCall; J. Cole performs; Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) presents the Top Ten List. Details Episode 45 Aired Nov 6, 2013 Actress Natalie Portman; comic Chris Elliott; James Blunt performs. Details Episode 46 Aired Nov 7, 2013 TV host Kelly Ripa; actress Cobie Smulders; Gary Clark Jr. performs. Details Episode 47 Aired Nov 8, 2013 Journalist Tom Brokaw; comic Rhys Darby; Black Joe Lewis performs. Details Episode 48 Aired Nov 11, 2013 Actress Julianna Margulies; Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno; Moon Taxi performs. Details Episode 49 Aired Nov 12, 2013 Actor Michael J. Fox; Lorde performs. Details Episode 50 Aired Nov 13, 2013 Actor Samuel L. Jackson; journalist Chris Matthews. Details Episode 51 Aired Nov 14, 2013 Actress Claire Danes; actor Will Forte; Metric performs. Details Episode 52 Aired Nov 15, 2013 Stupid human tricks; actress Connie Britton; Lady Antebellum performs. Details Episode 53 Aired Nov 18, 2013 Actor Vince Vaughn; 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson; Luscious Jackson performs. Details Episode 54 Aired Nov 19, 2013 Journalist Anderson Cooper; actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson; The Neighbourhood performs. Details Episode 55 Aired Nov 20, 2013 Actress Jennifer Lawrence; actress Taraji P. Henson. Details Episode 56 Aired Nov 21, 2013 Actor Jonah Hill; actor Chiwetel Ejiofor; J. Roddy Walston and the Business perform. Details Episode 57 Aired Nov 22, 2013 Radio show host Howard Stern; comic Adrienne Iapalucci. Details Episode 58 Aired Nov 25, 2013 Actor Josh Hutcherson; sportscaster Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo; Sky Ferreira performs. Details Episode 59 Aired Nov 26, 2013 Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart; Pitbull performs. Details Episode 60 Aired Nov 27, 2013 Actor John Goodman; comic Kevin McCaffrey; Iggy Azalea and T.I. perform. Details Episode 61 Aired Dec 9, 2013 TV host Stephen Colbert; actor Ian McKellan; Chvrches performs. Details Episode 62 Aired Dec 10, 2013 Actor Billy Crystal; TV host Julie Chen; ZZ Ward performs. Details Episode 63 Aired Dec 11, 2013 Actress Emma Thompson; singer Josh Groban presents the Top Ten List; TV-show host Andy Cohen; Nick Lowe performs. Details Episode 64 Aired Dec 12, 2013 Actress Julia Roberts; Glen Hansard performs. Details Episode 65 Aired Dec 13, 2013 TV host Regis Philbin; comic John Witherspoon; Seasick Steve performs. Details Episode 66 Aired Dec 16, 2013 Actor Will Ferrell; 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston presents the Top Ten List; Chris Cornell and Joy Williams perform. Details Episode 67 Aired Dec 17, 2013 Actor Paul Rudd; actress Cristin Milioti; journalist Barbara Walters presents the Top Ten List; Alt-J performs. Details Episode 68 Aired Dec 18, 2013 Actor Ben Stiller; holiday toy demonstration; Brett Dennen performs. Details Episode 69 Aired Dec 19, 2013 Actor Steve Carell; The Saint Johns perform. Details Episode 70 Aired Dec 20, 2013 Actress Kristen Wiig; Darlene Love performs. Details Episode 71 Aired Jan 6, 2014 Actress Lena Dunham; actor Max Greenfield; Brandy Clark performs. Details Episode 72 Aired Jan 7, 2014 Actor Joel McHale; sportscaster Marv Albert; Washed Out performs. Details Episode 73 Aired Jan 8, 2014 Actress Scarlett Johansson; John Grant performs. Details Episode 74 Aired Jan 9, 2014 Journalist Anderson Cooper; actor Bobby Moynihan; Will Hoge performs. Details Episode 75 Aired Jan 10, 2014 Actress Mindy Kaling; comic Jeff Altman; Red Fang performs. Details Episode 76 Aired Jan 13, 2014 Comic Bill Cosby; Sleigh Bells performs. Details Episode 77 Aired Jan 14, 2014 Talk show host/football commentator Michael Strahan; Jennifer Nettles performs. Details Episode 78 Aired Jan 15, 2014 Comic Kevin Hart; TV personality Mo Rocca; The Orwells perform. Details Episode 79 Aired Jan 16, 2014 Journalist Brian Williams; Rosanne Cash performs. Details Episode 80 Aired Jan 17, 2014 Actor Don Cheadle; comic Myq Kaplan; Roadkill Ghost Choir performs. Details Episode 81 Aired Jan 21, 2014 Actor Andy Samberg; actor Michael B. Jordan; Ellie Goulding performs. Details Episode 82 Aired Jan 22, 2014 Director Martin Scorsese; actress Allison Williams; Cults performs. Details Episode 83 Aired Jan 23, 2014 TV-show host Rachel Maddow; director Spike Jonze; No Age performs. Details Episode 84 Aired Jan 24, 2014 Actor Kevin Bacon; comic Pat McGann; Devon Avenue performs. Details Episode 85 Aired Jan 27, 2014 Comic Louis C.K.; Marine veteran B.J. Ganem; Arctic Monkeys performs. Details Episode 86 Aired Jan 28, 2014 Actor Eric Stonestreet; professional skier Nick Goepper; Bastille performs. Details Episode 87 Aired Jan 29, 2014 Professional football player Drew Brees; NBA commissioner David Stern presents the Top Ten List; actor B.J. Novak; Against Me! performs. Details Episode 88 Aired Jan 30, 2014 Dr. Phil McGraw; car restorer Danny Koker; Dum Dum Girls performs. Details Episode 89 Aired Jan 31, 2014 Actor Bill Murray; Eagulls performs. Details Episode 90 Aired Feb 3, 2014 Professional football player Russell Wilson; actor Will Arnett; Broken Bells performs a tribute to The Beatles. Details Episode 91 Aired Feb 4, 2014 Actor George Clooney; Sting performs a tribute to The Beatles. Details Episode 92 Aired Feb 5, 2014 Actor Matt Damon; Lenny Kravitz performs a tribute to The Beatles. Details Episode 93 Aired Feb 6, 2014 Actor Patrick Stewart; Sean Lennon and The Flaming Lips perform a tribute to The Beatles. Details Episode 94 Aired Feb 7, 2014 TV host Regis Philbin; comic Jimmy Dunn; Lauryn Hill performs a tribute to The Beatles. Details Episode 95 Aired Feb 17, 2014 Actor Kevin Spacey; the cast of "How I Met Your Mother" presents the Top Ten List; actress Amber Heard; Gary Clark Jr. performs. Details Episode 96 Aired Feb 18, 2014 Olympic gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg; actress Kate Mara; Cole Swindell performs. Details Episode 97 Aired Feb 19, 2014 Snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington; actress Lupita Nyong'o; Little Dragon performs. Details Episode 98 Aired Feb 20, 2014 Skiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper; actress Keri Russell; ventriloquist Terry Fator. Details Episode 99 Aired Feb 21, 2014 Actress Pauley Perrette; comic Jeff Caldwell; Lake Street Dive performs. Details Episode 100 Aired Feb 24, 2014 Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting; Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.; The Fray performs. Details Episode 101 Aired Feb 25, 2014 Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety; actress Kat Dennings; Lo-Fang performs. Details Episode 102 Aired Feb 26, 2014 Journalist Meredith Vieira; Band of Horses performs. Details Episode 103 Aired Feb 27, 2014 Stupid human tricks; actor Simon Helberg; Young the Giant performs. Details Episode 104 Aired Feb 28, 2014 Animal expert Jack Hanna; comic Jake Johannsen. Details Episode 105 Aired Mar 3, 2014 Actor Zach Braff; arm transplant recipient Sgt. Brendan Marrocco and his surgeon Dr. Andrew Lee. Details Episode 106 Aired Mar 4, 2014 Actor Michael Keaton; Phantogram performs. Details Episode 107 Aired Mar 5, 2014 Actor Tom Selleck; actress Carrie Brownstein; David Nail performs. Details Episode 108 Aired Mar 6, 2014 Journalist Tom Brokaw; grocery bagging champion Andrew Hadlock; Bob Mould performs. Details Episode 109 Aired Mar 7, 2014 Actress Mary-Louise Parker; comic Lenny Marcus; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform. Details Episode 110 Aired Mar 10, 2014 Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.); sportscaster Erin Andrews; Little Mix performs. Details Episode 111 Aired Mar 11, 2014 Actor Jason Bateman; actor Miles Teller; Gary Allan performs. Details Episode 112 Aired Mar 12, 2014 Actor Sylvester Stallone; actor Theo James; Ledisi performs. Details Episode 113 Aired Mar 13, 2014 Actor Bryan Cranston; actress Melissa Rauch; Le1f performs. Details Episode 114 Aired Mar 14, 2014 TV host Bill O'Reilly; comic Nick Griffin; The Dough Rollers perform. Details Episode 115 Aired Mar 24, 2014 President Jimmy Carter; actor Josh Charles; The Hold Steady performs. Details Episode 116 Aired Mar 25, 2014 Actress Emma Watson; actor Nick Offerman; tribute to Johnny Cash. Details Episode 117 Aired Mar 26, 2014 Actor Peter Dinklage; comic Hari Kondabolu; Sage the Gemini performs. Details Episode 118 Aired Mar 31, 2014 Actress Cobie Smulders; TV host Nick Cannon; Manchester Orchestra performs. Details Episode 119 Aired Apr 1, 2014 Actress Kristin Chenoweth; comic Amy Schumer; JOHNNYSWIM performs. Details Episode 120 Aired Apr 2, 2014 Lifestyle expert Martha Stewart; actor Bill Murray; Lady Gaga performs. Details Episode 121 Aired Apr 3, 2014 Actor Johnny Depp; Joseph Arthur performs. Details Episode 122 Aired Apr 4, 2014 Actor Billy Crystal; actor Tony Hale; LiV Warfield performs; a Top Ten List presented by Kwasi Enin, a student who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. Details Episode 123 Aired Apr 8, 2014 Actor Rob Lowe; actress Brooklyn Decker; London Grammar performs. Details Episode 124 Aired Apr 9, 2014 Actress Lindsay Lohan; Jamie Edwards, the youngest person to build a nuclear fusion reactor; Real Estate performs. Details Episode 125 Aired Apr 21, 2014 Actress Courteney Cox; comic Jimmie "J.J." Walker; Christina Perri performs. Details Episode 126 Aired Apr 22, 2014 TV host Stephen Colbert; TV host Robin Roberts; Kelis performs; Sam Moore sits in with CBS Orchestra. Details Episode 127 Aired Apr 23, 2014 Actress Sally Field; actor Timothy Simons; NeedToBreathe performs. Details Episode 128 Aired Apr 24, 2014 Actor Neil Patrick Harris; actress Sarah Hyland; Ray LaMontagne performs. Details Episode 129 Aired Apr 25, 2014 Piedmont Bird Callers; actor Michael J. Fox; Naughty Boy and Sam Smith perform. Details Episode 130 Aired Apr 28, 2014 Actor Joel McHale; actress Vera Farmiga; Aloe Blacc performs. Details Episode 131 Aired Apr 29, 2014 Actress Lucy Liu; stupid pet tricks; Ziggy Marley performs. Details Episode 132 Aired Apr 30, 2014 Actor Kiefer Sutherland; author Adam Resnick; Benjamin Booker performs. Details Episode 133 Aired May 1, 2014 Comic Louis C.K.; actress Amy Sedaris; performance from the Broadway musical "Rocky." Details Episode 134 Aired May 2, 2014 Comic Don Rickles; comic Carmen Lynch; The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger performs. Details Episode 135 Aired May 5, 2014 Actress Shailene Woodley; professional football player Peyton Manning. Details Episode 136 Aired May 6, 2014 Actor Jon Cryer; actress Elizabeth Olsen; Foster the People performs. Details Episode 137 Aired May 7, 2014 Singer Mariah Carey; reality-TV star Rick Harrison; The Whigs perform. Details Episode 138 Aired May 8, 2014 Actor James Franco; singer Idina Menzel; performance from Broadway musical "If/Then." Details Episode 139 Aired May 9, 2014 Actor Nathan Fillion; comic Tom Dreesen; Hunter Hayes performs. Details Episode 140 Aired May 12, 2014 Actor Harry Connick Jr.; actor Jesse Eisenberg; The Black Keys performs. Details Episode 141 Aired May 13, 2014 Actor Jim Parsons; TV host Julie Chen; Hozier performs. Details Episode 142 Aired May 14, 2014 Journalist Barbara Walters; actress Elle Fanning; Randy Houser performs. Details Episode 143 Aired May 15, 2014 Actor Adam Sandler; actor Thomas Haden Church; Nightmare and the Cat performs. Details Episode 144 Aired May 16, 2014 Actress Lea Michele; comic Andy Kindler; Chromeo performs. Details Episode 145 Aired May 19, 2014 Animal expert Jack Hanna; Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks perform. Details Episode 146 Aired May 20, 2014 Kid scientists; comic Sarah Silverman; We Are Scientists performs. Details Episode 147 Aired May 21, 2014 Army Sgt. Kyle J. White; actress Judy Greer; Dierks Bentley performs. Details Episode 148 Aired Jun 2, 2014 Entrepreneur Donald Trump; racecar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay; Elizabeth Cook performs. Details Episode 149 Aired Jun 3, 2014 Actor Martin Short; TV host John Oliver; Spanish Gold performs. Details Episode 150 Aired Jun 4, 2014 Journalist Anderson Cooper; jockey Victor Espinoza; the Afghan Whigs perform. Details Episode 151 Aired Jun 5, 2014 Actor Hugh Jackman; comic Joe List; Elvis Costello performs. Details Episode 152 Aired Jun 9, 2014 Actor Kelsey Grammer; author Bill Scheft; Willie Nelson performs. Details Episode 153 Aired Jun 10, 2014 Comic Dave Chappelle; actress Laura Prepon; The Orwells perform. Details Episode 154 Aired Jun 11, 2014 Actor Christopher Walken; actress Audra McDonald; Miss USA Nia Sanchez presents the Top Ten List; Janelle Monae performs. Details Episode 155 Aired Jun 12, 2014 TV host Regis Philbin; comic Paul Morrissey; First Aid Kit performs. Details Episode 156 Aired Jun 16, 2014 Actress Susan Sarandon; actress Whitney Cummings; Angel Olsen performs; David Sanborn sits-in with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. Details Episode 157 Aired Jun 17, 2014 Actress Olivia Wilde; talent manager Shep Gordon; Empires performs. Details Episode 158 Aired Jun 18, 2014 Actor Dana Carvey; actress Ellie Kemper; Sam Smith performs. Details Episode 159 Aired Jun 19, 2014 Actor Paul Rudd; comic Jeff Altman; John Doe performs. Details Episode 160 Aired Jun 23, 2014 Singer Adam Levine; Gen. Frank J. Grass; Broken Bells performs. Details Episode 161 Aired Jun 24, 2014 Actress Melissa McCarthy; NBA champion Tim Duncan; actress Rachelle Lefevre presents the Top Ten List; Phish performs. Details Episode 162 Aired Jun 25, 2014 Actor Mark Wahlberg; actor Ben Falcone; Hurray for the Riff Raff performs. Details Episode 163 Aired Jun 26, 2014 Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter; actor Mark Ruffalo. Details Episode 164 Aired Jul 7, 2014 Actress Halle Berry; writer Steve Young; War on Drugs performs. Details Episode 165 Aired Jul 8, 2014 Comic Joan Rivers; TV personality Keith Olbermann; Capital Cities performs. Details Episode 166 Aired Jul 9, 2014 Professional soccer player Clint Dempsey; actress Poppy Montgomery; Sleeper Agent performs. Details Episode 167 Aired Jul 10, 2014 Actor Michael Douglas; comic Paul Morrissey; Kiesza performs. Details Episode 168 Aired Jul 14, 2014 Actor Kurt Russell; comic Hannibal Buress; Sturgill Simpson performs. Details Episode 169 Aired Jul 15, 2014 Actor Jason Segel; actress Liv Tyler; Trampled by Turtles performs. Details Episode 170 Aired Jul 16, 2014 Actress Emma Stone; comic Nathan Fielder; American Authors performs. Details Episode 171 Aired Jul 17, 2014 Actor Colin Firth; comic Tommy Johnagin; St. Vincent performs. Details Episode 172 Aired Jul 21, 2014 Actor Jeff Daniels; journalist Norah O'Donnell; a performance of the song "MacArthur Park." Details Episode 173 Aired Jul 22, 2014 Actor Ricky Gervais; actress Taylor Schilling; Eli Young Band performs. Details Episode 174 Aired Jul 23, 2014 Actor Eric Stonestreet; summer toy demo; Brody Dalle performs. Details Episode 175 Aired Jul 24, 2014 Former Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts; comic Michael Somerville; Sharon Van Etten performs. Details Episode 176 Aired Jul 28, 2014 Actor John C. Reilly; actress Rachelle Lefevre; Conor Oberst performs. Details Episode 177 Aired Jul 29, 2014 Actor Chris Pratt; actress Judy Greer; Rodrigo y Gabriela perform. Details Episode 178 Aired Jul 30, 2014 Actress Zoe Saldana; former Press Secretary Jay Carney; Crash performs. Details Episode 179 Aired Jul 31, 2014 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; comic Michael Somerville; David Gray performs. Details

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      Season Info

      Talk Show, Comedy
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      Release Date
      Aug 19, 2013