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      Season 22 – Late Show With David Letterman

      2014 Talk Show Comedy List
      100% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 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
      Late Show With David Letterman — Season 22

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      Comedic innovator David Letterman, who never had much use for sentiment, concludes his final year hosting the Late Show with characteristic class and subdued warmth - providing closure to fans who wouldn't want the funnyman any other way.

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      Episode 1 Aired Aug 18, 2014 Actor Bruce Willis; The Gaslight Anthem performs. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 19, 2014 Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt; tennis player Novak Djokovic; Robby Johnson performs. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 20, 2014 Comic Kathy Griffin; documentarian Ken Burns; Jeremy Messersmith performs. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 21, 2014 Tennis player Serena Williams; actor Chadwick Boseman; Echo & The Bunnymen performs. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 25, 2014 Actor Michael Cera; dock diving dogs; Lyle Lovett performs. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 26, 2014 Comic Howie Mandel; TV host Rachel Maddow; EMA performs. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 27, 2014 Actor James McAvoy; sportscaster Chris "Mad Dog" Russo; The Last Internationale performs. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 28, 2014 Actor Mike Myers; comic Bonnie McFarlane; John Fullbright performs. Details Episode 9 Aired Sep 2, 2014 Actor Luke Wilson; TV host Julie Chen; Lee Brice performs. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 3, 2014 Actress Kristen Wiig; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); The New Pornographers perform. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 4, 2014 Actor Steve Buscemi; 2014 Indy Car season champion Will Power; Alt-J performs. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 5, 2014 Actress Tina Fey; comic Moody McCarthy; Kevin Drew performs. Details Episode 13 Aired Sep 8, 2014 TV host Bill Maher; professional hockey player Henrik Lundqvist; Spoon performs. Details Episode 14 Aired Sep 9, 2014 TV host Michael Strahan; tennis player Marin Cilic presents the Top Ten List; mogul Richard Branson; Interpol performs. Details Episode 15 Aired Sep 10, 2014 Dr. Phil McGraw; actress Katharine McPhee; Death From Above 1979 perform. Details Episode 16 Aired Sep 11, 2014 Actor Jason Bateman; comic Billy Eichner; Ryan Adams performs. Details Episode 17 Aired Sep 12, 2014 Actress Mindy Kaling; comic Jake Johannsen; Maddie & Tae perform. Details Episode 18 Aired Sep 22, 2014 Actor Mark Harmon; animal expert Jack Hanna. Details Episode 19 Aired Sep 23, 2014 Actor Denzel Washington; Lenny Kravitz performs. Details Episode 20 Aired Sep 24, 2014 TV host Kelly Ripa; comic Jim Gaffigan; Paloma Faith performs. Details Episode 21 Aired Sep 25, 2014 Comic Jerry Seinfeld; a performance from "Michael Jackson ONE." Details Episode 22 Aired Sep 26, 2014 Actor Ted Danson; stupid human tricks; comic Andrew Norelli. Details Episode 23 Aired Sep 29, 2014 Actor Neil Patrick Harris; Aretha Franklin performs. Details Episode 24 Aired Sep 30, 2014 TV host John Oliver; actress Maggie Q; Bleachers performs. Details Episode 25 Aired Oct 1, 2014 Talk show host Bill O'Reilly; actress Cristin Milioti. Details Episode 26 Aired Oct 2, 2014 Actor Johnny Galecki; actor Andre Benjamin; Delta Spirit performs. Details Episode 27 Aired Oct 3, 2014 Actress Mariska Hargitay; comic Simon Amstell; Kandace Springs performs. Details Episode 28 Aired Oct 6, 2014 Actor Aziz Ansari; comic Tom Dreesen; Jackson Browne performs. Details Episode 29 Aired Oct 7, 2014 Actor Robert Downey Jr.; actress Sarah Paulson; Lizzo performs. Details Episode 30 Aired Oct 8, 2014 Journalist Anderson Cooper; actress Gina Rodriguez; Hatsune Miku performs. Details Episode 31 Aired Oct 9, 2014 Actor Robert Duvall; actress Elle Fanning; Rival Sons performs. Details Episode 32 Aired Oct 10, 2014 TV host Chelsea Handler; comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele; Angaleena Presley performs. Details Episode 33 Aired Oct 13, 2014 Actor Russell Brand; musician Dave Grohl; Foo Fighters perform. Details Episode 34 Aired Oct 14, 2014 Actor Michael Keaton; Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D-N.Y.) presents the Top Ten List; Foo Fighters and Ann and Nancy Wilson perform. Details Episode 35 Aired Oct 15, 2014 Actor Bill Murray; Foo Fighters perform with Tony Joe White. Details Episode 36 Aired Oct 16, 2014 Actor Tom Selleck; actress Jenny Slate; Foo Fighters perform with Rick Nielsen. Details Episode 37 Aired Oct 17, 2014 Actress Jessica Chastain; comic Lenny Marcus; Foo Fighters perform. Details Episode 38 Aired Oct 27, 2014 Actress Amy Poehler; Sen. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D.-N.M.); Mastodon performs; Jerry Lee Lewis performs with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra. Details Episode 39 Aired Oct 28, 2014 Taylor Swift performs; actor Tom Mison. Details Episode 40 Aired Oct 29, 2014 Actor Jim Carrey; actor David Tennant. Details Episode 41 Aired Oct 30, 2014 Journalist Brian Williams; Perfume Genius performs. Details Episode 42 Aired Oct 31, 2014 Talk show host Keith Olbermann; comic Brian Regan; Run the Jewels performs. Details Episode 43 Aired Nov 3, 2014 Actor Martin Short; musical guest Father John Misty. Details Episode 44 Aired Nov 4, 2014 Actress Jessica Chastain; comic Lenny Marcus; Foo Fighters perform. Details Episode 45 Aired Nov 5, 2014 Singer Jennifer Lopez; actor Rob Riggle; Kimbra performs. Details Episode 46 Aired Nov 6, 2014 TV host Whoopi Goldberg; musician Jimmy Page; Mapei performs. Details Episode 47 Aired Nov 7, 2014 Comic Amy Schumer; comic Jeff Caldwell; Theophilus London performs. Details Episode 48 Aired Nov 10, 2014 Actress Katie Holmes; racecar driver Alex Zanardi; Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas perform. Details Episode 49 Aired Nov 11, 2014 Actor Steve Carell; style expert Martha Stewart; OK Go performs. Details Episode 50 Aired Nov 12, 2014 Actress Jennifer Lawrence; Mayor of London Boris Johnson. Details Episode 51 Aired Nov 13, 2014 TV host Jon Stewart; comic Frank Caliendo; Shawn Mendes performs. Details Episode 52 Aired Nov 14, 2014 Actress Kristin Chenoweth; comic Jeff Dunham; Chris Young performs. Details Episode 53 Aired Nov 17, 2014 Actor Jason Sudeikis; actress Allison Janney; Damien Rice performs. Details Episode 54 Aired Nov 18, 2014 Stupid pet tricks; actor Charlie Day; a Top Ten List presented by NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick; Hiss Golden Messenger performs. Details Episode 55 Aired Nov 19, 2014 TV host Regis Philbin; The Barr Brothers performs. Details Episode 56 Aired Nov 20, 2014 Actor Edward Norton; Jessye Norman performs. Details Episode 57 Aired Nov 21, 2014 Actor James Corden; author Norman Lear; TV on the Radio performs. Details Episode 58 Aired Nov 24, 2014 Actor Seth Rogen; actress Amy Sedaris; Sam Hunt performs. Details Episode 59 Aired Nov 25, 2014 Actress Emily Blunt; author Adam Resnick; Wu-Tang Clan performs. Details Episode 60 Aired Nov 26, 2014 Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; Dr. John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Nico & Vinz perform. Details Episode 62 Aired Nov 28, 2014 Actor Michael Keaton; musical guests Foo Fighters with Ann and Nancy Wilson. Details Episode 63 Aired Dec 8, 2014 Actor Joaquin Phoenix; comic Cristela Alonzo; Al Green performs. Details Episode 64 Aired Dec 9, 2014 Actor Ben Stiller; actress Olivia Munn; La La Brooks performs. Details Episode 65 Aired Dec 10, 2014 Actress Meryl Streep; actress Rebel Wilson; J. Cole performs. Details Episode 66 Aired Dec 11, 2014 Comic Chris Rock; Sting performs. Details Episode 67 Aired Dec 12, 2014 Actor Jamie Foxx; comic Robert Klein; Dan Penn performs. Details Episode 68 Aired Dec 15, 2014 Actress Emma Stone; a Top Ten List presented by 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota; Bob Seger performs. Details Episode 69 Aired Dec 16, 2014 Actress Anna Kendrick; toy demo; Charli XCX performs. Details Episode 70 Aired Dec 17, 2014 Journalist Tom Brokaw; Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver perform. Details Episode 71 Aired Dec 18, 2014 Talk show host Rosie O'Donnell; comic Jeff Altman. Details Episode 72 Aired Dec 19, 2014 Actor Jay Thomas; actor Josh Brolin; Darlene Love performs. Details Episode 73 Aired Jan 5, 2015 Comic Kathy Griffin; actor David Oyelowo; Lera Lynn performs. Details Episode 74 Aired Jan 6, 2015 Actor Ethan Hawke; actress Allison Williams; Parquet Courts performs. Details Episode 75 Aired Jan 7, 2015 Actress Julianne Moore; sportscaster Marv Albert; Catfish and the Bottlemen perform; the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame class of Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio present the Top Ten list. Details Episode 76 Aired Jan 8, 2015 TV host Donald Trump; actress Chelsea Peretti; Foxygen performs. Details Episode 77 Aired Jan 9, 2015 Actor Jeff Goldblum; comic Michael Somerville; Nicole Atkins performs. Details Episode 78 Aired Jan 12, 2015 Chef Gordon Ramsay; actor Adam Devine; St. Paul & the Broken Bones performs. Details Episode 79 Aired Jan 13, 2015 Journalist Anderson Cooper; actress Aubrey Plaza; Shovels & Rope performs. Details Episode 80 Aired Jan 14, 2015 Actress Amanda Peet; actor Simon Helberg; Ryn Weaver performs. Details Episode 81 Aired Jan 15, 2015 Comic Larry David; sportscaster Dan Patrick; Sleater-Kinney performs. Details Episode 82 Aired Jan 16, 2015 Comic Johnny Beehner; college football coach Urban Meyer; Ella Henderson performs. Details Episode 83 Aired Jan 26, 2015 Comic Louis CK; author Nicolle Wallace; The Lone Bellow performs. Details Episode 84 Aired Jan 27, 2015 Actor Oscar Isaac; comic Whitney Cummings; Drenge performs. Details Episode 85 Aired Jan 28, 2015 TV host Rachel Maddow; actor Ben Schwartz; Marty Stuart performs. Details Episode 86 Aired Jan 29, 2015 TV host John Oliver; actress Mayim Bialik; Death Cab for Cutie performs. Details Episode 87 Aired Jan 30, 2015 Actor Steve Carell; NBA commissioner Adam Silver; Hundred Waters performs. Details Episode 88 Aired Feb 2, 2015 Animal expert Jack Hanna; Sharon Jones performs. Details Episode 89 Aired Feb 3, 2015 Dr. Phil McGraw; actress Robin Tunney; Diana Krall performs. Details Episode 90 Aired Feb 4, 2015 Actor Ryan Reynolds; comic J.B. Smoove; Dierks Bentley performs. Details Episode 91 Aired Feb 5, 2015 Actor Martin Short; Bettye Lavette performs. Details Episode 92 Aired Feb 6, 2015 Actress Sienna Miller; comic Andy Kindler; Bob Mould performs. Details Episode 93 Aired Feb 9, 2015 Actor Aziz Ansari; comic Brian Kiley; Ben Howard performs. Details Episode 94 Aired Feb 10, 2015 Actress Courtney Love; actor Chris Elliott; Rhiannon Giddens performs. Details Episode 95 Aired Feb 11, 2015 New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick; actress Elisabeth Moss; Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear performs. Details Episode 96 Aired Feb 12, 2015 Actor Tom Hanks; Sturgill Simpson performs. Details Episode 97 Aired Feb 13, 2015 Actor Bill Hader; comic Pat McGann; Shakey Graves performs. Details Episode 98 Aired Feb 16, 2015 Actor Matthew Perry; actor Adam Scott; Kishi Bashi performs. Details Episode 99 Aired Feb 17, 2015 Actress Dakota Johnson; grocery bagging champion David Tochinskiy; Twin Shadow performs. Details Episode 100 Aired Feb 18, 2015 Actor Will Smith; Grizfolk performs. Details Episode 101 Aired Feb 19, 2015 Actor Don Cheadle; actresses Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson; Mikky Ekko performs. Details Episode 102 Aired Feb 20, 2015 Kid scientists; actor Sean Hayes; Judah & the Lion performs. Details Episode 103 Aired Feb 23, 2015 Actress Helen Mirren; 2015 Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano; Steve Earle performs. Details Episode 104 Aired Feb 24, 2015 Actor Matthew Broderick; actress Ellie Kemper; JD McPherson performs. Details Episode 105 Aired Feb 25, 2015 Actress Julianna Margulies; chef Eric Ripert; Glass Animals performs. Details Episode 106 Aired Mar 9, 2015 Actor Kevin Spacey; actress Lily James; Alabama Shakes performs. Details Episode 107 Aired Mar 10, 2015 Actress Patricia Arquette; TV host Keith Olbermann; Will Butler performs. Details Episode 108 Aired Mar 11, 2015 Actor Kelsey Grammer; Stevie Wonder performs. Details Episode 109 Aired Mar 12, 2015 Actress Lena Dunham; actor Bobby Cannavale; Andy Kim performs with Kevin Drew. Details Episode 110 Aired Mar 13, 2015 Actor Kevin Bacon; comic Jimmie Walker; Airborne Toxic Event performs. Details Episode 111 Aired Mar 16, 2015 Actress Shailene Woodley; Dr. Cornel West; Matthew E. White performs. Details Episode 112 Aired Mar 17, 2015 Actor Will Ferrell; Glen Hansard performs. Details Episode 113 Aired Mar 18, 2015 Actor Norm MacDonald; actor Theo James. Details Episode 114 Aired Mar 23, 2015 Actor Ben Stiller; Tove Lo performs. Details Episode 115 Aired Mar 24, 2015 TV host Bill O'Reilly; actress Aubrey Plaza. Details Episode 116 Aired Mar 25, 2015 Actor James Franco; comic Jake Johannsen; Action Bronson performs. Details Episode 117 Aired Mar 30, 2015 Actor Neil Patrick Harris; actor Charlie Cox; The Suffers perform. Details Episode 118 Aired Mar 31, 2015 Actor David Duchovny; actor Josh Gad; Houndmouth performs. Details Episode 119 Aired Apr 1, 2015 Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.); comic Billy Eichner; musician David Sanborn. Details Episode 120 Aired Apr 2, 2015 TV host Kelly Ripa; author Aasif Mandvi; Fat White Family performs. Details Episode 121 Aired Apr 3, 2015 Actor Mike Myers; comic Nick Griffin; Banks performs. Details Episode 122 Aired Apr 13, 2015 Actress Sarah Jessica Parker; golfer Jordan Spieth; Asleep at the Wheel performs. Details Episode 123 Aired Apr 14, 2015 Actor Billy Crystal; TV host Julie Chen; Chris Stapleton performs. Details Episode 124 Aired Apr 15, 2015 Actor Michael J. Fox; actress Amy Sedaris; Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell perform. Details Episode 125 Aired Apr 16, 2015 Actor Kevin James; comic Tom Dreesen; Tracy Chapman performs. Details Episode 126 Aired Apr 17, 2015 Actor Alec Baldwin; John Mayer performs. Details Episode 127 Aired Apr 20, 2015 Actor John Travolta; comic Amy Schumer; The Waterboys perform. Details Episode 128 Aired Apr 21, 2015 Piedmont Bird Callers; actor Paul Rudd; Chaka Khan performs. Details Episode 129 Aired Apr 22, 2015 Actor Bruce Willis; comic Jim Gaffigan; Dawes performs. Details Episode 130 Aired Apr 23, 2015 Actor Robert Downey Jr.; sportscaster Chris Russo; Elvis Costello performs. Details Episode 131 Aired Apr 24, 2015 Comic Jerry Seinfeld; Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires perform. Details Episode 132 Aired Apr 27, 2015 Actress Scarlett Johansson; John Mellencamp performs; Todd Rundgren sits in with Paul Shaffer & The CBS Orchestra. Details Episode 133 Aired Apr 28, 2015 Actor Michael Keaton; Future Islands performs. Details Episode 134 Aired Apr 29, 2015 Animal expert Jack Hanna; John Fogerty performs; John Popper sits in with Paul Shaffer & The CBS Orchestra. Details Episode 135 Aired Apr 30, 2015 First lady Michelle Obama; Hootie & the Blowfish performs. Details Episode 136 Aired May 1, 2015 Actor Steve Martin; Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Amos Lee, Ralph Stanley, Steve Martin and Mark O'Connor perform. Details Episode 137 Aired May 4, 2015 President Barack Obama; actor Will Ferrell; The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile perform. Details Episode 138 Aired May 5, 2015 Actress Reese Witherspoon; actor Nathan Lane; Mumford & Sons perform. Details Episode 139 Aired May 6, 2015 Actor Martin Short; Norah Jones performs. Details Episode 140 Aired May 7, 2015 Actress Tina Fey; First Aid Kit perform. Details Episode 141 Aired May 8, 2015 Actor Ray Romano; comic Brian Regan; Dave Matthews Band performs. Details Episode 142 Aired May 11, 2015 Radio host Howard Stern; comic Don Rickles. Details Episode 143 Aired May 12, 2015 President Bill Clinton; actor Adam Sandler. Details Episode 144 Aired May 13, 2015 Actress Julia Roberts; musician Paul Shaffer; Ryan Adams performs. Details Episode 145 Aired May 14, 2015 Actor George Clooney; Tom Waits performs. Details Episode 146 Aired May 15, 2015 TV personality Oprah Winfrey; comic Norm Macdonald. Details Episode 147 Aired May 18, 2015 Actor Tom Hanks; Eddie Vedder performs. Details Episode 148 Aired May 19, 2015 Actor Bill Murray; Bob Dylan performs. Details Episode 149 Aired May 20, 2015 The final episode includes surprises, memorable highlights and the last Top Ten List. Details

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      Brian Lowry Variety Those who have visited Letterman in recent weeks have pleaded with him to stay, but it's hard to argue that he's leaving too soon. His exit, however, did feel like a moment of celebration as much as nostalgia. Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Eric Deggans NPR Whenever it seemed the proceedings might get overly sentimental or maudlin, Letterman would crack a joke that kept it funny and kept it moving. Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Verne Gay Newsday Letterman reserved the last third of his last show to thank those who made this run possible in the first place, most touchingly his wife, Regina, and son, Harry Joseph... The man we all knew had a heart finally revealed his heart. Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Jeremy Gerard Deadline Hollywood Daily David Letterman's ride into the sunset was an easygoing saunter into the gray... Friendly with a dash of smirk, and it was very, very classy. Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Max Nicholson IGN Movies It's hard to put a number on a late-night talk show, but as series finales go, David Letterman's final episode of the Late Show was suitably heartwarming and fun (if also a tad long). Rated: 8/10 Mar 25, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest final 149 episodes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/06/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Talk Show, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Aug 18, 2014