With nine Primetime Emmys, another 3 wins and 82nominations, the Late Show with David Letterman hasdominated the ratings since 1993, and it's still going. Nowrunning its 17th season, the Late Show with David Lettermanis a late-night comedy talk-show, hosted by David Lettermanon CBS. Initially, Letterman was the host of the show LateNight with David Letterman on NBC, from 1982 to 1993, alongwith Shaffer and Wendell, but then transferred to CBS. Thereare also otherAmerican TV shows.Throughout the years, numerous people filled in for Lettermanas guest hosts of the Late Show. In 2000, Dvid Lettermanunderwent a heart bypass surgery, and during his recoveryseveral guest hosts continued the show, including Paul Shaffer,David Brenner, Charles Grodin, Tom Snyder, Bill Crosby, TomArnold, Dana Carvey and Regis Philbin. Then, in 2003, DavidLetterman recuperated from shingles, and his guest hostsincluded the famous Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg, VinceVaughn, Elvis Costello, Luke Wilson, John McEnroe, Will Ferrel,Bonnie Hunt, and again Regis Philbin, Paul Shaffer and BillCosby. In fact, Paul Shaffer was the guest host with mostappearances, hosting again in 2003 when Letterman'sgirlfriend delivered their baby, Harry Joseph, and yet again in2005 when Letterman went to Detroit to accept a car award.In 2007, the famous comedy actor Adam Sandler was theguest host after Letterman caught fever. Over the years, atleast 29 people hosted the Late Show with David Letterman,so the audience never knew when they were in for a surprisewatching the show.
With 17 seasons so far, and still running, the Late Show withDavid Letterman is famous all across the world, as a comedytalk show full of witty remarks, funny moments, irony andsurprise guests. David Letterman has become a legend withthis show, and even now, in his 60s, he's still holding up anddedicates his life to the show. In constant rivalry with the JayLeno's Tonight Show, David Letterman's fans seem to thinkthat not Leno, nor Jimmy Kimmel on ABC can match the greatLetterman.