Letterman will host the 'Late Show' on CBS for the last time ever tonight (May 19)
Bill Murray made a memorable entrance on the Late Show With David Letterman last night (May 19) – by bursting out of a cake.
The Lost In Translation actor was booked to appear on Letterman’s penultimate show in recognition of his long history with the presenter. Murray was Letterman’s first ever guest back in 1982 and last night’s appearance marked the 44th time he had appeared on the Late Show with him.
Letterman will present the CBS talk show for the last ever time tonight (May 20), having announced in April 2014 that he would be retiring this year. His 33-year stint fronting Late Show With David Letterman and its predecessor Late Night With David Letterman makes him the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history.
Jimmy Fallon, who has hosted rival talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on NBC since February 2014, devoted five minutes of his show on Monday night (May 18) to pay tribute to the departing presenter, saying: “I will miss him.”
Meanwhile, fellow talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has confirmed that he will not be presenting an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC tonight in honour of Letterman’s departure. “I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show,” he explained.