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The good-hearted, ill-tempered host of a late-night talk show that takes risks that often result in laughter with the exception of "Will It Float?". The show is kept fresh by new additions such as "Great Moments in Presidential Speeches" in addition to the traditional segments such as "Ask the Audience" and bizarre contests hosted by Rupert at the deli next door. Dave has outstanding taste in bringing back exceptional musical guests and comedians such as Jim Gaffigan (13 times), Brian Regan (19 times), and the late great Mitch Hedberg (10 times). Often trails a show in ratings on NBC at the same time-slot hosted by a comedian going through the motions riding the popularity of the show's past with painfully unoriginal material.
"David Letterman seems like such a curmudgeon, but did you see how teary-eyed he got when he introduced the doctors and nurses who saved his life?"
by ComFan August 30, 2007
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