Late Show with David Letterman Season 15

September. 04,2007
| Comedy Talk

Late Show with David Letterman is an American late-night talk show hosted by David Letterman on CBS. The show debuted on August 30, 1993, and is produced by Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated and CBS Television Studios. The show's music director and band-leader of the house band, the CBS Orchestra, is Paul Shaffer. The head writer is Matt Roberts and the announcer is Alan Kalter. Of the major U.S. late-night programs, Late Show ranks second in cumulative average viewers over time and third in number of episodes over time. The show leads other late night shows in ad revenue with $271 million in 2009. In most U.S. markets the show airs at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific time, but is recorded Monday through Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m and 6:00 p.m. The second Thursday episode usually airs on Friday of that week. In 2002, Late Show with David Letterman was ranked No. 7 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. CBS has a contract with Worldwide Pants to continue the show through 2014; by then, Letterman will surpass Johnny Carson as the longest tenured late-night talk show host.


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Late Show with David Letterman Season 15 Full Episode Guide

Episode 168 - Amy Sedaris, Kim Kardashian, Brian Regan
First Aired: August. 29,2008

Water-balloon fiend Paul Thoresen drops a 55-gallon bomb on a convertable with three "tourists" (mannequins); the Democratic National Convention is over but Biff's still there; Amy Sedaris obsesses over Dave's shoe tassels; Kim Kardashian describes nearly losing her big toe and plugs Disaster Movie; Brian Regan does stand-up and promotes his upcoming TV special.

Episode 167 - Brad Garrett, Blake Lively, Randy Houser
First Aired: August. 28,2008

Episode 166 - Kerri Walsh & Misty May-Treanor, Neil Patrick Harris, Nas
First Aired: August. 27,2008

Olympic Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh & Misty May-Treanor, Neil Patrick Harris and Nas are the scheduled guests.

Episode 165 - Bryan Clay, Don Cheadle, Little Anthony & The Imperials
First Aired: August. 26,2008

Tonight on "Get to Know Delaware," a fun fact about neighboring Pennsylvania; Dave's "son" throws a beer bottle at a green room TV; live from Denver, Biff fails to interview DNC Chairman Howard Dean; Olympic gold medalist Bryan Clay tosses a discus and a javelin at a taxi cab; Little Anthony and the Imperials perform "Hurts So Bad."

Episode 164 - Shawn Johnson, Tracy Morgan, Solange
First Aired: August. 25,2008

Episode 163 - Donald Trump, Dwayne Kennedy
First Aired: August. 08,2008

Donald Trump discusses real estate in Abu Dhabi; "WIll It Float?" is played on the roof; Dwayne Kennedy riffs on the possibility of a black president

Episode 162 - Kiefer Sutherland, Rumer Willis, Phil Vassar
First Aired: August. 07,2008

Episode 161 - Penelope Cruz, Danny Way, Randy Newman
First Aired: June. 06,2008

Penelope Cruz, Randy Newman, Danny Way

Episode 160 - Kelly Ripa, Steve Coogan, Spiritualized
First Aired: August. 05,2008

Episode 159 - Seth Rogen, Fleet Foxes
First Aired: August. 04,2008

Episode 158 - Richard Simmons, Mary-Louise Parker
First Aired: August. 01,2008

Paul Thoresen appears again to drop a 55-gallon water balloon on a '94 Chevy LeBaron convertible; Dave and Richard Simmons have another animated interview, in which the fitness guru stands and sings on the guest chair; Richard also appears on another tension-filled edition of "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; in her first Late Show appearance in 13 1/2 years, Mary-Louise Parker plugs "Weeds" while Dave

Episode 157 - Luke Wilson, Mindy Kaling, Michael Lauziere
First Aired: July. 31,2008

Episode 156 - Pamela Anderson, James Franco, Atmosphere
First Aired: July. 30,2008

Pamela Anderson, James Franco,Atmosphere

Episode 155 - Kevin Costner, Bob Sarlatte, Low vs. Diamond
First Aired: July. 29,2008

Episode 154 - Gillian Anderson, Simon Pegg, We Are Scientists
First Aired: July. 28,2008

Dave describes an incident during the monologue where Inky's cue-cards went AWOL; Dave and Paul acknowledge the passing of ex-WMDB guitarist Hiram Bullock; Gillian Anderson discusses living abroad and her "make-out session" with Dave six years ago; We Are Scientists performed "After Hours."

Episode 153 - Nathan Lane, Larry "Bubbles" Brown, Randy Bachman
First Aired: July. 25,2008

Episode 152 - David Duchovny, Black Kids
First Aired: July. 24,2008

Featuring David Duchovny (The X-Files: I Want To Believe) and Black Kids (Partie Traumatic)

Episode 151 - John C. Reilly, Jane Mayer, Grizzly Bear
First Aired: July. 23,2008

John C. Reilly, Jane Mayer, and Grizzly Bear are the scheduled guests.

Episode 150 - Amanda Peet, Jon Hamm, Augustana
First Aired: July. 22,2008

Dave welcomes back Bill Scheft, who was sidelined with hip surgery; Small Town News is interrupted by a guy in a Batman mask; Amanda Peet plugs the "X-Files" sequel; "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm discusses summer trips to Florida; Augustana performed "I Still Ain't Over You."

Episode 149 - Will Ferrell, Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman
First Aired: July. 21,2008

Will Ferrell, Adam Savage, and Jamie Hyneman are the scheduled guests.

Episode 148 - Rosie Perez, David Sedaris
First Aired: July. 18,2008

Episode 147 - Ricky Gervais, John Mellencamp
First Aired: July. 17,2008

Following "Top Ten Signs It's Time To Wash Your Monkey," Lyle the Intern unsuccessfully tries to persuade Dave into opening a Pizza Hut franchise. Also, John Mellencamp performed "Troubled Land" and reminisces about living in Indiana with Dave

Episode 146 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Young, The Hold Steady
First Aired: July. 16,2008

Episode 145 - Meryl Streep, Aaron Eckhart, Randy Travis
First Aired: July. 15,2008

Episode 144 - Pierce Brosnan, Bud Selig, Jason Mraz
First Aired: July. 14,2008

Episode 143 - Morgan Freeman, Kaley Cuoco, Wild Sweet Orange
First Aired: June. 27,2008

Episode 142 - Mary-Kate Olsen, Jim Gaffigan, Gavin DeGraw
First Aired: June. 26,2008

Episode 141 - Abigail Breslin, Barry Sonnenfeld, Tift Merritt
First Aired: June. 25,2008

Episode 140 - Charlize Theron, Richard Belzer, Mötley Crüe
First Aired: June. 24,2008

After a gag about "Martian Ice" bombs, Dave gives the red-colored ice to an audience member; over at Hello Deli, Deborah Lynn plays "Psychic Gasoline" (and loses yet again); Charlize Theron discusses camping and plugs Hancock; Richard Belzer eulogizes comedy legend George Carlin, who passed away two days earlier; Motley Crue performed "Saints of Los Angeles

Episode 139 - Will Smith, Joe Buck
First Aired: June. 23,2008

Dave discusses watching his son play T-ball; Dave embarasses George Clarke by addressing him as Thomas Beatie (that pregnant transgendered guy); Will Smith plugs Hancock and appears on "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck comments on steroid and Viagra use in baseball.

Episode 138 - Denis Leary, The Baseball Project
First Aired: June. 20,2008

Episode 137 - Jason Bateman, Teri Garr, Keyshia Cole
First Aired: June. 19,2008

Episode 136 - Kevin Garnett & Ray Allen, Jane Krakowski, Martha Wainwright
First Aired: June. 18,2008

Episode 135 - Steve Carell, Lance Armstrong, Dr. John
First Aired: June. 17,2008

Dave attempts to channel the spirit of President Harry Truman, but ends up getting his voice mail; with Rupert's assistance, a tourist from British Columbia takes a vacation photo with Dave; Steve Carell plugs Get Smart; Dr. John and The Lower 911 performed "Time for a Change."

Episode 134 - Mike Myers, BMX star Kevin Robinson, Adele
First Aired: June. 16,2008

Episode 133 - Whoopi Goldberg , Spencer Pratt, Nick Griffin
First Aired: June. 13,2008

Episode 132 - Ben Kingsley, Artie Lange, Emmylou Harris
First Aired: June. 12,2008

Ben Kingsley and Emmylou Harris are the scheduled guests.

Episode 131 - Zooey Deschanel, Scott McClellan, Jakob Dylan
First Aired: June. 11,2008

Episode 130 - Mark Wahlberg, Jeff Peckman, Alanis Morissette
First Aired: June. 10,2008

Episode 129 - Tom Brokaw, Elettra Wiedemann, Gnarls Barkley
First Aired: June. 09,2008

Episode 128 - Jenna Fischer, Jim Nantz, Gavin Rossdale
First Aired: June. 06,2008

Episode 127 - Julia Roberts, Al Green
First Aired: June. 05,2008

Episode 126 - Jack Black, Esperanza Spalding
First Aired: June. 04,2008

Episode 125 - Julianne Moore, Morgan Spurlock, a performance from the Broadway musical "South Pacific"
First Aired: June. 03,2008

Episode 124 - Adam Sandler, Scott Dixon, Donna Summer
First Aired: June. 02,2008

Episode 123 - Liv Tyler, Sue Johanson, Tommy Johnagin
First Aired: May. 23,2008

Episode 122 - Sarah Jessica Parker, Piedmont Bird Callers, Republic Tigers
First Aired: May. 22,2008

Episode 121 - Kristin Davis, Jimmy Buffett
First Aired: May. 21,2008

Episode 120 - Harrison Ford, Ali Lohan, Leona Lewis
First Aired: May. 20,2008

Episode 119 - Kevin Spacey, Sen. Jim Webb, Sara Bareilles
First Aired: May. 19,2008

Episode 118 - Teri Hatcher, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
First Aired: May. 16,2008

Episode 117 - America Ferrera, Russell Brand, Terry Fator
First Aired: May. 15,2008

Episode 116 - Jack Hanna, Kid Rock
First Aired: May. 14,2008

Episode 115 - Regis Philbin, Laura Dern, Death Cab for Cutie
First Aired: May. 13,2008

Episode 114 - Stupid Pet Tricks, Shia LaBeouf, N.E.R.D.
First Aired: May. 12,2008

Episode 113 - Barbara Walters, Cobie Smulders, Penn & Teller
First Aired: May. 09,2008

Episode 112 - Paris Hilton, Steve Wyrick, Panic at the Disco
First Aired: May. 08,2008

Episode 111 - Emile Hirsch, Tom Dreesen, Dirk Arthur
First Aired: May. 07,2008

Episode 110 - Ashton Kutcher, Mac King, Steve Winwood
First Aired: May. 06,2008

Episode 109 - Jimmy Kimmel, Lance Burton, Jimmy Eat World
First Aired: May. 05,2008

Episode 108 - Patrick Dempsey, Isabella Rossellini, Nick Lowe
First Aired: May. 02,2008

Episode 107 - John Goodman, Bear Grylls, Robyn
First Aired: May. 01,2008

Episode 106 - Matthew Broderick, Heidi Montag, Josh Groban
First Aired: April. 30,2008

Episode 105 - Robert Downey Jr., Alicia Keys
First Aired: April. 29,2008

Episode 104 - Gwyneth Paltrow, Richard Lewis, The Roots with Chrisette Michele
First Aired: April. 28,2008

Episode 103 - Craig Ferguson, Ira Glass, The Black Crowes
First Aired: April. 25,2008

Episode 102 - Tina Fey, Brett Favre, Estelle
First Aired: April. 24,2008

Dave recalls being stuck in an elevator, with time-lapse footage of his ordeal; Tina Fey plugs Baby Mama; Brett Favre makes it clear that he has no intention of returning to the NFL; Estelle performed "American Boy."

Episode 101 - Danica Patrick, Russell Brand, Tokyo Police Club
First Aired: April. 23,2008

Episode 100 - Helen Hunt, Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, Kathleen Edwards
First Aired: April. 22,2008

Episode 99 - Billy Crystal, Maria Sharapova
First Aired: April. 21,2008

Dave discusses Harry's T-ball debut; the backdrop scalper tries to sell Papel Mass tickets a week late; Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan spend a day at New York Rangers' practice; Billy Crystal riffs on turning 60 and playing one game for the Yankees; Dave and Billy play tennis on 53rd Street with Maria Sharapova.

Episode 98 - Amy Poehler, Jason Segel, Jordan Zevon
First Aired: April. 18,2008

Episode 97 - Kelly Ripa, Dr. John P. Holdren, The Black Keys
First Aired: April. 17,2008

Kelly Ripa, The Black Keys

Episode 96 - Uma Thurman, Graham Rahal, The Gossip
First Aired: April. 16,2008

Episode 95 - Kelsey Grammer, Kristen Bell, Rogue Wave
First Aired: April. 15,2008

After Kelsey Grammer shares a disgusting antedote about his pet, Dave theorizes that every great story ends with "...and then the dog ate it." His hypothesis is confirmed when "Heroes" star Kristen Bell shares a dog story of her own.

Episode 94 - Al Pacino, David Wright
First Aired: April. 14,2008

Episode 93 - Ellen Pompeo, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige
First Aired: April. 04,2008

Episode 92 - Renee Zellweger, Gayle King, Paddy Casey
First Aired: April. 03,2008

Episode 91 - George Clooney, Norah Jones
First Aired: April. 02,2008

Episode 90 - Sen. John McCain, Cat Power
First Aired: April. 01,2008

Episode 89 - Helen Mirren, Jose Canseco
First Aired: March. 31,2008

Episode 88 - Brian Williams, Judy Greer, Langhorne Slim
First Aired: March. 26,2008

Brian Williams, Judy Greer, and Langhorne Slim are the scheduled guests.

Episode 87 - Kate Bosworth, John Witherspoon, The Raveonettes
First Aired: March. 25,2008

Kate Bosworth, John Witherspoon, and The Raveonettes are the scheduled guests.

Episode 86 - Demi Moore, Anthony Bourdain, Counting Crows
First Aired: March. 24,2008

An audience woman shares her own tick bite experience with Dave; Alan narrates a history of the Ed Sullivan Theater, then cuts himself off to use the washroom; Demi Moore discusses leach therapy and plugs Flawless; Counting Crows perform "You Can't Count On Me."

Episode 85 - Brooke Shields, Seth Meyers, Gutter Twins
First Aired: March. 19,2008

Cameraman Dave Dorsett is caught drinking on the job; the cast of "Battlestar Galactica" reads the Top Ten; Dave and Brooke Shields discuss foot surgery; Alan recalls an unpleasant Final Four memory; SNL's Seth Meyers explains why he doesn't have a valid driver's license; The Gutter Twins perform "Idle Hands."

Episode 84 - Al Franken, Lauren Conrad, The Cribs
First Aired: March. 18,2008

Dave gives an update on his tick infection; a man from Texas plays "What's In The Soup?" at Hello Deli; Al Franken (D-MN) stumps for his US Senator campaign; Lauren Conrad explains to Dave what a "frenemy" is; The Cribs perform "I'm A Realist."

Episode 83 - Rainn Wilson, Mike Golic & Mike Greenberg, Bell X1
First Aired: March. 17,2008

Rainn Wilson, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, and Bell X1 are the scheduled guests.

Episode 82 - Jaime Pressly, Brian Regan
First Aired: March. 14,2008

Jaime Pressly and Brian Regan are the scheduled guests.

Episode 81 - Kate Beckinsale, Graham Colton
First Aired: March. 13,2008

Dave tears up a new five-dollar bill and ketchup spills out; the 2008 Wild Turkey Bourbon Grand National Gobbling champs strut their stuff; "Johnny Twain" drops by to tell Jeff Foxworthy-style "redneck" jokes; Graham Colton performed "Best Days."

Episode 80 - Charlize Theron, Lewis Black, British Sea Power
First Aired: March. 12,2008

Charlize Theron, Lewis Black, and British Sea Power are the scheduled guests.

Episode 79 - Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg
First Aired: March. 11,2008

Dave comments on the Gov. Eliot Spitzer scandal; the backdrop scalper (Mike McIntee) tries to sell Dave some Snoop Dogg tickets, even though he's on the show; Martha Stewart describes how to make a "white wine Spitzer"; Snoop Dogg plugs his youth football league and performs "Sensual Seduction."

Episode 78 - Jim Carrey, Paula Abdul
First Aired: March. 10,2008

Jim Carrey and Paula Abdul are the scheduled guests.

Episode 77 - Woody Harrelson, Tommy Tiernan
First Aired: February. 29,2008

Woody Harrelson discusses "tea-bagging" while kite surfing and plugs Semi-Pro; a cat scratching post is the latest object on "Will It Float?"; British comedian Tommy Tiernan riffs on child-rearing.

Episode 76 - Amy Adams, Jamie Oliver, Liam Finn
First Aired: February. 28,2008

Amy Adams, Jamie Oliver, and Liam Finn are the scheduled guests.

Episode 75 - Kid Scientists, Natalie Portman, Kenna
First Aired: February. 27,2008

"AMPTP President Nick Counter" and "Writers Guild Executive Director David Young" call a truce... and make out; in tonight's remote, Andy Kindler visits a toy convention; the latest Kid Scientist experiments from Naperville, IL include gravity-defying water and a crudely-built hovercraft; Kenna (featuring N.E.R.D.) performed "Say Goodbye to Love."

Episode 74 - Courteney Cox, Thomas Friedman, Chingy with Ludacris
First Aired: February. 26,2008

Courtney Cox, Thomas Friedman, Chingy, and Ludacris are the scheduled guests.

Episode 73 - Will Ferrell, Michael McDonald
First Aired: February. 25,2008

Live via satellite, Osama bin Laden accepts an Academy Award; Will Ferrell plugs Semi-Pro and pays homage to "The Sound of Music"; Michael McDonald performed "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher."

Episode 72 - Diddy, Al Lubel
First Aired: February. 22,2008

Lt. Len Easton resurfaces; "Harry Letterman" is spotted having a smoke backstage, and later flirts with Paul's teenage daughter; Diddy promotes the upcoming made-for-TV production of A Raisin in the Sun; Al Lubel does stand-up.

Episode 71 - Steve Martin, hand shadows performance with Raymond Crowe
First Aired: February. 21,2008

Steve Martin is the scheduled guest. Plus, a hand shadow demonstration!

Episode 70 - Amy Sedaris, Erika Jensen, Foo Fighters
First Aired: February. 20,2008

Paul stars in a spoof of VH1's hit reality show "Rock of Love"; Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse read the Top Ten; grocery-bagging champ Erika Jensen takes Dave to school; Foo Fighters perform "The Pretender."

Episode 69 - Randy Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Ray Davies
First Aired: February. 19,2008

Bill Scheft apologizes for a bad Dick Cheney joke, citing tainted roast beef; after Dave mentions the resignation of Fidel Castro, a certain angry audience member pummels four CBS Pages; Dave meets "Millionaire Matchmaker" Todd Pendleton, who turns out to be a phony; Ray Davies performed "In a Moment."

Episode 68 - Dennis Quaid, Ryan Newman, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
First Aired: February. 18,2008

Dennis Quaid and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are the scheduled guests.

Episode 67 - Charles Barkley, Bill Burr
First Aired: February. 15,2008

Charles Barkley talks hoops and dodges questions about running for governor of Alabama; a CBS executive stops the show to grill Dave; comedian Bill Burr riffs on the elderly.

Episode 66 - Regis Philbin, Joseph Arthur
First Aired: February. 14,2008

Regis Philbin and Joseph Arthur are the scheduled guests.

Episode 65 - Martin Short, Amy Ryan
First Aired: February. 13,2008

Dave obsesses over his orange tie; live via satellite, a man with a black eye won't talk to Dave; Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan drop by to plug their (fake) new show, "American Conquistadors"; Martin Short takes a jab at the paparazzi and sings a parody of "Maybe This Time"; Oscar nominee Amy Ryan plugs Gone Baby Gone.

Episode 64 - Evangeline Lilly, Marisa Miller, Brad Paisley
First Aired: February. 12,2008

Evangeline Lilly and Brad Paisley are the scheduled guests.

Episode 63 - Kate Walsh, Jason Sudeikis, OK Go and Bonerama
First Aired: February. 11,2008

While fielding a question about Oprah tickets, Dave accidentally breaks one of his pencils in half; a certain panicky audience member is confronted by Dr. Phil in the theater hallway; Kate Walsh shows off her new puppy; Jason Sudeikis discusses his famous uncle; OK Go (featuring Bonerama) performed "A Million Ways."

Episode 62 - Colin Farrell, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz
First Aired: February. 08,2008

"Late Show Fun Facts" is interrupted by a ticket scalper (Mike McIntee); Colin Farrell plugs In Bruges and gives Dave a fedora; Lenny Kravitz performed "Bring It On."

Episode 61 - Kate Hudson, Jack Hanna
First Aired: February. 07,2008

Lt. Len Easton interrupts "Know Your Current Events"; Kate Hudson plugs Fool's Gold and talks football; Jack Hanna introduces Dave to an African Warthog (which Dave likes) and a cobra (which freaks him out).

Episode 60 - Eli Manning, Vince Vaughn, A Fine Frenzy
First Aired: February. 06,2008

Eli Manning and A Fine Frenzy are the scheduled guests.

Episode 59 - Matthew McConaughey, Gary Mule Deer, Sheryl Crow
First Aired: February. 05,2008

Matthew McConaughey, Gary Mule Deer, and Sheryl Crow are the scheduled guests.

Episode 58 - Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sheryl Crow
First Aired: February. 04,2008

Dave discusses at length the New York Giants' upset Super Bowl victory; Senator Hillary Clinton jokes that her choice of running mate has come down to Dave or Regis; Sheryl Crow performed "Love is Free."

Episode 57 - Paris Hilton, Artie Lange, Vampire Weekend
First Aired: February. 01,2008

Paris Hilton, Artie Lange, and Vampire Weekend are the scheduled guests.

Episode 56 - Stupid Human Tricks, Eva Longoria Parker, Colbie Caillat
First Aired: January. 31,2008

Eva Longoria and Colbie Caillat are the scheduled guests. Plus, Stupid Human Tricks!

Episode 55 - Dr. Phil McGraw, Lena Headey, Gary Allan
First Aired: January. 30,2008

An audience member gives Dave a gold hat, which Paul wears; Lt. Len Easton pops up on "Sex Talk with Sue Johanson"; a clothing-optional airline is the subject of several gags, including the Top Ten; two more audience members react poorly to the latest election news; Dr. Phil discusses viral encephalitis and his botched "chat" with Britney Spears; Gary Allan performs "Watching Airplanes."

Episode 54 - Bill Cosby, Lake Bell, The Matt Savage Trio
First Aired: January. 29,2008

Lt. Len Easton calls up C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"; Bill Cosby shares an antedote about his recently deceased mother; teen jazz prodigy Matt Savage and his trio perform "El Fuego."

Episode 53 - Jessica Alba, Julie Chen, The Whigs
First Aired: January. 28,2008

Jessica Alba, Julie Chen, and The Whigs are the scheduled guests.

Episode 52 - Nathan Lane, Jake Johannsen
First Aired: January. 25,2008

Nathan Lane and Jake Johannsen are the scheduled guests.

Episode 51 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, T.J. Miller, Super Furry Animals
First Aired: January. 24,2008

Lt. Len Easton is caught annoying Dave and interrupting "Larry King Live"; Dave is repeatedly distracted by a photo of Mitt Romney; Andy Kindler visits a life coach; Sen. Barack Obama presents the Top Ten (via satellite); Dave gives an audience member a pizza; Super Furry Animals performed "Neo-Consumerism."

Episode 50 - Charles Grodin, New York Giant Lawrence Tynes, The Redwalls
First Aired: January. 23,2008

Charles Grodin, Lawrence Tynes, and The Redwalls are the scheduled guests.

Episode 49 - Sen. John Edwards, Diablo Cody, Josh Ritter, David "Fathead" Newman
First Aired: January. 22,2008

Senator John Edwards, Diablo Cody, and Josh Ritter are the scheduled guests.

Episode 48 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, Dan Patrick, Ringo Starr
First Aired: January. 21,2008

The Bruce Willis Secret Word of the Night is "Muffin"; during an audience Q&A segment, one man flips out over Chris Dodd's decision to drop out of the presidential race; Sarah Michelle Gellar shows photos from a recent vacation; Dan Patrick plugs his new column in Sports Illustrated; Ringo Starr (featuring Dave Stewart) performs "Liverpool 8."

Episode 47 - Diane Keaton, Jim Gaffigan
First Aired: January. 18,2008

Dave begs Gaines to stop feeding in phone calls from the California Highway Patrol, which interrupts the show three times. Also, in her first Letterman appearance in two decades, Diane Keaton kisses Dave and admits to being astounded by her costars in the movie Mad Money.

Episode 46 - Sylvester Stallone, the Teutul family, the Mars Volta
First Aired: January. 17,2008

Sylvester Stallone, the Teutul Family, and The Mars Volta are the scheduled guests.

Episode 45 - Michael Douglas, Katherine Heigl, Wyclef Jean
First Aired: January. 16,2008

Throughout the night, Tony and Dave play the Spanish-language version of "Wheel of Fortune"; Michael Douglas talks skiing and plugs King of California; an old AC/DC song is butchered on "Gary-oke with Gary Mintz"; Wyclef Jean performed "Sweetest Girl."

Episode 44 - Denzel Washington, Don Rickles
First Aired: January. 15,2008

An audience member claims to know Dave's ex-wife, who apparently now lives in Florida; the show is again interrupted by radio transmissions from Lt. Len Easton of the California Highway Patrol; Mike McIntee and Harold Larkin play "Can Two Guys and Their Dead Friend In An Office Chair Hail a Cab?"; Don Rickles plugs his DVD Mr. Warmth and throws a few zingers at Dave and fellow guest Denzel Washington.

Episode 43 - Katie Holmes, Frank Caliendo, Maroon 5
First Aired: January. 14,2008

Katie Holmes, Frank Caliendo, and Maroon 5 are the scheduled guests.

Episode 42 - Tracy Morgan, Kat Von D, Dropkick Murphys
First Aired: January. 11,2008

Tracy Morgan, Kat Von D, and Dropkick Murphys are the scheduled guests.

Episode 41 - Howard Stern, Ayo
First Aired: January. 10,2008

Howard Stern and Ayo are the scheduled guests.

Episode 40 - Morgan Freeman, Tom Brokaw, Chuck Prophet
First Aired: January. 09,2008

Morgan Freeman and Chuck Prophet are the scheduled guests.

Episode 39 - Lucy Liu, Alex Roy, MGMT
First Aired: January. 08,2008

Lucy Liu and MGMT are the scheduled guests. Plus, Bill Medley (of Righteous Brothers fame) sits in with the band!

Episode 38 - Tom Hanks, Gov. Mike Huckabee
First Aired: January. 07,2008

Tom Hanks and Mike Huckabee are the scheduled guests.

Episode 37 - Donald Trump, Shooter Jennings
First Aired: January. 04,2008

Dave admits that he's getting tired of the beard, then confesses to feeling sick over his new "feud" with Rosie O'Donnell; Dave and Donald Trump talk football; talent coordinator Sarah Billington appears on "Know Your Staff"; Shooter Jennings performs "This Ol' Wheel."

Episode 36 - Bill Maher, Ellen Page, the cast of Broadway's "Young Frankenstein"
First Aired: January. 03,2008

Dave's beard gets a key to the city, courtesy of Mayor Bloomberg; a wayward WGA picketer wanders around in the backdrop; Hal Gurnee's latest Network Time Killer is a "balloon drummer"; Ellen Page plugs Juno; Roger Bart, Sutton Foster, and Chris Fitzgerald perform a song from the musical "Young Frankenstein."

Episode 35 - Robin Williams, Lupe Fiasco
First Aired: January. 02,2008

Dave returns from an eight-week hiatus with a full beard and his writing staff intact; an audience Q&A bit is interrupted by Bill Scheft; ten striking writers present the Top Ten; Robin Williams discusses his recent USO trip to Iraq; after a 16-year layover, "Hal Gurnee's Network Time Killer" returns to the Late Show; associate producer Nancy Agostini appears on "Know Your Staff"; Lupe Fiasco performs "Superstar."

Episode 34 - Bill Murray, Jay-Z
First Aired: November. 02,2007

Etch-a-sketch artist George Vlosich becomes the latest person to do a portrait of Biff Henderson; Bill Murray discusses his ongoing legal troubles in Sweden and plays On-Star operator on Dave's desk phone; comeback kid Jay-Z performs "Roc Boys."

Episode 33 - Dr. Phil McGraw, Ryan Adams
First Aired: November. 01,2007

With a writers' strike now looking very likely, "Mrs. Letterman" (Jude Brennan) nags Dave into doing some housework; Stupid Pet Tricks include a pit bull terrier that plays the drums and a cockatoo that likes the Backstreet Boys; Bill Scheft interrupts "Alan Kalter's Foreign Affairs Minute" to remind the audience that the WGA needs the public's support; Ryan Adams & The Cardinals performed "Everybody Knows."

Episode 32 - David Spade, Penn & Teller, Jonathan Papelbon
First Aired: October. 31,2007

The 26th annual "New Halloween Costumes" segment includes a Hillary Clinton pantsuit, an overstuffed glove compartment, and Spongebob's less-than-beloved cousin "BrillopadTed SquarePants". Also, in the event of a strike, Dave reads off two weeks' worth of potential punchlines, while Penn & Teller turn quarters in a waterbowl into goldfish.

Episode 31 - Jennifer Connelly, Slash, Nicole Atkins
First Aired: October. 30,2007

An excerpt is revealed from President Gerald Ford's posthumous memoirs; Alan Kalter hosts "This Is Your Lunch," looking back at Dave's last meal (lasagna); guitarist Slash plugs his autobiography; in her network TV debut, Nicole Atkins performed "The Way It Is."

Episode 30 - Jerry Seinfeld, Joe Torre
First Aired: October. 29,2007

Two marathon runners interrupt the monologue (one week early, it shall be noted); to honor the possible WGA strike, Bill Scheft chooses not to reveal the punchline to a Dick Cheney joke; Jerry Seinfeld plugs Bee Movie and gets caught in the crosshairs on "Alan Kalter's Celebrity Interview"; Joe Torre dodges questions about his next managerial gig.

Episode 29 - Amanda Peet, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Caldwell
First Aired: October. 19,2007

Mac n' cheese is the latest food item that Sue Hum offers Dave (and promptly rejects); the lovely Amanda Peet plugs Martian Child, but a clip of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians airs instead; Patrick Warburton discusses living in Oregon; comedian Jeff Caldwell riffs on HMOs and birth control.

Episode 28 - Steve Carell, Chris Russo, Chris Elliott, Band of Horses
First Aired: October. 18,2007

Tonights guests include Steve Carell, Chris Russo and Band of Horses perform “Is There A Ghost.”

Episode 27 - Rebecca Romijn, Jimmie Walker, LeAnn Rimes
First Aired: October. 17,2007

Dave (amongst others) discusses a fire in the theater basement that occured earlier that day; staff writer Bill Scheft comments on the possible writers' strike; Jimmie "JJ" Walker explains the differences between the BET and TV Land Awards; LeAnn Rimes performed "Nothin' Better To Do."

Episode 26 - Richard Simmons, Casey Affleck, Sondre Lerche
First Aired: October. 16,2007

Richard Simmons and Casey Affleck are the scheduled guests.

Episode 25 - Jake Gyllenhaal, Connie Britton, 50 Cent
First Aired: October. 15,2007

Marc Odgers returns to the Late Show to leap over five interns; a security guard (Mike McIntee) tasers a runaway audience member; Connie Britton plugs "Friday Night Lights"; 50 Cent performed "A-Yo Technology."

Episode 24 - Halle Berry, Bill Hader, Spring Snake Symphony
First Aired: October. 12,2007

A pregnant Halle Berry plugs Things We Lost In The Fire and shows a 3-D ultrasound image that resembles Dave. Also, Eric Buss and his "Spring Snake Symphony" (375 snakes-in-a-can) perform Strauss' "The Blue Danube."

Episode 23 - Anne Heche, Sue Johanson, Mariza
First Aired: October. 11,2007

Anne Heche, Sue Johanson, and Mariza are the scheduled guests.

Episode 22 - Stephen Colbert, Eva Mendes, Queens of the Stone Age
First Aired: October. 10,2007

A canned ham is almost given to an audience member; the "f*** you" guy brags about a winning lottery ticket; Stephen Colbert discusses "roughing it" and plugs his new book; Queens of the Stone Age perform "3's and 7's."

Episode 21 - Jennifer Lopez, Alan Greenspan
First Aired: October. 09,2007

Several elderly Alan Greenspan "groupies" stand outside the theater as the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve plugs his new book. Also, Jennifer Lopez discusses pregnancy rumors and sings "Do It Well."

Episode 20 - George Clooney, Kid Rock
First Aired: October. 08,2007

George Clooney and Kid Rock are the scheduled guests.

Episode 19 - Bob Newhart, Angela Kinsey, Iron and Wine
First Aired: October. 05,2007

Several audience members voluntarily present the Top Ten; Bob Newhart shares an amusing story about Frank Sinatra; Angela Kinsey talks about life in Texas; Iron & Wine performed "The Devil Never Sleeps."

Episode 18 - Nicolette Sheridan, Tony Snow, Rihanna
First Aired: October. 04,2007

Nicolette Sheridan, Tony Snow, and Rihanna are the scheduled guests.

Episode 17 - Alec Baldwin, Faith Hill
First Aired: October. 03,2007

Throughout the night, Late Show interns attempt to parallel-park on 53rd Street; Dave reads "Top Ten Signs Your Team Isn't Going To Win the World Series" out of order; Alec Baldwin plugs "30 Rock" and gives parallel parking a shot; Faith Hill performed "Stronger."

Episode 16 - Jude Law, Sarah Silverman, John Fogerty
First Aired: October. 02,2007

The show is interrupted by a businessman on a cell phone in the backdrop; Johnny Dark makes another appearance as Mark Twain; Alan gets beat up by an annoyed Mets fan; John Fogerty performed "Long Dark Night."

Episode 15 - Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ben Harper
First Aired: October. 01,2007

Sean Penn, Barry Sonnenfeld, and Ben Harper are the scheduled guests.

Episode 14 - Paris Hilton, Emile Hirsch
First Aired: September. 28,2007

Henry Rife leaps over six taxicabs on an ATV; Paris Hilton dodges a string of questions regarding her stint in prison; Emile Hirsch plugs Into The Wild.

Episode 13 - Stupid Human Tricks, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge
First Aired: September. 27,2007

Whoopi Goldberg and Melissa Etheridge are the scheduled guests. Plus, Stupid Human Tricks!

Episode 12 - Jennifer Garner, Ken Burns, Chaka Khan
First Aired: September. 26,2007

Chris Elliott and Gerard Mulligan drop by to promote their new project, "Bionic Guy"; 7-11 head honcho Jim Keyes comes up with another wacky promotion; Chaka Khan sings "Love Me Still."

Episode 11 - Kate Walsh, Kevin Smith, Rascal Flatts
First Aired: September. 25,2007

Kate Walsh, Kevin Smith, and Rascal Flatts are the scheduled guests.

Episode 10 - Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, Will.I.Am
First Aired: September. 24,2007

Jamie Foxx, Jimmy Smits, and Will.I.Am are the scheduled guests.

Episode 9 - Regis Philbin, Chamillionaire
First Aired: September. 14,2007

Dave does an impression of Tony's reaction to an inaccurate monologue joke; Regis critiques' Dave's recent appearance on Oprah and plugs the 20th anniversary of his talk show; Chamillionaire (with a sizable string section) performed "Hip Hop Police."

Episode 8 - Martha Stewart, Fred Willard, a Top Ten List presented by Billy Bob Thornton
First Aired: September. 13,2007

Martha Stewart and Fred Willard are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special Top Ten from Billy Bob Thornton!

Episode 7 - Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, Daughtry, a Top Ten List presented by 10 NASCAR stars
First Aired: September. 12,2007

Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, and Daughtry are the scheduled guests. Plus, a special NASCAR Top Ten!

Episode 6 - Dr. Phil McGraw, Andy Kindler, Suzanne Vega
First Aired: September. 11,2007

Prior to the show, Jude Brennan confronts Dr. Phil about Dave's "psychotic tendencies"; Deborah Lynn loses yet again on "Psychic Sandwich"; during his interview with Dave, Dr. Phil discusses at length the reasoning behind celebrity bad behavior; Suzanne Vega performed "Anniversary."

Episode 5 - Jodie Foster, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
First Aired: September. 10,2007

Jodie Foster, Glen Hansard, and Marketa Irglova are the scheduled guests.

Episode 4 - Rachael Ray, Frank Rich, Arctic Monkeys
First Aired: September. 07,2007

Throughout the show, saxophonist Aaron Bing attempts to break the world record for the longest sustained note (and ultimately fails). Also, Arctic Monkeys perform "Fluorescent Adolescent."

Episode 3 - Jessica Alba, George Saunders, The Manchester Orchestra
First Aired: September. 06,2007

In the midst of a citywide taxi strike, a cab is seen carrying people on the its roof and front hood; Biff makes a feeble attempt at seeing Jessica Alba in person; George Saunders plugs his new book; Manchester Orchestra (in their network television debut) performs "Wolves at Night."

Episode 2 - Danny DeVito, Larry David, Avril Lavigne
First Aired: September. 05,2007

Dave apologizes to Sue Hum for a pre-show accident; the show is interrupted by a performance of "Mark Twain Tonight!" starring Johnny Dark; Danny Devito plugs his new restaurant; Larry David (in his very first Late Show appearance) comments on Dave's hair; Avril Lavigne performs "When You're Gone."

Episode 1 - Former President Bill Clinton, Patti Scialfa
First Aired: September. 04,2007

Former President Bill Clinton plugs his new book and explains why he can't be his wife's running mate; Patti Scialfa performed "A Town Called Heartbreak."


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