David Letterman Says Goodbye to Late Night after 33 Years

After 33 years in late night television, 6,028 broadcasts, nearly 20,000 total guest appearances, 16 Emmy Awards and more than 4,600 career Top Ten Lists, David Letterman says goodbye to late night television audiences with the final three broadcasts of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Wednesday, May 20 – Friday, May 22 at 11:45pm (10:45pm JKT/BKK).

The three-night event kicks off Wednesday, May 20 with a visit from Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, who first appeared with Letterman on “Late Night” April 4, 1984 and will make his 60th total appearance on the show. Also that night, Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder, will make a special music performance backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.

Bill Murray, Letterman’s first guest on “Late Night’s” debut on Feb. 1, 1982, and his first guest on the LATE SHOW’s August 30, 1993 premiere, makes his 44th overall and final appearance on Thursday, May 21.

These shows all lead up to Letterman’s final LATE SHOW broadcast, Friday, May 22, which will be an hour filled with surprises, memorable highlights, the show’s final Top Ten List and more.