David Letterman’s Final Broadcast Is Jam-Packed with Jokes, Stories & Special Guests

By Radio.com Staff

“Our long national nightmare is over.”

Those are the words uttered by Gerald Ford, but echoed by later presidents including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama—more specifically, all spoken by said men at the start of tonight’s last-ever broadcast of The Late Show with David Letterman.

“It’s beginning to look like I’m not going to get The Tonight Show,” Letterman quips during his opening monologue.

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It was a great opening, but then the show—as promised—also featured some special guests. Just a few. Ok…a lot. Meaning, if you thought the list of folks who’ve been appearing in the week’s leading up to the final episode The Late Show was impressive, wait until you find out who stopped by on Letterman’s final night.

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The night’s Top 10 list was a celebrity fun fest. The topic at hand was the “final things I would like to say to David Letterman.” An impressive roster of “frequent guests” and “friends” took the stage to present each item on the list, including Jerry Seinfeld, Peyton Manning, Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Barbara Walters (watch the video above).

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