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May 27, 2015

Good Riddance to Letterman

Dave’s media pals forgave his many sins. The biggest of these may have been that he wasn’t funny.
No matter how much the media tried to prop him up as the thinking man’s late show host, audiences knew better. A decade in, Letterman had fallen into the bad habit of many successful comedians of beating a routine into the ground. But his awkward fumbling comedy had never been funny to begin with. Beating it into the ground only made it worse. - - Sultan Knish

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What was funny was that bimbo chasing him, stalking him, making him feel important.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 11:24 AM

Letterman's a guy, should have shaved his ass and walked backwards.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 12:41 PM

And I say again, Camille Paglia earned from me virtually a lifetime pass when she characterized Letterman as "That smirking ass."

Most precisely, Madam.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 12:43 PM

I scratched my head for a long time over Letterman's success. His secret was in understanding that his audience loved him for being no better than they were.

Posted by: james wilson [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 3:00 PM

He could have had another heart attack. On stage, preferably. Now, that would have been funny.

Posted by: Grizzly [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2015 8:07 PM

Like Ace said, he was funny, for about 5 years in the 80s. Then he coasted on that for another 30 and became increasingly annoying in his political slant.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2015 7:43 AM

Grizz, you stole my thunder. Great minds, you know.

Posted by: Jack [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 29, 2015 12:16 PM

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