The Late Show With David Letterman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

19th February 2015

Fact: Will Smith returned to his rap roots during an appearance on America's Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday (18Feb15) when he treated the studio audience to a brief performance of his 1998 hit Gettin' Jiggy Wit It after the house band played the instrumental for his walk-on music.

16th October 2014

Fact: Actor Bill Murray made an hilarious exit from The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday (15Oct14), when he left in the middle of his segment to train for the TCS New York City Marathon, which takes place on 2 November (14). The Ghostbusters star ran around a New York City block in a tuxedo and eventually returned to the studio in a pedicab.

6th October 2014

Fact: The Foo Fighters are taking up a week-long residency on U.S. Tv's Late Show With David Letterman from next Monday (13Oct14) to perform tracks from their forthcoming album, Sonic Highways. The band will play with special guests each night, while frontman Dave Grohl will sit down for an interview with host Letterman at the start of the week.

22nd August 2014

Fact: Actor Chadwick Boseman showed off his singing skills on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday (21Aug14), when he performed James Brown's It's A Man's Man's Man's World. The 42 star portrays the legendary singer in biopic Get On Up, which is currently in theatres.

17th June 2014

Fact: Actress Susan Sarandon was accompanied by a special guest on Late Show With David Letterman on Monday (16Jun14) - her dog Penny, who was dressed up in a red, white and blue outfit, appears in Sarandon's new film Tammy.

7th February 2014

Fact: John Lennon's singer son Sean teamed up with rockers The Flaming Lips to pay tribute to The Beatles with a cover of Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds during Thursday's (06Feb14) U.S. broadcast of The Late Show With David Letterman. The Tv gig was part of a week-long series of performances to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's first American Tv gig, which took place on 9 February, 1964 at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Letterman show tapes.

25th September 2013

Fact: Pop superstar Cher made sure she had a grand entrance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday (24Sep13), when she descended from the ceiling on a swing.

26th August 2013

Fact: Funnyman Bill Murray will turn back the clock on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday (29Aug13) when he helps celebrate the hit U.S. programme's 20th anniversary. The Ghostbusters star was Letterman's first guest when he debuted The Late Show in 1993. Thursday's appearance will be his 26th.

6th October 2009

Fact: Steve Martin gave U.S. TV audiences a shocking preview on of his forthcoming bluegrass show at New York's Carnegie Hall during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday night (05Oct09) by performing a banjo solo while fireworks shot from the instrument's neck . The actor/musician will headline a show with Ralph Stanley & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS and THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS at the venue on Tuesday night (06Oct09).

21st March 2007

Quote: "I know what you're thinking: 'I never knew DAVE's son got so big - and Jewish." Funnyman Adam Sandler on stepping in to host The Late Show With David Letterman last night (20MAR07) after Letterman fell ill. Sandler's first interview was with his dog MATZOBALL. He then chatted with his REIGN OVER ME co-star Don Cheadle and duetted with him on an impromptu version of Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's ENDLESS LOVE ballad.

26th February 2007

Fact: SAMUEL L. JACKSON showed off his blues guitar skills on late night TV in America on Friday (23FEB07) when he joined David Letterman's The Late Show band, which featured FELICIA COLLINS, the musician who taught him to play.

14th February 2007

Quote: "I'm just really glad I had that opportunity and got it out of my system." Drew Barrymore doesn't regret flashing her breasts at David Letterman - as a birthday gift - during a 1995 appearance on US talk show The Late Show.

6th May 2006

Fact: JULIA ROBERTS' October (06) birthday has come early - her husband DANNY MODER has treated her to a pair of custom-made cowboy boots with 'H' on one and 'F' on the other - the initials of the couple's twins HAZEL and FINN. The actress showed off her new footwear on American TV show The Late Show on Thursday night (04MAY06).

19th January 2006

Fact: <p>During Scarlett Johansson's recent appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, the band played Aerosmith's LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR as the actress walked onstage. The LOST IN TRANSLATION star was rumoured to have had a tryst with actor Benicio Del Toro in the lift at the Chateau Marmont hotel after the Oscars in 2004. </p>

26th November 2005

Quote: <p>"You should have seen us trying to get through the subway turnstiles. Nightmare." WILL + GRACE star Megan Mullally on arriving at the Thanksgiving Day (24NOV05) The Late Show With David Letterman programme with a marching band from Pocono Mountain East High School from Pennsylvania. </p>

15th September 2005

Fact: <p>Actress Jodie Foster has an impressive basketball trick - she can spin a ball on the end of her forefinger. On Tuesday night's (13SEP05) The Late Show in America she spun the ball while speaking French. </p>

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