David Letterman's Retirement

  • Aired:  04/10/14
  •  | Views: 181,027

David Letterman announces his retirement from "Late Show," and Stephen marvels at the challenge of filling his shoes. (2:00)

>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGUS.

THANKS SO MUCH.

>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SOMUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )THANK YOU SO MUCH.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE'VE GOTTO-- FOLKS, I GOTTA TELL YOU,

ONE QUICK THING, ONE QUICKTHING.

I KNOW WE'VE GOT A BIG SHOW TODO TONIGHT, BUT ONE THING BEFORE

WE GET STARTED, THERE WAS SOMEBIG NEWS LAST WEEK THAT SLIPPED

THROUGH MY NEWS CRACK, AND ITCONCERNS SOMEONE I'VE ADMIRED

FOR YEARS, AND YET SURPRISINGLYIS NOT ME.

I'M TALKING ABOUT DAVIDLETTERMAN, WHO LAST THURSDAY

NIGHT ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT.

AND I AM GOING TO MISS THIS GOODMAN.

DAVE HAS BEEN ON THE AIR MYENTIRE ADULT LIFE, "LATE NIGHT"

DEBUTED MY FIRST YEAR INCOLLEGE.

I LEARNED MORE FROM WATCHINGDAVE THAN I DID FROM GOING TO MY

CLASSES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

ESPECIALLY-- ESPECIALLY THE ONESI DID NOT GO TO BECAUSE I HAD

STAYED UP UNTIL 1:30 WATCHINGDAVE.

( APPLAUSE )THIS MAN HAS INFLUENCED EVERY

HOST WHO CAME AFTER HIM, ANDEVEN A FEW WHO CAME BEFORE HIM.

HE'S THAT GOOD.

( LAUGHTER )AND I GOTTA TELL YOU, I DO NOT

ENVY WHOEVER THEY TRY TO PUT INTHAT CHAIR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>> STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN!>> Stephen: FOLKS, FOLKS,

THOSE ARE SOME HUGE SHOES TOFILL, AND SOME REALLY BIG PANTS.

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