David Letterman has officially retired from late night television!
After 3 decades of hosting the “Late Show With David Letterman,” the hilarious host has decided it’s time to say goodbye. During his final show last night Letterman addressed the audience, “We’ve done over 6,000 shows… and I was here for most of them, and I can tell you a pretty high percentage of those shows just absolutely sucked. “ In typical Letterman fashion, he continued, “And also, in light of all this praise, merited or not, do me a favor: Save a little for my funeral.”
Celebs refused to wait and immediately took to social media to share their love and gratitude for the late night host!
Jennifer Lawrence kicked things off with a Facebook post of herself holding a sign reading, “Don’t do this! No one is sick of you. It’s all in your head.”
Other A-listers followed suit including Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Bette Midler and even fellow Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel! A teary eyed Kimmel took a moment on Tuesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to speak about his longtime idol. Kimmel talked about growing up on the show and even credited Letterman for his career, saying, “The reason I have this show is because the executives at ABC saw me when I was a guest on Dave’s show and hired me to host this show. So I want to thank Dave and his writers and producers.”
Other celebs who praised the late night legend included Madonna, Seth Meyers, Reese Witherspoon, Harry Connick Jr., Kelly Ripa, Jessica Chastian, Sia and so many more!
While the social media shout outs were sweet, it was the on air guests who really made the most of the final show.
During the live finale several of Hollywood’s biggest names showed up to read the very last “Top 10” List. Among the guests were Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who quipped, “Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale,” referring to her 90’s television series, “Seinfeld.”
Closing the emotional episode, Letterman said for the very last time, “Thank you and good night.”
That’s your latest In The Mixx Fixx!