First, Jay Leno y ahora another late night TV show host is saying “goodbye.”
On Thursday, David Letterman host of CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” announced that he is retiring after 33 years in front of the cameras.
The announcement came right after Letterman said he called CBS President Leslie Moonves, with whom he’s had the conversation of retirement in the past and with whom he agreed with to work together on the situation.
“And I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,” Letterman said during his announcement.
The 66-year-old late night host went on to thank the support from the network.
“All of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much,” he said.
Y no hubiera sido an announcement without a joke and some laughs.
“What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married,” Letterman said.
There is no official date for Letterman’s departure, pero he said it would be sometime in 2015.
“For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our media,” Moonves said in a statement. “During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He’s also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes – including me.”
Letterman began hosting the “Late Show” on CBS in 1993. Before that he was the host of “Late Night” on NBC for 11 years.
No word yet on who will replace Letterman.
Happy Retirement, David!!