Thursday, February 2, 2012

30 Years of David Letterman

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I loved to watch David Letterman since I was a kid. I think I was the only black kid in the hood who would stay up late to watch him (during summer vacation folks).

I loved his irreverent humor and dry wit. He also did wacky shit like throw crap off a roof & wear an alka seltzer suit while being dunked in a tank of water. A teenage boy liking shit like that? Go figure. (See  Recurring Late Night segments)

Even as a kid I "got" his humor and exhibit much of the same traits today. I don't think there's anything funnier than telling a joke that's NOT funny. I think the fact that it's not funny...makes it funny.

Comedy that makes you think is the funniest to me. Broad "knock knock" type jokes with a simple punchline—deadline _______ 4 me -___-  give me more irreverence, give me more dry wit. Give me more David Letterman! Happy 30th Anniversary Dave!

Related Links

Great retrospective from the L.A. Times blog
20 Moments from David Letterman's 30 Years

From Twitter
RT“@Late_Show: 30 YEARS WITH DAVE: Enjoy decades of Dave highlights & rare photos with our new Facebook Timeline. here   #DavidLetterman”
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