Watch: David Letterman's Lovely 10-Minute Tribute to Robin Williams

August 19, 2014
Source: The Late Show

Robin Williams & David Letterman

Late night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien have already paid tribute to the late comedian Robin Williams, a man who was an inspiration to them both, making his mark as the best late night talk show guest ever. Now the more seasoned David Letterman has stepped up, taking a week to gather his thoughts, with an extended tribute from "The Late Show" on CBS the program that he will be leaving behind at the end of the year. It's a heartfelt tribute from a man who is a comedy legend in his own right, and spent some wild and wacky time with Williams at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City over the years. Watch!

Here's David Letterman paying tribute to Robin Williams from "The Late Show" on CBS:

It's crazy to think about a time decades ago when Letterman and Williams were just up-and-coming comedians, both struggling to make it. And now they are names that are synonymous with comedic greatness, inspiring generations to pursue a career in comedy. But this story of when Letterman first encountered Williams and his Scottish alter ego at the legendary Comedy Store is the stuff that showbiz history is made of, and the photo of Letterman with Williams and Richard Pryor is a great glimpse into the past. It seems there wasn't a person, celebrity or not, who wasn't impacted by Robin Williams' work.

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


I didn't realize Letterman was still on TV....

TheOct8pus on Aug 19, 2014


Weird huh?

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014


Wow. Just wow.

ragethorn on Aug 19, 2014



Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014


I could hear about the behind the scenes stuff on Robin Williams all day.

DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2014


Very nice tribute. Put the Castaway music by Alan Silvestri on just about anything and I get teary eyed.

NathanDewey on Aug 19, 2014


Oh totally agree.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014


Not crying...totally not.

Xerxexx on Aug 19, 2014

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