Bill Murray Popped Out Of A Cake & Hung Out With People On The Street During His Final Appearance With David Letterman
Unless you live under a rock (which if you do, I’m terribly sorry) then you know David Letterman’s final Late Night show is tonight. Celebrities have been appearing/giving tributes for the past few weeks (I wrote about Eddie Vedder’s appearance yesterday) but it’s not quite a send off until Bill Murray gets involved. Well he got involved last night, and it was silly and wonderful and everything you love about a Bill Murray appearance. He popped out of a cake, hugged Letterman and high fived audience members while covered in cake, then ventured outside and led people on the streets in a chant asking Dave not to leave the air. Bill Murray for the win, again and again.
With Colbert tagged as the favorite to take over for David Letterman, we are truly entering into a golden age of late night TV. First, Jay Leno gives his chair over to, the always funny, Jimmy Fallon. Next, SNL writer and weekend update host, Seth Meyers, takes Jimmy’s slot, and now? Stephen Colbert is slated as the favorite to the heir of the Letterman thrown. (Not to mention Conan on TBS)
Here’s the deets (details for all you unhip folk): Leterman announced his retirement for next year and Colbert’s contract with comedy central is through the end of 2014. That’s what we call in the biz (business) a BINGO.
Nothings in stone, but I like this hypothetical move. I like it a lot.