Hollywood Celebrates David Letterman and Last ‘Late Show’

It’s been real, Dave.

David Letterman’s final broadcast of the Late Show aired last evening after 33 years of dominating late night TV. The host presented his final “Top Ten List” with a star-studded reading of the “Top Ten Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say To Dave”.

The celebrity panel included Tina Fey and Peyton Manning, with the number one spot proclaimed by his bro crush, Bill Murray. The most surprising quip went to Barbara Walters, who asked Letterman, “Did you know you wear the same cologne as Muammar Gaddafi?”

Letterman thanked his viewers in a nostalgic good night speech before walking off to a performance of “Everlong” by the Foo Fighters.

Celebs who were not in physical attendance for the taping sent well wishes to their host on social media. Here are some of the farewells from friends and former guests to commemorate the host with the most.

Jennifer Lawrence:

#ThanksDave Late Show with David Letterman

Posted by Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Barack Obama:

Kim Kardashian:

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City:

it was a lit-er-al dream to be on your show Late Show with David Letterman. farewell!!

Posted by Broad City on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Billy Eichner:

Making Letterman laugh meant so much to me. Thanks Dave and everyone at The Late Show with David Letterman for having me…

Posted by Billy Eichner on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mindy Kaling:

Thank you, Dave. ❤️

Posted by Mindy Kaling on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Oprah Winfrey

My last HA HA with Dave tonight. #ThanksDave Posted by Oprah Winfrey on Friday, May 15, 2015

Allison Williams:   

In honor of #HorizonsGivingDay and the wonderful David Letterman.. Top 10 Reasons Why Your Day will be Better if You… Posted by Allison Williams on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hillary Clinton:

Zooey Deschanel:

#thanksDave <3

Posted by Zooey Deschanel on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


“Awww Dave I’m gonna miss you! Where am i gonna go on T.V. When I wanna say the F word?do you still have my panties???? this ❤️#rebelheart loves you! ” -Madonna

Posted by Madonna on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Elizabeth Banks:

Conan O’Brien:

Reese Witherspoon:

Dave – you will be missed! Late Show with David Letterman xo

Posted by Reese Witherspoon on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amy Schumer:


Watch a clip of David Letterman’s final “Top Ten” list featured on Today: