After news broke of David Letterman’s retirement yesterday, the internet exploded with reactions from his fellow late night hosts, those who know him personally, and the countless others who credit him as one of their earliest comedy influences. With that, here’s a collection of some of the many praises and displays of gratitude offered up by the standups, late night hosts, and even presidents in honor of all the unforgettable entertainment Letterman’s provided us over the years.
David is the best there is and ever was.Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) April 3, 2014
“Dave’s the greatest. One of the true innovators in TV history. He’s made all of us better.”