After 33 years of innovating the late-night landscape, David Letterman airs his final episode of Late Show with David Letterman tonight. Several of his colleagues, such as Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart have paid tribute to David Letterman over the past few days, which you can see below in several different videos from their respective shows, and other programs. David Letterman's replacement, Stephen Colbert, will take over the show in September.
Jimmy Kimmel isn't even airing an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! out of respect for David Letterman, and as you can see in his tribute below, he grew up idolizing the late-night legend, even sharing photos of his first car, which had the license plate "L8 Night" in honor of David Letterman. During tonight's episode of Conan, Conan O'Brien revealed that he will tell audience members at home exactly when the final Late Show with David Letterman show will air, so viewers can switch over to that broadcast. Here's what Conan O'Brien had to say in his opening monologue of tonight's episode of Conan.
"So ladies and gentlemen here's the plan for tonight. I have no illusions that anyone is watching me this evening, but if there happen to be a few of you out there, probably stoners, I'm going to let you know the exact moment when Dave's show is starting and I'd like you to switch over. I may be talking to seven viewers at that time, but do it. I promise you we will not see a man of his talents and comedic integrity again in our lifetime, and you do not want to miss out. Have a great show, Dave, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you."
President Barack Obama even tweeted out his own tribute to David Letterman from his new Twitter account earlier today. Take a look at the various video tributes to David Letterman below, and be sure to to check out his final broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11:35 PT/ET on CBS. Do you think the late-night landscape will ever be the same again without David Letterman?