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Jim Carrey reprises his Matthew McConaughey impression on 'Letterman'

Sometimes, one actor rolls along who just invites parody—these days, that actor is Matthew McConaughey.

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Bill Murray ditches the 'Late Show' to train for the NYC marathon

Bill Murray is a very busy man—and sometimes, being very busy means going for a run in a tux in the middle of a talk show interview.

On last night’s Late Show, Murray realized that he was less than a month away from the NYC Marathon. Apparently, he’d made a promise to himself that he was going to enter this year. In a panic that he wouldn’t have enough time to train, Murray took his interview on the run. After putting a little Bengay on his hands—to help with his achy knees, obviously—Murray took off for a quick, marathon-worthy sprint around the block, during which he stole from strangers and realized what it feels like to be born again.

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Aziz Ansari to non-feminists: 'I don't believe you'

Do you consider yourself a feminist? No? Well, Aziz Ansari doesn’t believe you.

“If you look up feminist in the dictionary, it just means someone who believes men and women have equal rights,” Ansari told David Letterman on The Late Show Monday night. “And I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights, yeah?”

Ansari is performing two stand-up shows at Madison Square Garden Thursday night, so the Parks and Rec star went on Letterman to promote the shows and talk about why people should just accept the word “feminist.” READ FULL STORY

Billy Eichner, David Letterman play 'Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?'

When a celebrity names their kid Moxie Crimefighter, it’s all fair game.

Last Thursday night, professional shouter and comedian Billy Eichner went on the Late Show to play “Celebrity Child or Kentucky Derby Winner?” The title of the game speaks for itself as Eichner challenged Letterman to guess whether a kooky name was that of a celebrity’s kid or a winner of the famed horse race. With names like Pilot Inspektor, Diva Muffin, and Bluebell Madonna, it actually gets pretty hard to discern between horse or human name. Too much kombucha can do that to a celebrity.

Bonus: Eichner and Letterman play a game of “Dead or Boring,” where Eichner has Letterman guess if a celebrity is dead or what Eichner deems as boring. Sorry Heidi Montag, you get burnt.

David Letterman airs Robin Williams tribute

David Letterman wasn’t the slightest bit intimidated by Robin Williams the first time he met the comedian 38 years ago at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. That is, until Williams got on stage. “It’s like nothing we had ever seen before,” Letterman remembered. “We’re like morning dew. He comes in like a hurricane.”

Letterman’s show was taking a break last week so he wasn’t able to publicly remember Williams, who died August 11 at age 63, until Monday evening. The late night host took 10 minutes to tell stories about Williams, including one about the time Williams landed Letterman a guest spot on popular ’70s sitcom Mork and Mindy.
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Video: Dana Carvey channels Johnny Carson on 'Letterman'

Yes, that headline might make the following video sound like one of the most exciting comedy clips of the early 1990s. However: There’s an undeniable retro charm in watching Master of Disguise Carvey embody the King of Late Night on a show hosted by the man Carson wanted as his heir—especially when Carvey takes aim at ever-so-slightly dated topics like Rob Ford and Justin Bieber’s poor abandoned monkey.

In short, this is dad humor at its best. Hike up your Dockers and watch below.

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Dave Chappelle claims he's just 'seven years late for work' on 'Chappelle's Show'

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just decided to stop showing up to work? Dave Chappelle has. And in 2005, he did — walking away from his hit Comedy Central series Chappelle’s Show midway through its third season.

The reclusive comedian explained his reasoning in an interview with David Letterman on Late Night Tuesday. “Technically, I never quit. I’m seven years late for work,” he joked. Work briefly continued in his absence, however, as the network aired three episodes from the show’s incomplete third season in 2006 before calling it quits.

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Lea Michele addresses 'Glee' drama on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

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During Friday’s Late Show With David Letterman taping, Glee star Lea Michele got a little flustered when Letterman asked the actress to address certain rumors regarding her “knocking out a co-star.” Dave was referencing reports that Naya Rivera had been pushed out of the Fox musical comedy because of drama with Michele.

After getting her to confess that she did, in fact, know what he was talking about, Letterman told Michele that he had completely made up the rumor in order to see what she would say — watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Neil Patrick Harris tells Howard Stern he declined to take over CBS late-night show -- LISTEN

With multiple Emmys, a long-running syndicated sitcom, a new movie coming out this month, and a recent Tony nomination, Neil Patrick Harris can already be considered legendary. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the actor, currently wowing audiences on Broadway as a trans German rock star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, was asked to take over for the departing David Letterman on CBS’ The Late Show. READ FULL STORY

James Franco explains nude selfies to Letterman: 'If you don't want to see it, don't follow me'

And now for another installment of Being James Franco.

While on Letterman Thursday night, Dave naturally asked him about all the weird stuff — like nude Seth Rogen paintings — Franco’s been posting Instagram. After pulling up Franco’s own infamous nude-ish selfie, Letterman spoke for us all, asking, “Honest to God, why?”

Franco had an interesting response: “Instagram isn’t something I put a lot of thought into,” he began. (Duh.) He then explained he’s doing it all for his fans: “I didn’t ask you to look at it! It’s what the people want! If you don’t want to see it, don’t follow me.”

If only it were that simple. READ FULL STORY

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